Vintage Astra Fur
I don’t own very much vintage; most of what I wear is reproduction I have made myself, but I do have a few real vintage pieces. If I had to choose a favourite, it would be this Astra Fur 1967 faux astrakhan fur coat with a real fur collar, which I wore in my last post.
I found it for a song at a Goodwill thrift store a few years ago, in surprisingly good shape. The black dot on the left side of the collar is actually a button- there is a buttonhole on the other side of the collar.
So, why is this coat my favourite? Not only because it is fabulous 🙂 but because I found an advertisement for this exact coat in a magazine called “Woman and Home” from 1967. (Were you wondering how I could date it so precisely?) It’s always neat when you find original advertisements, and especially when it is for something that you own!
Mr D FORD
May 3, 2018 @ 10:38 am
Dear Nicole my late mum past in2012 gave me a 1960ish astra fir coat do you know how much its worth? its the same in the photo but no buttons
May 3, 2018 @ 6:52 pm
Thanks for commenting- I unfortunately don’t know how much it is worth, as I found mine in a thrift shop for $12. I often see real furs, and vintage coats around the $60-$100 range in antique shops though, so you might be able to sell it for around that price. I hope that helps!