As a second generation furrier I had the pleasure of sharing with Jane my skills. Jane’s work is a testament to her sheer determination to create from scratch a body of work that exemplifies excellence in design and making. Mooneys are proud to be associated with Jane and I hope our collaboration continues for many years.  

- Max Wilson - Master Furrier - Mooneys Furriers

I commissioned Lapin to design a bespoke coat for me as I was spending family Christmas in Glasgow. My trip also involved Berlin, London, Paris, Chamonix, Zurich and Arosa. It’s fair to say it was tested in some pretty extreme Northern-Hemisphere winter conditions. The coat was incredibly warm, with a black rabbit fur back panel and cashmere/wool composition. It was effortlessly stylish and also practical for train travel. Many people admired it and asked where it had come from, including some specialty boutiques in Paris and Berlin. These were genuine compliments and deserved ones because I’m sure you can imagine how gorgeous some of the coats in those two cities are! I feel really grateful to Jane at Lapin for such personalised service and beautiful design with exquisite tailoring.  

- Cathie Davis, Wanaka, NZ

I love my coat and shall treasure wearing it. It was much admired by friends at the orchestra. I lost count of the number of compilments I received and many asked where I had got it. A man even wanted it! I felt wonderful wearing it and it has taken on a real life of its own. I am excited to have it in my wardrobe although it is very much on display.  

Christine Ogilvy, Dunedin, NZ

As a big birthday was approaching my family wanted to know what they could get me as a gift. Already very blessed in life I found it extremely difficult to think of something.

After watching Jane Avery on television promoting her amazing work I knew instantly this was the perfect item. Supporting New Zealand made, Quality New Zealand product, made to order, a use of the pest rabbits that hinder our precious farmland and all resulting in an extremely fashionable coat.

Jane was absolutely amazing to deal with, communication was easy and frequent and it was evident she takes extreme pride in her work. Delivery of samples and end product was exceptionally quick. The workmanship and quality of my heirloom coat is absolutely second to none. I could not recommend her highly enough.

Thank you so much Jane for your dedication and passion in your work. I absolutely love my coat and the fit is perfect!

- Sheralee Buchanan, Te Kuiti, NZ