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Vogue asked Joe Lupo for tips on storing winter clothes – here’s the result!

How to Store Winter Clothes by Emily Holt

It’s been an erratic spring across the country (to put it mildly) with little impetus to officially take winter garb out of rotation. Just as the sun pokes out and it seems safe to push boots and coats to the back of the closet—crash—thunderstorm.

The good news is that the wild weather patterns, hopefully, are nearing an end and, with them, the need for all those heavy clothes. But before packing up beloved pieces for a three-month hibernation, there are a few things to consider to ensure that the sweaters that get stowed away in summer maintain their condition until the fall.

Vogue asked two wardrobe specialists, Joe Lupo from New York’s Visual Therapy and Lisa Adams for Lisa Adams Closet Design in Los Angeles, to weigh in on proper care for quality items. And though they come from different coasts, these experts agree on one nonnegotiable when it comes to putting your favorite pieces into hibernation: clean everything—hand washed, machine washed, or dry cleaned—before setting it aside. “Pretend that you’re putting them away and you’re giving them as a gift,” says Lupo. “Because when you pull it all out again in the fall, you want it to look fabulous.”

Here, a he said/she said guide to storing fashion, whether luxury or just loved.

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