The Christie Brothers story begins nearly 150 years ago in Kastoria, Greece, where Christos Papachristou, a Greek Orthodox priest with a growing family, sought out the fur trade to supplement his income, moonlighting as a furrier in the fashion capitals of Europe. Over the decades, his sideline became a thriving family-owned enterprise, and in 1943, Christos’ great grandchildren established the luxury fashion brand Christie Brothers in New York City.
From the start, the hallmarks of Christie Brothers have remained constant: integrity in design, dedication to the utmost quality and unsurpassed service to our loyal customers. These attributes have earned us a leadership role in superb luxury furs as well as numerous accolades from our peers and the fashion press.
In 2002, Christie Brothers became a part of the NewMont Group, another family-owned fur business originally based in Montreal, respected as a manufacturer and supplier of furs to many of the most prestigious retailers in the world, as well as for creating design fur collections
for such renowned fashion icons as Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera and Norman Ambrose, among many others. Now under the leadership of Claudia and Marvin Yarrow, Christie Brothers has grown into the largest manufacturer-operated retail furrier in New York, offering private clients one of the country’s most extensive collections of fashion furs, along with custom designs and other specialized services.