Pictured: Debbie Swartz, designer and buyer for Mano Swartz buying the newest Italian leathers at the International Luxury Expo.
Mano Swartz, America’s oldest furrier now has Italy’s newest leathers. Leather and shearling trunk show launching this new collection will be held at Mano Swartz, 10801 Falls Road, Lutherville, Md. 21093 on Thursday, May 16 from 11AM-3PM. Meet designer rep., refreshments and informal modeling.
See our selection of Italian leathers.
New York Fashion Week with Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs’ latest fashion show felt like a series of cinematic stills looking at everyday life through a fashionable lens.
The collection was honest, real and practical, elegant where needed and sporty too. Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 achieved something few can: being commercially viable and editorially significant. The array of cable-knit sweaters, high-waist shorts and skirts styled with a multitude of fur details, unified the looks and delivered the perfect visual impact.
In 2013, there are 200+ Marc Jacobs retail stores in 60 countries. Some of them present only a certain portion of the company’s several brands (The Marc Jacobs Collection, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Little Marc, a children’s line). The various ready-to-wear and accessory collections are also widely available at department stores around the globe.
Jacobs was on Time Magazine’s “2010 Time 100″ list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
New York Fashion Week with J. Mendel
Mendel has shown his Spring and Fall collections biannually during New York’s Fashion Week and recently added Pre Fall and Resort/Pre Spring collections to his ready to wear line. There were so many furs and fur touches that it felt like the prodigal son returning home.
While today there are boutiques worldwide, J. Mendel remains a company focused on the original founding principles. The house has broadened its presence with landmark boutiques located in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Moscow, London and Paris.
Gilles Mendel knows a thing or two about working furs. And this time, he introduced a series of laser-cut, sculptural sheared mink that could pass for silk corduroy velvet.
New York Fashion Week with Vera Wang
Vera Wang Fall 2013 is so much more than bridal gowns and delightful cocktail dresses. This fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections. Many forget, or do not know, that Ms. Wang was once a fashion editor in Paris. She is superbly well-versed in French couture and knows her fashion history.
Ms. Wang recognizes the ability of furs to add just the right touch of drama and elegance to any look. Her sculptural capes and stoles in white and black fox are easy and wearable, perfect over jeans and T-shirts, polished day suits, or elegant evening gowns.
New York Fashion Week with Oscar de la Renta
Regardless of speculation, Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 in New York during fashion week was an enjoyable experience. We doubt his clients will mind the changes; it all looked so good and fun with loads of fur sequences.
The hyper-feminine prints and historical nods, and the beautifully executed fur details in sable and fox, all proved, once again, why Oscar de la Renta is one of the most influential names in fashion.
Like jewelry that can accessorize an outfit, a fur accessory can do that and more because of the range of textures.
No matter what your lifestyle, size or budget we have something for you. Get in touch with us, call 410-825-9000 or visit www.ManoSwartz.com
Fur accessories have sky rocketed in popularity. Like jewelry that can accessorize an outfit, a fur accessory can do that and more because of the range of textures.
Brown Fox Cuffs can complement an average sweater and make it magnificent.
Check out our line of hats, headbands, earmuffs, cuffs, boot topers and more.
Get in touch with us, call 410-825-9000 or visit www.ManoSwartz.com.
Once upon a time a fur coat was a serious deal. Thousands of dollars spent to go to special occasions. It was a huge commitment to by and wear a fur. This is no longer the case. Fur vests and fun jackets lead the way. Anytime one can be popped on without consideration of wardrobe or situation.
The emergence of fur has made fur an important item in every wardrobe. For a few hundred dollars, certainly less than $1000.00, the same fur vest or jacket will complete a ball gown or jeans and boots.
Mano Swartz has evolved from furs to include fashion outerwear. Our newest collection includes; leather reversible to rains jackets, shearlings, reversible vests, fur-trimmed shawls, swakara, sheared mink, and fur accessories.
Get in touch with us, call 410-825-9000 or visit www.ManoSwartz.com/
The merchandise in our fur store has changed so much over the last 10 years I would have to say we are having a “keep yourself warm sale” as opposed to a “fur sale”. When I think of a fur sale I think of the longer, heavier, dressier fur coats. The mink coat with the big shoulder or the crystal fox stroller with the glamour swing in the back. THOSE ARE FURS.
In the last few days we have sold:
- lots of accessories such as headbands and trooper hats to keep your head warm
- cashmere. mink- trimmed fingerless gloves to keep your fingers warm while texting
- collar and scarves to keep your neck warm such as a pink dyed sable scarf that is as much fashion as it is warmth
- light-weight, cropped vests with knit backs to keep you a little warmer during the holiday parties
- ponchos, capes and shawls to keep you warm from the car to the restaurant and back and while in the new release movies over Christmas break
- the light- weight sheared reversible mink to keep you warm with the fur-in on your trip to New York and then out to dinner with the fur-out
- and of course some “fur furs” such as a long sheared beaver coat to keep you warm at the Ravens game this Sunday as you say goodbye to number 52
It’s about what part of your body you want to keep warm when and how you want to look doing so!
If you stepped into the back office at Mano Swartz you would likely get Julia Galvez confused with the Energizer Bunny. From replacing hooks, to monograms, to major alterations, the master furrier has just kept going and going and going since she started at Mano Swartz in 1986.
Julia, a native of Cochabamba, Boliva, came to the United States in the early 1980’s. Although she went to school to become a seamstress in Bolivia, Julia says she still had much to learn as fur is a very difficult material to work with because of its weight and thickness. As the years went by Julia’s previous training, combined with her work ethic and ingenuity allowed her to master fur work, often even teaching herself new techniques. With over 20 years in the Mano Family, it is no surprise that Julia’s favorite part about working at Mano Swartz is the close-knit, family environment.