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Best Philadelphia Dry Cleaner

Duveen

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Hi,

Any Philadelphians able to recommend a good dry cleaner, ideally in Center City? I tried resurrecting an old thread and had no luck, so I thought I'd create an easy-to-find repository for all the dry cleaning knowledge in town...

Fire away!
 

timeless

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Carriage Trade....very expensive but the best by far.
 

16520Man

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Originally Posted by timeless
Carriage Trade....very expensive but the best by far.

I've never used them, but I have seen their work with cashmere sweaters and it is very impressive.
 

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I've heard good things too, and they won best of philly last year (http://www.phillymag.com/best_of/det...:_dry_cleaner), but not exactly in center city.... Good to know about Helens, I was looking for a new cleaners too.

While we're at it, tailors? I just had some work done at Joseph's around 20th and Sansom. I'm happy with their work, but I'm still a newbie and don't always know what to look for.
 

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For tailors, I have had great alterations experiences with Pat Scioli (1744 E. Passyunk, near 12th and Morris, Snyder metro stop in Little Italy). He is a real old-school Italian tailor with a love for the business.

The downsides: his English isn't great, he will try to sell you his private-label suits (low-end, fused but made in Napoli), and he is (justifiably) proud of his work. Treat him with respect, and you'll come out looking and feeling great.

On the plus side: he has a real eye for detail in construction, clothes are generally turned around in a week and have been, to my eye, flawless thus far and prices are very reasonable.

I believe that he used to have a bespoke business but gave it up. His wife, Anna, is very nice as well and is usually in the store.
 

TooManyClothes

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McCormick Brothers picks up and delivers in Center City. They are a "Best of Philly" winner and have won many other awards. THEY ARE AWESOME! Try them and you'll see that there are no other dry cleaners out there like them...in a league of their own. Quality, customer service, the whole 9 yards.

And tailor: Henry Davidsen at 1701 Spruce St. Brian Lipstein is the man. He'll take care of you. He'll make you a suit and take care of any tailoring you need. He's a one-stop-shop!
 

Noo Guy

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Any recommendations on suburban cleaners? I work on the Main Line, live further west in Chesco.
 

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