Fabulous Giving!

27 Feb

Fabulous Giving!

A big part of our company is giving back…it just feels good, you know?! This past weekend we teamed up with local students from Highlands High School English Honor Society to help an organization called Cinderella’s Closet. The organization provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom. Our bridal store Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Bridal & Highlands  High School students donated over 200 dresses, shoes and  handbags with hopes of making young deserving ladies feel like a princess. Ruth Grothaus,  Merchandising Director here at Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs helped organize the day by providing Fabulous-Furs items as a Thank You to all the generous ladies who donated gently used social occasion gowns.  What a fun way to spend the weekend. We hope you enjoy these photos we captured.




Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition & Fabulous-Furs!

25 Feb

Is a faux fur White Mink muff too much? Not on Kate Upton, wearing little else in Antarctica, for the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition photo shoot. Hitting newsstands today, the comely Ms. Upton was the single model invited on a photo shoot requiring three years of planning due to the challenges of extreme cold and travel. Along with the two-time cover girl went 19 faux fur designs from Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs, headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

“We’re always thrilled when Sports Illustrated calls, asking for faux fur coats and accessories for their Swimsuit photos,” says President & Founder Donna Salyers. “It began when they needed a faux fur bikini and we’ve been helping them ever since.”


“I can’t wait to see the actual issue but on TV last night, Entertainment Tonight flashed a photo of Kate Upton holding our White Mink muff. I knew it was in the enormous shipment they requested in September,” Donna explains, “and cause to celebrate because many, many designers are invited but only a few make the cut.”

The company has celebrated quite a few Sports Illustrated appearances including Brooklyn Decker wearing Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs in three full pages in 2011 and Olympic skier Lindsay Vonn in 2010. Specializing in high-end faux fur accessories, coats, jackets and throws, Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs is entering its 25th year in business. Beginning with a single product—a sewing kit to make a faux fur coat—today the company’s products are sold throughout the world via catalog and online, as well as through over 1,500 wholesale accounts including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and W Hotels.

With a showroom located at 20 W. 11th Street in Covington, KY., the Northern Kentucky-based multi-channel company, known for the world’s finest faux furs, makes about 60% of its products in its 110,000 sq. ft. facility.

For more information, contact Allison Ballinger at 859 982 0021; visit www.fabulousfurs.com or call (800) 848-4650 for a free catalog.


Fabulous-Furs in the November Issue of O Magazine!

4 Oct

Quick – grab a copy of the November issue of O The Oprah Magazine!  On page 88, behold TWO Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs designs!

It began when O Creative Director Adam Glassman visited our trade show booth, mentioning he’s a fan and LOVES our stuff.

As a long-time O subscriber, I LOVE Adam! His Adam Says page is one of my favorites.  After seeing our 14259 Taupe/Grey Cascade Coat and 41677 Weekend Bag, right there on page 88 in November O, I love him more than ever!

Lillian August & Donna Salyers Team Up!

21 May

If you’re near Saks Fifth Avenue legendary flagship store at 611 Fifth Avenue in downtown Manhattan on Thursday, May 24, stop by the 9th floor to meet Lillian August.  Known for designing exquisite home furnishings and accessories, Lillian will be there to spotlight beautiful new furniture pieces and additions to her collection, all presented in fabulous room vignettes. The Grand Opening reception takes place 2:00-4:00 pm.

 Meantime, Lillian recently wrapped up the International Furniture Show that occurs each spring and fall in High Point, North Carolina.  The equivalent of New York’s Fashion Week, High Point is where the World shops for the newest in high-end interiors.  We were thrilled to join all the elite interior designers and magazine editors in previewing Lillian’s collection at the famous market.  Walking wide-eyed, through one gorgeous room after another, we ooh-ed and ahh-ed over breathtakingly-gorgeous furniture and fabulous accessories in what was surely one of the most beautiful spaces in the entire upscale home furnishings market. It was a double thrill, because we’re proudly making faux fur throws for Lillian’s new line. 

Lillian August Collection & Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs 

With her own magazine, subtitled “Love How You Live” and with stores in downtown Manhattan, Los Angeles, Norwalk and Stamford, CT, Lillian designs for those who can afford the best. For the rest of us, it’s a real treat to have a chance to listen as this World class-designer shares her impeccable taste and offers tips for how we can love how we live.



Can’t make it to Saks on May 24? See beautiful things at:  LillianAugust.com 

Our Merchandising Director’s Luggage Experiment!

5 Apr

Ruth G. is our Merchandising Director here at Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs!  She recently took our 2-piece luggage set on a trip! Here is what she had to say:

I just had the opportunity to use our 2-piece luggage on a trip. I went from our Covington, Kentucky headquarters to Keystone, Colorado for our 2012 catalog photo shoot. I was so pleased with the performance of our luggage I had to take a minute to blog to you about it! I received so many compliments on the leopard pattern and shapes. From airline staff and stewardesses who see luggage every day, to strangers in the terminal and on the plane, people had to stop me and tell me they loved it! A real standout and easy to spot in baggage claim! The way it handled was FABULOUS! Both pieces moved and turned with such ease, the 360 wheels were smooth as air, the smaller piece was easy to lift into the overhead and fit perfectly. Handles were placed right where I needed them. Inside the straps and mesh covers kept everything I packed in order and unwrinkled!

Made my trip so much easier!

Hope you get a chance to try this luggage!

– Ruth G.



Do you watch Top Chef: Texas?

17 Jan

A recent segment of the Bravo TV show Top Chef:  Texas takes the competition to Austin, Texas.  The setting is a lavish and legendary hotel, The Driskill.  Built in 1886 and known for its columned lobby, marble floors and Texas hospitality, The Driskill personifies the most elite level of luxury.

As two of the contestants enter an opulent room at The Driskill, one of them exclaims   “Check out this fur!  How awesome does this feel?  Is it real or faux?”  Of course it was faux; it was a Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs Sable Faux Fur Throw!  How cool is THAT!  Used for the past few years in their premium rooms, a designer for The Driskill says our Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs  throws provide that unexpected element of tactile and visual pleasure.   

Signature Series Sable Faux Fur Throws

And if THAT ALONE didn’t make our night, in the same segment was the famous singer, Patti LaBelle, also with a Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs connection.  Appearing as a Top Chef  judge, it was a reminder of a few years back when the lovely Miss LaBelle walked out on the stage of a packed house at The Aronoff, Cincinnati’s performing arts theater, regal in her full-length Donna Salyers’ White Mink Fabulous-Fur.

Best Wishes,



Cover Story!

12 Jan

Wow – how wonderful to be the subject of a story in our local business publication, Northern Kentucky Magazine.  Excuse me, make that the COVER story!  Even nicer is the very positive slant writer Joy Kraft presents in the four-page piece found in the January, 2012 issue.  Just one thought:  wish I could ask for a do-over on the photos!  A telephoto lens situated a half-block away would have been much kinder to the photo subject.  When did I get so old!!? 

  January/February 2012

Anyhow – it was a lovely honor.  Click on the link below to read the inside scoop on building Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs



Donna Salyers

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