What is the cost of a coyote fur coat? The answer to this question can vary based on several factors. Quantity, quality, and procurement or the native region of the animal are the top influences. The average price range is anywhere from $300 into the thousands. It is readily available on the market and is comparable in both price and popularity with mink jackets. Major retailers such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, as well as online furriers all carry coyote fur in a range of prices.
First, how much of the pelt is being used in the creation of the garment will determine the price. The more fur used, the higher the price.
- Full length. A full length coat is the most costly. The length extends anywhere from the calf to the floor, and typically considered womens’ wear, although it is not terribly unusual to be made for men. The amount of material used for a woman’s coat is frequently less that that of a man’s, thus affecting the relative price.
- Jacket. This is a shorter version of a coat and is worn by both men and women. Since this style takes considerably less fur to create, the cost is less than a full length coat.
- Shawl. Generally a cut that is intended to wrap around the shoulders and an option for individuals living in climates with milder winters. A shawl is a more wallet-friendly choice.
- Hood or collar trim. Fur accents on a garment are the least expensive option. Trims are most frequently added to winter coats that are made from a variety of materials, such as wool or tech fabric, and often include feather inserts made from Canadian goose or duck feathers for added warmth. Collar seams are typically made detachable for ease of cleaning.
- Accessories. Hats, headbands, gloves, and even a fur pillow cover are options to consider on the lower end of the price scale.
Second, the quality of the garment construction will influence the final price. Mass production pieces made overseas will cost far less than those hand-made by a master furrier, due to the time it takes and the level of attention to detail and skill. Sakowitz Furs and Henig Furs are furriers that provide the quality that will increase the price to the higher end of the scale.
Procurement and Region
Third, the procurement of the pelt and region of the world it was found in will be a determining factor. A coyote pelt procured from a North American animal purchased in the US will cost less than one made from an animal in other parts of the world. The majority of furs are produced on fur farms, as opposed to wild caught, and prices are generally maintained throughout the fur industry.
Finally, don’t forget there are additional costs to maintaining the investment of a coyote, or any other fur coat, after the initial purchase. Professional fur storage may be necessary if you live in a climate that is not conducive to the longevity of the pelt protecting it from heat and moisture, as well as protection from insects and other vermin. Also, professional fur cleaning and fur repair are recommended occasionally.