J. Mendel

Founded in 1870 in Paris by Joseph Breitman, J. Mendel is one of the rare luxury brands to remain family-owned. Today, the fifth-generation Gilles Mendel acts as CEO and head designer and the label is now based in New York. In addition to fur, the brand encompasses a full women’s ready-to-wear line including dresses, suiting and red-carpet gowns, and is best known for its luxe femininity and effortless elegance.