About Vollbracht Furs
Vollbracht Furs is a Fur Store in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. The fur shop was founded in downtown Akron in 1912 but moved to Summit Mall in Fairlawn just outside of Akron in 1965. In 1982, Mark Ayzman purchased Vollbracht Furs and grew it to the business and brand that it is today.
Mark Ayzman is a sixth generation furrier who learned the fur trade from his father and grandfather. Mark immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1978 with his Father, Mother, and Grandparents. He starting learned how to work with fur from a very young age, as a boy his father and grandfather would teach him the ins and outs of what it took to be a professional furrier. Fur was and still is a staple of Russian culture in fashion and design.
In 1993 Vollbracht doubled the size of the store and in 2009 Vollbracht Furs opened a second location in Cleveland, Ohio located in Beachwood place. The Cleveland fur shop location moved to ETON Chagrin Boulevard in 2016 where it is still located today, in the same storefront that Weiss furs used to be located in before closing their business in Cleveland.
Fur Services Offered At Vollbracht Furs
Vollbracht furs is a full service fur shop, with all fur services done in house by experienced and talented seamstresses and furriers.
Fur Storage, Cleaning and Conditioning
We offer fur storage at our store in our high security fur storage vault. It is important to store your furs every years during the warm summer months to prevent your furs from humidity damage, moth, or theft. Our cold storage fur vault is humidity and temperature controlled and is under high security surveillance 24/7. We also offer fur cleaning and condition services with yearly storage. Cleaning involves specialized dry cleaning of the furs in our state-of-the-art fur dry cleaning machines. It is highly important to condition your furs yearly – furs are organic like skin and become dry when left out exposed to the air, conditioning your fur will keep moist and prevent it from drying out and cracking to the point of no repair. We also glaze the furs with each cleaning service to allow it to look its best and preserve it’s natural sheen.
We also offer fur remodeling. A closet is no place for a garment to sit, if you don’t use your fur anymore because it is outdated, the wrong size, too bulky, or any other reason we offer fur restyling where we can take an old piece you may not wear anymore and turn it into something fresh and beautiful that you can love again.
Your old fur can be turned into almost anything, combined with leather or cashmere, you let us know what you want and we’ll tell you if it is possible. Here are some examples of what we can turn your fur into:
- Lighter jacket or stroller
- New style coat
Custom Fur Coats, Jackets, Vests, and more
At Vollbracht furs we can also build you a custom coat, jacket, vest, cape or any type of garment you may desire. We source the highest quality coat linings and furs from various areas in Europe such as Italy and Spain. During the fur remaking process we ask you what exactly you would like to have, what type of garment, the styling of the piece, the type of fur, and the coloring. Then we build something that is perfectly unique to your liking, a piece that you will love for decades to come.