York Story

Lamb and Chinchilla Jacket

A Luxe Legacy . . . Celebrating 93 Years in Fashion

As Chicagoland’s favorite purveyor of gorgeous furs, stylish fine outerwear and unique accessories since 1931, York Furrier perfectly blends trend and tradition to create the store’s extensive selection. For men and women, the 2023 York Collection features innovative Designer Creations, classically inspired York Signature Styles, or the opportunity to work with the York Design Team to create a custom-made York Exceptional Exclusive. Hats to full length coats, the York Collection features perfect pieces for every budget and lifestyle.

Spanning three generations of family ownership, and an astounding nine decades in business, York Furrier takes great pride in not resting on past laurels. Instead, this award-winning industry icon insists on continually providing the store’s jaw-dropping list of cherished clients with the utmost in both stylish outlooks and superb professional, on-site services for furs and fine outerwear: storage, cleaning, repairs, restyling and even repurposing of older fur garments (all store labels are welcome). Attention to detail and personalized care are instrumental to York Furrier’s long-term success.

Conveniently located in the Elmhurst City Centre in the same location since 1931, and with a product-packed e-commerce website, www.YorkFur.com, York Furrier carries a plethora of pelt offerings. For every season, the York Collection encompasses a global influence sourced by the husband and wife duo at York Furrier’s helm, John and Kathy Rezny. From runways to designer studios, and via the store’s own on-site shop, the couple curates an eclectic mix of versatile furs (fox vests, sheared beaver jackets, sheared minks that reverse to rainwear, sable, lynx, chinchilla, and mink coats), fine outerwear (cashmeres, leathers, shearlings, alpaca, down, and skiwear) along with an array of accessories (fur scarves, hats, gloves, belts, handbags, and clutches). And, for those who prefer to be one-of-a-kind, the York Design Team works with clients from conception to completion to create a custom, made-to-measure, one-of-a-kind fur garment.

As a community member since 1931, York Furrier contributes time and resources to a long list of local organizations. Philanthropic endeavors include: providing donations to benefits, hosting in-store charitable fund raisers, and participation in fashion shows and gala events. From accessory items to shopping sprees, York Furrier partners with hundreds of charity groups each year, including: the Alzheimer’s Association, Elmhurst Panhellenic, Catholic Charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Infant Welfare Society, Concussion Legacy Foundation, Barrington Junior Women’s Club, Montini Catholic High School, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Haymarket Center, Blessings in a Backpack, and National Alliance on Mental Illness.

And, to ensure that the fur industry and the family business will continue through the decades, York Furrier initiated a program called, FUR . . . The Future, which mentors student fur designers throughout the Chicagoland area. The York Furrier Staff and Design Team provide assistance to students from local college design programs. They assist winners of the national Fur Information Council of America’s ReMix student design competition and help take design sketches through the pattern making and manufacturing process to complete their fur garment. Many students and their fur garments have continued on to represent the U.S.A. at the global competition hosted by the International Fur Federation in Milan, Italy.

As York Furrier celebrates its 92nd Anniversary, in the 2023 season, the Reznys and the York Furrier Staff would like the community to know how much they appreciate the continued support of loyal clients who travel from throughout Chicagoland – Lake Geneva to Joliet, Chicago to Saint Charles, and beyond Illinois and the Midwest borders to shop for and service their furs and fine outerwear at York Furrier in the Elmhurst City Centre. With the 100 year anniversary in the not so distant future, every member of the York Furrier Staff will strive to always exceed client expectations for both product and service offerings. And all at York Furrier look forward to assisting you with your fur, fine outerwear, and accessory needs!

York Furrier, Inc.
Exceptional Furs & Fine Outerwear since 1931

Elmhurst City Centre
107 North York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126