Vintage Black Mink Fur Coat Simpsons 1970s Size Small
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a vintage mink coat made in a black colour. The coat was purchased during the 1970s from the Fur Salon at the Simpsons department store in Montreal, known for selling quality fur. This coat was kept in cold storage during its life and is still in lovely condition with beautiful glaze and sheen. It is made in an easy to wear style with a below the knee length. There is a pocket built into either side. It has a notched lapel / collar that can be worn either down with an open neckline, up or closed as it has a hook and loop at the neckline (see photos for different poses). It closes with three hooks and loops down the front and has a matching belt that cinches the waist. The skirt of the coat is made of delineated horizontal pelts. It is lined in bronze coloured rayon satin and has the original owner’s monogram letters affixed to the lining, easily removed if desired.
Age: 1972-1978. Simpson’s dropped the apostrophe in their name in 1972 and then dropped the “s” to Simpson in 1978, so the coat dates to that date range.
Label: Simpsons Fur Salon
Color: Black with a bit of brown highlighting in places
Material: Mink fur
Sizing: Size 8 is indicated on the interior label, but I think that vthis should fit a smaller size - please rely on the following exterior measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the fur into account (compare measurements with a similar fur coat that you presently own or to your own body measurements, taking the cut of the garment into account - a few inches should be deducted for body measurements):
Shoulders: 17” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 24” from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve inseam: 17”
Bust: 36” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 32” around
Hips: 36” around
Overall length: 42”, measured flat
Condition: As mentioned, it is in excellent condition for a used fur - the fur is fresh and strong and has very good glaze. The only issue is some highlighting to the fur, which looks a little reddish brown, at the pocket openings and the edges of the belt, quite minor. Otherwise, this coat looks to have seen very little use and has been well cared for over the years.
Excellent quality mink coat in a very desirable black colour….with continued care, there are years of use left in this coat....