Like Gucci and Michael Kors, I’m saying no to real fur. Will you? I do have an old Michael Kors mink and a fox fur vest, maybe I will pull them out, but going forward I will not buy anything with fur–no coats, no mink-trimmed slides, or fur-trimmed bags (not that I ever liked fur-trimmed bags). Why? It seems rather old-fashioned and downright cruel to breed and kill animals just so you can feel luxurious. Has my vegan daughter gotten to me? A bit, I won’t get into how they kill minks etc (the things you learn with a vegan daughter), because it’s gross. I have a feeling that in a couple of years, wearing real fur will feel passé. Of course, it still brings up the question of leather and shearling–the difference being these animals are used in full, they are not just bred and killed for their skins. I’m not stopping buying leather yet, but it certainly makes me think about every purchase and choose more carefully.
In the meantime, I’m going faux. I bought the brown Vince jacket pictured and it’s fun. If you can carry it off and want to spend the money, the Givenchy version is a show-stopper. Do they look real? Many don’t, except this Michael Kors (not pictured) is pretty incredible. If you’re on the fence, I encourage you to at least try one–it’s the look good, do some good choice.