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Vintage Rabbit Fur Jacket Found at Bushwick Junk Shop

Shopping sustainably enables one to rationalize what some view as politically incorrect purchases. I’m talking, of course, about

The rabbit fur jacket above hails from

I had an idea of how it could be fixed, but I wasn’t about to spend more than $20 on damaged goods, fur or no. $15 was pushing it. $10 I could do. And so, I plotted.

Green Village is run by some old school Orthodox Jews – they take credit cards, but prefer to deal in cash to avoid the heinous fees. Understandable. I weighed my bag of finds (clothes in the back bins are sold for $1.50 a pound, provided you buy at least 10 lbs – LOVES IT), whipped out my cash to pay, and took the owner’s visible delight as a sign to go in for the kill.

CJ: How much for the fur?

GV: This one? Picks up fur, assesses damage.You can have it for $10.

CJ: Poorly attempts to hide glee/joy. $10 works. I’ll take it.

So, how did I remedy the damage wreaked on this otherwise stunning, $10.00 Saks Fifth Avenue fur?

I’m splitting up posts in an attempt to up my frequency game. Answer to follow. GET EXCITED.



Squee! I once got a torn leather jacket for $0.50 — excited to hear how you fixed this up! I love the feel of rabbit, too, but I’ve never been able to nab anything that cheap. =D


So funny when you said “poorly attempts to hide glee/joy”. My boyfriend always tells me that I’m so obviously ecstatic when I find something I love that people end up quoting me a higher price. :-) Looking forward to hearing how you managed to repair this!


oh, I’m excited.


arghhh, I can’t waitttt.

Liz McGarrity

Glue the fur to the lining with Sobo glue. It works!!!

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