Memorial Day is the official start of summer and there’s nothing fresher than a white suit or dress to kick off the summer season. The dirty truth is that most clothes yellow over time and bright white is not a natural fabric color, it’s a dye. Clothing manufacturers often add optical brighteners to achieve

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Guest Blogger Miranda Darr with Quatro Austin Miranda Darr is the owner of Wardrobe MD and co-founder of Quatro Austin.  With more than 20 years as a wardrobe stylist, Miranda provides luxury personal shopping  and styling advice through seasonal trunk shows of the Carlisle & Per Se Collections of New York. You can contact her

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Holiday Dress Code For The Guys

Saturday, 31 October 2015 by

Guest Blogger: Katie Fore with Tom James Meet Katie Fore, guest blogger, stylist extraordinaire. Katie is a professional clothier, sales trainer, and recruiter for the world’s largest men’s custom clothing company, Tom James. You can contact her directly for all your styling needs. In this day and age, there seems to be more creative dress

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The Truth About “Dry Clean Only”

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 by

How often do you check the care label before you buy a new garment? If it says Dry Clean Only, is that the only way to clean it? The Federal Trade Commission requires that every garment purchased have a sewn-in care label that supplies at least one safe method for cleaning. There may be other

We hear this question often and wanted to give you some guidelines from The Drycleaning and Laundry Institute. Despite information to the contrary, professional dry cleaning will actually prolong the life of a garment.  In fact, it’s the oils, body salts, cologne, perfumes, hair products, insoluble soil, rain, food and beverage stains that  will shorten

There has been a lot of misinformation about gender pricing at the dry cleaners and we’d like to set the record straight. At Westbank Dry Cleaning, the cost to clean a woman’s pant and a man’s is the same.The cost to clean a woman’s coat is always going to be the same price as a man’s. But

Saying “YES” To Customer Service

Thursday, 30 April 2015 by

Secret Shoppers Give Westbank Dry Cleaning Highest Overall Score in the U.S. Customer satisfaction is at the heart and soul of Westbank Dry Cleaning. That’s why we are so proud to announce that we were honored with the first-ever YES! Award for “Year of Exceptional Service 2014” at the Clean Show in Atlanta on April

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3 Tricks to Look Your Best in Photos

Monday, 02 February 2015 by

Meet the Stylist Miranda Darr Miranda is this month’s guest blogger and she shares how to prep for photos by wearing the right outfit so you’ll always hit them with your best shot!  Here are 3 tricks to look your best in photos:   Miranda Darr is an expert wardrobe and image consultant, stylist and

Once associated with edgy musicians and bikers, leather comes in so many chic trends this season. Anything from dresses to leggings, vests and outerwear.   You’ll see traditional colors as well as vibrant hues. Here are 10 tips to keep leather clothing looking luxurious, so you can enjoy them for many seasons:     Wear a

It’s a chore that many homeowners miss or don’t know about. Clothes dryer fires start more than 15,000 home fires every year, usually from lint build-up. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing airflow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, and creating a fire hazard.  These fires can easily

Is Your Deodorant Ruining Your Clothes?

Saturday, 06 September 2014 by

The Dilemma Imagine getting home from the dry cleaners and taking off the plastic covering your clothes and noticing a hole or tear in one of your shirts. You’re likely to be angry and most immediately you’re probably going to blame your dry cleaner for ruining your clothes. Problems with garments do happen at even the best

Laundry 101 For College Students

Monday, 04 August 2014 by

Photo Laundry 101 for College Students Laundry may not be the most exciting part of college, but just follow these simple tips to get high marks for clean clothes! Buy your supplies  Detergent: Know if you need HE (high efficiency) detergent or regular.  HE detergents are low-sudsing and quick dispersing for use in low water volume machines. Using a


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