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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I store my fur at home since I have air conditioning?
A: No. Homes with air conditioning generally have too much humidity which can dry out the pelts.

Q: How often should my fur be conditioned?  
A: Your fur needs to be conditioned, cleaned and glazed at least once a year to prevent it from drying out.

Q: How do I care for my fur?  
A: Store your fur with a professional furrier in the spring each year. Have the furrier condition: clean and glaze it while it is in storage each year. And:

  1. Never store your fur in a freezer, cedar closet or in an area with moth balls.
     
  2. Do not store your garments in a bag at home. Only use the bags for travel.
     
  3. Do not hang your garment in direct light or near a heat source.
     
  4. Have your garments professionally cleaned annually.
     
  5. Do not dryclean or launder your fur or shearling.
     
  6. Avoid applying perfume near your fur.
     
  7. Hang your garment on a broad shouldered hanger.
     
  8. Have rips fixed promptly.

Q: What can I do with a coat fur I have inherited?  
A: The fur can be updated into a more modern style. There are many options that include adding fabrics such as leather, microfiber, knit or used to trim a sweater or cloth coat.

Q: What is shearling?  
A: Shearling is natural lamb skin with the fur worn on the inside and the leather side sueded and worn on the outside. Many of today's designers are designing sporty styles that fit well with today's casual lifestyle.

Q: Will rain ruin a fur?  
A: A mild rain will not ruin your fur. Just hang the garment up to dry in a well-ventilated room – away from direct heat. After it is dry, give the fur a vigorous shake.

If your fur gets thoroughly soaked, bring it to a professional furrier for proper treatment.

Q: Does dyeing a fur affect its quality?  
A: No. A fur that has been dyed will keep its softness and luster. Dyeing a fur is an option that many of today's designers use to achieve a look that can only be gotten by dying the pelts.

Q: Is a sheared fur as warm as an unsheared fur?  
A: Yes. The warmth of the fur is determined by the underfur, which acts as an insulation. Whether or not the longer guard hairs are sheared off, the underfur remains intact and therefore provides the same warmth.

Q: How do I tell quality of a fur?  
A: The quality of a fur is determined by the quality of the design, the pelts and the workmanship. The design must cause a proper fit and reflect a certain look or lifestyle. The pelts must be well matched, light weight, supple and even in sheen. The workmanship must create even sewed seams and good matching.

Q: What is the difference between female and male mink pelts?  
A: Female mink pelts are generally smaller and lighter in weight than male mink pelts. Additionally, female pelts have a high luster and are very silky and soft while male mink pelts are more dense. Each garment, whether male or female, has to be judged individually based on its own quality.

Archive Collection

[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4430_edited-1.jpg]44770Natural Mahoagany Mink Coat with Crystal Dyed Fox Trim
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4210_edited-2.jpg]1900Sapphire Sculptured Mink Jacket
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4202_edited-1.jpg]1990Whiskey Dyed Chevron Mink Stroller
Available in Black or Mahogany; Stroller and Full length
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4438_edited-1.jpg]1960Classic Natural Mahogany Female Mink Coat
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4363_edited-1.jpg]1410Brown Dyed Sculptured Mink Cape with Fox Trimmed Hood
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4462_edited-1.jpg]1310$ 749.00 Ladies Sculptured Mink Jacket with Rex Rabbit Collar
Available in M-4XL<br />
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4290_edited-1.jpg]1570Rex Rabbit Dyed to Resemble Chinchilla
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4416_edited-1.jpg]1350Black Dyed Sheared Mink Reversible to Taffeta 7/8 Coat
Available in Dark Brown<br />Can Be Ordered in A-Line Version for a More Generous Fit
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4292_edited-1.jpg]1350Black dyed Knitted Mink Jacket with Dyed Slate Fox Collar
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4264_edited-1.jpg]1160Burgundy Dyed Sculptured Mink Stroller with Dyed Finn Raccoon Trim
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4329_edited-1.jpg]1290Ivory Sculptured Mink Reversible 3/4 Coat
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4191_edited-1.jpg]1120Men's Black/Whiskey Dyed Sheared Mink Sections Bomber Jacket
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4158_edited-1.jpg]1190Red Cashmere/Wool Blend Cape with Fox Boarder
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4178_edited-1.jpg]1140Ivory Cashmere/Wool Blend Cape with Fox Boarder
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4222_edited-1.jpg]1170Black Cashmere/Wool Blend Cape Trimmed in Black Fox with Crystals
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4393_edited-2.jpg]1140Black Cashmere/ Wool Blend Cape Trimmed in Black Fox with Crystals
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4358_edited-1.jpg]1190Python Embossed Leather Cape with Mink Trim
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4217_edited-1.jpg]1160Bubble Leather Jacket with Finn Raccoon Trim
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4274_edited-1.jpg]880Beige Leather and Fabric Reversible Short Coat
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4225_edited-1.jpg]720Beige Nylon Ski Wear with Hood Trimmed in Finn Raccoon
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4233_edited-1.jpg]700Nylon and Leather Vest with Jacket underneath. Collar trimmed in Finn Raccoon
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4236.jpg]800 Leather and Nylon Jacket trimmed in Finn Raccoon
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4241.jpg]670 Leather and Nylon Vest
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4325_edited-1.jpg]830 Sweater Weight Down Hooded Jackets S-XL
Special Purchase $ 95.00 <br />Available in longer length, Black or Blue $ 119.00
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4339_edited-1.jpg]840Yellow and Black Nylon Quilted Rain Jackets
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4244.jpg]860Wool and Knit Hooded Coat trimmed in Faux Fur
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4253_edited-3.jpg]840Violet Wool Coat
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4258_edited-1.jpg]940Black Wool Coat Zip Front, Belted collar in Patent
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4455_edited-1.jpg]730Ivory Angora Swing Coat
Multiple Colors Available by Special Order
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4449_edited-1.jpg]720Charcoal Grey Angora Coat
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4402_edited-1.jpg]580Red Angora Coat
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4409_edited-1.jpg]730Ivory Angora Coat and Ivory/Grey/Black Knit Dress with detachable Rabbit Collar
Dress & coat sold separately
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4383_edited-1.jpg]650Black and Grey Knit Dress with Red Boiled Wool and Detachable Rabbit Collar. Red Boiled Wool Cape
Dress & Coat sold separately
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_s-8084-1.jpg]590100% Cashmere Dress and Vest
Sizes S - XL. Also available in Black & Gray
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4125_edited-1.jpg]770Rabbit Handbag
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4140_edited-1.jpg]460North-South Handbags Adapting to Shoulder Bags
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4148_edited-1.jpg]450North-South Handbags Adapting to Shoulder Bags
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4347_edited-1.jpg]680Grey Knit and Purple Boiled Wool Dress with Detachable Rabbit Collar. Purple Boiled Wool Cape
Dress & Coat sold separately
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4104_edited-1.jpg]500Paisley Silk Pashmina's Trimmed with Tibetian Lamb
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4115_edited-1.jpg]500Paisley Silk Pashmina's Trimmed in Tibetian Lamb/Velvet Burnout Scarves and Rabbit Handbags
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4007_edited-1.jpg]440
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4006_edited-1.jpg]420
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4089_edited-1.jpg]470Handbags Made from Hand Loomed Vetiver Zizanioides a Scented Tufted Grass
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a3994.jpg]560
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a3982.jpg]470
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a3965.jpg]360
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4073_edited-1.jpg]360Clutch Made From Hand Loomed Vetiver Zizanioides, a Scented Tufted Grass
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4011_edited-1.jpg]400
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4028_edited-1.jpg]400
[img src=http://lowenthals.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-collection/thumbs/thumbs_dk8a4046_edited-1.jpg]370Belts with Swarovski Crystals and Metallic Elements