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What to Do With Your Vintage Fur Coats

July 18, 2018

If you are a Denver gal who as have been lucky enough to be the recipient of one or more vintage fur coats, you probably feel a mix of excitement and confusion. After all, the word vintage also implies that the fur coat may well be out of date. Even if the fur brings back memories because it belonged to a beloved family member, your inner stylish self probably doesn’t want to be seen in a coat that isn’t fashionable—regardless of the memories it evokes.
The good news is that you don’t have to relinquish this vintage beauty to a permanent spot in your closet (although when you do store, don’t miss this blog post on how to store it correctly: Tips for Storing Your Fur Coat from Denver’s Fur Coat Store). Give us a call and we can restyle your vintage coat into something that you will be proud to wear today. Here are just some of the ways we can transform your fur.

Make Fur Accessories

Just because a fur started out as a coat doesn’t mean it has to stay as a coat. We can turn a vintage fur into several different pieces, such as a hat, scarf, or handbag.

Shorten the Coat

If your vintage fur is long, sometimes just shortening it can bring it up to date. (You can also use the portion of the coat that is removed to create some of the accessories we just mentioned!)

Take Off the Sleeves

Remove the sleeves from vintage fur coat and you have a brand-new trendy vest. Another idea is to turn the coat into a shawl.

Think About Sheering

Most fur coats can be cut back to give the fur an entirely new look. Removing the long fur and leaving only the soft under layer can create a much more appealing look; the new piece will also be a lighter garment, so you can get more use out of it during cool weather rather than just frigid days.

Take Apart the Entire Coat

Depending on the style and size of your vintage fur, it might be possible to take it apart completely and create an entire new piece from the pieces of fur. You can create an entirely new piece for your wardrobe this way.
Regardless of how you end up remaking your vintage fur, make sure you know how to take care of it. Here’s an article that tells you exactly that: How to Care for Natural Fur Coats.

Do you have a vintage fur you would like to transform? Jonval Leathers and Furs can help! We can provide the care and detail you are looking for to create a new piece from an old one. When you are ready to repurpose your fur, let us help. We also have a large selection of leathers, furs, shearlings, and accessories for you to incorporate into your day-to-day wardrobe. We are located at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver. We look forward to seeing you!