New York Fur Industry Caught in Activists’ Crosshairs

BARUCH COLLEGE–One wall of the long and narrow Viktoria Stass Boutique in Manhattan’s Garment District is lined with luxurious fur coats in black, rich browns and some dyed purple or green. The other wall is adorned with fur-trimmed hats, scarves and purses.

Designer Viktoria Stass, 49, who owns the boutique with her husband Chris Tsapouris, surveyed her inventory during a recent interview and expressed concern for the future of her business because the City Council is considering banning all fur sales in New York City.