Lowell Furs was founded by Merrill Lowell in 1940 and quickly earned a reputation for the rare and beautiful in original fur fashions. Inspired by art and music, Mr. Lowell developed design and manufacturing techniques in fur that set the standard for the industry. Techniques such as the texturing of mink to create geometrics are still condsidered innovative even today and enable Lowell Furs to offer the first mink in herringbone and houndstooth. Each year Lowell would cover the European shows for fashion direction and his team would travel to Paris, Milan and New York for further fashion inspiration, to Lenningrad for the purchase of Sable and Lynx and to the fur auction centers of Seattle and New York for the purchase of the highest quality mink.
Joined by his wife, Grace, in 1961 they developed a client base that included some of the greatest Hollywood legends of all time. Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mae West, Ella Fitzgerald, Lana Turner, Sammy Davis are just some ot the icons that have worn Lowell’s original fur fashion designs.