The (Not Always Quick, but Completely Worth It) Fix

Call it the laws of attraction. What is it about creamy silk blouses (preferably Theory) that plead for red wine? And why does a gloriously perfect, dove grey leather jacket seem destined to scrap with an inky pen? Sigh. It’s happened to all of us. The spanking cashmere sweater (worn loosely with leather leggings and moto boots) caught on a splinter of wood, resulting in an unsightly pull or hole. It ruins days, nights and closets.

We can’t rely on tipsy partners-in-crime not to spill cocktails, or ensure that every ball point has a tightly-screwed on cap, but thanks to the industrious staff at The Coveteur, we can offer solutions to keeping your most precious pieces unspoiled. Anything for the clothes.

Equal parts lemon juice and water.

Equal parts lemon juice and water.

Pour on white to dilute and sprinkle on salt.

Pour on white to dilute and sprinkle on salt.

Make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply to stain.

Make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply to stain.

Baby powder soaks up an oil slick on leather.

Baby powder soaks up an oil slick on leather.

Soak inks stains in milk (or try hairspray).

Soak inks stains in milk (or try hairspray).

Rub scratches on suede with stale bread.

Rub scratches on suede with stale bread.