• Leather & Suede

  • We inspect your leather and suede garments at the counter, and note all stains, marks, missing and broken buttons. We send your “skins” to a trusted specialist for cleaning and alterations.

    The best advice we can give you comes in terms of preventive care for stains and day-to-day wear.

    Stain Emergencies – What you can do

    Spills on leather and suede require different care than cotton and wool. While it’s best to blot most stains – and to never rub – you do have a few options.

    Cricket Cleaners - LeatherIf your leather is a bit shiny and automatically “repels” liquid spills, then you can use a slightly damp sponge to gently wipe it off. However, if your leather is butter soft and seems to absorb every little stain, you should not attempt stain removal. It will most likely require professional care, as soon as possible.

    Suede is a bit trickier. Some smudges can often be improved with a clean eraser (but should always be tested in a hidden area first). Oily-type stains from buttered popcorn, gravy, and lotions will need attention by the stain-removal technicians.

    A few care hints …

    • Collar soil from make-up and body oils can deposit deep into the skin, so consider wearing a scarf with your leather and suede jackets.
    • Spills from soda and “to-go” containers will need immediate professional attention.
    • Ink, lipstick, and paint should also be tended to as soon as possible