Ok ladies it is time to bust out the furs!!! Winter is here in Chicago and I am all about staying warm and looking chic. My coyote vest from Pavlis Furs is one of my favorite pieces to add to any look for extra warmth and major ooomph!
What I Wore: Fur Vest: Pavlis Furs similar HERE and HERE Jeans: Gap similar HERE and HERE Plaid Shirt: Nordstrom love this one HERE Bag: Marc Jacobs similar HERE Booties: Belle by Sigerson Morrison similar HERE Beanie: Pavlis Furs imilar HERE and HERE Bracelet: Roxksbox similar HERE Watch: Michael Kors love this one HERE Sunnies: Celine love these HERE
I have been trusting Pavlis Furs in Chicagoland, when caring and storing my furs, for quite some time now. So, I wanted to share some insider info from one of the owners, Rachael about the best way to keep your fur looking flawless!
1. What is the best method for storing a fur?
The best and proper way to store a fur coat is with a professional furrier during the warm spring and summer months that it is not being worn. A professional furrier uses secure vaults that are temperature and humidity controlled to store the furs in. This protects them not only from deteriorating but also from theft and insect damage. During the cold months when using a fur make sure to keep it in a well ventilated and dark closet when not wearing it, away from any heat sources. Give it plenty of room to hang freely and hang it on a wide shouldered hanger.
2. What is the most common mistake people make when caring for/storing a fur?
One of the most common mistakes people make who own a fur is not cleaning and conditioning it every year. A good fur coat is an investment and should be taken care if you want it to last. Think of taking care of your fur in the same respect as you would take care of your own hair, you need to clean and condition the hairs of the fur just the same. Your fur may never look dirty, but it accumulates dust and dirt particles and absorbs odors such as perfume and smoke. Yearly cleaning and conditioning is essential to the longevity of a fur. Many people come to us with furs that are dry, stiff, cracked and ripped because they have not stored, cleaned or conditioned the fur in years. Unfortunately once a fur gets to this point you can not reverse the damage.
3. Has a certain style or color been super popular this year?
One of our hottest selling items this year is sheared fur, primarily sheared mink. Long gone are the Dynasty days of furs where bigger was better and women wore long haired, full length and fluffy fox, raccoon and beaver fur coats. Nowadays women want to look sleek and slim in a fur, and that is why sheared fur is such a big seller. It is lightweight yet still super warm and has a svelte look.