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Four tips to store your Denver fur coat for the summer

May 19, 2020

If you own the perfect fur coat you may be wondering - what should I do with it when I’m not wearing it? Storage of fur coats, particularly during the summer, can be tricky. It’s important to protect your coat - afterall it is an investment! The real fur coat is regal, plush, but ultimately susceptible to pests and daily wear and tear. To help you store your fur coat, we’ve compiled our X tips. But remember, you are always welcome to come to the Denver fur coat experts at Jonval if you need more help!

Climate Control
While the climate doesn’t have to be perfect, if you want your fur coat to last you need to do your best to make sure it is stored in the proper environment. Heat and humidity can dry your coat out, therefore you want to store your coat at a  comfortable 40 degrees Fahrenheit - preferably with low humidity. There are fur vaults that you can purchase that helps you to achieve this, but if you don’t have a fur vault - here is our recommendation. The coat should be stored in a cool, dry, and dark area. Avoid placing the fur coat near a heat vent - or a window. We recommend that you choose a spacious closet, one with plenty of room.

Do NOT use a plastic bag to store your fur coat. Plastic bags cut off air circulation, and doesn’t give your fur coat the room it needs to breathe. Not only this, but the bag itself can cause the hairs on your fur coat to split and even break. Instead of a plastic cover, opt for a cotton cover. Cotton covers give your fur coat the room it needs to breathe, shields the coat from dust, and helps to keep the coat protected from any insects that might be roaming your home.

This one might surprise you, but air circulation is good for a fur coat.You need to give your coat room to breathe in the closet - keeping mold and mildew at bay! If your ideal closet is already a little cramped, try freeing up some space or storing your coat in a different closet.

While you do want your fur coat to breathe, you don’t want it to become damp. Keeping your fur dry is essential to its health and longevity. If your fur coat does become dry, take some time to shake it out and let it dry. If the problem is bigger than you can handle, such as a soaked fur coat, take it to your local experts for some assistance.

Jonval Leather & Fur understands how quickly and severely Colorado’s hot, dry summer weather can damage delicate furs. A stiff, brittle, dried-out pelt oftentimes cannot be restored, so careful preservation is the best way to care for fur garments. Jonval’s fur vault is temperature and humidity controlled for proper fur storage. Call (720) 377-1555 to inquire about cleaning, conditioning, and storing your valuable leathers and furs over the hot summer months.