November 2019 Fashion Check-In
Buttons and Adornments
Your November 2019 fashion check-in focuses on buttons and adornments. Whether for fashion or function, these additions often require extra attention.
When cleaning a garment, the first ‘question’ would be the fabric. However, this is not the only piece of the puzzle. At Hallak, we take the time to fully inspect each garment. What are we looking for?
Certain buttons can be covered during the cleaning process. More delicate buttons should be removed and resewn post-cleaning. Unsure? Be sure to ask a Hallak customer service representative at Fashion@Hallak.com or call (212) 832-0750. (If emailing, please feel free to attach a photo.)
Did you know that most care labels are placed on a garment prior to any add-ons such as fancy buttons, etc. Often, this can lead to broken buttons and other possible damage. When in doubt, you may always stop by either of our stores. Some buttons can benefit from simply being covered during the cleaning process. Other adornments may require removal and reattachment. Of course, Hallak’s team is here to be informative – and provide you with the best suitable method for YOU (and your wardrobe).
Prior to cleaning, we test a few sequins. Not all sequins are created equal. Our cleaning department has many different solvents so we will be sure to you use the gentlest (but efficient).
Depending on the applique, they can either be cleaned or removed and reattached. When removing and reattaching, photos are taken to properly capture the correct positioning.
Leather, suede and skins require different cleaning techniques from each other AND from fabric. Items with these types of ‘patches’ visit our Leather and Suede Department for their special treatment.
Dress a garment up or down. Either way, your wardrobe is safe with Hallak’s expert touch. Visit www.hallak.com to learn more about our full line of services.