Summer Weather Garment Care

Posted June 16, 2017

We lather up, jump in and enjoy during warm weather.

But along with summer fun come many products that can damage clothing items. Here are some quick tips to minimize that damage.

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Topics: Garment care


Posted June 09, 2017

Does club soda really work on spills?

Everyone "knows" club soda is the ultimate remedy for instant stain removal, but is it really all it's cracked up to be? Our 107-year-old professional trade association, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), recently completed an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal, and as members, we're pleased to share their findings. The short answer is "yes" club soda can be a big help in the short term, but "no" it is not the end-all, be-all stain removal miracle it is made out to be.

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Topics: Garment care, Linen

5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials For Women

Posted June 05, 2017

Cool and Classic Summer Basics

We're having a slow start to summer here in Maine. But June is here (whether it feels like it or not) so it's time to think about summer wardrobes. Freshen up your basics and stay cool this summer with our top 5 summer wardrobe essentials for 2017 (courtesy of Pinterest). 

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Topics: Fashion and style

Plan A Bachelorette Party in Portland, Maine

Posted May 19, 2017

Portland is an awesome place to plan a bachelorette party. This city by the sea has everything you need to celebrate a bride's last hurrah, including  party bus limos, fancy lingerie shops (try Aristelle and Etain), and fabulous bars (check out hot spots Top of the East, Grace, and Sonny's). But in addition to partying, Portland offers fun and sophisticated activities and tours that can make your bachelorette party a stand-out event. 

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Topics: Food and wine, In the community, Wedding

Trend Alert: Embroidery

Posted May 11, 2017

If you follow fashion trends, you know embroidery is everywhere in 2017.

This ancient stitching technique has been used to embellish fabric since the Cro-Magnon era—which is why it may have seemed old fashioned until recently. Its most recent heydey was the 1960s as a hallmark of hippie fashion, but embroidery is back in a big way.  And while some pieces still have that casual hippie vibe, embroidery is popping up on everything from evening gowns to office-appropriate button downs. Check out some of our favorite looks from Pinterest below. For more, visit our embroidery board

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Topics: Fashion and style

Prom Dress Style and Care Tips

Posted May 05, 2017

Five Prom Dress Trends for 2017

Prom season is one of the most exciting times of the year if you love formal fashion. We raided Pinterest to find the biggest prom dress trends for 2017. Here are some of our favorites! For more, check out our Prom Dress Inspiration  board. If you live around Portland, some of the best shops for formal wear are His & Hers by Andrea's Bridal, Blush Bridal & Formal Wear, and Style Me Portland. Have fun choosing the perfect dress for Prom 2017! 

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Topics: Fashion and style

Best Uniform Styles for Warm Weather

Posted April 28, 2017

Stay Cool in Style this Summer

When the weather gets warm, keep your look current and your staff happy and comfortable with lightweight uniform choices. You uniform style depends a lot on the type of business you run, as well as the image you want to project to customers. Here are our top picks for spring and summer based on industry. 

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Topics: Uniform

7 Simple Spring Cleaning Hacks

Posted April 20, 2017

Deep cleaning your home for spring is a time-honored tradition, and one of our favorite annual rituals. Even though cleaning is a chore, it feels great get rid of winter grit and freshen up for warm weather. They key is to not get overwhelmed by the daunting task of cleaning your whole house. Take your time, work from top to bottom, and clean in stages. Keep things manageable with these simple cleaning hacks.

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Topics: How-to

What Is Wedding Dress Preservation?

Posted April 13, 2017

Why should you preserve your wedding dress? 

Choosing your wedding dress is a big decision. But you're not done yet! You also have to decide what to do with your wedding dress after your wedding ceremony. One of the most popular options, and the one we recommend to all our brides, is wedding dress preservation

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Topics: Wedding

Caring for Bedspreads & Comforters

Posted April 06, 2017

How to Care for Bedspreads & Comforters

Bedding supplies typically last a long time. Comforters and bedspreads usually last five and six years on average.

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Topics: How-to

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