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While the Back Bay boasts world class shopping, we also love to poke around our city's distinct neighborhoods for stores with flavor and finesse. We've asked some local gurus to offer hidden gems so you can try out boutiques beyond the usual suspects. Make room in your retail repertoire for these beloved spots.
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Whether you spend the majority of your time online or offline, chances are you've run into Jen Dorman. Tweeting under the handle @BosBachelorette, Jen works as a marketing professional here in Boston and also organizes blogger meetups with @BlogandTweetBoston. Constant events means constant trips to the dry cleaner to freshen up party wears, and here is Jen's favorite spot for her clothing care.
Dependable Cleaners does more than just dry cleaning—they have a next-day hemming service for fast alterations. It's the best kept secret to getting a great fit in a flash. When I buy new skinny jeans and am excited about wearing them, the last thing I want is to wait for a week while an alteration is made. I bring them into Dependable Cleaners on Newbury Street and pick them up the next day for about $10 per pair. In fact, I just bought four new pairs of jeans from Barneys in various spring hues and they were ready to be worn the very next day after I brought them to Dependable Cleaners.
Another great tip about Dependable Cleaners is that they accept donation clothing. As you are sorting out your closet for spring, bring any extra items in Dependable Cleaners and the garments will be donated to charity for you.
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