• Caring for Coats

    Coat season has finally arrived so it’s time to pull them out, dust them off and stay warm. If your coat doesn’t look quite right, maybe you didn’t clean it after then end of last sea-son. We have a special to bring in your coats and get them back in shape for the Fall and Winter.

    Here are some ways to keep you coats looking right:

    1. Keep them clean. Moisture can shorten the useful life of your coats. Never put them away wet. Allow the coat to air dry outside of your closet when they get wet from rain or snow. Whether coats need dry cleaning or washing, don’t forget to Keep them clean.
    2. Allow coats room to breathe in the closet. A couple of inches on both sides should do the trick. Air circulation is important for the long-term usefulness of any garments, including coats.
    3. A coat that repels water helps keep dirt from finding the fabric and making a home. When you get a water repelling coat cleaned, apply a water repellent (or let us do this for you).
    4. Don’t leave your coat in your car just to be convenient when it turns cold. When you leave a coat in a hot car, especially after getting wet and left crumpled on the back seat, can result in shrinkage, loss of shape and even a musty smell.
    5. Leather, suede and fur coats are a completely different deal. They require special methods of cleaning, conditioning and care after. Wipe down a leather or suede coat if they get wet or you spill something on them.  Annual cleaning and conditioning will make sure your leather and suede last for decades.