Do your jackets lack buttons and your shoes, shine? Here are a few places that’ll breathe new life into well-worn favorites.
For Vintage Recovery
Your fondness for thrifting resulted in a mile-high mountain of crazy finds that go with absolutely nothing. Haul them to fashion-forward, South Philly seamstress Sarah Muhl (email@example.com). She’ll hack mom jeans into cute cutoffs, rework unflattering necklines, and turn decades-old throwaways into designs you’ll actually wear.
What a Gem
When you think of top-notch jewelers, cool biker dudes don’t typically spring to mind. Hence our pleasant surprise upon meeting Mark Haug (726 Sansom Street, suite 204; 215-922-4333). The badass jack-of-all-trades fixed our most treasured heirloom (Granny’s golden bangle) in a jiffy. Our only regret? Not being offered a ride on his Harley.
In Search of a Sole Mate
If shoes say everything about the girl, then it’s clear we have loads of fun — and lack cab fare. After a round of rowdy nights, we wore the heels right off our favorite pair. Luckily, Dom’s Shoe Service had them looking like new in time for the weekend. Bonus: These pros repair bags and craft custom kicks.
When Things Are Unraveling
It’s no secret your wear-everywhere sweater has seen better days. Best take it (and other shabby hangers-on) to Rosie’s Yarn Cellar for a little TLC. Though moth-ravaged ones will have to be chucked, the staff’ll happily restore worn elbows, repair shoulders, and generally spruce things up. Or book a private lesson, and they’ll show you how to do it yourself.
Hemming and Hawing
Right now, you’re still working rompers and sundresses, but soon enough, you’ll be stockpiling denim. Take newly acquired jeans to Steve’s Old City Cleaners & Tailors (102 Chestnut Street; 215-427-2550) for some genius adjustments (just-right length, perfectly matched thread color).
Photos: Jason Keefer / Courtesy of Sarah Muhl
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