Friday, February 6, 2015

Madame Paulette Mobile Units for Your Fashion Week Needs

Madame Paulette is bustin' out the VIP Mobile Units for fashion week!

We will be providing on-site services throughout fashion week for any and all fashion emergencies that will need tending to.

The MP mobile units can also be booked in advance for special services, such as pickup and delivery of collections.

Who Do the Mobile Units Benefit?

Any designer, client, or VIP involved in fashion week.

What Services does MP provide with the Mobile Unit?

Clean, Tailor or Press before, during and after the show

Send tailors on-site to accommodate fittings.

☻ Pick up a full collection and have it delivered to show and back to showroom.

☻ Pick up runway collections from shows, have it cleaned and returned to showroom the very next day.
☻ Provide gift certificate for any VIP gift bags

How big are the mobile units?

The units are large enough for anyone to comfortably enter in order to have their fashion emergencies tailored on-site, hand finished and spot cleaned. 

How do I book a mobile unit ahead of time?

You can book a mobile unit by calling (347) 689-7021.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or inquiries about our mobile units. We are here to keep your fashion week spotless!

How do I find you during fashion week?

We will be stationed outside of the Lincoln Center. If not right in front, we will be accessible by phone (347-689-7010). Call and we will direct you to our exact location. We will be on-call 24/7 throughout fashion week.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Madame Paulette | Gilt City New York Team UP!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We are looking for your feedback..... Please look for us on Yelp or Google.

Your Voice matters!!!

As a valued new or old customer of Madame Paulette; we would like to hear what you have to say. We provide a customer testimonial form for you to fill out or you can write about us on Google or Yelp.

Our customers matter; your voices count!!!

Thank you for choosing Madame Paulette, "Simply the finest dry cleaners in the world!"

Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime....! Check out Madame Paulette on Gilt

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wedding gowns

Image by Reem Acra via Majestic Gardens.
Despite being highly treasured keepsakes, wedding gowns are often poorly treated and stored. Like furs, the delicate fabric and craftsmanship on these gowns are vulnerable not only to natural hazards such as light and pests, but also to improper cleaning, handling and preservation. Professional cleaning, repairs and storage in museum-quality, acid-free archival boxes are vital to a gown’s longevity for preservation as an heirloom. These are included among Madame Paulette’s professional cleaning and preservation services, along with gloves for handling and free US shipping.

High-quality boxes and packaging materials account for only 50 percent of preservation success, says Madame Paulette’s Bridal, Couture and Vintage Manager, Karen Jean-Aimée. Once a gown returns from Madame Paulette, appropriate storage is equally necessary to maintain quality. Aside from light, mildew and dust, fluctuating temperatures and humidity may also prove dangerous to delicate gowns. As such, boxes should be kept flat in a climate- and humidity-controlled area of the house (e.g., a bedroom rather than basements, attics and exterior rooms).

Unlike some gown preservation services, which require customers to keep the box tightly sealed to prevent damage, Madame Paulette ensures that customers are able to periodically open and inspect the gown. The fabrics should, in fact, be allowed to breathe at least once per year after initial storage. After inspection, refold the dress in different places and wrap with fresh, white, acid-free tissue paper. The dress should be sent to Madame Paulette every 15 years to replace the archival box.


Image by William Wilson.
The frequency of dry cleaning a suit depends on how often it is worn. Madame Paulette technician J. R. Riley, who has over 50 years of experience, recommends sending suits to Madame Paulette every 2 – 4 wearings, as dust, dirt and air pollution embedded in the fabric can weaken it. Make sure to send the jacket and trousers to Madame Paulette at the same time to ensure that color and quality remain consistent.

In between cleanings, one should take important measures to preserve quality and durability. Store suits no longer in use in breathable garment bags, using cedar (not mothballs) to repel insects. Wrinkles can be minimized by letting suits rest at least 24 hours (48 for flannel and tweed) between wearings on padded or shaped hangers, with room for the fabric to breathe. Always remember to empty suit pockets, remove any belts or braces and zip and button all closures to maintain your suit’s shape.


Image by Sandra Gore.
Furs are among the most delicate materials. Highly susceptible to many environmental conditions, they are safest during the warm months in Madame Paulette’s climate- and humidity-controlled fur storage facility. During the winter, keeping one’s furs at home at under 50° Fahrenheit within 50% humidity is not always possible, but there are precautions one can take to minimize damage when not in storage. Avoid heat, light and humidity, above all, and be cautious about friction, pests and chemicals, including perfume, hairspray and makeup. Hang furs in cool, dark and dry closets, leaving breathing room around the fur. Make sure the closet is warm, but has no heat vents, to prevent freezing and thawing. When transporting to and from Madame Paulette, please be sure to keep furs in breathable cloth garment bags.