Johnson County fur store is closing after 38 years, selling coats ‘way below costs’

A longtime Kansas City area furrier — Ambience Furs — is closing, its owners told The Star.

After 38 years of selling coats made of lynx, mink, fox and sheared beaver, as well as other items, Phil and Connie Mag are ready to retire.

The store, at 4812 Rainbow Blvd. in Westwood, will close Dec. 29.

Its more than 200 pieces are selling for “way below costs,” attracting visitors from Omaha, Tulsa and other cities outside the KC metro, Phil said.

Ambience opened its first location in Prairie Village in 1985. In 1999, the business moved into its current space.

The fur store, calling itself “Kansas City’s Finest Furrier” on its website, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Few fur stores remain in the area. Alaskan Fur is located at 9029 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.