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Frederick Gelb is known as “the hidden pearl of the fur district”. Since 1979, he has designed and manufactured the finest furs for the top designer labels, sold in the the major department stores and exclusive fur salons in Europe and North America. As also, a recognized,Sculptor, with major permanent public pieces! - his constant need to create new looks, and his understanding of the draping of material on a woman’s body is renowned. So, while he loves to create exciting fashion for the designer houses to sell, he loves to take older furs and either remodel them to “so wearable” today fashions or add nuanced touches to older furs so a new generation has the hippest head turning winter look.
Fred Gelb will tell you that he has been lucky and fortunate to have built one of largest recognized fur salons in America. When you visit the wholesale factory showroom, you will be amazed at the Huge inventory and incredible selection of designer sheared minks, sables, reversibles, Chinchillas, sporty, casual and elegant looks in all lengths and sizes. It’s why a major fashion magazine called Frederick Gelb “A fur candy store”.
While many small shops sell mostly “Made in China” furs. But, Frederick Gelb, as a major manufacturer, he has a full floor, on premises factory; staffed by expert European craftsman. The finishers, cutters and fitters who will work on your fur will come to the showroom with you see all the nuanced details of your fur with and for you- personally under Fred’s direction. As fresh and modern is their design, there is still a tradition and reverence for old world elegance, and uncompromising service in a wholesale salon showroom.
As an artist, Fred can’t help himself in always seeking the perfection of detail. He says,”There is no fur or style a woman can’t wear-there is only the right color, pattern, texture and silhouette. I work so every woman leaves my showroom happy and only thinking about coming back again.