For more than 35 years, the dedicated soap wardens at Sal’s Custom Dry Cleaning have been pampering the delicate dermises of fine fabrics and garments. Save syrup-stained skirts from sticky oblivion, spare sweaters from the wrath of sauce, and purge pudding pandemonium from pleats ($6.95). Uggs can be beautified ($40), suits unsullied ($16.95), and summer’s mistakes erased from winter coats ($18.95+). Sal’s Custom Dry Cleaning offers restoration services via the skilled hands of an on-site tailor. Sal's offers fur, leather, and suede care for cleaning up besmirched pocketbooks and boots. Pick-up and delivery services are also available for busy customer bodies and Greta Garbo impersonators.
The laundering experts at Skyline have extensive experience in the de-smudging of suits ($12.75), pants ($6.25), skirts ($6), and blouses ($6.85). Keep your torso warm and well swaddled with a refreshingly clean sweater ($6), sport jacket ($6.95), or winter coat ($13.25; all prices are approximate). Clients who opt into the VIP program will enjoy the refreshing perks of receiving 24-hour drop-off box access, speedy same-day service, and unlimited high fives at no additional cost. And, for guests with finer, more particular garment needs, Skyline happily extends a range of professional tailoring services.
The staff at Zoots Dry Cleaning extracts stains and stress by pairing eco-friendly dry-cleaning services with the convenience of extended evening and Sunday hours, 24-hour drop-off and pickup services (available at most locations), and an automated drive-thru system. Team members clean clothes, draperies, bedding, and rugs with a biodegradable solvent as opposed to harsh PERC chemicals, and some staff are trained to expertly excise stains from the delicate lace and beadwork of bridal-gown bodices. Most stores also have a tailor on location who is able to alter ensembles in a snap. Customers get e-mail notifications when orders are ready or they can download a smartphone app to keep a close eye on the status of their dirty laundry.
Stain sorcerers at Oxford Laundry whisk away heaps of dingy garments from their source, returning them the next day freshly folded and sparkling clean. Treating each frock and sock as if it were their own, laundry professionals will transport a minimum of 20 lbs. of clothing ($1.29/lb.) to a sudsy dimension from which even the murkiest muck flees in terror. After slipping into eco-friendly washers for a soapy cotillion of cleanliness, wearables emerge as pristine as the day they were sewn, with tennis whites bleached to a snowy finish and historically accurate reenactment garb retaining every tat of lace and tasseled fringe. As garments tumble in carefully adjusted dryers, fabric softener cuddles up to fleecy folds for ideal comfort. Dry-clean-only items, such as pea coats ($9.99+) and comforters ($28.99+), receive equally gentle treatment from organic, perc-free solvents.
The fashions may have changed since 1944, but the service and family ownership of Dependable Cleaners has remained constant. The dry-cleaning company started as a single shirt-laundry facility and has since expanded into 16 locations. The chain is now owned by a third-generation Fawcett. A few of the 16 locations offer a new addition called Style, a hand-cleaning service that treats designer and high-end garments. Expansion isn’t the only success of the company since its inception more than 65 years ago. Dependable Cleaners has garnered a number of awards, including the title of Boston magazine's Best Gown Preservation in 2008. The cleaner also proudly does its part to create a sustainable Earth by using EarthCare Cleaning Systems to clean clothing with natural, recyclable solutions that break down naturally in the environment, unlike the emotionally imperturbable Philip Seymour Hoffman. While laundering shirts, the cleaner uses biodegradable soaps and hangs newly dry-cleaned dresses, suit jackets, pants, and sweaters on recycled hangers and garment bags.