By Maredith Lane Ferguson


Yudofsky Fur & Leather, now open at The Summit, features Kentucky’s largest selection of fine fur, leather, shearling and cashmere garments. Founded in Louisville and in business for more than 90 years, Yudofsky is one of the country’s finest fur retailers, offering an in-house master furrier.

Owner Lior Yaron says he expanded to the Lexington market due to “the growing demand from Lexington customers, seeking not only quality, fashion-forward outerwear but also services such as storage, repairs and restyles.”

Yudofsky also offers monograming, appraisals, cleaning, glazing, conditioning, repairs and storage services. They recommend annual professional cleaning and off-season storage, both of which are important and inexpensive ways to ensure and prolong the life of the fur. Their custom-built vault is temperature, humidity and light controlled to ensure the best possible storage conditions.

So what is the secret to growing a 90-year-old business? “Yudofsky is an old name in the Kentucky area,” Yaron explained. “The reputation, along with a knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service, is what the community has entrusted, supported and appreciated for over 90 years.”

The modern showroom at The Summit, custom designed by Burnworth Design and Jarboe Construction, makes for an incredible shopping experience. “We recognize that in the luxury industry of a unique trade, customer interaction with products, touch and feel, as well as personalized experience, are more relevant today than ever before,” said Yaron.

Even if fur isn’t your thing, there are beautiful non-fur items in store, including high-end dresses, leather goods, coats and accessories. When you’re shopping for your next Keeneland dress, wedding season outfit or a great look for any other special occasion, stop by Yudofsky Fur & Leather. The store is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.

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