KUSA - That faux fur collar on your jacket may actually be made from the real fur of animals.
It depends on where you purchased it.
Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission said Neiman Marcus, and two other lesser known retailers, misled customers by marketing some merchandise as being "trimmed with fake fur," when real fur was used in some items.
9NEWS reached out to the luxury retailer Tuesday.
A representative from the Neiman Marcus location at Cherry Creek Mall in Denver told 9NEWS she was unaware of the matter.
Neiman Marcus spokesperson Ginger Reeder, who works out of the luxury retailer's Dallas headquarter office, would not answer any questions about whether the company has sold products with real animal fur that were marketed as "faux fur."
Instead, Reeder offered the following statement by email:
The Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) is dedicated to providing complete and accurate information to our customers. To this end, we maintain a robust program to comply with all laws and regulations intended to protect consumers, which is as good as or better than any program in the industry.
Under the agreement we have signed with the Federal Trade Commission, NMG has committed to identify correctly and promote accurately the fur and faux fur products offered in our catalogs and on our websites.
Neiman Marcus will continue to work closely with our vendors and the FTC to provide the transparent and accurate product information that our customers expect and deserve.
If Neiman Marcus decides to answer specific questions about the matter, the company's responses will be posted here.
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