Of course, a classic mink coat is essential in any wardrobe. The mink coats are timeless, ageless, elegant and sophisticated, they can dress you for that special evening and keep you warm in those Moscow cold winter nights. Mink with its original colour and properties are more valuable, more expensive, and the females tends to be considered more luxurious as the hair is softer. But I find this a bit silly as it depends of what you are looking for and want that you could go for a type of mink or other.
Dyed mink is cheaper... but much more fun! You can find absolutely crazy pieces of mink, perfect for that young and irreverent crowd that cannot wait to wear fur in their teens or twenties! Maybe you have that long dress in a coral colour and you cannot wait for a warm night to wear it, get a bright pink mink short jacket and you will leave everybody with their mouth open!
Mink is heavier than other furs like sable or lynx but not to the point if being uncomfortable. In fact, its consistency gives mink great movement. It is very important to get the right size when buying mink as a good chosen mink coat must wrap you and cannot look tight anywhere, otherwise you will lose all the beauty of its natural hang!