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Marc Kaufman Furs, from glory days of Wild West to fashion empire

Martha Taylor Brown |
Quality fur remains in style for decades and there's no better way to show your taste for luxury.

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br> Back in the days of Wild West the Kaufman family of furriers came to the U.S. from Minsk, Russia and Hungary. They were skilled artisans and started to do what they did best and what's in demand at that time, they started to make fur clothes. They settled down in New York City in 1870, in the place that was far from today's center of world's fashion. During the 1920’s, after the First World War, the demand for luxury goods skyrocketed and Marc Kaufman Furs jumped the train and establiched itself as a premier fur fashion house.

Of course, where there's luxury, there are movie stars and fur looked good on film and Marc Kaufman Furs quickly found themselves in the throes of overwhelming design and movies helped the company to become known around the world. It's interesting that over the decades, with all fashion trends coming and disappearing, the desire for fur clothes and accesoires was practically stable. It was always condidered as an ultimate proof of feminine look and luxury and you'd have a hard time trying to find a top movie star without beautiful fur coat.

Music stars of today continue to wear what's considered to be ultimate sign of luxury and Marc Kaufman delivers. During all those years the company was aware of fur advantages no other material has. As a natural material it comes in various types and colors, which means customers have a wide range of choices. Thus, fur can complement a variety of outfits and styles and it's not tied to one particular style, especially if it is from Russian sable. Due to a different air flow around fur, no artificial material can protect the body from the cold as effectively as fur coat, so the functionality is on a high level too.

Along with the cultural significance, because fur was always something that kings and queens would wear, fur clothes last for many years and it can even be seen as a form of investment, the tactile sensation of touching fur is pleasurable, it can be used in a formal or casual setting, and can be tailored to fit perfectly. It is also suitable for range of accessories but it must go through skilled hands to get its timeless glory. It is hard to find a company that makes better fur clothes than Marc Kaufman and that's why customers don't ask for the price. Whatever it is, it is worth it for generations.


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