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07 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Metal fabrics

Metallic fibers have been around for ages, but they are making a comeback in a heavy way. A few tips when buying these fashion must-haves: many are designed to have a wrinkled appearance, but as you wear them, the heat of your body relaxes the woven-in metals and releases the crinkle. Frustrated trying to iron? […]

01 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The rule says never rub stains, but why?

The deeper the color the more likely you could “rub out” the dye. You take the chance of breaking fibers and “roughing up” the surface each time you rub a stain. If you break the fibers you create an obvious dull or light spot that may be permanent.  Your drycleaner may be able to improve […]

23 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Cut off at the elbows

Have you noticed wear and tear on your shirt cuffs?  A business shirt has a lifetime of about 35 washes – after that the fibers begin to naturally break down and show fraying, fringe and color loss.  The next evidence of age is wear at the elbows. But don’t worry when that happens to your […]

17 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Out of the closet

Does shared closet space make finding your favorite outfit a hassle? Tired of shuffling dry cleaning bags only to find the pants you were looking for was in another bag with your partner’s jacket?  Let us know on your next visit – we’re happy to package your cleaning separately based on male, female, and children’s […]

10 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Enzymes to the rescue

Did you know phosphates are harmful to healthy water quality, but often used in laundry detergents to fight stains?  Read the ingredient labels when buying home detergents.  Our cleaning products are enzyme-based cleaners that you can’t buy for at home use. They cost more a little more and are a lot more complicated to use […]

06 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Turn up the color

Patterns are going bright and bohemian this summer in DG’s Milan runway style.  From long flowing maxi dresses to short layered mini’s – there is a style for every age, personality, event and body type.  Dress up the styles with high heels, dress them down with sandals, or try everything in between.  But remember, let […]

27 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Cotton for grownups

Cotton is not just for kids anymore – it is making a comeback in a serious way – but be careful when attempting to clean those special pieces at home, even when the label tells you home cleaning is OK.  Natural fibers are prone to losing color over time, and special designs and styles require […]

22 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

“Mommy Dearest” was right, no wire hangers

Did you know 3.5 billion wire hangers end up in landfills every year? When your closet gets overwhelmed, resist the urge to toss wire hangers into the trash or recycling – return them to us.  We can reuse them or recycle the steel to greatly reduce carbon impact.  Help us sustain the Earth while you […]

15 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Wild prints for summer

Want to make a wilder impact this summer? Animal prints are pouncing into the summer scene. Combine them with the metallic flairs of this past holiday season and step out in style day, night, and poolside.  Michael Kor’s “Afriluxe” summer styles (http://goo.gl/ZQeXm) combine all of these wild-inspired fashions and can be found at high-end retailers […]

06 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Packed to go

Travel plans for summer, big or small?  Here are a few tips to make you look great at any destination. Use plastic dry cleaning bags like tissue paper when you pack. Tuck the bags between your folded clothes to reduce wrinkling. They’re great to wrap around shoes, too. Let us package your garments for travel, […]