While our expertise lies in fabric care, we recognize a stellar repair job when we see one, from alterations to leather work to cobbler services. Below are some of our favorite resources.

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Dry Cleaning

There are just some things that you just can’t wash – even with our washing service!  So if you’re going to dry clean, the one to use is Slate NYC.  We know they truly use eco-practices which is not very easy to find.  Luckily, they ship FedEx for no extra charge, so you can use their service anywhere in the world!

Slate NYC
107 Horatio Street
New York, NY 10014
(800) 573-8459

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Neck Tie Cleaning & Repair

Spills, drips and dribbles are inevitable…and always on your favorite tie!  Thankfully, there is Tiecrafters to bring your ties back in the game.  They also repair ties and scarves that unravel over time. They even shorten, lengthen, narrow and widen to keep in style. Tiecrafters are the experts and they service clients all around the world!

Tiecrafters
252 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 629-5800

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Sweater Repair & Alterations

We searched long and hard and finally she appeared!  The woman we have waited for to mend our souls…and cashmeres, etc.  Holes, tears, splitting seams, snags and all are splendidly repaired by the artistic weave masters at Alter Knit. They can even alter, shorten, slim, restyle and repurpose woolens and are woven to your request.  We will wash and send it to Alter Knit – so fantastic it has been deemed the “sweater rehab.”

Alter Knit New York
245 W 29th Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10001
(212) 473-6363

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Denim Repair

Holes, rips and tears – they will fix it. They can spare the perfect pair. Denim Therapy also dyes, fixes zippers and can do the trickiest of tricks on hems and more.  They service clients all around the world too!

Denim Therapy
555 8th Avenue, Suite 901
New York, NY 10018
(347) 935-0089

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Fur Alterations & Repair

For fur alterations & repair, Gwen and Lindsey recommend Tom Moriber Designs, or check out his Fur Repair Kits for a DIY approach to recycling fur.

Tom Moriber Designs
345 7th Ave, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 244-2180
Fax: (212) 244-2692

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Alterations

Gwen and Lindsey used to use Ignacio’s when they worked at Ralph Lauren and Chanel. Ignacio’s can alter, resize, and repair textiles from H&M to couture and is known and trusted throughout the industry.

Ignacio’s
119 E. 60th Street, Suite 2
New York, New York 10022
(212) 758-2747

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Cobbler

Jim’s shoe repair has been keeping our shoes shined, heels high-tapped and pristine, and boots in tack over the years.  Jim’s is a 75 year old New York institution.  Jim’s repairs shoes, belts and small leather goods. They spiff up and repair for customers all over the world.

Jim’s Shoe Repair
50 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 355-8259

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Handbags and Luggage Repair

Lexington Luggage

Remember when luggage used to come with a lifetime guarantee?  They repair on their premises within 3 days – all brands, sizes and shapes.  From luggage and duffle bags to golf bags and briefcases, we recommend Lexington Luggage for all your luggage needs.  They repair bags from all over the world too.

Lexington Luggage
793 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(800) 822-0404

Leather Spa

Leather Spa is the designated establishment for customization and repair for notable luxury brands. From shoes to clothes – they can repair, clean and re-dye.  They are the people to call and are serving clients worldwide.

Leather Spa
10 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 262-4823

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Fabric Dyeing

Gwen used this company when she worked at Ralph Lauren.  They do the impossible – dying fabric and all sorts of tricks of the trade. Give them a call for any specialty costumes, props, decor, design & fabrication for the entertainment industry.

Izquierdo Studios
118 West 22nd Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 807-9757

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Fabric Dyeing Products – (Do-It-Yourself)

Gwen and Lindsey had to buy supplies from this company in college for fabric dyeing and painting. They have everything.  If it can be dyed, painted, or decorated, Dharma has it. They are very informative and helpful too.

Dharma Trading Co.
1604 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(800) 542-5227

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Monogramming Services

Everything is just better when monogrammed – whether for you or for the perfect gift, our friend Alyssa is the one to do it.  Bring or send her your own or shop her store of perfectly curated embroiderable items.  All embroidery is done on premises within a week, with over 60 thread colors and more than 25 monograms styles.

Monograms Off Madison
29 East 93rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 360-1166

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Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation

J. Scheer & Co.

J. Scheer & Co. is the crème de la crème of service…and price.  Specializing in the conservation, cleaning and preservation of fine textiles, they’re always reliable.

J. Scheer & Co.
6 East 74th Street
New York, NY 10021
(800) 448-7291

Slate NYC

We also know our friend Miguel does wedding garments cleaning and storing.  He swears by their value and work…with prices that are far more reasonable.  We trust him!

Slate NYC
96 Morton Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10014
(800) 573-8459

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Wardrobe Storage and Archival Warehouse

Originally designed for small and overstuffed closets, Garde Robe’s core service is climate-controlled storage and maintenance for your off-season and/or infrequently worn clothing, shoes, evening wear, furs and accessories.  Garde Robe’s seasonal service allows you to switch your closet without lifting a finger.   They have expanded perhaps to your city!

Garde Robe
PO Box 746
New York, NY 10159
(888) 427-3311

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Textile Archival, Conservation and Preservation Supplies

You know “acid-free” storage is recommended – so here is the place to get all the supplies needed from storing textiles to treasured photos and documents.  As experts, and a family run business, they pride themselves on customer service and knowledge.  Give them a call to help you.

Talas
330 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(212) 219-0770

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Luggage Shipping

Let someone else carry your luggage to your destination…and even better, let them carry your extra bag you filled shopping while away back home too!  Luggage Free is the best service to get anything to or from your destination – worldwide.  Avoid the inconvenience, lines, fees, backaches and frustration – even skip customs lines too.

Luggage Free
153 West 27th Street, Suite 903
New York, NY 10001
(800) 361-6871

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Textile Recycling

Recycle the textiles that you can’t donate! The average New Yorker tosses 46 pounds of clothing and textiles in the trash each year, totaling 6% of our residential waste.  Clean out closets and empty drawers of clothing, linens, paired shoes, bags and more.  Find a location near you or get your community involved!

GrowNYC
51 Chambers Street, Room 228
New York, New York 10007
(646) 515-4387

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Clothing Consignment for Designer Clothing

The Fashionaires

Looking to unload some designer items and make a few dollars – or go shopping for “the good” of lovely items. The Fashionaires is stocked with the finest selection of designer consignment and new merchandise. They feature luxury items and designer items from Chanel couture to ready-to-wear. All merchandise is guaranteed authentic.

 

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Women’s Clothing Donations for a Great Cause

Dress for Success

We love finding happy homes for our items but even better it’s for a great cause.  Dress for Success is an international nonprofit organization offering services designed to help our clients not only dress the part but more importantly find jobs and remain employed.

Dress for Success
32 East 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 532-1922

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Bead and Jewelry Design

Gwen and Lindsey love Aurora’s because they do repairs for costume pieces, re-string jewelry (even handmade jewelry) and fix clasps.  Give them a call and send your beloved pieces to them for repairs.  Best of all…speedy service!

Aurora’s Beads and Jewelry Design
242 W. 28th St.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 779-1729

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Linen and Bedding Cleaning

Blanc Plume are specialists in cleaning linen and bedding.  They were recommended to us by our trusted friends at DeWoolfson Down.  From large down to heirlooms and specialty work required by matelassé, they are the experts. They service linens and items around the world.

Blanc Plume
1534 Burlington Ave
Kansas, MO 64116
(816) 221-0902

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Organizing for Closet & Home

There comes a time when even the most capable New Yorkers need help. It could be a large and complicated move, an inherited estate, a desire to reduce overall clutter, or just a big and busy family life. This is where Done & Done comes come in. They specialize in cleaning and organizing your closet and home and help implement systems to prevent reoccurring issues. They also specialize in helping realtors get apartments on the market and overseeing movers.

Done & Done Home
(917) 838-6467
info@doneanddonehome.com