Blue Duck has been a staple of the New York City Fashion District for over 25 years.
Founded in 1989, our outerwear is the product Blue Duck CEO and Founder Barry Novick’s 40+ years in the fashion and fur industries. A Chicago native, Barry grew up in the infamously windy and cold conditions of the city and dedicated his life to perfecting the science of creating a warm coat with designer appeal.
Today, Blue Duck’ garments are available in some of the most well-known department stores up and down Fashion Avenue and across the country. Blue Duck grew to be the largest manufacturer and wholesaler of shearling outerwear by producing sensibly priced quality garments that look great and fit great.
Using that same philosophy, we’ve expanded our collections to include ready-to-wear fur vests, fur-trimmed jackets, and exclusive luxury outerwear.
Most of Blue Duck's coats and jackets are produced in our very own New York factories, allowing us to keep a close eye on every step of the manufacturing process. We put the same careful attention into every single garment we sell, even imported items.
Our one-of-a-kind pieces are inspired by Barry’s world travels. From sourcing quality furs and shearlings to implementing the influence of international fashion, you can be sure that each Blue Duck coat is the made from the best of what the world has to offer.
As we Barry likes to say,
“We do well by
making customers happy”
That’s been our motto for the last three decades, and it’ll be our motto for the next three.
Blue Duck Shearling was founded in the heart of the Garment District. Our first collection was Americana-inspired women’s outerwear - leather and wool American Indian blanket jackets.
Blue Duck starts producing their signature shearling coats and introduces their men’s collection.
Blue Duck realizes Spanish Merino Skins are of far superior quality and begins using them exclusively for shearling production. Blue Duck trademarks “Micro-Shear Shearling Warmth without the Weight.”
Blue Duck adds two additional manufacturing facilities in New York City to supplement production from their main manufacturing center in Brooklyn. Blueduck becomes the largest producer and wholesaler of fine shearlings in the USA.
BlueDuck adds novelty furs and fur-lined storm coats to its collection. With an expanded product line, BlueDuck quickly becomes a major brand name in fine retailers across America and Canada.
BlueDuck jumps on the bandwagon and becomes an important supplier of high-quality fur-lined and fur-trimmed down coats and jackets.