Neiman Marcus, Other Retailers, Settle Charges Of Selling Fake Fur That Contained Actual Fur

One of the three "faux fur" items sold on the Neiman Marcus website that allegedly contained real fur.

One of the three “faux fur” items sold on the Neiman Marcus website that allegedly contained real fur.

There are a lot of people out there who like the look and feel of fur, but have a problem with the idea of actually wearing it. That’s why there is faux fur. But what’s the point of going faux when some retailers don’t divulge that a fake fur product might indeed be the real deal?

Earlier today, the Federal Trade Commission announced settlements with three clothing retailers — Neiman Marcus, DrJays.com, and Revolve (Eminent Inc) — over allegations of misleading customers by marketing products as faux fur when, in actuality, these items contained real fur.

The FTC complaint claims that three products sold on the Neiman Marcus website — a Burberry Outerwear Jacket, a Stuart Weitzman Ballerina Flat shoe, and an Alice + Olivia Kyah Coat — were misrepresented as containing only faux fur. And since the upscale retailer failed to mention there was real fur in these items, it the Fur Products Labeling Act by not naming the animal that produced the fur or the country of origin.

The same goes for DrJays.com, which allegedly misrepresented the fur content in three products — a Snorkel Jacket by Crown Holder with a fur-lined hood, a Fur/Leather Vest by Knoles & Carter with exterior fur, and a New York Subway Leather Bomber Jacket by United Face with fur lining.

And then there’s Revolve Clothing, charged with allegedly misrepresenting the fur content of four items — an Australia Luxe Collective Nordic Angel Short Boot with a fur-trimmed hood, a Mark Jacobs Runway Roebling Coat, a Dakota Xan Fur Poncho, and an Eryn Brinie Belted Faux Fur Vest.