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Invisible Stains

Often stains that are caused by food, oily type substances or beverages may become invisible when they dry. Later on, with time and or exposure to heat, a yellow or brownish stain will appear. This is caused by the oxidation or caramelization of the sugar in the staining substance. Once the stains become yellow or […]

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Lapels Annual Clothing Drive April 22nd – May 7th

Lapels Dry Cleaning will host their annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother Big Sister organizations starting April 22 and running through May 7. Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, and Michigan will be accepting clothing donations during this time period. “One of the great things about doing a […]

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Storing Winter Clothes

Common Sense Rules for Winter Clothing Storage

Now that winter is over, it’s time to store away all those winter clothes until next season. Follow these simple rules to keep your winter fashions looking good season after season. • Wash and dry clean everything before storage. Some stains that are now invisible may darken with age. Dirt and food are also invitations […]

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Coffee Stains Can Be Sneaky Stains

You may not realize it, but some stains can be made up of compound elements beyond just the obvious presumed cause of the problem.  Coffee stains, for example, often contain milk or other additives, making the stain more difficult to remove since the coffee is a tannin stain and the milk leaves a protein-based stain.  […]

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Megan and Greg Carroll

Lapels featured in Cape & Plymouth Business

COVERSTORY Cape & Plymouth Business | February 2017 | By Douglas Karlson FRANCHISING: Another path to entrepreneurship With proven formulas and a network of support, a good franchise is an increasingly popular option for those looking to be their own boss. The challenge is choosing the one that’s right for you. Among the many franchise […]

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Wilkinson, Franchise Owner of the Year

Kimberly Wilkinson named Lapels Dry Cleaning Franchise Owner of the Year

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally non-toxic dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently named Kimberly Wilkinson as its Franchise Owner of the Year for 2016.  Wilkinson owns the Lapels Dry Cleaning of Marshfield at 776 Plain Street, Marshfield, MA Lapels Dry Cleaning of Kingston at 150 Summer Street, Kingston, MA and Lapels Dry […]

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Caring for Winter Accessories

Winter accessories, such as gloves, hats and scarves are getting lots of use this year.  Wearing a scarf around your neck helps prevent the transfer of makeup, perspiration, perfume or cologne onto the collar area of your coat or jacket – therefore keeping this area clean longer.  Remember to clean winter accessory items frequently to […]

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Franchise 500 Rank 2017

Entrepreneur Magazine names Lapels Dry Cleaning to Top 500 franchises for 2017; improves on 2016 ranking

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, was recently named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 for 2017. In addition to ranking in Entrepreneur’s Top 500, Lapels Dry Cleaning improved it’s rank from last year, rising from number 340 to number 311. “Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 represents the best […]

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The Wonderful World of Sweaters

As the styles of sweaters change, so do the fibers of this wardrobe staple. Sweaters are made from a variety of fibers, ranging from cotton and wool to silk, rayon, acrylic and more. Natural fibers, such as angora, mohair, cashmere, and Shetland are especially popular. To add to the variety many sweaters contain special decorative […]

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Kevin Dubois, 2016

Lapels Dry cleaning introduces development agent (DA) program

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently launched a development agent model to further accelerate its growth strategy throughout the United States. “The new program allows entrepreneurs to run two business models at the same time within the Lapels Franchise Program.  In one business, they will operate […]

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