Before dry cleaning, clothing was washed by dressing up a phalanx of backyard laundry scarecrows just before thunderstorms. Today's deal lets you do away with sopping straw men and clean your clothes the new-fashioned way—with science. For $10, you get $25 worth of services from Barry-Regent Cleaners in Lakeview. In business for 60 years and three different sanitizing techniques in their dry cleaning arsenal, the professionals at Barry-Regent can provide quality care for a variety of fabrics in any condition. Apply the Groupon value toward reinvigorating a sport jacket ($7.25+), un-jumbling a dress ($13.50+), or removing crusted-on snow from a down coat ($26.25–$35.10). Same-day service is available for most garments if they're in by 11 a.m., in case of an emergency bar mitzvah, and alterations are priced based on fabric and amount of time the service takes.
- They do a great job dry cleaning my suits and I pay extra for them to wash and hand finish my dress shirts (they call this "aqua clean"). – guestIL, Citysearch
- Aside from the dry-cleaning service always being outstanding, I've been in many times for their tailor…She's hemmed all my work pants, many pairs of jeans, a tea-length dress, customized a belt for a jacket, and gets it just right EVERY time. – Sarah M., Yelp
Since 1950, the year Barry-Regent Cleaners laundered its first garment, the now second-generation family business has been immaculately cleaning clothes using state-of-the-art equipment. Alongside traditional dry cleaning, it offers specialized shirt laundering and aqua cleaning, which uses water instead of solvents to more-effectively remove stains from some outerwear and casual wear. Most items can be returned to their owners on the same day as drop-off, and Barry-Regent delivers to select zip codes so that customers don't need to sheepishly retrieve their clothes while concealing themselves with branches. Alterations and specialty cleaning of wedding dresses, leathers, and furs are also available.