I am going to admit I like furs and do buy the real thing. In the old days, furs are usually seen on rich old ladies as coats or a boring stole for formal events but not anymore. Furs mixed with other textiles can be quite stylish, fun and out of ordinary for day or night. Also furs are are more stylish with younger and fun designs. I usually wear my fur pieces with jeans for a more casual daytime look. I prefer shorter and smaller pieces or wraps since I am petite.
House of Fendi offers some of the most intersting fur pieces around. Last season, SG fell in love with a mink knit cashmere short coat with lace detail. But, the hefty price of $13,000 stopped me without much protest.
Salvatore Ferragamo is conservative but a gal can keep a piece for years.
Roberto Cavalli is fun and funky. I love fur trimmings on this printed jacket, just not my usual style.
SG prefers fur wrap over a fur jacket. I think it's more versatile for both day (with jeans) and night(with cocktail dresses) looks.
This knit fur coat is definitely casual outerwear for SG. I think it is good for day or casual evening out. And at $395, SG thinks the price is quite reasonable.
This is what I would prefer if SG is to buy a fur coat. A shorter coat is great with jeans and a great cashmere sweater for a casual look or with formal evening wears. I think it's more fun with a bit of luxury, without the old snobbery. This Chloe goatskin coat is fun and stylish for day time but I probably wouldn't wear it with formal wears. However, SG does not think the price of $3875 is savvy for a casual jacket, even if it is exotic.
What about you, what is your fur preference (faux or real) this coming winter?
image: Saks, Bergdorf Goodman