We offer a wide variety of specialty services which are intended to make your life easier to deal with. We take care of everything you would expect a great dry cleaner to handle; and we also provide specialty services such as 24 hour pickup & delivery for fire and water restoration, disaster cleanup as well as museum & insurance restorations and much more.
Royal Couture Cleaners has been hand-cleaning purses, handbags and designer luggage in-house for ...
The care of fine and antique table and bed linens is a disappearing art. Royal Couture Cleaners i...
Snags, insect damage, unknown holes? Consider reknitting or reweaving from Royal Couture Cleaners...
If colors have faded or whiteness diminished from a garment, there often remains hope. Whitening,...
Whether it is the archival collection of a fashion designer, a treasured stuffed animal that has ...
Royal Couture Cleaners services many couturebridal salons and designers We are a full-service gow...
Royal Couture Cleaners has been hand-cleaning purses, handbags and designer luggage in-house for more than 15 years. Whether fabric, suede, leather, PVC or a combination of materials, we can resurrect that cherished accessory. Our specialists possess the expertise to master mix colors to camouflage embedded stains while retaining the original look and feel of a skin. Although this technique is a very time-consuming process, it gives us the ability to “rescue” a handbag that would otherwise be a lost cause. Very few bags are beyond restoration, and we are disappointed in the rare instances where we reach that conclusion.
Table and Bed Linens
The care of fine and antique table and bed linens is a disappearing art. Royal Couture Cleaners is equipped to perform this delicate work. Whether Frette, Pratesi or Leron, our signature French hand laundry will protect your earthly treasure of luxury bed linens. The special attention required in the care of delicate and often vintage table linens cannot be overstated, nor can the commitment and passion we bring to these very special projects. Knit Blocking The proper care and cleaning of fine knits is a skill developed extensively by Royal to maintain its shape, every knit garment is measured, blocked, and de-pilled with each cleaning. Then most are folded flat for storage. With each cleaning, Royal Couture Cleaners knit blocking service includes our custom-made breathable sweater storage bag. These bags are suitable for long-term storage and are highly effective in the prevention of mold and insect damage.
Reknitting and Reweaving
Snags, insect damage, unknown holes? Consider reknitting or reweaving from Royal Couture Cleaners as an alternative to retiring a cherished or valuable garment. Our experts often repair such damage in knits and other fabrics, as well as perform re-working and alterations to fine knits such as St. John, LoroPiana, TSE and others. Royal Couture Cleaners is a French weave specialist.
Dying and Brightening
If colors have faded or whiteness diminished from a garment, there often remains hope. Whitening, brightening and color enhancement processes are possible. Even though not all garments are dye able after manufacture, dying remains a viable option to restore some textiles. Spot dying can also be considered where applicable for localized damage.
Archives, Collectibles and Vintage Items
Whether it is the archival collection of a fashion designer, a treasured stuffed animal that has been in the family for generations, aunique dress made by a great-grandmother, or an authentic American Flag which Robert Smerling was invited to worked on at the Smithsonian Museum with other Master Dry Cleaners at Royal Couture Cleaners has the proven expertise, heightened sensitivity and justifiable confidence to tackle these most delicate and critical projects. We have been trusted with numerous museum collections over our decades of service.
Bridal Salons and Designers
Royal Couture Cleaners services many couturebridal salons and designers We are a full-service gown care specialist, and our services include touch-up pressing and cleaning of sample gowns before a bride’s wedding, and cleaning, preservation and storage following the wedding. Pre-wedding services include alterations, cleaning, pressing, temporary storage and site delivery. Emergency response is available in some areas. Cleaning and Preservation Our wedding gown preservation service is the best you’ll find anywhere. We have extensive experience in cleaning and preserving gowns from the most distinguished gown designers including Vera Wang, Inez de Santo, ReemAcra and more. We are very proud of our decades of exceptional service to brides throughout the United States. Being given the privilege to care for such an important piece of one’s personal history is never taken lightly. Months of planning go into this single, special day. A wedding gown isn’t just a dress, it’s a part of one’s life story. It is important to plan for a gown’s cleaning and preservation procedure, remembering the key to a successful preservation is to begin the process as soon as possible after the wedding. Proper cleaning and preservation of each gown will ensure that it will last for years to come. • First, we thoroughly inspect each gown for loose beads, trim, and any other necessary minor repairs. Special attention is devoted to stains which, if left unattended, can turn yellow or brown over time. They are pre-treated by our spotting specialists. After the gown is cleaned, it is treated with an anti-sugar treatment. This treatment will prevent any sugar stains from returning and yellowing the fabric over the years. • Then each gown is meticulously cleaned and hand-finished to follow the designer’s line and drape. Finally, a gown undergoes a rigorous inspection in our proprietary multi-spectrum inspection facility before it is deemed ready for preservation. Brides are invited to participate in a personal inspection at our facility as well. • The preservation process is completed with the packaging of the gown in our completely museum quality, archival, acid-free, sulfur and lignin-free, storage box and tissue. This packaging will keep the gown fresh for years to come. Remember, just “acid-free” is never enough. A complimentary pressing is included with each preservation when the gown is going to be worn by a future bride.
Restoration When a bride decides that she would like to wear a vintage gown, many factors must be considered. Royal Couture Cleaners family has been restoring gowns and antique fabric since the early 1800’s. The ultimate goal of restoration is to restore a vintage gown to its true color, without damage to the original fabric. In our business, there is nothing more gratifying than being able to restore a vintage gown and see the smile on the bride’s face when she realizes that she will be able to walk down the aisle in a dress that was once worn by someone dear to her.