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Upcycling your Denver fur coat

July 20, 2020

Your Denver fur coat is a timeless, luxurious statement piece that, when properly cared for, can last for decades. In fact, the fur coats longevity is one of the many reasons why people love them. However, with an almost 60-year shelf life, you may be wondering, “How can I upcycle my fur coat?” Whether your tastes have changed, you want an updated look, or are just searching for something new, upcycling your fur coat is a fun way to make a change! Listed below are some of our favorite options for you to explore.

Update with alterations
Alterations are a wonderful way to change and customize your Denver fur coat! This is a great option for pieces that have been properly cared for and have linings that allow alteration (this can be easily determined by the experts at Jonval). Maybe you are looking to modernize your garment; an excellent and easy option is shortening its length. You could also consider tailoring the shoulders, changing the sleeve shape, or even turning your fur coat into a funky vest.

No longer care for your furs color or length? A fantastic thing about fur is it can be dyed and trimmed (by experts, of course) to dramatically change its appearance. If altering the fur is not an option, you may be able to turn your beloved coat into a cozy coat lining! You could also add fur pieces to your favorite non-fur coat. Repurposing your fur coat into a beautiful collar, sleeve flourish, or trim could be just the change you are looking for
Think outside the Coat
If your fur coat has seen some better days, it may not be the best candidate for alterations. Do not fret! One amazing thing about fur is its versatile nature. In fact, you might be surprised at all the unconventional upcycle opportunities there are. A great option to consider is repurposing your fur coat into a fabulous home accessory like a luxurious blanket or throw. Want to add more style and comfort to your ride? Transform your worn fur into the ultimate seat covers.

If your fur piece is not quite large enough to transform into a blanket or seat cover, consider converting your fur into a beautiful accessory like cozy, fur-lined gloves or a plush scarf. Winters in Denver can get very cold, brave them in style with an upcycled hat or comfy earmuffs. You can even transform your former fur into less traditional pieces like earrings, bracelets, or an adorable teddy bear!

If you are interested in upcycling a fur coat or looking to purchase the perfect Denver fur coat, come visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue to view our amazing selection of fur and leather. Did you know we also offer fur and leather storage during these hot summer months? Jonval’s fur vault is temperature and humidity controlled to ensure the best care of your treasured pieces. Call us at (720) 377-1555 to learn more about all of our fur, leather, and shearling services.