Fashion Emergencies 101

Calling all New York fashionistas! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is over, but just because you couldn't score a seat inside the Lincoln Center tents doesn't mean you're anything less than fabulous. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and get catwalk-ready with this insider's peek into where the models, celebs and designers take their wrinkled, ripped and stained duds before sending them down the runway or red carpet. (Photo: BitchBuzz on Flickr)

Updated: September 28, 2010

Fashion Fix-Its in New York


Madame Paulette

1255 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Red wine spill on your Chloe leather jacket? Don't fret. This high-end custom cleaner is famous for treating everything from the Costume Institute's collection of haute couture to Donald Trump's button-downs. From professional stain removal to restorations and alterations, Madame Paulette has everything you need to get that outfit looking as good as new.


Shoe Spa

15 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

While there's nothing sexier than strutting in six-inch stilettos, there's nothing worse than falling down a flight of stairs while wearing them. Fear not, Cinderella, there is hope for your favorite Manolos (though maybe not for you). Treat your shoes to a day at the spa--the shoe spa, that is, where the miracle cobblers will have you back on your feet in no time.


Superior Leather Restorers

141 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Specializing in cleaning, recoloring, moisturizing and conditioning everything from leather pants to vintage briefcases, the leather craftsmen at this Murray Hill shop breathe new life into tired skins and hides.


Wilfred's Tailoring Inc

20 W 23rd St Fl 4, New York, NY 10016

Although most of us cringe at the thought of having to sew a button or--gasp--take up a hem, such tasks are mere child's play for the expert tailors at Wilfred's. They can remake a wedding dress, turn a sketch for an outfit into an actual outfit, or restore vintage pieces to their original grandeur.


French American Reweaving Co

119 W 57TH St Ste 1406, New York, NY 10019

Was your closet attacked by moths? Did you try to stuff yourself into your favorite skinny jeans only to end up with a gaping hole in the crotch? Then a trip to the French American Reweaving Company is order. Specializing in damaged sweaters, suits and coats, the reweavers painstakingly restore and repair damage to woven garments, one stitch at a time.