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    Recycle Vintage Furs

     

    Vintage is all the rage in fashion from sparkling costume jewellery to those old fashion stoles grandma used to wear. The influence of fur is being seen in fashion and home dйcor. Here are a few things you'll need about buying vintage fur.

    Styles

    There is lots of choice out there - stoles, cape, capelets, jackets, full length. Mink stoles from the 1950s to the shoulder pad 1980 full length fox coats are all available.

    Good news

    Vintage furs are very affordable. Prices range can start at under $50 for a hat, collar or cape. So, adding some vintage flair won't break the bank.

    Where To Find Great Vintage Furs

    Search local resale shops, antique shops, flea markets, garage sales and Ebay. They are all good sources for vintage furs.

    Labels

    Canadian labels to look for are Oglivy's, Eatons and Holt Renfrew.

    Cold Care

    Any fur, old or new, should be kept in cold storage during the hot humid summer months.

    Avoid Ciggie Smell

    If the fur you love is holding the smell of cigarettes, put it back on the rack. No amount of airing it will remove the smell.

    Fit

    When you try on your vintage fur, move around and swing your arms. If it feels fragile, it probably is and may rip on you in the future.

    Avoid discoloration

    Steer clear of a vintage fur with discoloration around the collar or armpits. No amount of cleaning can fix it.

    Good Buys

    Some furs have a longer life than others. Raccoon and mink are studier than muskrat and rabbit that do not stand up so well over time.

    Recycling

    If you love the fur but the style doesn't work for you consider recycling it into something else. Use fur to line a jean jacket, create cuffs or a collar for a sweater or make it into a scarf. Cut down a full length to a jacket. The possibilities are endless.

    Home Dйcor

    Lots of faux fur is seen in the home dйcor scene in throws and pillows. Enlist a furrier to give new life to an affordable vintage fur to give your home a cozy feel.

     

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