How To Store Your Furs For Long-Term Use And Fabulous Looks

Posted on: 3 December 2015

Furs are a clothing investment that you can expect to pass down to your children. If you select high quality furs, your grandchildren can be wearing them and passing them down as a part of your legacy and as one of the most fought-over heirlooms. In order to keep your luxurious furs looking great, they must be stored properly during the in season and off season. Here are some tips for storing furs so that they last as the timeless item that they are.

Purchase a new closet or set up a new section

If you have more than one or two furs, it is a good idea to make a closet section for the furs alone. Your ultimate goal is to make sure that the furs have proper "breathing room". Space the furs apart on the rack, so that they are not directly pressed against one another. If furs are stored pressed against one another long term, the fur could become permanently altered into the mashed pattern. If your closet does not have enough sections to store furs, consider purchasing an armoire to hang and store your short and long fur coats.

Invest in proper hangers

Fur jackets and stoles tend to be heavier than your normal clothing items. For this reason, you need to invest in sturdy hangers that will be able to hold on to the items. Thick hangers that are padded with satin or linen are perfect for hanging fur jackets whether they be full length or waist coats.  Fur stoles especially can easily develop lines and indentations when they are stored on hard wire hangers. Purchase hangers that are lined with soft materials so that you do not warp the shoulder areas of any of your furs. If you have fur hats, you should store these on a mannequin head at the top of the closet so that they retain their proper shape.

Select large, hanging bags

Covering furs insures that they will not be exposed to any elements or accidents. Even water being spilled on a fur will require that you clean and store the jacket upside down. For anything aside from water, you will have to get a fur professionally cleaned, which will cost money. Another costly issue is moths eating at fur coats. If you want to keep furs from possible outside damage, purchase bags that are a size or two larger for their corresponding furs. The bag should be large, because you do not want the garment bag to squeeze the fur in any way. Select breathable bags for your furs and remember to check inside of the bag periodically to insure that the fur is in its original state.

For professional advice, contact a company such as A Furrier - David Appel Furs.