Thanks for the support visits can now be booked from the end JULY 2017
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NEWS FLASH**We can always get and item out to you with 24 hours notice. But it has to come out of cold storage
We be aiming to provide a further service of a Dress and Fur Hire more details New for 2017 - 2018
Please note with all the new security on your Comp or iPhone, you cannot get the mobile version I have to spell this out again please so read this carefully as I still get requests for a fur to be shipped abroad. I will sent it to you and you will have to take it with you. Can you imaging chasing up a lost fur in 27 different languages !!!.
Please read this it will answer all your questions.
1. I do not post to the EU countries if you are getting getting married, you must take it with you and bring it back with you.
2. If by any chance you cannot find the stamps contact me, they should be in the box or under your address label to yourself to return
3. It must be sent back VIA SPECIAL DELIVERY from the POST OFFICE on a Monday or Tue. The cost covers the fur insurance in transit, if it is with you and it is lost you are responsible.
I will explain this because someone sent her sisters hired fur back via a courier, it arrived back 15 days later, It was sent on a basic 24 hour delivery.
Today another fur was sent back again on a basic rate with no insurance after the hirer promised me it would come back the same way as it was sent on the 28th of Oct to Dublin It was with her on the 2nd Nov for the Wedding on the 5th so that was 14 days to come back. A total of 20 days.
I have not charged a cash payment to cover loss or damage or a failure to return. THIS IS GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE With the first one I had to return a full payment back to a very disgruntled person, who had hired it for the following weekend. She had paid her money and expected the same service that I afford everyone. It happened twice again Christmas Week. It is not fair to other brides.
Lastly I have furs that never came back at all, on one occasion an empty box with no fur in it. When I asked her for the certificate of posting, that never arrived either. Luckily the depot manager was stepping in as they were short of staff and I open the box in front of him as it felt light.
Now I will be starting court action on those that failed to return the furs. As it is theft, and I have 6 years to bring a case in the courts and lets be honest, I have customers telling me I should
When you book a fur you must have read the above and
so long as you know the procedure, you can talk the return poster through it.
You will also find that the pages move if you are using a Tablet or iPhone the pages do move and prove to be a major problem
RETURNS there were 11.00 pounds approx in stamps on the box inside for it return journey.
All is needed was to take it to the post office and ask for Special Delivery and keep the counterfoil.
AS Visits to VFH were unavailable before. I am moving to be able to offer that option to my customers. So busy packing everything away, what has turned into a nightmare. Due to the fact everyone seems to want to book the same furs for their Weddings.
The Problem is that some customers are requesting the hire of furs for dress fittings and that seem to end up on the same days as the weddings of other customers.
I have to put the Wedding as more important date, thus ruffling a few feathers with the dress fitting customer
I say this to my loyal group who keep visiting the site, as from this year I will start to advertise in Vintage and Bridal publications
Thank You and as most of my customers know me to be usually helpful and try to keep the costs realistic. I do not want to charge hefty deposits as the other companies do, and I allow longer than the usual 3 days, approx 5 days plus 2 in transit. I want it to remain this way and offer Autumn/Winter Stock, and everything that will make your day a memorable one during the 2014/15 period.
I DO NOT BUY FURS unless it is the same as I already have on here. No Blue Fox Jackets, Brown Mink Coats, try Ebay or Esty if you need to sell them. You can see the average price for yours by comparing them on EBAY, I will try an advise if needed
I have mention on one page, but feel I want to say this again, that I am extremely please with the success of Vintage Fur Hire. After starting this business 5 years ago and have built it you, we seem to be the biggest hirer of special event Vintage Furs as per stock in the world. All this in 5 years People are now taking the concept on board and their are growing companies in the US offering the same services as myself.
This is really a great help to stop animals dying to provide their coats.
I started with a Saga Fox Jacket from NEAL'S DEALS in Canada I bought and sold to improve the stock and the numbers. I still buy from Stephen Neal as he sells many damaged furs, that I undertake to repair, probably 10% of mine, not his. It's then is a fur back in the market place thus, stopping someone having to buy a new fur, where the poor animals suffer the most horrendous life and death to provide this garment
Choosing to buy from the US and Canada, the fur are not so expensive, but there are the fees for shipping and Custom Charges even Import Duty make a large hole in the money that the business generates.
Some people think I have a business in London with a showroom
where they can come along and peruse the stock. I Do Not as it is a internet business for security reasons I have A/R people contact me telling me I have blood on my hands they come up with this before ever reading why I do this.
If I had overheads of a premise of a 1000 pounds per week, I would never have be able to start the venture, or accrue money to fight animals being killed for their fur.
I am negotiating for Vintage looking Ostrich capes, so I hope they will not be long.
Then I will be looking for something a bit different for the Social rather than Wedding events, Perhaps some Ostrich in darker colours. I will remove some page as duplication has caused confusion. I will change the page layouts by integrating items that have appeared twice. I have also started taking some new photo's
Hollywood-Weddings.co.uk to provide a hire service rather than having to buy, I am hoping to set up a ESTY Shop as I have started acquiring new items. Featuring on the influence of Marilyn Monroe
Art Deco Weddings for those who want a Old Hollywood themed wedding, will be providing the fur and dress match up.
I will have Furs up for sale during the year
NOTICE:- I WILL ALSO SELL FURS ON HERE
As there are so many people looking at the site worldwide. If I want to change stock I will put it up for sale or in fact anyone else who feel let down by Ebay, Paypal or even Preloved. The Furs are selling well but it all depends on the weather.
THANK YOU for coming back to see how we have changed, and I do just need to say, that one customer who did not know that vintage fur will shed slightly, not all will, but especially when its warm and worn on velvet
I have put together a Press Release to send to the major newspaper. As by checking all the Search Engines I seem to be the only person doing this, and to save animals lives as well.
I have split them up into the Fur Group and Wedding Furs. If you look on the New Seasons Furs there are 2 pages which I will move over to the lists. If there is anything you might want to know about them please contact me. I will be editing and categorizing shortly as a few more are to be added
If anyone BOOKS A FUR BUT PREFERS A LATER EDITION TO THE GALLERIES. I AM HAPPY TO CHANGE TO YOUR CHOICE, Free of Charge you will just pay the Extra if there is any in the cost. So long it is not already booked
Furs for that Special Occasion Weddings, Balls, Proms and other Special Events. You will see that some of the furs could be used for Guest's for your Vintage Wedding.
Now lets talk money........................Special Offer
If you want to pay for the fur, all in one payment when you book it you can qualify for a reduction of 15% off the FUR Hire price.
That is if it is required more than 6 weeks ahead
Not that of the postage though, as it has gone up again
This means it enables me to carry on buying, something a bit different and saves me sending two invoices.
Further details on the next page
If you do have a problem with finding the money, just email me and we will I am sure be able to come to an arrangement.
Marilyn in a white Fox
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I will post the Fur out on a Tuesday or Wednesday you have it with you the following morning. The hire period is for 5 days plus 2 days in transit, so 7 days in total, unless a problem has occurred in sending it back. and it may be just 6 days
So you post it back on the 1st day of the following week (Mon) or 2nd day (Tue) for me to post it to the next user, on the 2nd day Tues or 3rd day Wed at the latest and arrive on the 4th day of the week Thurs at the VERY latest. This will only be if the wedding is on the Saturday
If you do spill something over the item, please email me and I can arrange a substitute to go out in its place.
The Reason Why I Started This Business Is Below
We hope you can find everything you need at VINTAGE FUR HIRE. It is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
These furs are Vintage and all are being recycled with some recrafted, to create a new stylish appearance. Most are suitable as WEDDING FURS
The idea that animals have died for humans to wear their fur, is frowned upon in the UK. I offer a different approach to the British attitude, as my furs had been produced as Coats and Stoles up to 40 years ago. The 0ption for other furs, are to remain in someones wardrobe or even going to the landfill site, unless a Antique Business will take it off your hands.
HERE WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO STOP OTHERS ANIMALS DYING TO PROVIDE NEW FUR COATS THAT ARE BEING BOUGHT IN 2012/3
SO MANY FURS MET AN UNTIMELY DEMISE ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT PETA AND THE HSUS DESTROYED BY THROWING BLOOD OVER OR LETTING LITTLE ANIMALS LIE ON BEFORE DISCARDING THEM IN A LANDFILL. IT IS ESTIMATED OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD 50,000 FUR WERE TAKEN OUT OF THE VINTAGE FUR MARKET, UNFORTUNATELY THESE ARE NOW BEING REPLACED
STOCK I HOLD PETA AND THE HSUS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS WITH THEIR MISGUIDED ACTIONS.
THE VALUE OF THE FUR HAS RISEN 3 FOLD SOME MUCH SO THAT MORE FUR IS PRODUCED NOW THAN 10 YEARS AGO.
HOBBY TRAPPERS HAVE GONE BACK TO WORK, LAYING LUCRATIVE PAYING INHUMANE TRAPS
FOR ME PERSONALLY THE WORLD HAS SHOWN ITS INDEBTEDNESS TO PETA AND THE HSUS, FOR THEIR STANCE ON FUR.THIS NOW NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AND EXPOSED THEY CAN'T KEEP BLAMING THIS OUTRAGEOUS TRAGEDY ON THE DESIGNERS.
PETA ARE ACTUALLY ON EBAY ASKING FOR MORE FURS TO DESTROY.
I WOULD LIKE TO COUNTER ACT THAT APPROACH BY A WEBSITE I PUT UP LAST YEAR AND JUST TAKEN DOWN TO REVAMP CALLED
"DONATE A FUR TO SAVE A FUR"
THE CONCEPT IS THAT THE FUR WILL BE SOLD ON EBAY AND THE MONEY GOING TO A PRIVATE ANIMAL RESCUE TO HELP SAVE DOGS AND CATS FROM EUTHANASIA.
IT ALSO PROVIDES ANOTHER VINTAGE FUR ON THE MARKET, WHICH IN TURN JUST MIGHT ENCOURAGE SOMEONE TO BUY A VINTAGE RATHER THAN A NEW.
Not wanting these vintage pelts to have died for nothing, they are being recycled or recrafted, if they are not in the best of condition they are rejuvenated. Perhaps a worn round the edges coat could become 2 Stoles.
Why hire you ask, I give you the chance to wear a fur, without a guilty conscience, for two reasons you might satisfy the need to wear a real, rather than faux fur. It will not perpetuate the need to buy one, thus no animal will die for that need, and I hope it will help save other animals in the wild with some virtually extinct. This will obviously be covered sometime in the media, it also raises awareness to animals plight, and I am doing what the world expects of us now, recycling.
A company in Canada that started a venture of recrafting furs some 16 years ago, and they have estimated to have saved more than 500,000 pelts (animals), which to me is wonderful, but the cost of some recrafted coats, seem to be more than what they were new.
I feel, if I go one step further than these designers, so rather than perpetuating the trade and purchase of varied furs, I offer a wide selection of vintage or redesigned furs for HIRE.
So here's the Good News, not wanting any of these animals to die in vain, when you book your fur for that Special Occasion, I have decided to donate a percentage of the Hire Fee to Animal based or Anti Fur Charities,
At this time activists in China are showing their stance, and it it hoped that funds will be able to be transferred to them when they are looked upon with credibility.
These furs will be posted to you, by Special Delivery. There is a catalogue of Spring and Autumn Stoles and Winter Stoles with warm linings, to bring a stylish and worthwhile addition to your Special Event. They are suitable for Brides and Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride and Guests. It could be for Summer Balls for your teenager, a School Proms, the Theatre, a Vintage Rally, with many more variations, to put a stylish finish to your outfit. There may even be a need for a play or film production.
With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us on the......NEXT PAGE
The cost to hire of each item will vary slightly, as will the postage both ways and the insurance.
Ivory Fox Stole No 22 new one tocome in