The friendly staffers at Holland Laundry suds threads of clothes and linens, fluff them dry, and fold them with precise, practiced hands. Sullied garments spiff up with a fresh-smelling lather ($0.95/pound), and other washables such as comforters, rugs, and reputations ($1.25/pound) return to owners crisply folded and refreshed. The convenient drop-off service, plus free bleach and softener available for all drop-offs, frees customers' schedules and takes a chore off their hands, leaving them with more time to relax and ponder the twist ending of Mary Poppins.
Costume Holiday House's inventory of wigs, makeup, suits, and party supplies enables costume changes ranging from spooky to comical. Customers can dress themselves as everything from pop-culture icons to terrifying specters and macabre forms, and an ample supply of wigs and accessories form the basis of inventive costumes that don’t require full-body suits or rubber masks. In addition to wearable Halloween goods, the shop also sells fog machines and animated props that set the stage for monster mashes and haunted houses. Costume Holiday House accommodates dress-up even in the Halloween off-season, with theater costume rentals for schools and community plays, or Second Skin colored bodysuits for showing team spirit at a baseball game or camouflaging into the green-screen background at local commercial shoots.
Nabbing a 2011 Talk of the Town award for customer satisfaction, the garment de-gunkers at Champion Cleaners and Tuxedo Rentals continue their 61-year tradition of stellar service. Experts gently purify full suits, dresses, and coats ($11 each) and return delicate sweaters ($3.75) to mint Cosby condition. Individual suit pieces ($5.50 each)—such as pants, shirts, and jackets—compare notes with the vestigial garment colloquially known as the vest ($4.25). Dry cleaners revive threads Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Though additional services are not included in this deal, Champion also offers alterations, tuxedo rentals, wedding-gown preservation, and zipper repairs.
Seven days a week, Duds ‘n Suds and Reynolds resonate with the gentle hum of their fleet of coin-operated washers and driers. Customers can manually cleanse their dirty apparel and towels or drop off laundry by the pound at the Duds ‘n Suds location to be washed, dried, and folded by the laundromats’ expertly trained staff. Customers waiting for freshly washed or dried articles can sip on complimentary coffee or place bets on how many tootsie pops it takes to fill a dryer.
The tailors and seamstresses at Perfect Fit Alterations take in clients' ill-fitting garments and transform them into well-proportioned pieces of winning wardrobes. Their cutting and sewing capabilities span the entirety of the sartorial spectrum, from wedding dresses that need slimming to suits that need taking in and seats that need repairing. They also offer express services, such as hemming, so clients can avoid risking an indecent-ankle-exposure violation in public.