By Kathy Rezny, York Furrier Inc.
Winter is on its way out and spring is happily heading our way. It’s time to brighten up your outlook with cheery colored YF Collection scarves, toss-on ponchos or capes, a lightweight leather jacket, an artistic patterned raincoat or an awe-inspiring clutch or crossbody bag. Here’s what’s new now at York Furrier in the Elmhurst City Centre.
Essential Seasonal Care for Furs & Outerwear
As the temperatures heat up it’s time to protect and pamper your fur, shearling, leather, fine fabric and luxe down garment investments. Get them to York Furrier in Elmhurst for some professional, on-site TLC. The knowledgeable York Furrier staff and talented design team will ensure that your fur and outerwear garments look spectacular for next season and beyond. Here’s a brief guide to the range of York Furrier Services.
Heat is extremely damaging to fur and outerwear garments. During warm-weather months they need to be in the on-site, secure, climate-controlled vaults at York Furrier. Home air conditioning, cedar closets that dry out pelts and leather, and humid basements are no substitute for the temperature and humidity-monitored storage vaults at York Furrier.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Old World craftsmanship, environmentally friendly methods and customized care, the York Furrier staff and design team will thoroughly clean and condition your garments. Furrier method cleaning – not dry cleaning – will restore your fur’s sheen and luster; preserve the fur’s natural oils to maintain soft and supple pelts; remove dust, dirt and any salt or de-icing chemical stains; and alleviate odors from smoke, perfume, or musty, crowded closets. Hand color refinishing will enhance the look and texture of shearlings and leathers. And a weather stain protection application protects your leather and shearling garments from rain, snow, and food or drink spills. In addition to garments York Furrier also cares for UGG and EMU boots as well as designer handbags.
Upon arrival at York Furrier, your garments will be inspected from hood or collar to hemline. The York Furrier staff and design team will recommend necessary restorative work such as repairs, fit updates and restyling options. Rejuvenating services include repairing linings, replacing closures, tending to fur seam openings or leather tears, adjusting sleeve or hemline length, replacing faux fur trim with real fur, updating the garment’s silhouette, or converting a full-length coat to a zip jacket or vest with a detachable hood.
Fur is the ultimate recyclable. The York Furrier design team is able to rework or refurbish an older, outdated, heirloom or vintage fur coat, thus transforming the something old into something new. From grandma’s heirloom fur coat, create fur accessories for a granddaughter – a scarf, crossbody cell bag, backpack, earmuffs or headband. Dress-up a denim jacket with fur trim on the collar or cuffs, or add a warm and comfy fur liner. Create novelty items – mink baby booties, fur teddy bears, a coat for your puppy, or a fur koozie for a champagne bottle. Upcycle an outdated or vintage fur into luxe home decor – fur pillows, fur blankets or throws, fur foot stool or fur chair covers. Join the slow fashion movement and make a preloved garment into a reloved accessory, novelty or home decor piece. York Furrier is open Tuesdays through Saturdays to assist you with all of your fur and fine outerwear needs.
York Furrier is located at 107 N. York St., Elmhurst. Call (630) 832-2200 or go to YorkFur.com to view this season’s stylish YF Collection offerings.