We offer a range of services that enable you to enjoy your Charles and Patricia Lester garments for as long as possible. This may be anything from specialist dry cleaning to primp and preen freshening up, alterations or a full restoration service. These services are available for Charles and Patricia Lester garments only.
A great deal of care and consideration goes into creating each item crafted here in our studios. Each outfit is designed to last for a long time especially if it is looked after well. On saying that it does also depend on how much you love your outfits and whether you wear them every day or just get them out for very special occasions. It is not unusual for someone to get in touch with us to restore or just freshen up a piece that they bought thirty or more years ago. We believe that with the right care and attention, that your outfits should give you many years of enjoyment.
Advice on Care and Cleaning
Specialist Dry Cleaning
Primp and Preen Freshening Up Service
Quotes for Insurance Claims
Garment Care Cards
Returning Items from outside the UK
Provenance and Certificates of Authenticity
How to take advantage of these services.
In the first instance give us a call or send an email letting us know what garments require attention and what you would like done to them. For anything more complex than dry cleaning (i.e. repairs, restoration, primp and preen services) we ask that you send the garments back to us so that we may assess exactly what is required. We will give you a written quotation, usually via email. No work is started until you have approved any costs that will be incurred. We will also give an estimate of the time it will take to do the work. If you need your garment for a special occasion, then please let us know and we will do our utmost to get it ready for you. In all instances garments are always dry cleaned before any alteration or restoration work commences. For certificates of authenticity, we generally just require a collection of photographs showing the design and detail of the garments.
If you have any questions at all, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.