Garment Care Tips: How To Care for Expensive Clothing

As seen in Reader’s Digest

How to best care for expensive clothing.

Garde Robe and affiliate New York City dry cleaning partner, Meurice were recently interviewed by Reader’s Digest on how to ensure that your precious wardrobe is wrinkle-free and ready-to-wear with the help of the best steam irons available on the market.

“A good steam iron can make all the difference in how you present yourself to the world,” says Erin Busbee, style expert and founder of Busbee Style. “It may feel like a small detail but ironing your outfit has a big impact on your overall look. Using a steam iron is a simple way to look sharper and more put together.” Find out how to iron.

A steam iron is a better option than a dry iron because it can actually serve the purpose of both. If you leave the steam iron’s water tank empty, you literally have a dry iron. A dry iron, on the other hand, can’t double as a steam iron.

If you want to care for expensive clothing like the pros do, take a tip from Doug Greenberg, founder of Garde Robe, and opt for this all-in-one system that includes both the iron and the board. The iron also steams and purifies your textiles, and Laurastar’s Dry Microfine Steam works 15 times faster than steam from standard generators and won’t leave your clothes wet. The 4-speed vacuum and blower system inflates the ironing board with air to straighten fabrics and prevent unwanted creases or to hold clothes firmly on the board for flawless folds.

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