For people who don’t follow fashion closely, it’s an article of faith that no one wears fur any more. It certainly seems like it. After all, didn’t fur go out with shoulder pads, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and being a fabulous bitch?
Maybe, maybe not. Fashion is cyclical, and what’s dead and buried in the 1990s can come back again at a moment’s notice. So while fur will never become an everyday fabric like cotton, reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.
According to the Fur Information Council of America (FICA), U.S. fur sales were $1.39 billion in 2013, the most recent year for which figures are available. This represents an increase of 10 percent over 2012. FICA’s data also showed that 55% of fur buyers are under the age of 44, and the celebrities who have been spotted sporting fur by the tabloids are firmly within…
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