How furriers look at used furs
There are many reasons why someone
would want to sell a fur coat, fur jacket, or other fur garment. Perhaps a relative
left you a fur, perhaps your current fur coat is old, or perhaps you
just want to sell the fur to a furrier.
First, know what kind of fur you are selling. Is it mink, sable, beaver,
or fox? Is it a natural color or a dyed color? How old is the fur for sale?
Is the fur for sale in good condition? Has the fur you are selling been properly
cared for each spring? What about fur repairs? Has the fur for sale had repairs?
Has the fur you are selling had proper fur coat storage? All of these are
important questions and play a role in how the furriers you want to sell
to will view your coat.
Another few key elements of selling a fur are the size of the fur for sale
and the style of the fur for sale. If your fur coat is a smaller size, well
known furriers will not purchase it as quickly as they might purchase a larger
size. Additionally, if your fur coat is a more unique style, it usually will
not resell as quickly a more generic style would.
As with any asset, selling your fur can be stressful. You want to make sure
that you get the best price for your garment from the furrier, without having
to go through a huge ordeal. The best way to go about selling your fur effectively
is to know as much about your fur piece as possible, so when you negotiate
with the furriers, you'll be well prepared.