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463 Seventh Avenue
New York , NY 10018
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founded by

Joseph Breitman

belongs to

Gilles Mendel


J. Mendel spans a history of five generations, beginning in 1870 with Joseph Breitman, furrier to the Russian aristocracy. Breitman founded a small family company to service an elite clientele, established on the premises of extraordinary luxury, exceptional quality, and unparalleled style. While today there are boutiques worldwide, J. Mendel remains a company focused on the original founding principles. In 1981, fifth generation Gilles Mendel came to the helm as designer and CEO. Continuing in the couture tradition of the house, Gilles Mendel has brought the company to another level with his innovative design and creative musings on the fabrications of fur. His unique use of fur as fabric - along with the creation of a ready-to-wear collection - marks the tremendous growth of J. Mendel from luxury furrier to full-fledged fashion house. The house is broadening its presence with landmark boutiques located in New York, Washington DC, Chicago and London, as well as select Neiman Marcus locations in the United States. In addition to the original Paris boutique, J. Mendel has established an international presence in Hong Kong, Moscow, Kiev and Istanbul. J. Mendel continues its commitment to timeless elegance and luxury, securing its niche not only as distinguished furrier but also as consummate fashion house.

Who Wears It

Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Mischa Barton, Hillary Duff, Brittany Murphy, Jessica Simpson, Eva Mendez, Kate Hudson, Demi Moore, Ivanka Trump, Dr. Lisa Airan,

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