Tuesday, April 25, 2006

(Another) ‘Goldin’ Opportunity

As a long-time fan and friend of Anne Dee Goldin, the third generation furrier, I was sorry to hear the news (not long after the fall/winter 2006 collections), that she had made the decision to close shop. I have known her for decades, first working with her at Goldin Feldman, where she learned the business from her late, legendary father, Fred, and later, at her eponymous firm. She was a welcome, much needed, modern vision and voice within the fur market and because it was the innovative use of furs that practically ‘defined’ the upcoming season, this was right up her alley. She also stored my furs.

And since the cold weather is history (well, sort of), and my furs need to find a proper home for the coming warm weather months (a nice, cold, inviting environment), this situation also left me with another dilemma: where should my furs temporarily ‘live’? Well, good news for others facing the same dilemma. Anne Dee has just formed a partnership with Central Fur Storage Co., (141 Lanza Avenue, Bldg. 31, Garfield, NJ), which she considers to be “the best place to store your furs”. The premiere full service storage specialists boast state of the art vaults, superior cleaning equipment, skilled workrooms (which can come into play should you want to remodel that fur coat or fur jacket, add a fur sleeve to your trusty trench a la Derek Lam or Christopher Bailey for Burberry, or put a fur ‘skirt’ on a tweed coat), and their own efficient and courteous courier service. The company will now be called Goldin Central. For more information, call 212 239 0512.

In the mailed announcement, Ms. Goldin begins with the promising exclamation, “I figured it out!” I, for one, am glad she has.

-Marilyn Kirschner

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