real fur jacketEveryone who owns a real fur jacket of any kind of pelt owns it for different reasons. Furs in general are great investments and hold their value for many years when cared for properly. Many people, however, purchase fur pelts to wear and enjoy for themselves for many years. Every type of fur has a different purpose. Some people choose to buy multiple furs to wear for different occasions, while others only buy one real fur jacket and wear it frequently. Whether you own a certain type of fur pelt or are interested in investing in one, here are some things you should know beforehand.

Each Type of Fur Serves A Different Purpose

With all the different types of furs available, you need to know why you want it so you can choose the perfect one. For example, beaver fur provides the ultimate warmth and is perfect for people who live in the northern states that get frigid temperatures in the winter. But beaver fur may not be necessary in the southern states. Mink fur is one of the most popular and versatile types of fur, and fox fur is close behind it. These fur types are commonly used in real fur accessories, but are also very popular as a coat, vest or jacket.

How Valuable Are Your Fur Pelts?

Even if you plan on keeping your real fur vest for decades and don’t plan on selling it, you still need to understand how valuable it is. Of course, a real fur jacket is going to be more valuable than real fur accessories, but you can still get a fur appraisal on any items you own. A professional fur appraiser can tell you exactly how much it’s worth, so you can have an idea of its resale value and also help with estate planning.

Store Furs Properly

Any fur pelts you own need to be stored properly in order to maintain their value. Cool and dry spaces are ideal, and you definitely don’t want to cram them between other items in your closet. Most fur pelts are durable when worn, but storing them improperly can make them look bad when hair starts shedding. There are plenty of fur storage options available through professionals and it’s highly recommended to utilize those resources if you don’t wear your fur regularly.

Morris Kaye & Sons is here to answer any questions you may have about fur pelts. We can tell you how much your current furs are worth, find the perfect fur you’ve dreamed about and ensure it’s properly stored. There’s always something new you can learn about fur pelts, and it’s our passion to inform all of our customers about the unique aspects. Feel free to reach out to us at any time to get answers to all of your fur questions.