Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Photograph by Bryan Bartlett of BCreative Tulsa

If you're tired of wearing the same boring peacoat and looking like one of the hundreds of mega-store clones roaming the city streets, check in to Cheap Thrills for sweet, one-of-a-kind finds like this navy velvet and silver faux fur coat, the perfect addition to brighten up any dull winter wardrobe.

As previously stated, this is faux fur, so there's no need to worry about dodging paint slingers or avoiding embarrassing references to "where the puppies went", Cruella De Vil style. In fact, this piece is super warm and is keeping up with the today's hottest faux fur trends, as seen on designer runways such as Chanel(yes, Karl Lagerfeld used entirely faux fur).

Here are some tips on keeping faux fur fabulous:
1) Store your faux fur in a dry, moth-free environment. In the off season, store your items in air tight containers containing moth repellants such as cedar blocks. Air out before you're ready to wear it again.
2) To clean, use a moist cloth and blot, never rub clothing. Never fully submerge your item in water but spot clean any stains. Gently shake out any dirt, then air the item inside-out after wearing; its also best get the item professionally cleaned once a season.
3) On some faux furs, the use of a soft, wide-bristled comb keeps the "coat" looking shiny and fuzz-free, on other faux fur items such as wider, yarn-like faux fur material, its best to unknot and smooth by hand.

Check in with us next next week for more vintage fashion and style tips, or friend us on Facebook for instant updates and info regarding Cheap Thrills.
Stay warm Tulsa and have a fauxtastic day!

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