Gallery: Barneys New York Sold Animal Fur as Faux, Says Humane Society

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Things are about to get hairy between Barneys New York and the Humane Society of the United States. The animal-rights group claims the luxury retailer passed off a fur-trimmed 3.1 Phillip Lim parka as faux, despite the fact the pelt was most likely belonged to a coyote. The offending article was sold not only online but also at Barneys’ Manhattan flagship store, a violation of a three-year-old New York law that requires all genuine fur to be labelled as such.

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3 Responses to “Barneys New York Sold Animal Fur as Faux, Says Humane Society”

  1. Diane Pham says:

    this has been going on forever. most “faux” fur, especially in items made overseas, contain real animal fur – dog hair is a common one. people should just move away from wearing animals, or emulating that distasteful trend, completely.

  2. Yuka Yoneda says:

    I would be SO disgusted if I purchased something that I thought was faux fur and found out it was actually real. I’m glad steps are being taken to make sure this doesn’t happen again in the future – and it’s pretty exciting that perhaps this is a sign that the demand for faux fur is beginning to overtake the demand for real fur. Fur is one of the only things I can think of where so many people prefer fake to real!

  3. compartmentlife (@Compartmentlife) says:

    Hello, we don’t live in ice age anymore people! It’s no longer necessary to our survival to wear animal fur! This is a disgusting trend, but I’m quite sure its not going to go away easily.

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