Some options for selling old fur coats are to sell it yourself through online auctions and marketplaces, have a design-oriented retailer sell it for you, or sell it to a local vintage shop or a resale furrier. Old fur coats may also be donated for a cause.
EBay offers a competitive and healthy market for selling old fur coats. Although it takes time and commitment to set up an account and market your product, it gives you total control of how you sell your item. Some eBay sellers also provide informative vintage fur guides that help in determining the various types of fur coats.
Some fashion-oriented retailers offer to consign fur items, such as fur coats, hats, scarves and collars. BuyMyFur.com, for example, accepts consignment clients who want to sell their fur coats through the site. The consignment contract lasts for two years, and the process includes shipping your fur coat for examination. One of the drawbacks of consigning an item is you and the reseller split the selling price. BuyMyFur.com also requests for a one-time cleaning fee and a shipping fee if you want your garment back.
Resale furriers, such as Henry Cowit, Inc. & Madison Avenue Furs, Ltd., sometimes buy pre-owned fur coats to repair and sell them again to individuals who love vintage fur coats. The company also remodels fur material and turns it into new fur products, such as ear muffs, boas, scarves and ponchos.