Cleaning clothes without water and walking on the moon both sound impossible, and yet seeing Buzz Aldrin’s space suit at the dry cleaner’s provides evidence of both. Defy skeptics with today’s Groupon to New Era in Kernersville. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dry-cleaning services or alterations.
- For $25, you get $55 worth of alterations.<p>
At New Era, textile technicians purify and mend delicate fabrics to ensure impeccable ensembles. Woolen winter coats shake off layers of sludge and stuck-on candy canes with a thorough cleansing ($5.75–$12), and shirts ($1.75) and sweaters ($4.90) shed noxious odors and stains. Skilled staffers lend patrons a sartorial edge by ironing creases into sleeves and collars and carefully preserving pleats. Silk, satin, or linen trousers enjoy gentle ablutions ($6.40), and even the most fragile beaded, sequined, or snowflake-trimmed ensembles regain their snazzy appeal.
New Era’s seam wranglers can shorten or lengthen hems ($10) and modify waists and seats ($10) to comfortably hug circumferences. Tailors swap failing zippers with new models (prices vary by garment) and prevent holes and tears ($4+) from ushering in frigid winds. Patrons can strut in their newly mended duds in New Era’s fitting rooms replete with large mirrors and enough room to test seam strength with a series of high kicks.