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108 West Broad Street
Falls Church VA, 22046

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New To You - The Chic Boutique is a luxury designer consignment boutique located in Northern Virginia. Established in 1992,  buy and sell genuine designer purses, clothing, jewelry, shoes, scarves and accessories. We believe that Fashion is Fun and just love quality and style. Shop online or in our brick and mortar store.

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What do moths like best?

Christina Novak

Moths have very refined palates and really enjoy dining on any designer fabrics they can find. As you get ready to put away your expensive coats, sweaters, scarves and such to store them away until next winter there are a few things you should keep in mind. 

I find that moths are usually not content to dine on an inside corner of a garment. They like to munch on the lapels, or the front of a cashmere dress, they love to be conspicuous so that your beloved garment is truly ruined beyond repair.  

Moths only have a few functions in their short lives. Procreate, feed their young, procreate, feed their young, procreate.....you get the idea.

These are little bitty beige colored flying moths, you barely notice them they are so small. This plays to their advantage. One moth flying about is looking for another one to be frisky with and then all they need is a quiet corner and some delicious wool, cashmere, or silk to feed the babies and they are happy. 

My personal belief is the biggest mistake people make is when they store their fall and winter pieces away for the season, they pretty much forget about them. BIG MISTAKE! In the words of Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman, "HUGE!" In the words of Donald Trump "Yuge!"

Left to their own devices moths will do what moths do. See above ^ Your best bet in keeping away the sexy little beasts is to make a point to regularly clean your closets where you store your beautiful clothes. 

You don't have to be too crazy about it. I do suggest that you take out any boxes, vacuum, dust and maybe wipe down the walls with some Lysol & water, or vinegar & water or whatever cleanser you like to use at least once a month over the summer while your clothing is all snug and cozy. 

Putting items away and completely forgetting about them is paramount to putting up a moth motel, so just don't do it!