We are proud of our large, well equipped department for repairs and alterations of fur and leather wear. Our Bonis fur machines have been used continuously for fur sewing since the company was first established. With the increased demand for leather goods repair we added heavy–duty sewing machines for repair of bikers wear, luggage and extra heavy leather items.
Typical minor fur alterations made in our shop include tear repairs, installation of fasteners, lining replacement and shortening or lengthening sleeves. More extensive fur alterations include projects such as underarm gusseting to enlarge a coat, lengthening or shortening a coat, reducing the coat to a smaller size and collar and sleeves modifications.
Because fur is resilient and lasting a garment can be restyled to a more useful item for the customer. Some common fur restyling performed by our fur technicians includes shortening coat to jacket and converting jacket to vest. These restyles are very popular due to our warmer Florida weather and the customers need for a more lightweight, useful garment. In past years fur stoles were in fashion. Today many people still own stoles and many younger people have inherited stoles from parents and grandparents. An extremely popular use of these outdated stoles is conversion to a vest or a fling. The customer gets a useful item to wear and retains a sentimental item. Our fur technicians make hats, headbands, purses, pillows and many other novelties. We have made his and hers Santa hats from white mink. The most unique item recently completed was a doghouse made of fox, mink and lamb pieces.
The lining of a coat wears out before the fur. We maintain a large selection of heavy rayon and silk material for relines of coats and jackets. We use our monogram machine to add initials and names.
We pride ourselves on our almost invisible leather tear repair. We also install snaps and zippers. Leather alterations include shortening of hems and sleeves. We repair handbags and luggage and we custom make specialty leather goods to order. Here in Florida we see a lot of biker motorcycle garments and gear.
After years of staring at two beautiful fur jackets in my closet I decided to try and reinvent them. The staff at Florida Fur helped me realize my vision. We were able to transform two jackets into a vest and pullover. I got more wear in 4 months than the previous 15 years. Florida Fur put such detail and care into the entire process . The customer care went above and beyond what I had expected . I am currently using their storage facilities to care for my new pieces. I would highly recommend Florida Fur and will not hesitate to use them again.
A very unique business. Expert work. I had a jacket and vest made from my mink coat. The results were beautiful. I get compliments from total strangers everytime I wear them. The staff is a pleasure to work with, they are so knowledgeable and professional about furs. I must add that I really enjoyed them when I went for my fittings. They really care about the work they do and their customers. There cannot be a better place anywhere. Repectfully submitted
I have been a customer of Florida Furs for three years and love them. You can not beat Pat welcoming you into the shop and having both Tom and Barbara use their professionalism and expertise in alterations. I have taken a fur vest that once was a jacket with attachable zippered arms made of leather of which Tom reconstructed into the original form. He made me look like a rock star. It is so wonderful to have Florida Furs in our community. Not only do they do alterations but you can also purchase furs also.