As for the gloves, Oh, how I would love to show up at the doorstep of any woman in my family with a pair of these completely fun gloves on! They are definitely attention grabbers and always put a smile on people's faces. They are constructed perfectly, thick plastic lined with fabric, and solid stitching attaches the fur cuff. This product will last for years. I almost do not want to use them because they are so pretty. Remember there are no desperate housewives in Carolyn's kitchen!