Would You Wear Faux Fur?

We've been trying to pinpoint the difference between wearing fake fur and wearing real fur. While we know it's far more ethically responsible to don f
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We've been trying to pinpoint the difference between wearing fake fur and wearing real fur. While we know it's far more ethically responsible to don f
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We've been trying to pinpoint the difference between wearing fake fur and wearing real fur. While we know it's far more ethically responsible to don fake instead of real- after all, no animals would have been harmed in the making- part of us thinks it still makes the wearer guilty by association. Kind of like smoking fake cigarettes on the playground- you're sending the same message whether the vice is real or not. Like when we saw Kate Moss wearing her leopard print jacket on the Vogue Best Dressed list, we craved an animal print bomber just like hers, even if only for a moment. But, how are we supposed to know if Kate chose a Stella-approved fake, or a real vintage find from TopShop's basement? We've also been wondering why faux fur is so expensive. We spotted a leopard cover-up (just like Kate's!) from Urban Outfitters- but with a price tag of almost $200. Couldn't we find a real vintage fur for less? And wouldn't that be more ethical since it's vintage and not a harmful, synthetic "fast-fashion" jacket? Would you choose fake over vintage? Or is it never okay to rock any animal's skin but your own? --BRITT ABOUTALEB