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Neiman's, Bergdorf's in Hot Water Over "Cava" Fur



    Neiman's, Bergdorf's in Hot Water Over "Cava" Fur

    WWD reports that The Humane Society has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman for advertising and/or mislabeling Manolo Blahnik boots made with cava fur and natural ocelot fur. The big problem? Ocelot's an endangered species (read: not for boots) and apparently there's no such thing as cava fur.

    Before passing judgment, however, the whole affair seems confusing -- a Neiman Marcus Group spokesperson could not comment, and the last time the corporation was investigated in 2007 (for labeling domestic dog fur as faux -- um, yikes), the FTC ruled against any necessary action, whatever that means. 

    UPDATE: A Neiman Marcus spokesperson has released the following statement: "We made a mistake, as we do from time to time, and it's ocelot-printed goat, basically," said Ginger Reeder, VP of Corporate Communications for Neiman Marcus.