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How to Extend the Life of Fur Coats in Denver

July 26, 2017

Fur coats can be expensive, so if you’re going to spend this much money on an item of clothing, it’s important to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Unfortunately, many people do not know how to take good care of their fur coats in Denver, and as a result, the fur does not hold up as well as it should. Get the most out of your investment by following these tips to extend the life of your fur:

Let the fur breathe.

It may seem like a good idea to keep your fur in a garment bag so it doesn’t brush up against other items in your closet. But, fur coats need to breathe, and they won’t be able to if they’re stuffed inside a plastic garment bag. Keep the fur coat out of a garment bag so it doesn’t dry out or begin to crack prematurely. Learn more about storing fur coats and caring for them.

Remove your coat when sitting.

Take your coat off before sitting, unless you only plan on sitting for a few moments. If you fail to remove your coat before taking a seat, your body weight may crush the fur underneath you. If you’re too cold to remove the coat or simply don’t have a place to store it, the least you should do is adjust your body weight every few minutes so the fur doesn’t become crushed.

Avoid perfumes and hair products.

Do you wear perfume or use hairspray? If you need to use these products, apply them before you put on your fur coat. The vast majority of perfumes and hairsprays contain alcohol, which can cause a great deal of damage to your fur coat. The alcohol will cause the hide of your fur coat to dry out, which can eventually lead to cracking. Plus, the oils from these products will sink deep into your fur and are impossible to remove. You may love the scent now, but it will slowly change over time and become unpleasant.

Choose the right hanger.

Don’t just grab any hanger within reach inside your closet when hanging up your fur coat. To preserve the shape of your coat, it’s important to choose the right hanger. Look for a hanger that is broad and sturdy so it will be able to hold the weight of a heavy fur coat. You should also find a hanger with some padding so it doesn’t damage the inside of your coat. Finally, do a test run by putting your coat on the hanger and hanging it up inside your closet. If the fur is brushing against the hanging rod in your closet, this means the hanger does not have a long enough neck.  

Looking for more advice on how to preserve your beautiful fur coats? Contact the professionals. Jonval is known as the go-to store for leather, fur, and shearling. Browse our eclectic collection of furs and leathers or stop by to have one of your fur or leather pieces cleaned, stored, or repaired. Contact us today to learn more about our services.