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Winter care tips for your Denver fur coat

October 29, 2020

Whether you have owned a Denver fur coat for years or recently purchased one, you may not be aware of how to properly care for it. Understanding how to maintain your fur coat is key in keeping it looking its best this season and for years to come. Because of this, we have rounded up a few of our favorite tips and tricks to take the best care of your beloved fur. From things to avoid to how to store, the experts at Jonval Leather and Fur have you covered with this quick guide to fur maintenance.

Hang properly

Like your Denver leather jacket, fur coats need specialized hangers to keep their shape. Opting for a wide, durable padded hanger with a longer neck that prevents the coat's delicate collar from pressing against the rod. Because your fur is highly susceptible to dust, be sure to place it in a 100-percent cotton bag when not in use. Unlike plastic bags, cotton allows your fur to breath and prevents the pelt from drying out and potentially cracking. Since winter weather can bring with it snow and rain showers, always be on the lookout for trapped moisture. If your coat becomes damp, lightly shake out as much of the moisture as possible and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated area.
Be aware of potential hazards

When wearing your fabulous fur, be mindful of accessories, make-up, and perfumes. Heavy necklaces, thick-strapped purses, and broaches can mat your fur- potentially creating bald spots. Try avoiding these accessories or wearing against your clothing, underneath your coat. If possible, avoid applying hair spray while wearing your fur, as the alcohol can penetrate the pelt and cause drying. Perfumes can also create problems as the oils from them can seep into the fur, creating a rancid odor that may not be removable. Some make-up can also wreak havoc on your coat, as it often contains alcohols and oils. To avoid this, consider adding a light scarf to your outfit as a warm and fashionable barrier.

Utilize professional cleaning services

We highly recommend professional cleaning your Denver fur coat at least once a year, even if you only wear it during the winter. Animal fur can harbor dust, oils, and odors that only an expert furrier can tackle. Professional cleaning can also protect your fur from shedding and help maintain its natural luster.

Store when not wearing

Our biggest piece of advice is to always utilize Jonval’s fur coat storage services during the summer months, or whenever you retire your coat for the season. With a temperature and humidity-controlled environment, our vault is the optimal setting for keeping your treasured piece in pristine condition. If you are interested in storing your fur or leather contact our experts at (720) 377-1555. Ready to purchase your first fur coat? We have an amazing selection, check out the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available or visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue.  You can also stop by to have your fur or leather pieces cleaned and repaired. Contact us today to learn more!