The Kriegsmans have been furriers since the 1870's when the family was living in Austria. About a century ago, family members immigrated to the United States. In 1928, Max and A.M. Kriegsman founded the Greensboro store. In addition to storing furs, they repair and custom design products. The fur industry has changed significantly from back in the day when it was harder to find warmth on a cold winter day and when wearing fur was a sign of financial status. Even middle class women wanted a touch of fur on a coat. The Kriegsman's work hard to keep their business contemporary and use materials like cashmere that appeal to people who might not wear fur. As businesses change over the decades and centuries, it is harder to find people truly connected to their craft; where, a product is taken from concept to completion through the craftsmanship of a single person or store. Kriegsmans is that kind of store. It is located on Cornwallis Drive at Cornwallis Court.
We think their family and their family's story would be a good one to be featured in a local magazine or newspaper. Today is ABC Wednesday and for our ABC local series, K is for Kriegsman. (Notice in the sign above that K is for Kaplan D.D.S., too)!