Details: - Label: Krikis for Royal Crown Sable - Salon: Salvatore Greco Furs (original hanger included) - Material: vicuna and sable, with full inner lining - Color: dark gray - Style: swing, with raglan-yoke sleeves and thin shoulder pads (makes coat suitable for all body types) - Size: fits sizes 8-18 (M-XL) due to its swing shape - Closure: 3 button (2 of them hidden) - Pockets: 2 angled flap Measurements: - from armpit to armpit: 22" - shoulders: ~18" (suits all shoulder widths due to raglan sleeves) - sleeves: ~28" with cuff rolled up (could be adjusted shorter or longer - depending how much the cuff is rolled up or down) - length (from center back neck to bottom hem): 45.5" - sweep (from open edge to open edge): 94" Condition: mint - no flaws, never worn, stored in fur salon in a climate controlled conditions. Besides the main label, there are no other labels on a coat as it was a model item.
This coat is a unique, one of a kind model item (year 1993 or 1994). Letter from designer Thanassis Krikis confirming that he designed this coat is available. The furrier Salvatore Greco whose salon initially owned the coat gifted it to his dear friend. She was too petite to wear it, but did not want to make any alterations due to expensive fabric of vicuna. She had it stored all those years at the furrier’s salon in a climate controlled conditions. Last year she gifted it to me. I am thinking on selling it online, and wonder what its value could be.
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The item appraised appears to be a one-of-a-kind coat, designed by Thanassis Krikis. The coat is charcoal vicuna with a sable lined neck and cuffs. Unfortunately, I am unable to find any auction records for Thanassis Krikis, as a designer. The auction market for fur coats is very depressed. People do not wear fur or purchase it, due to animal welfare issues, as they once did 30+ years ago. The auction market has reflected this shift in society. I have sold full length fur coats for $10 at auction. We simply cannot give them away.
However, I think this coat could find a buyer online or on consignment in a clothing store, that would pay more than at auction. My estimate is for auction, and is based on comparable vicuna coats, but I think you could realize double at a consignment shop or on EBay.