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Carrying on the Tradition

Silverman Furs represents three generations of furriers in Newport News, serving all of Hampton Roads and visitors from many states away. In the spirit of our founder, and my late father Sam (everyone called him “Nubby”), we believe in making our customers comfortable. That’s what luxury is all about.

Wearing a fur, fine leather, fur-trimmed coat or a fur sweater is about more than merely staying warm. It’s about style and grace. And that is how you, as a customer, will be treated at Silverman Furs. It was Sam’s way. It’s our name. Silverman Furs.

"It’s not a business where people just come in and say ‘I’ll take that.’ You work with them and talk with them. You try to make everyone feel comfortable."

— Louis Silverman

Jason Silverman

Now my son Jason carries on that tradition. He joined the business in 1992, the same year my father passed away. Together, we strive to live up to the standards of service and style our customers have come to associate with the Silverman name.

Juergen Seifert

Our master furrier, Juergen Seifert, has over 40 years experience and represents the fourth generation in his family of fine furriers. He has been with us since 1985 and continues to astound us with his custom work, alterations and restyling.

Shirley Majteka

Shirley Majteka

Shirley Majteka has been our secretary since the mid 1980’s.

Bich Vopan

Bich Vophan

Bich Vophan has also been with us since the 1980’s as our seamstress.