Fur coats are very luxurious items, and can be very expensive. When your fur coat is not going to be in use especially over the summer months, its best to store your fur coats in a proper setting to ensure you will be able to wear it for years to come.
- Don’t store your fur coat like you would store your winter coats in a typical closet.
- Keep fur coats out of direct sunlight. The sunlight can cause oxidation to the fur, which can cause the fur to lose its value and cause damage.
- When storing your fur coat, keep your fur coat away from other items, having your coat pressed up against anything can cause damage to the fur.
- It’s best to preserve your furs during the summer months keeping it out of heat. The best temperature for storing a fur coat is between 40-50 degrees, and with limited fluctuations on the temperature.
- An air-conditioned home can sometimes cause too much humidity causing the leather on the fur to crack, and the fur to fall off, you want to maintain the humidity to about 50 %.
- Avoid cedar closets and moth balls when storing your fur coat. The smell of the cedar or moth balls can be absorbed into your coat.
- Do not place your fur coat in plastic, this can destroy the look of your garment.
- Never comb your fur coat with a comb or brush, the best way is to smooth it out with your hand, and if your coat gets wet, do not use a blow dryer to dry it.
- It’s best to use a professional fur storage facility, dry cleaner storage, or self storage place with temperature control for your storage options. You may have to pay a little more than storing it on your own, but most places have insurance options, and are better equipped for the job.
- Make sure to have your fur professionally cleaned before putting your garment into storage.
These storage tips should help keep your fur coat looking in tip top shape for many years to come.