Silk.

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Quality silk, from lingerie to neckwear, is an investment in luxury. But natural-fiber silk is delicate: simply rubbing a spot can fade color or dull the fabric’s luster. Water or club soda bleeds color bleed and abrades fibers. If gravy spots your power tie or champagne bubbles over the crêpe de chine, stay calm and gently blot with a clean white cloth. And let our experts do the rest.

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Starched or not?

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Shirts can go both ways – let us know if you like a lot or a little starch for crispness. Or do you like a smooth softer feel instead? Our professionals launder and press shirts and blouses with the finish you like best. Not all shirts are the same, so remember to tell us your preference when bringing them to us.

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Save the shoes.

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Winter can be rough on footwear (unless you’re wearing flip flops year ‘round) when foul weather, deicer and dirty slush take a toll. When shoes or boots get wet, let them air dry at room temperature before stowing. Wipe stained areas with a damp terry cloth to remove soil and break up any rings. Thoroughly air dry before polishing or waterproofing.

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Closet (de)clutter.

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Too often, keepsake garments take up space and get crushed in the process. We not only clean and archivally pack wedding gowns, we also preserve baby outfits, prom dresses, christening gowns, letter jackets, costumes and ceremonial garb, military dress uniforms, even Grandma’s afghan all crowd available storage. Properly packaged, your keepsakes are preserved and ready stack on a shelf. Ask for a no-obligation estimate.

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Hit the slopes.

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Get the most out of expensive ski wear. Check for salt, grit or food spills après ski. Close zippers and release tension on drawstrings or elastics, dry thoroughly before storing. Specifically follow care instruction tags: high tech fabrics need special attention, sometimes more sophisticated than your home washing machine. We’re your garment cleaning and care experts—even for technical sportswear.

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Bridal tips, part 2

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Expert tricks to get more from a budget wedding dress, shared by Brides magazine. Style your silhouette with undergarments that correspond the lines of the dress with the best features of your figure. Use accessories to add panache to even the simplest dress. Add a beaded belt or shrug and get two looks for the price of one. Planning (and shopping) ahead will help get more for your dollar. Retailers discount last-season styles in June and November, but watch for sales year-round.

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Bridal tips, part 1

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Making the most of a budget wedding dress takes a few tricks, shared by Brides magazine. Start by choosing a white, ivory, champagne or blush color that flatters the undertone of your natural skin tone. Next, splurge on tailoring to make sure the dress hugs every curve. It’s easiest and cheapest to take things in, so order a size that fits your largest measurements. Don’t forget, our alterations specialists can make even an off-the-rack gown fit you like couture.

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Cuffs?

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Back in the 1890’s, King Edward VII popularized sewn-in “turn-ups” as an alternative to rolling up pant bottoms in rainy weather. Cuffs were a sign of elegant tailoring until WWII wartime clothing restrictions banned cuffs and flaps on pockets to save fabric. Today, cuffs are recommended on trousers with wide or long legs, double pleats and high waists. Cuffs tend to shorten the leg line, so are best for the taller and slimmer. Our tailors can hem, cuff and finish.

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Powder explosion.

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When powder makeup gets on dark clothing (always when you’re in a hurry) ignore the instinct to brush it away. Rubbing spreads the mess and pushes the powder into the fabric. Blow instead, using canned air, hair dryer or your breath. Makeup remover on a cotton ball should pick up what’s left. We can remove stubborn makeup stains – even professional stage makeup. Tag the stain with masking tape and our stain removal experts will get to work on it next time.

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