Founded in 2016, Chasseur was born of a love of exquisite, timeless style. We are passionate about purity of form and the marriage of form and function. Our fur designs are elegant and sophisticated, reflecting a keen understanding of how our clients live their lives. Exquisite, enduring quality shouldn’t hide on a shelf, but be part of our everyday lives.
Our vintage collection is guided by these same principles. Here you will find pieces that are truly the best in each métier, sourced from around the world. From a 1960s Hermès pochette in pristine condition, or a simple Austrian crystal brooch from the 1940s that is as sparkling today as it was when it was created decades ago. These items tell a story, and will continue to do so for a lifetime to come.
Sometimes inspiration comes in the most unlikely of places. Raising a family in London, I spent winter school holidays skiing with family and friends in Europe, attempting to keep track of mittens and poles with military precision while hoping to sneak in a few runs off piste. It was there that I became enchanted by the grand European tradition of style with purpose and in particular, the comfort, warmth and everyday glamour of fur.
Upon returning to the States, I designed a classic fur vest to keep me warm on the slopes and hopefully chic après ski. That vest led to more designs and eager requests from clients for custom pieces. For some, it is timeless simplicity fit for a ballgown, for others it is a field vest tailored for bird shooting, and for others it is a reversible that takes them elegantly from rainstorm to boardroom to closing dinner.
Our pieces are designed to be useful and serve many purposes. Each one is unique and made by hand in our New York workroom with an intense attention to detail, using the time-honored traditions of true craftsmanship.
From these early efforts, Chasseur was created… a small, woman-owned, luxury business, handcrafting fur garments with love in New York City. The unique nature of each piece means that Chasseur’s capacity is limited, and the collaborative design process for my clients is nearly as much fun as the joy of wearing the final product.