After my countless searches on Google “where to clean MaxMara teddy bear coat” which have brought back 0 useful results I felt a bit disappointed. I thought to myself – is there no one else cleaning their valuable items anymore? Did we become one time wear society and toss our clothes after one season? Well, I have no answer, because I can’t speak for everyone. But I know for sure – it’s not my attitude.
Coming from humble beginnings I have appreciation for the things that I buy, and I buy them with caution. Most importantly they have to last and work hard for every penny that I spent. Saving designer bag for later and not wearing it, is not something I would do. Whatever I buy, I wear it now and wear it often – to make my money’s worth! Also, I go through my wardrobe every season to check if there is something I am not wearing anymore and to make sure, I won’t end up buying things that I already have. I’ve dedicated full article about how I get my wardrobe ready for every season which you can find here.
So lets get straight to the point and talk about designer goods aftercare. When you spend £500+ on shoes or splurge on the iconic MaxMara Teddy bear coat you probably want to make sure the items are in safe hands when they need a repair, right? You would think local dry cleaners or cobblers sound like an obvious option! But it’s not always the case. Having returned shrunk sweaters and thick soles glued to slim leather soles, I now appreciate the importance of the aftercare service and want to save you from bitter disappointment. So, after an extensive research and few years of trial and error, here are my favourite places for dry cleaning and shoe care/repair.
After acquiring quite few pairs of shoes, over the time, I realised that I don’t have enough time in a day to be going around all those boutiques to fix every pair. And needed one great place to take them all in one go. I do it once or twice per year. So, I found Classic Shoe Repairs. Nicely surprised by the amount of designer boxes I saw in this repair shop, I decided to give it a go. I wasn’t wrong! Not only they are one of the best, but well known by majority of fashion boutiques in London. This is by far, the best place to go, if you are worried about your precious shoes.
It never disappoints – my shoes are always returned well repaired and renewed, and I feel absolutely calm to leave them in their hands. Be aware though, the turn around time is not a day or two, usually takes about a week if not longer. It is well worth a wait though.
I found this fabulous dry cleaning service whilst on a mission to get MaxMara’s Teddy coat cleaned. I was super anxious to ruin it, because I am not over it yet and want to wear it for a few more winters. And if I get it wrong there is no turning back. You can’t fix shrunk wool! No matter what internet says… Now Scobies are my favourite place to take more delicate garments and designer clothing. Impeccable quality for the price and amazing service. Their prices are slightly higher than your local dry cleaners, but it is reasonable. You can’t really expect someone to carry responsibility for the high value items when charging only 5-10£. I don’t own Monclear jacket, but if you do they are specialising in cleaning those jackets too.
Hope that helps! Victoria x