Is it OK readers, to buy and wear vintage fur? New fur coats would be a big no - no, but what about recycled fur garments? We all know recycling is good for the environment in general, and animals are not sacrificed twice for second-hand fur jackets, so is it safe to say vintage fur is acceptable?
Real fur jackets frequent many second-hand shops, with price tags often marked at a higher thrift cost than other jackets in stock. Are shoppers actually buying second-hand and vintage fur?
Having a little glance at eBay's completed listings, I would say the answer is yes, shoppers are indeed buying real fur.
60's Rabbit Fur Jacket
Sold for AU$72 on eBay
Genuine vintage 1970's brown fox fur jacketSold for GBP 50 on eBay
An article in The Australian 11 April tells of pre-loved fur's going under the hammer at
The Thursday sale of 114 items of pre-owned designer clothing, accessories and furs fetched $68,000, more than double its pre-auction estimate. The highest price paid was $4,636 for a leopard fur coat.
Writing this blog post makes me a little queasy.. readers, would you wear vintage or second-hand fur?