Heat is a furs worst enemy (it dries and cracks the pelts). It is vital to give furs a “summer vacation” by putting them in a cold storage vault. Our state-of-the-art fur vaults are designed to provide maximum protection and preservation of precious furs and are humidity controlled at a temperature of 35°. Every safety precaution is taken to prevent lost by theft, fire and fur destroying insects.
We recommend putting fur garments in cold storage during the summer months, because the leather or hide of a fur is the most perishable part of the garment. Exposure to heat and humidity will quickly oxidized the oil in the leather and diminish its pliability. Fur bearing leather is different from conventional leather and cannot be reconditioned. Once it begins to lose the natural oils through oxidation, the cellular structure collapses and the leather turns into a paper-like material. Once this process begins, it is irreversible. Cleaning and glazing your garment at season’s end and placing it in cold storage during hot months will protect and prolong the life of your fur.
The cold storage fee for most garments is $50 per year and $60 per year for coats.