With sustainability and animal rights at the forefront of the fashion landscape, fur’s reputation continues to dwindle. The list of luxury labels banning the use of fur continues to grow, with heavy-hitters like Gucci, Prada and Chanel on the ranks alone pioneering stalwarts like Stella McCartney—who made a name for herself with sustainability from day one. Even big-name department stores have gotten behind the case, with Farfetch, Net-a-Porter, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s taking a stand against selling the textile in any form.
With so many brands taking on new techniques that mimic the look and feel of the real thing, there’s no need to break the bank or support the industry of authentic fur. Take, for example, Stand Studio‘s Scandi-chic cocoon coats which come in candy colors like pastel pink and ice blue. They also make slick faux leather coats in that street-style-ready oversized silhouette, trimmed with contrasting faux shearling. The vegan, cult-favorite label Apparis crafts boldly hued plush coats in varying lengths and a fabrication so soft, you’ll think it’s mink. With a slightly different take, Melbourne-based label Unreal Fur has been making its responsibly crafted outerwear since 2011–and its shaggy, long-haired look has become a signature.
Then there’s beloved brands like Tibi, whose belted long coat is an editor-favorite, and master-of-all-things-classic Vince, offering up ultra-soft styles. Of-the-moment labels like Stine Goya and Cult Gaia have hopped on the fake fur train as well, offering fashion-girl takes at affordable price points. Below, discover some fresh alternatives to snap up and slip on while the chill is strong.