Gorgeous Creatures is New Zealand’s leading specialist retailer in beautiful quality cowhide rugs, premium possum fur throws & blankets, and other animal skin and leather home decor accessories such as cowhide ottomans, calf skins and sheep skins.
Gorgeous Creatures is a quality-driven, New Zealand-owned and operated business that has been trading at the very top end of this specialist niche leather market since 2004.
Our mission at Gorgeous Creatures is to present to you an extensive range of the very best-quality cow skin rugs, possum fur products such as possum fur throws and blankets, cowhide, leather or fabric ottomans and footstools, sheep skins and merino possum knitwear accessories in one handy central-city Auckland location with a wonderful e-commerce website and supported by excellent customer service.
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Ensuring fabulous quality leather products
Excellence is the distinguishing feature that puts Gorgeous Creatures head and shoulders above other cowhide rug or possum fur throw sellers in the market.
Our cow hide rug stock is hand-selected at carefully chosen supplier tanneries by professionals who are trained in exacting quality procedures. They turn through hundreds of hides and skins for us - one by one - and select only the cowhide stars in accordance with our strict selection criteria.
Our insistence on only buying export quality cow hides means our selectors’ painstaking search can take several weeks to complete. This meticulous screening process results in us buying only from the top five to ten per cent of premium cow hides.
And then we can also make the most beautiful cow skin stitched rugs and amazing cowhide ottomans from our cowhide rugs or we can use quality Italian top grain leather or beautiful upholstery fabrics for ottomans, the choices are endless.
Why do we opt for such high standards of excellence for our products?Because we are committed to ensuring that your purchase from Gorgeous Creatures is an investment in quality – lasting quality that will bring you pleasure for many years to come.
We know that poor quality hides will quickly bring disappointment and, because of this, we choose to leave the bulk buying of cheap hides found in local markets to others: bald patches and curling at the edges are just two of the unsightly consequences of low-grade hides. The former head of the Gucci business empire, Aldo Gucci, sums up perfectly the concept of ‘buying cheap’: “The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory”. We agree.
Giving you the best interior decor serviceWhen buying from Gorgeous Creatures, you will enjoy the benefits of our knowledge and experience, and you have our promise that you will receive all the pre-sale advice and after-sales service you need to feel confident in your purchase.
Our showroom manager and product designer is Kirsty Mason, who has worked in the business since its establishment almost 10 years ago. She is your main contact for enquiries and sales. With an extensive background in retail sales and customer service including a part time role as an Intimo consultant, Kirsty is accomplished in i nterior decoration, fabric selection and furniture production.
Most importantly for you, after sourcing our cow hides for more than nine years, she has an extensive knowledge of the entire Gorgeous Creatures product range and intricate knowledge about the animal hides and skins and possum furs that she sells as well as the custom made products like cowhide ottomans and footstools.
Ask her advice on the best products for your purpose and interior décor, and you are ensured of an excellent customer experience.
Photograph to left by Anil Dumasia from xybrands
All of our leather goods are derived from renewable resources and are humanely produced. The cowhides, calf hides and sheep skins are a bi-product of animals that have been farmed for food.