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.
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.
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.
When staff of Wish-Bone Pet Sitting are in charge during a typical 30-minute visit, clients can rest assured that pets and their home are being well tended. They not only play with pets and feed and water them, but can also collect mail, open and close blinds, and turn lights on or off so it looks to the casual observer like someone's home—rather than on vacation or hiding under the bed. Because they also do some light housecleaning and minor grooming, clients come home to a tidy house and pet. Their expertise is not limited only to dogs and cats but also to fish, birds, horses, and exotic species.