About Us

Lovers of fashion know that the ultimate challenge is to create a signature style all one’s own. For more than 75 years Furs by Russell Inc., formerly Joseph Palanker & Sons, Has been there to help their clients meet and exceed that desire. Russell and his design staff enable the customer to cultivate their individualism through the creation of their one of a kind, custom created fur garment, all backed by their exceptional customer service and support.

Russell Rizzo, President & CEO, started with the company at age 18. His first position with the company was working as the elevator boy! He continued on with the Palanker family learning every aspect of the business for the next 25 years. Finally, in the year 2000 at the age of 38, Russell became principal owner of Furs by Russell, Inc.

Russell has taken the reins of a long established company that has perservered in a local market were the number of competitors has fallen over the past few decades. Being able to keep with the changing times and styles, while catering to the customers needs, is why Russell has been so successful in the fur industry and why Furs by Russell, Inc. has grown to a world class, renowned institution.

Most remarkably is that in this age of high volume, mass produced goods, Furs by Russell Inc. proudly is the only Northeast furrier outside New York City to still design and hand create fur garments and accessories. Many of the craftsmen and women Russell employs have old world roots and have been designing and creating fur products for almost 40 years.

Furs by Russell Inc., located in the Snyder Pointe Plaza specializes in Fur, Leather, Shearling, Specialty Outerwear and Accessories for Men and Women. Their on premise climate controlled storage facility is the largest in the area capable of storing up to 10,000 garments per year. Furs by Russell Inc. also expertly cleans and glazes your garments as well as any repair or restyling needs.