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Switching seasons.

Before you store away your summer favorites, make sure everything’s clean and free of spills and stains. A little white wine spot or Seven-Up spill will oxidize over time, leaving a brown stain. Pack like-colored items together, and keep everything away from light and moisture. If you don’t have closet space, fold everything (with white tissue paper if you have it) and pack loosely in suitcases or acid-free cardboard cartons. (Grandma would have used a cedar-lined trunk.)

Freezing jeans?

It’s one way to save water, but it doesn’t do anything to remove the soil that adds a “worn” smell to your favorite denims. There’s been some publicity for this new home remedy, see http://goo.gl/1h5yCJ The cold may kill a few of the bacteria living inside the pants, but won’t do a thing to remove the patina on the outside. We recommend gentle washing in cold water and air-drying, at least once a season. Or if you want to preserve the just-bought selvedge look, professional dry cleaning freshens without risk of shrinkage or fading.

Think pink.

Think pink.  It’s the color for fall, from smoky paler shades to full on bubblegum. Oversized sweats, high shine fabrics and ever-popular animal prints add drama and classics like dark floral prints, masculine tailored suit jackets with cropped trousers give the winter and fall season some depth. Look for a big hounds tooth revival, seen at Dior, Mulberry and here at Zara.http://goo.gl/URxyGZ

Get the most from your cleaner.

Our attention to detailed service starts when we tag and inspect your incoming laundry – we look for stains, tears, broken buttons, snagged zippers. You can help by telling us (or marking with masking tape or a safety pin) trouble spots and stains. Our stain removal experts always appreciate knowing what caused the boo-boo so they can use the right pretreatment. The more we know, the better job we can do.

Sustain your wardrobe.

The added wearability you get from professional cleaning is actually a benefit to the environment. Every extra use you get from a garment reduces your need to buy a new one, and keeps it out of the rag heap or landfill. Our gentle cleaning and laundry procedures add life and comfort to your wardrobe, prevent shrinking and fading while increasing the value of your investment.