Pologeorgis, a new pop-up store that had a soft opening on black Friday last week, sells luxury furs.
Known in Manhattan for their tradition of quality and craftsmanship, they are eager to test the market in Greenwich, especially with holiday shopping under way.
Operating in the space formerly occupied by Saint Clair Stationers, Pologeorgis offers a mix of men’s and women’s fur, fur lined and shearling outerwear.
There is also a line of home décor including fur throw blankets and pillows.
There are accessories including slippers, hats, earmuffs and even fur hand sanitizer keychains for holiday gift-giving.
Many of the items are considered investment pieces. Of course, wearing real fur is a choice, but some of the items are made from repurposed fur.
There are both recycled furs and upcycled shearling items. The idea is to be as sustainable and ethical as possible.
With Pologeorgis in its 60th year, Nick Pologeorgis said his father started the business in New York City when he immigrated to the US from Crete.
The real fur and shearling apparel is made by hand. All the linings are hand sewn.
“Our products are sustainable and we are proud that we have a factory in New York City,” said Jenny Roberts, adding that the company employees about 20 people who hand sew linings by hand.
“Not that many people know how to do it,” she added. “The women who sew the linings are from Mexico, South America and Puerto Rico. The craftsmen who make the garments are mostly from Greece.”