Fur coats require special care because humidity can cause the fur to fall out. Valuable furs should always be kept at a professional fur storage facility. If you choose to store your
fur coats at home, you will need to take special precautions. Furs require a low temperature and low humidity environment.
Take wool coats to a dry cleaner about once a year and then store in a breathable garment bag. Do not store it in the plastic bag from the cleaner or lingering dry cleaning chemicals can damage the fur coat. Plastic also traps in moisture and encourages mold and mildew to grow. Some rayons can shrink drastically or lose their dye if not cared for properly. If your synthetic coat says to dry clean only, you should take it to a professional to have it cleaned. If not, you can generally find products formulated specifically for synthetics that will help you to remove dirt and grime while retaining the softness of the material.
If you do soil a shearling jacket, do not let the stain set. Take it immediately to be cleaned or it may never come out. Keep shearling leather away from heat and sunlight. Do not store it in a plastic bag. Use a breathable garment bag or you risk losing the softness of the leather.