Friday, February 23, 2007

Top Designers Caught Selling Real Fur Labeled as Fake

The Humane Society of the United States says its investigation has turned up coats — some with designer labels, some at higher-end retailers — with fur from dogs. Some retailers were set scrambling to pull the coats from shelves, take them off Web sites and even offer refunds to consumers.

The Humane Society of the United States said it purchased coats from reputable outlets, such as upscale Nordstrom, with designer labels — Andrew Marc, Tommy Hilfiger, for example — and found them trimmed with fur from domestic dogs, even though the fur was advertised as fake.

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