Ask Me Anything

Ask me Anything (AMA). That's what Lady Fur did. https://youtu.be/VUcqCPnMpqo She asked me some really very personal/fur business questions. So ask me anything, anything about furs, how they are made, fur fashions, fur quality or even about my experiences here at Mano Swartz furs the last 34 years. I love to share information about my family as America's … [Read more...]

An Evening with the Maestro

On April 21st, we have the honor of hosting an event with the Maestro. Glenn Roscoe is perhaps best known for his work on the piano. This evening with the Maestro will take place at Mano Swartz located in Green Spring Station on Falls Road. Guests will have the opportunity to hear him play live while enjoying light refreshments and a glass or two of wine. Guests … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek for my Upcoming Book, “To Fur, With Love”

To Fur, With Love

I am the great-grandson of Mano Swartz, founder of Mano Swartz Furs (Established: 1889), America's oldest furrier. The story of this company begins with a transatlantic voyage, a two-week tutorial in American history narrated by an old Union soldier to a young boy from Mitteleuropa. The veteran, who befriends the child (because of the latter's ability to speak … [Read more...]

My Grandfather’s Vision of Equality

Now that Martin Luther King's Day has come  I wanted to share an excerpt of the book I am now writing, "A Lifetime of Luxury Revealed:What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Luxury Good or Service"  because I am reminded of my grandfather, James Mano Swartz and his brave actions. "My grandfather's actions prove that a company is more than the law's strict … [Read more...]

Out With the Old In With The New

Mano Swartz may be 126 years old, but the updated website reinforces the fresh online retail experience we have all been looking for. From the welcoming and visually stimulating home page, to the overall functionality of the site, the updated Mano website is your one stop shop for all your fur needs. Home: Over the summer, the Mano team ventured over to the … [Read more...]

A Story of Life and Luxury, or: How to Create a Great Brand

A Story of Life and Luxury, or: How to Create a Great Brand In response to the universal question about business, "How do you create a great brand?" I see the answers on the wall. There, enclosed within their respective gold-painted, ornate wood frames, are portraits of three men, each regally attired – outfitted like the leaders they were, looking like … [Read more...]