Winter Coat Care
10/3/2003

Question:

What can I do to keep my winter coat looking its best?

Answer:

Depending on the coat’s fiber content, how to care for the coat will vary. For the most part, follow these general tips to keep your coat looking great:

  • Wear scarves to avoid soiling of the collar, especially for leather and suede. Oily stains from hair and skin can permanently stain fabric.
  • Make an effort to clean the coat once during the season and again before storing.
  • Follow the care label instructions when cleaning. If in doubt, consult your dry cleaner.
  • When storing the coat, use a padded hanger and store it in a well-ventilated closet.
  • Avoid hanging the coat by its neck on a coat rack.
  • Treat stains immediately to keep them from setting.

If you care for your winter coat correctly, it will reward you with many years of warm and comfortable wearing.