Commended by Boston magazine in 2008 for wedding-gown preservation, Dependable Cleaners offers a basketful of laundering and dry-cleaning services. Turn last night's unfortunate ketchup incident into tonight's food-free canvas with same-day service. Items dropped off before 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday can typically be picked up by 5 p.m. that same day, depending on the location. Though prices vary by location, all stores offer the same reliable de-staining services for dusty dresses ($14.04–$15.34), slovenly shirts ($2.54–$2.88), and pigpennish pants ($7.08–$7.98). Hide a fading summer tan with a freshly depurated jacket ($7.65–$8.52) or sweater ($7.23–$8.73). Dependable Cleaners locations can also handle unconventional vestments such as ballroom gowns, Ugg boots, and antique tri-cornered hats.
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Named a 2011 Best of Weddings pick by The Knot, Cynthia Britt oversees a shimmering surplus of hand-crafted and twinkling trinkets. Doll up lobes with the Britt pearl dangles on carved 14K white gold hoops (hoops $400, dangles $150; pieces sold separately), or make a flirty suggestion with the Britt Kiss silver pendant ($175). Cynthia Britt's assortment of sterling-silver good-luck charms come in styles such as the feather ($45), fan ($60), disk ($60), and jug ($60), which are all the objects needed to stage the Hillbilly Olympics. Cynthia Britt also crafts custom jewelry pieces, sketching designs based on the client’s hand and shaping wax models for trial and fit. Final models are fashioned in any desired metal-set, and feature your choice of gem and side salad.
At Brighton Laundry & Dry Cleaners, you can be as involved in the cleaning process as you desire. Once you drop off clothes at the facility, you can choose to wash items yourself in a 20-, 30-, or 55-pound washing machine or hand items over to the staff for a signature wash and fold service. Customers can also set aside items for pressing or dry cleaning, ensuring fragile items are free of stains, unpleasant scents, and zippers that lead to nowhere. Specialty treatments are available to care for leather, suede, and Uggs and keep clients’ expensive items looking good as new.
Like snowflakes, fingerprints, and identical twins, no two custom jewelry pieces are alike. GVS Jewelers specializes in one-of-a-kind, custom-designed jewelry, which its staff crafts right there inside the store. To create their masterpiece, clients can choose from the store's selection of diamonds in cuts such as pear, round, princess, and Mickey Mouse. These jewels can be fitted into rings, necklaces, bracelets, and pendants. For ready-made pieces, the shop also stocks time on the go with Essence watches. And, when clients' estate settlements, charitable donations, divorce settlements, or hungry garbage disposals start looming, this Gemological Institute of America–graduate shop can honestly appraise jewelry.