We are often asked, should I store my fur coat? I didn’t wear it that much, do I have to clean it?
After the past winter we had, I can’t stress enough how important it is to take care of your investment by storing, cleaning and conditioning your fur coat. Kluger Furs cold storage vault is humidity controlled and onsite. Mr. Pierre has been cleaning and glazing furs for over 35 years…and he’s seen EVERYTHING.
Even if you didn’t wear it, furs absorb odors…and dust. So, yes, clean and condition it. Take care of your investment.
Be Creative. Recycle Your Fur.
And why aren’t you wearing it? Trade it in. Restyle it into something you WILL wear, something that fits your lifestyle. Trust me, you’ll be happy you did.
Fur coats can last for decades. They are often passed down for generations if taken cared of. You can extend the life of your fur and have it remodeled or restyled. Because of the durability of fur, a growing trend for young ladies who inherit a fur coat is to let their creativity run wild by restyling the fur into a style that accommodate their own lifestyle.
The interest in recycled furs has spurred more designers to apply their creative vision towards developing exciting new remodeling styles. There are a few key trends for ladies looking to update their furs.
Restyle Fur Trends
Short Coats and Jackets
The easiest and quickest way to transform an outdated fur coat is to cut the length. Traditionally, when a woman received a fur coat it was long and luxurious. Today’s woman are on-the-go and need something a little less ostentatious and limiting. Running from the gym to late night business dinners, women today have hectic lives. Shorter fur coats or jackets deliver just as much bang for your buck and still deliver the warmth and ease of mobility.
Add a Belt to Your Fur
Adding a belt does wonders for any jacket instantly creating a flirty, feminine feel. Any woman who battles a fluctuating waistline can definitely agree the addition of a belt is a wonderful equalizer. Equally flattering, is contoured seaming details which can convert boxy garments into more formfitting silhouettes. The new awakening of women embracing their curves, of all sizes, has the younger set not shying away from pieces that are more tailored to their bodies.
A fur vest is a fabulous way to incorporate texture and create a mixed medium look by layering in different materials.
Fur Accessories – Home and Personal
Whether it’s keeping the chill off your neck or cozying up the interior of your home, fur is perfect for any setting and all occasions. “The growth in the adaptive reuse of “recycled” fur is so exciting,” notes Keith Kaplan, fur industry spokesperson. “First, it speaks to the inherent benefits of fur as a sustainable, renewable and recyclable material. And as a more and more used fur is available, either through a new generation inheriting the fur coats worn by their mothers and grandmothers, or through purchasing of vintage or trade-in furs, the demand for fresh, creative new design ideas is spurring the growth of
remodeling. With so much design and production talent available and excited about this new creative
platform it is the perfect storm.”
Kluger Furs is the place to recycle, remodel and restyle your fur! Call us today 708-799-5577. Kluger Furs is a Chicago area furrier located at 3303 Vollmer Road in Flossmoor, Illinois. We are just 30 southwest of Chicago.