I had purchased a few throws this yr to help cut down on utility bills. When I opened the box this came in my mum was over for a visit. She gasped when I told her I'd bought it for her. She said, 'NO." Like everyone else she is anti-fur. I had to show her the label before she believed me. She has seen real mink before. I have not. Given her reaction and my naivete' I have to say it looks REAL. But guilt free as it is not real. I wound up keeping it because she preferred the other faux fur by another designer on your site. SO while it is a bit small it is nice for those real chilly days and nights. Great reproduction. May buy the larger one at another time.