Archive | January, 2016

31 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Spring trends.

Harpers Bazaar previews nine trends for 2016, from elaborate vintage embroidery to street-ready pajama sets and comeback versions of the slip dress. You’ll see bold graphic striped dresses and more versions of the ever-popular bomber jacket, contrasted with a big resurgence of bold floral prints and ruffled, feathered, chiffon and sheer romantic looks. Spring collections […]

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22 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Aprés ski.

Check every item for salt, grit or food spills after your fun on the snow.  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 the home washing machine. Remember, we’re your garment cleaning and care experts—even […]

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16 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Wet shoes.

Downpour, puddle or snowstorm, soaking your good shoes is more than uncomfortable, it’s a good way to ruin your investment in quality footwear. First, stuff the shoes with crumpled up newspaper and slowly dry away from direct heat which can crack the leather. When they’re almost dry, replace the paper with cedar shoe trees to […]

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14 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Beanie or tuque, there’s nothing warmer than a stocking cap.

Pull on a snug knitted cap to add some style to your bundled-up look. Knit or crocheted hats made of natural fibers should be hand-washed in cool water. Soak for twenty minutes in a mild detergent, agitate gently and never squeeze or wring. Rinse in cool water, lay flat and air dry to prevent shrinking. […]

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08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Clean gloves.

When the weather turns cool, we reach for our warm gloves. How to keep them clean? For leather, gently massage saddle soap foam into the gloves to remove stains, then polish/dry with a microfiber cloth. Knit wool gloves can be gently hand-washed in the sink, be sure to dry the gloves in their original shape. […]

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