Care for Coats

How to Care for Winter Coats in the Off-Season

How to Care for Winter Coats in the Off-Season

While they're warm and snuggly and keep you toasty all winter long, once...

How to Care for a Pea Coat

How to Care for a Pea Coat

When you buy a pea coat, chances are it's made of wool; however, it's...

How to Care for a Shearling Coat

How to Care for a Shearling Coat

Shearling coats epitomize form and function; they are fashionable and...

How to Remove Perspiration Odor From Jackets

How to Remove Perspiration Odor From Jackets

Whether you want to admit it or not, everyone sweats. Some women sweat a...

How to Wash a Down Jacket That Smells Bad

How to Wash a Down Jacket That Smells Bad

Down coats take a real beating in the winter, and they're rugged enough...

Care for Coats Articles

How to Dry Fur Crocs

How to Dry Fur Crocs

Your warm and cozy Crocs with the faux fur lining can carry your tootsies through the chilly months with fierce style. Crocs with faux fur lining are a multiseason shoe -- you can easily pull the lining out when the weather gets warm. If you...

How to Get a Perfume Smell out of a Fur Coat

How to Get a Perfume Smell out of a Fur Coat

Fur can make you look and feel fabulous, but as your admirers get closer, you don’t want them to smell your last occasion’s perfume. How you remove a perfume smell from your fur may depend on how it got there. If the fur picked up the...

How Can I Save My Winter Coat From the Tiny Holes That Are Appearing?

How Can I Save My Winter Coat From the Tiny Holes That Are Appearing?

You count on your winter coat to protect you from the elements, so when you start to see some tiny holes appearing, the wind and snow won’t be far from rushing in. But you don’t have to give up on your coat just yet. Instead, you can...

How to Keep a Winter Jacket Smelling Fresh

How to Keep a Winter Jacket Smelling Fresh

Many winter jackets are dry-clean only, so you can't toss your coat in the wash every week to get that fresh new-laundry scent. You also don't want the jacket to smell like the smoke from last night's bar when you go out the next day. Taking good...

What Kinds of Bags Do I Use to Cover Fur Coats?

What Kinds of Bags Do I Use to Cover Fur Coats?

When you’re wearing real fur one thing is for sure, you will never feel the cold winter chill. Fox, mink, chinchilla, sable – no matter what the type – fur is warmth and luxury all wrapped up in one. Fine fur demands quality care...

How to Care for Winter Coats in the Off-Season

How to Care for Winter Coats in the Off-Season

While they're warm and snuggly and keep you toasty all winter long, once the temps start to rise, you may be more than ready to shed your woolly winter coat in favor of lighter clothing. You can simply hang your coats in a closet throughout the...

How to Care for a Pea Coat

How to Care for a Pea Coat

When you buy a pea coat, chances are it's made of wool; however, it's important to know for sure what fibers compose your coat's fabric so you can take care of it best. A pea coat lets you rock out in military style, but only if you take steps to...

How to Care for Scandinavian Rabbit Fur Coat

How to Care for Scandinavian Rabbit Fur Coat

Not only is rabbit fur slightly cheaper than other pelts, but it feels super soft and luxurious, which means you'll want to cozy up in fur all the time. If you have a Scandinavian rabbit coat, you've got a quality pelt from a region of expert...

How to Care for a Rabbit Fur Coat

How to Care for a Rabbit Fur Coat

Do you want to rock the fur look this winter, but don't have the cash to splurge on a mink? Try rabbit. Rabbit fur coats have the look and feel of high-quality fur without the heart-stopping price tag. The reason for this major price difference...

How to Get Rid of Static in a Coat

How to Get Rid of Static in a Coat

In the winter dryness, pulling off your coat can make it crackle and pop with static. That may have been fine for Benjamin Franklin when he was messing around with electricity, but not for you. Static electricity is pretty harmless, but it can be...

How to Care for a Fur Coat

How to Care for a Fur Coat

On a brisk winter night, nothing is warmer or more luxurious than a fur coat. You could leave the house with unwashed hair and sweat pants on, but with a fur coat on your back you'll still look fierce. Although fur is beautiful, it's a pain in the...

How to Repair a Tear in a Polyester Coat

How to Repair a Tear in a Polyester Coat

Damaging your favorite duds can be a total downer, especially if you're in no position to pay for replacements. Accidents occur no matter how careful a chic stylista you may be, and it's often your greatest-worn garments, such as coats and...

How to Clean a Koolah Oilskin Coat

How to Clean a Koolah Oilskin Coat

As the name implies, an oilskin coat is one that has been treated with a layer of oil to make it waterproof. Whether you are planning to work in the rain, going on a motorcycle ride or are looking for something to keep your cutest outfit looking...

How to Care for a Shearling Coat

How to Care for a Shearling Coat

Shearling coats epitomize form and function; they are fashionable and warm, making them a practical choice for a winter coat. A genuine shearling coat takes a little TLC to keep it nice. It isn't the kind of coat you can just ball up and throw on...

How to Care for Suede Coats

How to Care for Suede Coats

You look hot in your new suede coat, but caring for the material means paying attention to the weather. Suede doesn't like water, so pass on wearing the coat when its raining. Suede requires a soft cleaning touch, and like leather, needs a...

Can I Wash My Wool Coat?

Can I Wash My Wool Coat?

You can absolutely wash your wool coat, but you can't wash it like you do your cotton T-shirts and undies. Throwing it in the washing machine is a big no-no. The fibers will be destroyed, and the coat will shrink down to child-size proportions....

How do I Care for a Mink Coat?

How do I Care for a Mink Coat?

A mink coat is the ultimate fashion luxury item for some women, and caring for it properly will ensure a lifetime of beauty -- and then some. Simply tossing a fur coat in the closet during the summer months won't cut it. This can cause the fur to...

How to Stretch a Shrunken Wool Jacket

How to Stretch a Shrunken Wool Jacket

Super-forgiving wool jackets stretch, allowing you to camouflage those extra winter pounds or mix-and-match layers underneath. They're a wardrobe staple. But too much heat or an accidental laundering of that jacket can shrink up your wool coat...

How to Stop Feathers Coming Out of a Down Jacket

How to Stop Feathers Coming Out of a Down Jacket

A fluffy down jacket can make you feel warm and cozy. And with the price you pay for a down jacket, you would think that the feathers should stay put. But no -- those little down feathers manage to sneak their way out of your jacket, poking you in...

How to Prevent Moth Damage to a Cashmere Coat

How to Prevent Moth Damage to a Cashmere Coat

You shelled out a lot of dough for that trendy cashmere coat and you want to take care of it. Maybe you drink through a straw every time you wear it to avoid spills, never wear it in the rain to prevent getting it wet, or hang it up the moment...

How to Clean Wool Coats With Fur Collars

How to Clean Wool Coats With Fur Collars

There is really only one proper way to clean a wool coat and that is by taking it to the dry cleaner. However, you may run into a problem if your coat has a fur collar since not all dry cleaners can launder fur. And the ones that do will charge...

How to Remove Perspiration Odor From Jackets

How to Remove Perspiration Odor From Jackets

Whether you want to admit it or not, everyone sweats. Some women sweat a little, some women sweat a lot, and, regardless of how hard you try to disguise it, eventually your clothes will stink to high heaven. Even your fave jacket will become...

How Can I Freshen a Mink Coat When Taken From Storage?

How Can I Freshen a Mink Coat When Taken From Storage?

Storing your mink coat properly is necessary when it is not in use to prevent it from drying out and to protect it from dirt, mold and mildew. Furs can take on an off odor even if properly stored. If your mink coat's summer storage left it...

How to Clean a Coat to Get Rid of the Plastic Smell

How to Clean a Coat to Get Rid of the Plastic Smell

Nobody wants to wear a jacket that has a plastic odor attached to it...yuck! Chemicals used in the manufacturing or packaging of coats and other fabrics can cause a really unpleasant leftover odor. Get rid of the plastic smell while keeping your...

How Do I Store a Mink Fur Coat?

How Do I Store a Mink Fur Coat?

If your dreams revolve around lounging around your mansion, covered in diamonds and drinking Perrier-Jouet, you'd better pick up a mink coat to round out your haute couture lifestyle. Mink has long had a reputation as one of the most luxurious and...

How to Dry a Down Jacket

How to Dry a Down Jacket

When drying a down winter coat, you need to be gentle so you don't stress the material. Those feathers move around in the washer and dryer. If you're not careful when drying, you could end up with a clumpy coat that just makes you look lumpy....

How to Clean a Polyester Coat

How to Clean a Polyester Coat

Like other synthetic fabrics, polyester is shrink-proof and also resists water-based stains. This cuts down on the amount of fussy care required, so you can clean your coat without a hassle and be as rough as you want when wearing it. The fabric...

How to Wash a Down Jacket That Smells Bad

How to Wash a Down Jacket That Smells Bad

Down coats take a real beating in the winter, and they're rugged enough to withstand machine washing, provided you dry them gently to keep the stuffing dispersed. Follow these care tips to get odors out of clothes that pack a serious stink bomb....

How to Get the Musty Smell Out of Coats

How to Get the Musty Smell Out of Coats

You may love that gorgeous winter coat of yours, but once you store that coat in a closet or basement for awhile, you'll probably find that you don't love the musty smell that it may take on. Musty smells are common in dark places that don't get...

How to Get Rid of Spots on a Suede Coat

How to Get Rid of Spots on a Suede Coat

You feel as cool as the proverbial cucumber in your suede coat, even though it actually helps you stay warm and toasty in chilly weather. Oops, you notice a spot or two from the rain or dinner as you take off your jacket. Before you panic and grab...

How to Keep My Pleather Coat From Peeling

How to Keep My Pleather Coat From Peeling

Pleather -- the faux leather look that's actually made from polyurethane -- has been around since the 1970s. The shiny material has made quite a comeback as a hot "new" fashion trend. Pleather pants and coats have great versatility due to the wide...

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