How to sell old fur coats or granny’s fur Lady Fur’s tips as a real fur lover
How many of you have asked yourselves how to sell old fur coats or your granny’s fur that maybe you found in an old wardrobe but you don’t know what to do with? If I, Lady Fur, found it, I would immediately turn it into a cover, customize it, make it into a cushion or go to a furrier. But you? Do you love fur as much as I do? Or do you want to get rid it of it straight away? Maybe get some money out of old fur coats? Don’t worry. Everything is possible.
I will give you some tips to sell old fur coats or furs that you have inherited from your grandmother.
In both cases, if you want to sell the old fur coats or if you want to customize it, you have to know what state your fur is in. How worn it is, how old it is. You need, that is, to understand the value of the used fur.
Selling old fur coats or your granny’s fur: how? Here is Lady Fur’s guide.
- Analyze your old fur coats with the sector experts: furriers.
To sell a old fur coats you need to be able to recognize it’s value. If you can’t do it yourself, go to a furrier in your area with your used fur and ask for a ‘sincere’ valuation, having them give you certification too. I advise you go to several furriers (like you would do with a mechanic). You can also do research online, it means you won’t be unprepared in front of the furriers (you will be able to at least make an estimate of the value).
The value of a old fur coats varies a lot depending on how it has been treated: If it has been loved and carefully kept in a cool dry place in your wardrobe it will probably be in good condition. (I have previously written an article about how to store fur during summer).
If instead it has been kept in the cellar or closed up in a box at the bottom of a poorly ventilated wardrobe, well, the fur could be WORTH LITTLE. Disappointed Furriers will evaluate the hide, the thickness of the hair, the colour, how many parts of the fur have been worn etc.
If the old fur coat is not in good condition I advise you to not sell it off cheap but upcycle the parts that are in good condition and make a vest or a cushion, a cover, anything. Fur has its worth. Especially if it belonged to your granny =)
Furriers will estimate the value of the fur and propose customizing it or buying a new fur and part exchaging the value of the used fur.
How do you sell old fur coats? Now that you have a rough idea of the value you’re half way there.
If I really had to get rid of it I would choose to sell it ONLINE.
To sell your used or rather your granny’s fur, as first thing you need to photograph the fur.
- Take a great shot of your used fur.
Photos of fur should enhance the hair, the colour, the model. The photos have to show the fur’s allure, you have to be bale to see the softness of the hair, the shine of the colour, the charm of the wearer…only in this way will the potential buyer be unable to resist and you will be able to say that it’s a done deal. As long as you don’t regret selling your used or your granny’s fur at this point =(
Find a medium. A sales channel.
- The time has come to find a sales channel to sell your old fur coats: if you choose on line, there are loads of e-commerce sites that can help you with the job of selling a fur, for example eBay, Depop Market, Esty.com Make sure you include all the information about you and your used fur and don’t skimp on the photographs: they are your calling card.
The second route is to find a fur shop to value your fur and propose selling you a new one in the same shop or just buying it from you (which is very unlikely unless the fur is in excellent condition)
or a vintage market, you may get less but it would be a new experience.
100% sure you want to sell your old fur coats or your granny’s fur?
With a old fur coat or your granny’s fur you can do anything.
Used or your granny’s fur – what to do with it
- Basic ideas for fur:
Upcycle your fur: it can become a vest, a little fur can hem a coat, a cuff, a muff, a scarf, an accessory…a hat.
- Cute fur ideas
With used fur you can make a great suit for your dog, he will really appreciate real fur, or a dog basket, or a cover. I made a collection in fur for dogs, do you remember?
- Cool fur ideas
You can cover the books you have at home turning them into design pieces, border the tablecloths that you use at Christmas, adorn silk dressing gowns to use with your husband for special evenings.
I will soon be making a video where I will show you how to make and remake a fur with used or your granny’s fur =)
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Miao Miao Lady Fur
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I love the hair coats !!
Such a great and useful post! Didn’t know how much it goes into this! Also, love the book idea to use old fur, so cute/cool! 😉
io ho bisogno di riffare una mia pelliccia più vecchia…
bel post, cara, ho trovato molto utili i tuoi consigli…
baci buon fine settimana