Have you ever bought a fur coat and then later had buyers remorse? Maybe the fit is unflattering. Maybe the fur has become worn or matted. Maybe you simply just don’t like the style of the garment anymore and want to move on to bigger and better things. Of course, you could sell your fur coat to a leading buyer such as BuyMyFurs.com, or perhaps donate it to a charitable organization such as Goodwill. If you truly want to get the most out of your used fur, restyling the fur to give it a fresh, new luxurious look is another alternative.
Not too long ago, the trend was for fur coats to run full length. Today, people seem to want more practical and lightweight garments; through the restyling process, a fur coat can be shortened and refitted to keep up with the trends of today. You may wonder, when this happens, what should be done with the excess fur? Jenni Avins of “The Cut” believes that there are many ways to reutilize these leftovers:
“When I picked it [the restyled garment] up, an Audrey Hepburn look-alike was trying on a trim, cream-colored mink jacket that was once her husband’s grandmother’s voluminous, full-length coat…she had the coat “cut down” into the jacket, then used the extra length to make a scarf for her sister-in-law. My remodel had left a series of smaller pieces, but one of the Madison Avenue Furriers piped up, “We could make you some earmuffs…”
Jenni’s testament shows only a few examples of what you can do with that excess fur. Those longer pieces have especially great potential; they could be made into a small shawl, or even a pair of gloves. If you want to get really creative, you could even use the excess fur cut off of your old coat as the trim on another restyle!
If you are in need of a fur coat restyling (or any fur restyling), contact Day Furs, Inc., your leading fur restyler and retailer to learn more!
(Article and second image from The Cut)