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Magnificent furs

The February 22 1923 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this ad for furs:

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Just for fun, I decided to use the Bank of Canada’s inflation calculator to determine what some of these prices would be in 2019 dollars.

  • The featured Hudson Seal Coats, which were $295 in 1923, would cost $4294.95 today.
  • The special Persian Lamb Coats that were $199 would now be $2897.27.
  • And the Royal Wrap of finest Mink, which was $2250 back in the day, would now be $32,758.06. That’s a whole lot of moolah.

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