To run concurrently with the 'chinchilla in action' and 'sable in action' threads started by Birkin101 allow me to introduce the 'Think Mink' thread. http://forum.purseblog.com/the-wardrobe/chinchilla-in-action-663906-19.html http://forum.purseblog.com/the-wardrobe/sable-in-action-649548-38.html A mink coat has been a symbol of luxury and glamour, not to mention warmth and sensuality, for maybe 100 years. I think that, as a 'starter fur' mink is perfect. Remember when a mink coat weighed more than a heavy dumbbell and was typically full length and often drowned the wearer? Well, to dispel this myth I shall start the thread with some photo's from American Legend to show the versatility of mink - how it has changed over the years. http://www.americanlegend.com/campaigns/campaigns-gallery/ I own a couple of minks and they are warm, durable and (I think) very stylish.