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Caring for your fur coat
Fur care is essential to keeping your piece of fur in good condition and preserving your investment. Fur care involves work, but if you are going to make the investment in a fur coat, fur jacket, or other valuable piece of fur clothing, you'll want to make sure you care for it properly.
Fur coats can retain odors from restaurants, homes, and other places you've been in while wearing it. Cleaning and conditioning the fur coat is the best method of fur care for removing these unpleasant smells.
Proper fur care also means taking care not to sit on the coat for long periods of time. If you're on a train or bus, take the fur coat off and hold it in your lap. Sitting on it for long periods of time may cause the fur coat to look older than it really is, and is not proper fur care.
Although it is unlikely that your fur coat will get wet from rain, since the temperature will likely be freezing when you are wearing your fur coat, knowing what to do with your fur coat in the event that it does get wet from melting snow or other liquid is also an element of appropriate fur care. Never blow dry or use other forms of heat if your coat gets wet. Simply shake it out and let it dry by itself.
Another element of fur care is proper storage for the fur coat. Do not keep your fur coat or other fur garments in plastic bags; use cloth instead.
And of course, arguably the most important element of fur care is storing your coat with a professional furrier in their fur vault in the spring.
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