Monthly Archives: January 2010

Our new Meurice Silicone wristband

Meurice Garment Care wristbands

Meurice Garment Care wristbands

Check out or brand new Meurice wristbands! Wait until you see what we’ve got on our sleeves (sorry about that!) for these!

Meurice will be running with Filene’s brides… wish us luck!

We love wedding gowns. We love interacting with brides. We’ve just never answered questions for more than five hundred of them at one time before!

For the uninitiated, here’s the basic premise: once a year, each Filene’s Basement location holds a massive bridal event. Overstock gowns that might have originally sold from $900 to $9,000 are marked down to either $249, $499 or $699. Filene’s Basement doesn’t ordinarily sell gowns. Thousands of brides form a line wrapping around the block before dawn, and when the doors are open, the scene turns to no-holds-barred insanity.

Have a look at this video on YouTube to get an idea of the bedlam we’re in for!

 

 

What’s really cool is that many of these gowns are prototypes that never made it into production… which means there’s a good chance Filene’s brides are bringing home truly one-of-a-kind gowns.

Of course, the event isn’t just about saving money. Brides come from all across the country for the excitement, camaraderie and slight hint of danger in the air.

Naturally, we couldn’t resist the chance to be on hand. This February 5th, Meurice is running with the brides at Filene’s Basement in Union Square – just around the corner from our downtown store on University Place. The whole team will be there (in white Clothes Doctor labcoats!) offering Meurice’s unique reconstructive surgery.

Filene’s estimates there will be more than 2,500 gowns at the once-a-year bridal special, but inevitably some brides will be disappointed to see that the gown of their dreams isn’t in their size, lacks a bit of pizzazz or may simply be a bit shopworn.

We’re happy to help! We’ll offer our expert advice on alterations, cleaning, even adding trimming or merging gowns. With Filene’s rock bottom prices, it makes sense for many brides to let us transform gowns which might not be 100% perfect for a particular bride.

In the meantime, we’ll focus on surviving the pandemonium. From what we’ve heard, the best times to shop are early in the day (when the full selection is briefly available) and toward the end of the event (when staffers have had a chance to pull the racks back together).

If you’re in the market for a gown, don’t miss this very unique bridal opportunity. And if you’re not in the market for a gown, check back on our blog February 6th. We’ll be sure to take plenty of pics of the fun so you can shop vicariously.

 

At home tailoring — leave the schlepping to us

We listen to our clients. So, when we heard our alterations were fabulous, but a hassle for people with multiple pieces to revamp, we listened.

We’re now excited to introduce at-home tailoring with Meurice! Simply call (800.240.3377) or email Meurice to set up an appointment. Enjoy our fine tailoring, and leave the schlepping to us.

Expert seamstress Roma, with decades of experience, is available for travel on alterations anywhere within the five boroughs. You’ll have the comfort and convenience of fittings in your own home, along with Roma’s one-on-one attention.

Don’t replace your wardrobe. Let us make it better.

Roma hard at work with her alterations

 

 

When was the last time your doctor dry cleaned his necktie?

As Lloyd de Vries wrote an article for CBS News, “Concerned about picking up a nasty bug while in the hospital? Forget about whether your doctor washed his hands before examining you. Ask when he last dry-cleaned his tie.”

Most doctors frequently wash their hands, sterilize their white medical coats, and regularly discard their disposable pens. Few doctors are as diligent about cleaning their neckties.

Last year, the American Medical Association introduced a resolution to recommend bans on doctors wearing ties. (That resolution has not yet come to a vote.) The British Medical Association has already adopted a similar measure, barring neckgear in 2006.

We at Meurice have a better idea – hygienic tie cleaning. Our unique cleaning process, available nationwide via UPS, is gentle on textiles while being tough on bacteria. Regular cleanings with Meurice can also extend the life of your favorite necktie and reduce unsightly pulls and abrasion. Of course, no measure will completely halt the spread of germs in hospitals, but we’re still happy to offer one more tool to control their spread.

Hygenic tie cleaning with Meurice

Hygenic tie cleaning with Meurice