Why the heck would I be doing a post on fur coats when winter is finally over?? Because I just picked up my mother’s mink from being restyled, it came out great and I want to share this hidden gem of a business with you! For the past few years I have worn my mother’s mink – beautiful fur, very warm – but it was not a perfect fit and it had a “barely there” mandarin collar which drove me crazy – if it’s cold enough to wear a fur, I want to have a decent collar to warm my neck……at the recommendation of a local friend, I went to Forever Furs/Forever FurCare in Framingham, MA….expecting a large, fancy showroom with multiple salespeople, it was nothing like that at all…..instead, a small, informal workplace with one woman that runs the show – Judy, pictured above. She helped me figure out exactly what I wanted and had me back for two fittings to be sure it was exactly right.
These are the changes I made:
– Slim and lengthen the sleeves
– Remove the bulk from shoulders
– Shorten length to mid-calf
– Use the fur taken off the length to add a full collar
– Make an adjustment to the monogram (it said “Ginger”)
For just hundreds of dollars instead of thousands I now have a new fur coat that I love – that also has sentimental value….
If you live in the Boston area and have a fur that just hangs in your closet year after year, take it to Judy! There are many options to consider and she will help you without being pushy. All work is done onsite and this August will be 32 years in business. Let me know if you go!