Furrier craft, the wild 60s, Helmut Lang & social responsibility

Liska, a family business, is one of Austria's oldest and most beautiful fur houses with in-house furriers. Founded in 1948, Liska celebrated its 70th anniversary and can look back on an eventful history. "In the 60s and 70s, our coats were in great demand," says Dr Robert Liska. His mother acted visionary at that time, buying cuts from the Parisian couturiers to bring the latest trends to Vienna for Austrian customers. Furs were the most sought after in the 80s. At that time, there were still thousands of furriers in Vienna; today, there are only two to three hundred.
Fur production does not necessarily have to be conservative. Robert Liska proved that 30 years ago when he designed biker jackets with Helmut Lang, which had monkey fur application. Later on, many projects followed with Austrian and international designer like Thang de Hoo, Thomas Kirchgrabner, Sophie Skach, Romain Brau, etc.

For those fashion interested Viennese and Vienna visitors, is the Graben - one of the most beautiful strolling and shopping streets in the city centre - right at the top of the to-do list. The Liska flagship store is since 2002 on the Graben; it is an unmissable fashion world on three floors. We show the Fur collections of the house, as well as international designer fashion, of course with the latest trend pieces.
Just don't forget which other attractions there are in the city centre of Vienna

"When my grandfather opened his first fur store about 70 years ago, selling fur pelts, he certainly could not have imagined that one day his company would move into one of the most beautiful shops on the Vienna Graben, run a shop in Salzburg or sell furs online. It would make him very proud. "Aron Liska


Can you feel tradition? How do you combine tradition and innovation?


  • In 1948, in the post-war years, Michael Liska founded his company in Vienna. In pure pioneering, he buys at international auctions such as in Toronto, Seattle or St. Petersburg, skins and supplies directly the specialized trade in Austria. In the following years, he opened a small workshop, which he permanently expanded.
  • In the 60s he buys a shop on the Hoher Markt.
  • In the 70s, Edith Liska brings for the first time international fur design to Vienna.
  • In 1975 the son Dr Robert Liska joined the family business. The company is expanding into the world-renowned house for luxury furs.
  • 1976 purchase of the store in Kärntner Straße 10
  • 1979 On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the company, Michael Liska, was the first to make a fashion show in die Viennese State Opera house, presenting Haute Fourrure with Dior Paris.
  • In 1981, the Liska family renovated a former tie production on the Graben to the LISKA fur workshop which later became LISKA am Graben
  • In 1983, architect Harry Glück redesigned the store on the Hoher Markt
  • In 2002, the opening of Liska am Graben - by architect Adolf Krischanitz. The collection includes now international fashion labels.
  • 2006 Aron Liska, 3rd generation, becomes part of the business
  • June 2012 the opening of the Store in Vienna Airport - Gate G
  • in October 2012 opening of a store at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Center Salzburg
  • 2013 Opening store at Vienna Airport Gate D
  • In 2017 opening of the store Alter Markt in Salzburg.




At the Hohe Markt is the headquarters, in which everything revolves around precious furs. "Fur Couture" - tailor-made pieces according to individual customer wishes - is offered here as well as exclusive creations of the "Haute Fourrure Linie. The unique feature is that the studio is designed as an open show studio. You can watch the furriers in their work and experience the complete manufacturing process - from creating the patterns, the cutting and the many individual steps to the finished model.

Fur remains the central theme this year on the catwalks in New York, Milan and London -, especially with classic models. SUSTAINABILITY is on everyone's lips, fresh models of goat, lamb, and Mongolian lambskins that blend in utterly with the forms of the retro look of the 1960s and 1970s — elegant fox and mink furs in the classic styles that are

Which fur comes from where?

From breeding and farms.
Mink, Fox, Nutria, Finnraccoon, Polecat, Chinchilla, Sable.
Countries of origin mainly Scandinavia, North America, Holland, Russia, Poland and Baltic countries. Share about 47 per cent.

From pasture and stable housing
Lamb, Zickel, Karakul (Persian), Kanin, veal.
Share about 38 per cent.

From the wild
From hunting and from Hege to the preservation of balanced animal stocks come muskrat, raccoon, coyote, opossum, nutria, red fox, Wildkanin, hamster, weasel, beaver, Feh, Luchskatze and sable. Share about 15 per cent.

Endangered species of the wild are protected by the Washington Convention (WA). Our furs are all equipped with a certificate that certifies origin and quality.

Made-to-Measure is essential to us. Made for you from carefully selected and sorted high-quality skins that we bought at the international fur auctions in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Seattle, St. Petersburg and Toronto.