Fur Storage & Repairs in Chicago
A beautiful fur will never go out of style. When stored and cared for properly,
furs can last for generations. Even if a piece has been damaged or lost
its shine, professional fur repairs can restore it to like-new condition.
Andriana Furs is dedicated to helping you preserve, maintain, and restore
your fine furs to keep them looking and feeling pristine. We offer a variety
of services that include fur coat alterations,
fur care and cleaning, fur repairs, and fur cold storage in Chicago.
How Storage Affects Your Furs
Furs require careful maintenance to retain their original quality. It is
these qualities that make each fur so unique and desirable. Proper storage
requires controlled temperature and humidity, as well as the right storage
techniques to ensure your furs retain their luster, texture, and integrity.
Texture: Regardless of its age, proper storage is a necessity to help a fur retain
its original texture. Storage in an area that is too humid or warm will
cause the fur and leather to lose their natural oils, resulting in a garment
that is stiffer and more likely to shed. Furs that are stored in plastic
will also become stiff and more likely to lose guard hairs.
Color: Sunlight can cause fading over time, which will affect the color of your
fur. It is not recommended to store furs in see-through containers or
in areas where they will be subject to sunlight.
Storage Technique: Hanging is not always the best way to store a fur. While hanging is a
good option for short-term storage, hanging a fur for many years can cause
uneven stresses on certain areas of the fur, leading to damage and thinning.
Common Fur Repairs
Learning the most common types of repairs and why they are necessary can
help you take steps to spot damage early on (when it is most easily repaired),
as well as avoid the need for fur repairs. If you need fur repairs in
Chicago, contact Andriana Furs today by calling (773) 779-7000.
- Rips and tears are the most common types of fur repairs. Take care when
wearing your fur and be aware of your surroundings to avoid catching your
garment. Armhole tears are most often caused by sitting on the garment,
so make sure to lift your coat as you sit down.
- Bald or bare spots occur when hairs are lost from the pelt. One of the
most common causes for this type of fur repair is stress to the coat from
a shoulder bag. Avoid wearing bags with straps with your fur—always
carry your bag in your hand. Improper storage can also cause a fur to
dry out and lose hairs from the pelt.