When I were younger, fur coats meant opulence. My grandmother – the diva she is – wore them often. I watched thugs emerge from luxury vehicles with their furs and timberlands every winter. I was only allowed to wear fur when we went to Broadway shows during my holidays (more specifically, Alvin Ailey). I remember flipping through magazines and reading books from generations before me, donning their chicest to church and on Saturday evenings. Fur, to me, was a sign that good things were happening; money was being made, appearances were up, and we were going to do something (faux) fancy forreal.
So now in my adult life, fur coats are a big deal.I wear them to go to parties. I wear them to business meetings. I wear them to Target. I even wear them to run to the bodega for a sandwich. Because in my mind, NYC winters and fur coats go hand in hand. Luckily, we’re in a time where you don’t have to buy the real thing and there’s an abundance of options, colors and cuts.
Below are some of my favorite places to shop for a plus size fur coat, in particular:
And here are some of my specific faves from those shops: