383 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002440.782756 -73.978430
Neighborhoods: Upper West Side, Midtown
In business for over 27 years, Apthorp Dry Cleaners offers top quality dry cleaning, in-home tailoring and alterations, weaving & mending as well as pick-up and delivery service to residents of New York City's Upper West Side (UWS). Debra Kravet, the owner of Apthorp Dry Cleaners is also the President of the NY National Cleaners Association and a Board Member of the Green Cleaners Council, Mrs. Kravet brings years of expertise in vintage clothing and rare, specialty couture fabrics. Recognized as the Upper West Side's leading dry cleaner by New York Magazine, Apthorp Cleaners provides outstanding professionalism and focus on customer service. Schedule your next dry cleaner pick up or delivery online with ease or call Apthorp Cleaners to schedule in-home or in-office tailoring or alterations. Additional services include decorative fabric care and drapery take-down and re-hang service.
Great Service from Professionals – Apthorp Cleaners consistently provides their customers with only the best, and most personal experience. Everyone there is friendly and kind, and always looking to help their customers any way they can. A few years ago they cleaned my older sister's wedding dress. They did an excellent job, and they are still keeping the dress in storage. This past summer, I had a J. Crew dress that had complicated embroidery on it. Another dry cleaner wanted me to sign a release saying they weren't at fault if the dress was ruined during dry cleaning. I brought it to Apthorp and they cleaned the dress without any kind of damage to it at all. It is still in pristine condition. I would trust them with any garment, no matter how expensive. The owners seriously know the ins and outs of dry cleaning. They also pick up and deliver--another huge plus.
MOST AMAZING BUSINESS! HIGH RECOMMENDATION! – This is the BEST place in the city to have your dry cleaning done! These people are seriously good at what they do, they are super responsible and are also really kind. I started going to this cleaner many years ago when I was looking for a cleaner that didn't turn my white shirts gray. Apthorp uses clean solution for whites and separates colors, so this never happens with them. But then I had a series of emergencies and Apthorp always saved me: like the time I spilled red wine on my wedding dress (before the wedding). I gave the dress to Debra and then that stain was GONE! And then there was the time my stuff in storage got moth infested and I had to dry clean EVERYTHING!!! Debra gave me an incredible deal and picked everything up and restored everything to like new condition. They even delivered everything back to my storage facility in Jersey. And then there was the time that I ruined my wool couch covers and they restored them to perfect condition. These are amazing people who do excellent work. Thank you, Apthorp!
a cleaner who knows what they're doing – I went to Apthorp on the recommendation of a friend after I dribbled red wine on a brand new cream color wool blazer last year. Wonder of wonders they got it out. They've cleaned it many times since - the stain has never reappeared and the cream color stayed true.
Since then they've been my cleaner and have never disappointed me. They even managed to save a silk suit that I was wearing when I got caught in the world's worst downpour with no umbrella and no where to take shelter.
The lady there is very pleasant and sends me reminders and updates via email.
They're probably more expensive than other cleaners in the neighborhood, but I have nice clothes so that's okay with me. I recommend them highly if you care about how your clothes look and making them last like forever.
Shockingly Rude, Racist Apthorp Owner – Upon walking into Apthorp Cleaners to get some items cleaned and altered (namely a dress with makeup spots-- still visible after prior cleaning at Apthorp Cleaners, one for alteration, a blouse for mending and a cashmere scarf for cleaning). The hostile, overweight man, with the glasses and bald-head did not look up or respond to my 'good afternoon' greeting and dismissed me immediately as I was trying to explain what services I would like to have done. When I tried again to reiterate, he cut me off and passed me off to the tailor, Mr. Jimmy, who was professional, courteous and helpful. After my fitting with Mr. Jimmy the impertinent, obese man/owner refused to furnish me with a bill for the services, stating bluntly that I will see it when the items are delivered. I persisted, and he became irate and barked at me, belting out the total. I asked for the 'break-down' and he reluctantly muttered some outrageous insult about my race!!! "It is typical of your heritage" he shouted. He tossed all the items out at me and yelled at me to take it elsewhere. I was shaken up and incredulous at his reaction. As I gathered my clothing of the counter, he continued his barrage, cursing me, and told me to "go F---myself!" I am still in shock. All I can deduce is that the Apthorp owner was prejudice against me due to my race and that triggered him off... Who talks to anyone like that, let alone a client!!!! Everone at my office is still in disbelief. How can a place that does decent work and have been rated so highly in the past be so dysfunctiona--this experience is nothing short of a nightmare.
THE place to go! – The Apthorpe Cleaners is one of the finest places in New York City to have clothing cleaned and restored. The meticulous care and detail they provide to customers' cleaning and restoration needs is impeccable!
B.W's Eagle Eye is a vintage clothing store in Millerton, NY. We are frequented by designers and celebrities, so our clothing always needs to be in perfect condition. In our 18yrs in business, Apthorpe Cleaners have been our only source in cleaning and restoration of vintage pieces that require any help in its condition. Clothing always comes back to us in perfect condition.
Anyone who has a fabulous vintage dress or outfit that is in need of special attention, the Apthorpe Cleaners will truely do magic and satisfy!
B.W's Eagle Eye
23 Main St
a wonderful, personal service – I've been a satisfied customer for years. On top of providing a reliable cleaning service, Debra and Joel were always helpful, friendly, neighborly. When they closed the Broadway store and before opening the new one on Amsterdam Ave., they did everything to give their customers the same convenience and excellent service we were used to. I had a rug cleaned and they held it for me for quite a while, more than I would have expected, which was very helpful to me. The rug, by the way, came back looking better than it had for years. Debra's little holiday emails are delightful; again, it's something you wouldn't expect, but which makes a difference. Debra and Joel are good people who provide a great service to our neighborhood. I'm certainly glad they only moved a little further away!
Top Notch Service with a Smile – I do not often write positive reviews unless the service I received was truly outstanding. Apthorp cleaners is an example of a business who deserves praise.
I brought a very expensive and intricate gown in, which needed to be tailored quickly for a wedding out of town. I was fitted and the tailor took the time to understand exactly how I wanted the dress hemmed, along with my concerns. Not only was I fitted once, but they basted the dress and asked me to come back in the evening to double check the job. Debra even offered to hold my shoes for the day since I was on my way to work in the morning.
The final job was magnificent. The dress was beautiful and expertly tailored. It even was presented on a hand-made tissue bust attached to the hanger so the dress stayed true to form. I was very impressed at the work, and in such a short time.
After the wedding, I brought the dress back to be cleaned. They made sure it was safe to use the chemicals by testing it, and when I received the dress back, it was good as new, any trace of dirt/stains were gone.
I have long sought a tailor/cleaner of this caliber and am so happy to have found Apthorp. I will be coming back for as long as I am around the UWS. Debra and Joe are super friendly and accommodating. I can even email Debra to check on store/tailor hours. Joe talks baseball to my husband when I am being fitted. And Jimmy's tailoring skills are fantastic, he's very friendly as well.
A NEIGHBORHOOD GEM! A+++
Always Perfect! – I've used Apthorp Cleaners for over twenty years, and have never been less than 100% satisfied with their work.
First class all the way...Love to drop off my stufff at their shop when I have time because the chat is always fun, uniquely warm and personal, and a great way to start my day on the way to work.
The new shop is gorgeous, also!
Perfection Found Here – These people can clean up just about anything, any spot on any material. And if they cannot, they call you and let you know what is happening.
They have good alteration services as well.
They know their customers by name. And when they say they will have it ready by 2pm Tuesday, the will.
Have taken flimsy and sequined articles of clothing and they come back in perfect condition.
The A-Listers' Cleaners – We tried many cleaners, but will forever use and refer Debra and Joel's Apthorp cleaners. They are the best!!!!
And we deserve the best!!!!. As NYers, we buy the best!!!
Those poor reviewers have already left town, two years ago.
If you're looking for the Goodwill look, go to Detroit. If the vintage and designer look is your style, go to Apthorp.
Not for naught, Debra is the president of the National Cleaners Association! Go Debra!
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