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$ 40
Jun 2007
Canton, OH
They even got the red wine stains out of the shirt  more... close row
$ 15
May 2008
Akron OH
Charging extra for same day service  more... close row
$ 30
Oct 2007
Indianapolis, Indiana
Formal dress worn as a bridesmaid
Bridesmaid dress cleaning left it in excellent condition  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
Cleaning a wool tuxedo and accessories  more... close row
$ 48
Apr 2008
Portland, Or.
eveing gown,
Vintage evening gown received royal treatment  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Lincoln Park, Michigan
Military uniform
One hour dry cleaning for uniform  more... close row
$ 28
Mar 2008
Lowell, MA
two formal dresses
Drycleaning for two gowns  more... close row

Description of service

While cleaning out my closets and looking for potential e-bay items, I came across two formal dresses that had not been taken out in about 4 years. Both are the dresses are classic styles, and would be perfect for prom dresses. However, both of them appeared to have stains on them. One of the dresses was satin, and it looked as though some type of liquid was spilled over the front of it. The other dress was taffeta, and it looked like there was self-tanner that seeped through the front of the baby blue dress. I brought the dresses to the local chain dry cleaners, and the technician told me that she couldn't make any promises as to whether or not the stains would come out of the dresses, but that if I gave them an extra day or two to re-clean, the chances of the dresses coming clean would increase. I did just that, and when I picked the dresses up, the satin dress looked like new. There was no sign of staining on the dress. The blue taffeta dress did not come entirely clean, but the stains were significantly lightened. I had expected to pay much more for dry cleaning of formal dresses, since the blue dress had a lot of beading on the front and back. It only cost me $27.60 for multiple cleans of the two dresses.

Review of Service

The technician was great. I thought it was great that she flat out told me that it would take a little longer and that they would re-clean the dresses to get the stains out. I also thought it was nice that it didn't cost me twice as much. The tech proved to me that this chain really cared about customer satisfaction, and explained to me when I picked up the dresses that they cleaned the blue dress four times, but couldn't get the stain any lighter.


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$ 32
Nov 2007
Bellmawr, NJ
Bridesmaid gown
Bridesmaid gown cleaned to wear again  more... close row
$ 75
Jan 2007
Big Rapids, Michigan
Bridesmaid dress
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$ 45
Jan 2007
Boulder, CO
Black Formal Dress
Need to be careful when wearing formalwear  more... close row