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After a major re-organization of the vault, we realized that we had a lot of bits and pieces that were too many and too small to use for repairs. We dug out our old bear patterns and started getting creative. First we sorted out and discarded all the old fur that was too fragile and stiff to use and made interesting combinations from the stuff that was left. These delightful little creatures are like a litter of puppies, you don’t know what you’ll have until they are finished. Each seems to have their own personality. They are designed to look up at you and we sometimes exaggerate their features to give them a whimsical look. They make a wonderful Christmas, birthday, Valentine, or just-because presents. Each is unique and a one-of-a-kind. We call them Bruno Bears. See one you like? Call to have it held for you.

We are over loaded with consignment pieces, just completed a major price reduction and have created a special “Bargain Rack” with prices from $30 to $400. There are coats, jackets, collars, cuffs, stoles, boas, and flings in a wide variety of furs and colors. The perfect touch for the Holiday parties. You won’t want to miss these values.

Items are from our inventory and our high fashion original creations that we call Vest For You and Opulent Handbags. Contact us if you are interested in a pre-owned item. Our original items are shown at sewbytheshore.etsy.com

Bruno Bears are individually handmade from furs left from restyles and alterations. Because the life expectancy of a fur is about 50 years, what we use is from the late 80s or newer so your bear will have the potential for a long life. We’ve mixed a variety of furs to give each of our bears a distinct look. We’ve weighted them with a combination of glass marbles and polystyrene pellets to give them the weight necessary to kept them sitting tall. These are not toys and not safe for children.

 

 

An Opulent Handbags original

Small saddle bag style shoulder bag with a front and back in Lutetia guild mink and the sides and bottom in Ranch mink. The poly taupe twill lining has 1 open pocket. The flap closes with a magnetic snap.(D58)  7” x 6” x 2”   $225.00

 

 

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Medium mahogany mink purse with red, embossed, patent leather sides, bottom and strap. It closes with a magnetic snap and has feet. The lining is a red and gold silk with 4 open pockets and 1 zippered compartment. (D57)   13” x 7” x 2.5”         $360.00

 

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Small natural mahogany mink purse with sheared sides, and a brown leather bottom with a composition braided strap. It closes with as magnetic snap and has feet. The lining is a stripe in multiple shades of brown and beige with a side pocket. (D56)  10” x 6” x 2.5”  $325.00

 

 

 

 

BB118  Large dark pastel mink rabbit with light pastel mink ears, a natural cowhide tummy and a blue sparkle satin ribbon 16” tall   $250.00

 

 

 

 

 

BB117  Medium dark pastel mink bear with light pastel accents and with polka dot ribbon 9” $160.00

 

 

 

 

 

BB115  grey and white fur bearMedium sized, Lutetia mink guild bear with white Spanish lamb accents and a turquoise satin bow. 9” tall $160

 

 

 

 

 

mink and fox bearBB114  Medium sized , mahogany mink bear with multi color Indigo fox paws and an emerald satin bow. 9” tall $160

 

 

 

 

 

grey mink bearBB113   Medium sized, Grey Shadow bear with Ranch mink accents, a goatskin muzzle and a sheer silver bow. 9” tall $160

 

 

 

 

 

mink bearBB112   Medium sized, Argentia mink bear with Lunaraine accents and a leopard spotted glitter bow 9” tall $160

 

 

 

 

Russian squirrel purseAn Opulent Handbags original

Medium sized saw cut, dyed, Russian squirrel tote style bag with woven faux leather on the bottom, sides and trims the opening. The woven strap is backed with smooth leather and long enough to go over your shoulder. It closes with a turn lock. The lining is heavy dark copper satin with 3 open pockets and 1 zippered compartment. (D55) 11” x 8’ x 2.5”     $400

 

 

cord cut beaver handbagAn Opulent Handbags original

Large sheared, dyed, cord cut beaver tote style bag with embossed, blue patent leather accents. The lining is blue antique satin with a embossed moire design and has 3 open pockets and 1 zippered pocket. It closes with a magnetic snap. (D54)  1 1” x 11” x 2”         $375.00

 

 

 

An Opulent Handbags originalblack fox purse

Large black dyed fox tote style purse with fantasy animal chenille sides, top, and bottom. The top mounted strap is chenille on the top and leather on the bottom. It closes with a zipper. The lining is bright silk plaid and has 3 open pockets and 1 zippered compartment. (D53)

11” x 10” x 3″  455.00  SOLD

 

 

cord cut mink purseAn Opulent Handbags original

Large cord cut, Lunaraine mink tote-style bag with a padded leather strap and an embossed red bottom and cinch strap. The interior is lined with a three-color red taffeta stripe and has 3 open pockets and one zippered compartment. Little gold feet keep the bottom clean.                               12” x 10” x 2.5”       275.00    (52) SOLD

 

 

mink shoulder bagAn Opulent Handbags original

D51 Small Ranch mink shoulder bag with stenciled cowhide accents. The snap closure is hidden behind a gold filigree medallion. The interior is lined with a light chocolate sateen.                         7” x 8” x 2”            225.00 (51)

SOLD

 

 

bb109-2BB109  Large sized bear made of dyed shearling with a dyed goat muzzle, raccoon accents and a red satin bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 12” tall $250

 

 

 

 

 

bb108BB108  Large sized bear made of Autumn Haze mink with a yellow variegated bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 12” tall. $250

 

 

 

 

bb107BB107  Medium sized bear made of Grey Shadow mink, accented with Mahogany mink and with red sheer satin ribbon. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 9” tall $160

 

 

 

 

 

bb-106BB106  Medium sized bear made of cord cut, Jasmine mink with Light pastel mink accent and a sheer pink ribbon bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 9” tall $160

 

 

 

 

 

bb105BB105  Medium sized bear made of Tourmaline mink and accented with Grey Shadow and a purple and gold tapestry bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 9” tall $160

 

 

 

 

 

bb104BB104  Medium sized bear made of Mahogany mink with a pink variegated bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 9” tall $160  SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

BB103  bb103Medium sized bear made of cord cut, Dark Pastel mink, accented with Tourmaline mink and a burgundy satin ribbon. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 9” tall. $160

 

 

 

 

 

bb102BB102  Small bear made of cord cut Dark Pastel mink, accented with tourmaline mink and with a magenta and gold ribbon bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 6” tall $90 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

bb-101BB101 Small bear made of Tourmaline mink with stenciled cow hide accents and a pink satin bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 6” tall. $90  SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

bb100BB 100  Small bear made of Grey Shadow mink and with a blue and silver ribbon bow. Weighted with marbles and polystyrene pellets, stuffed with poly fill. 6” tall. $90

 

 

 

 

 

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D41 frontA European Fitch scrap is the bow on this sheared Lunaraine mink evening bag. The centerpiece on the bow is an earring from the 80s accented with a few beads. The patterned lining has 1 open packet and a zippered compartment. Closes with a zipper and has a chain wrist strap. 8 x 6 x 1.5   275.00 (#41)

 

 

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D39c end 2Another donation from the changed my mind pile, received a leopard printed cowhide cover to give it a personality. 5” x 4” x 2.5”     90.00 (#39)

 

 

 

 

 

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D38A granddaughter who changed her mind donated this beaded red satin bag to our pile. We added the mink and a few more beads and it’s ready to party. 7” x 6” x 2”   90.00 (#38)

 

 

 

 

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D37This left over scrap from a chair seat paired up with a piece of rich chocolate leather will be equally as happy with your jeans as that little black dress. 190.00 (#37)

 

 

 

 

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D28 front 2Broadtail lamb evening bag with rhinestone accents and short braid strap. Interior is taupe velvet with one pocket and closes with a zipper. 9” x 6”  195.00 (#28)

 

 

 

 

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D23 frontBlack sheared lamb envelope style dance purse with horseshoe accents, and 48” black chain strap. Interior is multi-colored silk damask. Magnetic snap closure. 5.5 x 6 180.00 (#23)

 

 

 

 

 

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D22 frontDance purse made of sheared pastel mink with a gold 48” chain and magnetic strap closure. The interior is brown sateen. 180.00 (#22)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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D20 front Dance bag made of Glacial White sheared mink with a 48” gold chain and with a multi colored brocade on a black background. Gold magnetic snap closure. 3” x 4.5” 190.00  (#20)

 

 

 

 

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D9 front 2Broadtail lamb evening bag with rhinestone accents and short braid strap. Interior is black velvet with one pocket and closes with a zipper. 9” x 6”   195.00 (9)

 

 

 

 leather and fur handbagAn Opulent Handbags original

This head turner is ostrich embossed cowhide, mink remnants, an assortment of left over beads, and the remnant of a 1960s belt. The interior is printed linen with 4 open pockets and 1 large zippered compartment. Zippered and snap closure and feet. 14” x 9” x 3” 475.00  (#34)

 

Small mink evening bagAn Opulent Handbags original

Small shoulder bag created with dark pastel mink trimmed with cocoa leather. The magnetic closure hides under the remains of a hand made ceramic earring. Lined with a contemporary jacquard fabric with one side pocket. 6” x 7” x 1” 250.00   (# 36)

 

 

 

Mink shoulder bagAn Opulent Handbags original

Autumn Haze mink sleeves are now this shoulder bag with rescued white mink spirals. Roomy enough for all day and lovely enough for your night on the town     425.00  (#40)

 

 

 

 

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Large satchel styled chenille tapestry bag with bead and ribbon accents, fluffs of fox fur and ostrich embossed leather handles. Large zippered pocket on the outside, pockets on each end with magnetic snaps, and a brown taffeta interior with 1 zipped and 1 open pocket. 13 x 11 x 7   425.00 (#8)

 

 

Beaded lamb purseAn Opulent Handbags original

Black sheared Persian lamb accented with a bead medallion on the front that mirrors the lining design and a small accent on the back. The inside is lined with a silk tapestry and has 3 interior pockets. The strap is embossed cowhide. 13 x 8 x 3.5   625.00 (#5) SOLD

 

CCJ2992

 

CCJ2992 – Black, dyed, Swakara lamb (Egypt), bloused, raglan sleeve, Mink shawl collar, custom corded accent buttons, hook and eye closure, 2000s. 34” length, 23” sleeves, 36” bust, consignment  $1100

 

 

 

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CC1097 – Natural dark ranch mink coat, shawl collar, hook and eye closure, raglan sleeves with cuffs, let out female skins, chevron cut yoke, pockets. 45” length, 38”bust, 87” sweep. consignment $3600

 

 

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DSEZ105 – Short, natural white rabbit jacket with leather sequins. 22” length, 27” sleeves, 36” bust. abandoned and in stock $300

 

 

 

 

CC1286

CC1286 – Natural dark pastel, guild mink stroller, hook and eye closure, 1980s. 30” length, 24” sleeves, 36” bust $500

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC1304CC1304 -Dyed grey Mongolian lamb jacket with natural white accents, CC1304 sidedolman sleeves, has good potential for a make over. 36” length, 27” sleeve, 38”,bust, consignment $650

 

 

 

 

 

CC21085

CC21085 – North American Natural lynx stroller. Shirt style collar, 1990s, Beverly Hills Fur Co, pockets, hook and eye closure. 39” length, 24” sleeve, 36” bust, consignment $2500

 

 

 

 

 

CCz2641 leatherCCZ2641 – Natural beaver jacket reverses to black calfskin, zipper CCz2641closure, pockets both sides. 28” length, 29” sleeve, 40” chest,   consignment $1400

 

 

 

 

 

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D45 frontLime, lemon and royal blue frame printed black and white cowhide to create this mini purse. It closes with a magnetic snap and the gold chain handle adds the finishing touch. Even the inside is a refreshing lime green, with one open pocket. 6” x 8” x 1.5”     150.00   (#45)

 

 

 

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D24 frontPieced ranch mink and leopard-stenciled cowhide create a free form graphic beauty. There will never be another like it. The black leather strap is accented with leopard spots. Copper taffeta lining has 3 open pockets, places for pens and a zippered pocket. A zippered closing and black feet complete the look. 13 x8 x 3 525.00 (#24)

SOLD

 

 

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D19 frontBlond mink (Jasmine) hobo styled bag with iridescent pearl finished leather straps and a stripped gold interior. 5 open pockets and 1 zippered pocket. 12’ x 8” and 2.5” across the bottom 380.00 (#19) SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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D35Small sheared dyed rabbit shoulder bag has multi colored jacquard lining with one pocket, and a patent leather strap. The magnetic closure hides behind a hand cast resin earring framed in black beads. 5” x 6” x 2”   225.00 (#35)

 

 

 

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DV125 sideDV125 Ranch, pastel, mahogany, and tourmaline mink mosaic fronted vest with a stretch diamond design double weave back. In seam pockets and a rayon poly lining.

46” bust 25” length 1100.00+S&H

 

 

 

 

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DV123 front FDV123 Evening wrap in tourmaline mink accented with iridescent ribbon and closed with a dichroic glass button. It’s lined with a pink and gold silk blend jacquard. It fits best on a

36” bust and is 9” long.   400.00+S&H

 

 

 

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DV124 frontDV 124 Dark pastel mink with sheared insert at neck accented with amber colored beads. Flared with pockets and poly silk lining

39” bust 31” length   1200.00 +S&H

 

 

 

 

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D3 front 2Envelope style mahogany mink bag. The flap is accented with a brown velvet ribbon overlaid with a sparkle trim. (#3)

12” x 8” 325.00 +S&H

 

 

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D1 frontDamask with a whisper of ranch mink and a scattering of copper glass beads. The strap and bottom are cowhide.  Closes with a zipper. (#1)

14 x 8 x 5 425.00+ S&H (#1)

 

 

 

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DV114 hoodDV114 – This hooded vest is dyed and sheared Argentinean nutria with tanuki (Asian raccoon) trim. The skins are let out and were left after a major alteration. The hood is removable, it has hook and eye closures, and slash pockets. It has a black silk / rayon lining. It was made over a form with a 36” bust and is 26” long.

1600.00 + S&H

 

 

 

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DV113sideDV113 – This bolero length vest is natural Canadian stone martin. The skins have been let out and it’s been accented with bead fringe. The lining is crepe backed satin. It was made over a form with a 34” bust and is 17” in length.

600.00 + S&H

 

 

 

 

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DV122 3:4DV122 – Long vest in natural ranch mink with a double crystal fox trim around the neck and down the tuxedo front. It closes with hooks and eyes. The lining is an unusual horizontal stripe in a silk and rayon blend. It was make over a form with a 42” bust and is 30” long. 1200.00 +S&H SOLD

 

 

 

 

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DV121 front FDV121 -Bolero style vest made of Mongolian lamb dyed orange with red tips on the yoke. Swags or pearls accent the back and the front is enhanced with a pearl fringe. The natural hair variations add texture and interest to the hair. The lining is a silk/ rayon blend with a geometric jacquard design. It was made over a form with a 36” bust and is 18” long.

800.00 S&H

 

 

 

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DV120 3:4DV120 – Unusual Ranch mink and crystal fox wrap with a handmade vintage brass buckle closure. The lining is a tone on tone, rayon blend jacquard. Male skins.

SOLD

 

 

 

 

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DV119 front 2FDV119 – Cropped tourmaline and Autumn Haze mink cropped vest with hook and eye closures. The mink is let out male skins and was a total remodel of an abandoned jacket. Poly blend printed lining. It was made over a form with a 38” bust and is 20” long. 900.00 +S&H  SOLD

 

 

 

 

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DV117 front 2DV117 – This fitted, reversible vest is stenciled rabbit with a notched collar. The hides have been sealed and it closes with a double button. It was made over a form with a 36” bust and is 25” in length.

250.00 + S&H

 

 

 

 

 

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DV105 frontDV105 – This vest is natural mahogany mink with a crystal fox front and stand up collar. The tuxedo front has two hook and eyes on the edge. Also has two pockets and the edges are double fur wrapped. This is a restyle of a coat abandoned by its owner and the fox was left after a swing coat was restyled. The lining is a silk rayon blend. The “A” line fit is very flattering. It was made over a form with a 36” bust and is 27” long.

900.00 + S&H

 

 

 

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nutria vest

nutria vest

DV116 – This vest is natural South American nutria with dyed squirrel trim. It has chain accents and button and chain closures. The lining is a figured poly/rayon blend. It was made over a form with a 36” bust and is 15” long.

350.00 + S&H

 

 

 

 

 

CJ497CJ497: Dyed Persian lamb jacket with pastel mink collar; glove length sleeves with turned back cuff (can be lengthened to full length); flared with side vents; pockets; Hudson’s label, black damask lining; Vintage 1960s; Bust 40” length 26.  On consignment – $300 +S&H

 

 

 

 

 

CV1159CV1159: Reversible long vest of blush mink with hand painted lilies on the hide; mink tail trim; extended shoulders; Bust 36” length 41”.  On consignment – $400 +S&H

 

 

 

 

 

 

SZ104SZ104: Red, dyed Tibetan lamb with sheared and sculpted rabbit collar; 3 hook closure on tuxedo front; pockets; bloused raglan sleeves; has shoulder pads that can be removed; 1980s.  Abandoned and selling for fees – price $700 +S&H

 

 

 

 

 

CJ497SZ103: Water resistant jacket which reverses to New Zealand Opossum; double fur collar; zippered front; 1990s; Bust 36 to 38” length 27”.  Abandoned and selling for fees – price $600 +S&H

 

 

 

 

 

 

SZ102SZ102: Black calfskin jacket with dyed fox from Finland used for the collar, hem and sleeve detail; bloused at hem; 1980s; Bust 42” length 36”.  Original price – $1400, our price $900 + S&H

 

 

 

 

 

SZ101SZ101: jacket of dyed leather in a collage of embossed, suede and smooth finishes with a natural red fox collar and trim; v-neck; pockets; 3 button closure; elastic bloused hem; from J. Percy; 1990s; Bust – 41” length 29”.   Original price – $1250, our price $750 +S&H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DV111 front 4DV111 – This slightly fitted vest is tourmaline mink from the US, trimmed with Scandinavian Crystal fox and closed with calfskin belt. The belt can be worn three different ways. The skins are let out female skins and there are slash pockets. The coat was left for storage and never claimed. The patterned lining is poly rayon. It was made over a form with a 36” bust and is 32” long. 1200.00 SOLD

 

 

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DV110 – This vest is natural Belgium raccoon with embossed cowhide buckle closures backed up with hooks and eyes. The fur was left after a restyle and alteration. The lining is a poly rayon blend. It was made on a form with a 36” bust and is 36” long in the back and front.  1100.00

 

DV106 frontA Vest For You original

DV106 – This vest is dyed and sheared rabbit trimmed with black cross mink tails. The fur is skin on skin and the vest has a cardigan neckline, edge-to-edge hooks and eyes and 2 pockets. The fur came from the sleeves of an unclaimed coat. It was made over a dress form with a 38” bust and is 23” long. 1100.00

 

 

 

 

DV104 L sideA Vest For You original

DV104 – This novelty vest is a collage of hand painted Mongolian lamb paired with sheared Blue Iris mink and accented with dyed blue fox. The lamb and Blue Iris were left from a restyles and the blue fox from a hide purchased to accent a jacket. The vest was made over a form with a 36” bust and is 15” long. It is a slim fit perfect for over a blouse or t-shirt and lined in a poly silk blend. 1400.00

 

 

 

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DV109 frontDV109 – This Prada inspired royal blue shrug is in sheared, dyed rabbit accented with embossed leather sequins and has elastic under-arm straps to keep it in place. The hides are skin on skin and it has a blue damask lining. The fur was part of an unclaimed coat. It was made on a dress form that has a 38” bust. $900.00

 

 

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DV108 – This vest is dyed Russian squirrel, skin on skin, with a saw tooth cut and accented with faux pearl drops. The fur was from the sleeves and side panels left after a re-style. It’s slim fit is right for over a blouse or lightweight sweater. It was made over a form with a 36” bust and is18” in length. It has a poly blend figured lining. $900.00

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