FAQ About Fur Care
Q: Can I store my fur at home since I have air conditioning?
A: No, even with air conditioning, homes generally have too much humidity, which can damage the pelts of the fur.
Q: How often should my coat be cleaned and glazed (conditioned)?
A: At Regency, we recommend cleaning and glazing at least once a year to keep the skins from drying out. This keeps your garments looking and feeling their best and as soft and supple as the day you bought them. A fur should last a lifetime!
Q: What is the best way to care for my furs?
A: Place your furs in storage every spring, and have them cleaned, conditioned and glazed.
Q: What do I do if my fur coat gets wet?
A: Simply shake it off and hang it in an open space to dry naturally. Do not use heat, as this will cause your fur to dry out. If the fur gets soaked, it will need the attention of a master furrier.
Q: What should I do if I find a tear in my fur?
A: Bring it to Regency as soon as possible. We can do repairs both big and small. You do not want to wait to repair a tear in the fur, because it may cause the tear to get worse.
Q: How should I hang my fur?
A: Hang your fur on a broad shouldered hanger (at Regency, you will recieve one with your coat upon return from storage) and allow room for air circulation around your coat in your closet.
Things to remember:
- Use your purse straps wisely! Shoulder straps can cause friction and rub bald spots on your fur.
- don't sit on your fur for long periods of time. On long road trips or plane trips, consider using your fur as a luxurious blanket.
-Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your fur. These can both damage your fur.
- Never treat your fur with insecticide or mothballs! Leave that kind of protection to your furrier!
Some Storage "Don'ts"
-Don't leave your fur in your closet all summer in the heat, this will dry out the pelts, damage the fur, and cause deterioration over time.
-Don't take it to a dry cleaner. The cleaning process for fur is a VERY different process. A furrier adds oils back into the skins to condition the fur. A dry cleaner may damage your garment.
- Don't ever store your coat in plastic, this will damage your fur! You can cover it with a cloth garment cover to keep the dust off if you desire, although air circulation is the best thing for your fur. We recommend leaving your fur uncovered.
Follow these simple steps and your furs will love you as much as you love them! You can keep your furs in peak condition for years to come. Just remember, furs hate heat, chemicals, friction, and cramped spaces!