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Designers embrace new approaches to fur fashion

Designers embrace new approaches to fur fashion

This season, Natalie Graham, owner of Mount Vernon’s Dollhouse Boutique, used fur as an accent in her designs. And she says she can’t keep those pieces in stock as a result.

Almost every top designer this season has incorporated the pelts and skins that were once viewed as elitist and taboo. Experts attribute fur’s recent popularity to a push by younger designers to use it more, greater use of fur in casual wear and expanded offerings of furs in bold colors and accessories.

“I can’t keep anything with fur in the store,” Graham said. “[Women] love it.”

Nearly 500 designers presented fur in their collections for fall 2015, according to the Fur Information Council of...