How long has your company been in business and where did it all start?
We have been in business since 1987. It was purchased from Evans corporate (now defunct) in 1990 when the store was in Biltmore Fashion Park. In 2000 we moved to Fashion Square and then moved again to Zocallo Plaza in North Scottsdale in 2008.
What are the biggest misconceptions about the fur industry?
That animals are treated poorly and killed using inhumane methods. Obviously in order to have beautiful fur, the farmed animals are extremely well cared for which is what helps to insure the use of the pelts. All parts are utilized by various industries – there is no waste. Fur is biodegradeable and is one of the most environmentally friendly products available.
What seems to be the most popular pelt or fur this season?
Mink and sheared mink are always popular. Colorful fox is also very in style right now.
Is there a hot color in furs this season?
Fur color trends typically follow ready to wear. This fall whiskey, cherry red, blue, fuchsia, lavender and orange are the hot colors. Black and brown are always “in.” Vests are very popular with multi-colored fox leading the way.
What style is appealing to the millennial crowd?
Definitely colored fox vests and short colorful fox jackets. Accessories of all types – handbags, scarves etc. – fun pieces that can be worn casually but also dressed up.
Do you have any thoughts on changing styles for fur in the future, short or long?
I think the trend in society is toward more casual lifestyles. Fashion (for the general population), including that of fur, will follow that trend. Clients want to be able to wear their fur in their everyday life – not just on special occasions. This is one of the very reasons that in addition to selling new garments, we offer restyling of out-of-fashion garments. Many millennials continue to bring in their inherited garments to have them remade into something that can not only be brought up-to-date, but can also be worn in our warmer climate.
Tell us a little about fur accessory trends?
Very hot – everything from handbags, phone covers, shoe clips, jewelry, scarves, pillows, blankets, home furnishings, wine bags – even fur slides for spring and summer – you name the item and more than likely it can be translated into fur. We are always coming up with something new at the salon. Accessories are an integral part of the business and the category keeps growing.
More about Evans Furs & Leathers
As a testament to our quality, Evans is the only freestanding permanent fur salon in Arizona.
After three decades, we are still the Southwest’s first choice for the latest in fur and leather fashion, care, and service.
With over 150 years of combined experience in the fur industry, the staff at Evans has helped thousands of customers choose new fur garments, restyle old ones, and care for the ones they have.
For more information about Evans Furs & Leathers check out their website at or find them located at Zocallo Plaza Scottsdale Road / Greenway Hayden Loop (480)-945-4600