The Legacy

Established in 1889, Mano Swartz stands as America's preeminent name in luxury fur. With over 130 years of history, the brand has become synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. This legacy of excellence finds its roots in the remarkable journey of its founder, a young Hungarian forester with a pioneering spirit who sought a brighter future in the land of opportunity.

The Journey Begins

More than a century ago, a spirited Hungarian forester embarked on a quest for a better life in the promising shores of America. His early years were marked by a series of audacious entrepreneurial ventures. Mano Swartz’s adventurous spirit and tireless pursuit of success laid the foundation for what would become a storied legacy in the world of luxury fur and a name synonymous with enduring excellence.

A Twist of Fate

In the midst of Mano’s many enterprising endeavors, fate intervened. He left the rugged landscapes of the West and found his way to the bustling streets of New York, where he rediscovered his affinity for working with animals, particularly in the realm of fur.

The Next Chapter

In Baltimore, the original Mano Swartz found not only a new home but also love, as he married Diana Saks, a member of the esteemed Saks Fifth Avenue family. Together, they forged a legacy that would transcend generations. With their combined vision, they established the world-renowned Mano Swartz Furrier, an institution that would become a cornerstone of the fur industry for four successive generations.

Equity, Equality & Future Generations

In the 60’s Mano Swartz’s son Jimmie, assumed control of the business and revolutionized both the industry at large and retail culture locally in Baltimore by being the very first merchant to integrate, by selling to African American customers. In the same spirit of his father, Jimmie had a passion for entrepreneurship. With his magnetic personality and keen sense of discerning character, Jimmie was able to usher in extraordinary growth for the company by developing an impressive diversified portfolio of businesses. He also developed a set of principles and organized  a network of industry partners which remain a cornerstone of the business practices to this day.

Enduring Excellence

Today, Mano Swartz stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of entrepreneurship and the pursuit of excellence. Over the decades, the brand has evolved, adapting to changing times and tastes, yet always maintaining its unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and quality. The expertise honed over generations continues to be at the heart of every creation, ensuring that each piece carries with it a legacy of unparalleled artistry.

The journey of Mano Swartz is a saga of ambition, resilience, and unwavering dedication to the art of fur. From the daring pursuits of its founder to the enduring commitment to excellence, this legacy remains an integral part of the American luxury landscape. More than a name, Mano Swartz represents a heritage of craftsmanship that spans over a century, a heritage that continues to inspire and captivate connoisseurs of fine fur worldwide.