Always hang your garment on a broad and padded hanger with an extended neck to ensure that it has the proper shaping while hanging. Never use a wire hanger with your coat. Never fold your item in a drawer or a trunk for storage. You could even look for a special hanger designed for fur coats.
Never cover your garment with plastic or any type of bag because fur needs to have fresh air circulating around it. If necessary, you can place your jacket in a woven cloth bag for a short time, but do not leave it in any type of enclosure for an extended period.
Do not place pins into the garment and keep anything sharp away from it to prevent damage and snags. When you wear your pelt, choose a handbag and not a shoulder bag, because the straps from a shoulder bag could wear the pelt over time.
Wear a scarf between your neck and the pelt to minimize matting that might occur from exposure to oils in your skin and products you may wear on your skin.
Never use chemicals near your garment. This includes hairspray, cologne, perfume, and other skin care products. The alcohol present in these products can damage women’s fur coats. It’s even risky to store the jacket in a cedar closet or chest because oils from the cedar can absorb into the pelt. Once embedded into the pelt, it can be impossible to remove. Eventually women’s fur coats can begin smelling rancid and foul.
Moisture on your garment is not a disaster. In fact, women’s fur coats handle rain and snow without issue. Simply shake off the excess moisture from the surface of the jacket and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated location. It’s not necessary to dry the surface with a hair dryer. In fact, applying heat to the surface may cause more damage. Run your hands through the pelt after it dries to smooth it out again.
When you know you will not be wearing your garment for an extended period, such as during the summer, take it to a furrier for professional storage. Hanging the jacket in a closet could damage it over time.
Have women’s fur coats cleaned at least once each year to keep them beautiful. Cleaning not only removes all traces of soiling, it also works to keep the surfaces conditioned. In addition, the furrier will examine all areas of the garment, checking for rips and other damage. If the furrier finds damage, have it fixed immediately so it does not become worse.