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What to do with a Vintage 1970's fur coat. Cost 4k

(113 Posts)
BeerBaby Sun 17-Sep-17 16:11:39

It's a 14-16. Gorgeous. Practically new. I'm an 18 and it's unlikely to ever fit. What do I do with it?

BeerBaby Sun 17-Sep-17 16:12:10

It's inherited from my gp

allegretto Sun 17-Sep-17 16:14:08

Don't know but following. I have just inherited a fur coat from my MIL. It fits but I don't think I could wear it!

dementedma Sun 17-Sep-17 16:16:32

sell it on ebay? Make into cushions? Donate to local charity to raffle?
Can you make it into a furry throw?
I don't think i could keep it myself, but someone else might be able to do something with it...

LoniceraJaponica Sun 17-Sep-17 16:16:41

Maybe someone from Russia will buy it?

Jayfee Sun 17-Sep-17 16:18:54

Get it stuffed! Taxidermy is very on trend ho ho!

BeerBaby Sun 17-Sep-17 16:19:00

It'll cost a fortune to post. Its heavy.

FinallyHere Sun 17-Sep-17 16:19:11

I understand these are very popular with pet shelters, as blankets and comforters.

Josiah Sun 17-Sep-17 16:19:16

Has it been kept in cold storage?

Itsraininagain Sun 17-Sep-17 18:22:44

Keep it and treasure it. Watch out for moths and every now and again, wear it!

Runaways01 Sun 17-Sep-17 18:34:21

Sell it to a vintage clothing shop in London or somewhere?

I certainly wouldn't be donating a £4K coat for use as a dog blanket!

PostNotInHaste Sun 17-Sep-17 19:07:58

Following with interest as also inherited a couple, don't think they are valuable though and I like the pet shelter idea but can never quite bring myself to contact one - bit worried about reaction for some reason.

troodiedoo Sun 17-Sep-17 19:11:11

How can it be vintage and practically new? Did you pay 4 grand for it recently?

Iheartjordanknight Sun 17-Sep-17 19:12:49

I've had this and it's really hard to get rid of fur. It can't be worth £4K, if it was you could sell it for £2k and it would be snapped up

BeerBaby Sun 17-Sep-17 19:34:21

It's hardly been worn. The lining in it is perfect. It's a really beautiful coat but I'm not sure I could wear it. My Gd bought it in London for my GM in 1972. It cost 4k in 1972 😱

Josiah Sun 17-Sep-17 19:34:25

If it's not been stored properly it will be devalued to the true fur collector. Temperature is key.

Iheartjordanknight Sun 17-Sep-17 19:37:44

Could you look at sending it to auction then maybe?

Puffpaw Sun 17-Sep-17 19:47:09

What kind of fur is it?

BeerBaby Sun 17-Sep-17 19:47:27

Were would I begin? Fashion auction? No idea how that works.

BeerBaby Sun 17-Sep-17 19:48:37

I don't know what kind of fur. I'd have to ask someone.

Iheartjordanknight Sun 17-Sep-17 19:50:27

I would call Sotheby's or similar and ask their advice

£4K in the 70s is like the equivalent of £100k today. It must be a significant peice

QueenMortificado Sun 17-Sep-17 19:51:46

My friend is a designer and bought some vintage fur coats then turned them in to stoles and sold them on that way. They're absolutely beautiful and so warm.

Could you get it made in to something else or see if any designers want to buy it?

QueenMortificado Sun 17-Sep-17 19:52:18

Christ, just saw it was £4K in 1972. Yes agree to getting it properly valued

What animal is it?

Gunpowder Sun 17-Sep-17 19:52:53

YY to a big auction house if a special piece,
If not mega mega bucks, maybe these guys London Fur company

PacificDogwod Sun 17-Sep-17 19:56:22

I have inherited 3 fur coats - one more gorgeous than the other but there is no way I could wear any of them (the snow leopard one makes me weep).
I remember my grandmother and my mum wearing them blush and how they smelt of Chanel No5 and were excited at going out.

I cannot get rid of them, I cannot wear them confused
The poor animals are dead.
So, so pointless, but stunning and full of emotion for me.

Gosh, that was an unhelpful post, wasn't it? blush

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