Austin Shoe Hospital's expert menders have repaired men's and women's shoes and boots since 1906. Old, comfortable footwear gains renewed life at the shop with replaced heels and soles, saving patrons from outfitting old pumps with cardboard-box bottoms. Additionally, the cobblers skillfully repair luggage, handbags, belts, and briefcases with services ranging from zipper replacement to full dyeing and reconditioning.
New Balance Round Rock outfits pavement pounders in its store stocked with a large selection of running, walking, cross-training, tennis and trail running shoes, accessories, and apparel. The only exclusive New Balance retailer in the Austin area, the store boasts a total fit service, which customizes kicks to fit all foot types and frolicking needs.
The textile technicians at Village Cleaners purify wardrobes using a biodegradable solvent called DF-2000 Fluid. This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly solution is sensitive to the needs of fragile fabrics but still has the muscle to break down dirt, grime, and salad dressing around the collar. A fresh dose of solvent goes into each load, along with fresh soap and a brand new filter, to ensure that clothes emerge from the machine as clean as technologically possible and free of static, odor, and allergens.
But the process doesn’t stop there. Once clothes are clean, the staff will starch shirts if requested and replace any broken or missing buttons at no charge. A final inspection sees to it that no spot or stain escapes back into the world, and alteration, repair, and leather care tends to especially needy garments.
1/2 Price Boxes first unpacked itself in 2004. Since then, it has expanded to 12 additional locations across Texas and Oklahoma, helping prepare customers for big transitions of their own along the way. The company maintains a massive inventory of moving and packing supplies—including small to extra-large boxes—ensuring everything from canned goods to bulky blankets have a place to stay during moves. Customers also can stock up on bubble material, packing peanuts, and moving blankets, all of which protect delicate items better than ziploc bags full of pet hair.
Great American Storage keeps keepsakes safe within roomy, temperature-controlled units watched over by security guards and video surveillance. Using complimentary handcarts or the center's free truck rental, customers tote trappings to the unit of their choice and barricade them behind a secure cylinder lock. Because each unit is climate controlled, belongings remain in pristine condition, safe from the warping caused by humidity, the melting caused by heat, or the gremlin liquefaction caused by excess water damage. 5'x10' spaces offer the space of a typical walk-in closet, snugly supporting the furniture and effects of a one-bedroom or studio apartment. Storers with more sizable stuff, such as bedroom sets, can opt for the 10'x15' unit, which measures at the size of a large bedroom or an incredibly large small bedroom. Security cameras keep tabs on any suspicious visitors or lovelorn impulse-buy racks, and an on-site post office lends easy passage of incoming additions or space-saving shipments. Great American Storage does not allow some items in storage units.