Woman claims tailor misplace expensive mink pieces that belonged to her

Woman wants the pieces of mink leftover after her coat was resized
December 18, 2013 5:07:54 PM PST
A Houston woman is furious after she got her $16,000 mink coat for a dramatic alteration and didn't receive the scrap pieces back from the tailor.

"This is the epitome of quality," said Lucille Ozan, 68. "That's a lot of money. You just don't blow that off."

Ozan paid about $1,800 for the rush alteration. Ozan said the mink coat was taken-in from a size 26 to a size 18 after she lost more than 50 pounds. Her receipt states that she wanted every piece of scrap returned. So far, she's only received two three foot pieces.

"She should have two, four-inch cuffs, one for each arm, of course, and she should have about five to six inches off the hem. Plus, the scraps from miscellaneous parts of the coat," said Sakowitz Furs manager JR Gronauer,

Gronauer said the incident is a small oversight. He's been working with the New York tailor who completed the alteration to get the scrap mink pieces back.

"He said, they found it, they found it," said Ozan. "And they're sending it to you."

Ozan told Eyewitness News the incident landed her in the hospital. She said her blood pressure last weekend spiked and wouldn't come down.

Gronauer said the missing mink scraps should be delivered to Sakowitz on Thursday. He said if there are still pieces missing, he will make it up to Mrs. Lucille.

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