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Happy New Year, 2021!

Happy New Year, 2021!

Happy New Year! Thank you for your business in 2020. Our Margaret’s Family and Staff look forward to serving you in 2021 and wish you and your family good health and happiness.

This year, Margaret’s celebrates 68 years of wardrobe care and cleaning since Margaret Clutter first opened her sweater cleaning service in La Jolla in 1953. Current owners John and Barbara Horst and their extended family celebrate 33 years of ownership carrying on Margaret’s tradition of excellence in wardrobe care and expanding services to include bridal preservation, vintage and home furnishing fabric restoration and Clean-By-Mail worldwide. Thank you for making us your trusted dry cleaner. ūüĆŅ ūüíö

Chanel Handbag Restoration Before & After

Chanel Handbag Restoration Before & After

We know how much you invested in your favorite purse or handbag. Margaret’s has created the tooling, techniques and procedures needed to clean, maintain and even restore its original appearance.

Professional purse cleaning is performed entirely by hand and requires a great deal of skill and experience. Unlike garments, purses do not contain a “tag” that tells you what materials it’s made of, whether they’re color fast, or what type of cleaning they require.

Cleaning techniques vary depending on the construction, materials, and type and extent of the soil. Your handbag cleaning specialist must know how to deal with a huge variety of fabrics, leathers, and suedes.

When a handbag is constructed of multiple materials, such as fabric and leather, cleaning techniques are even more challenging. On top of that, multiple types of stains also add to the challenge. A typical shoe repair company or dry cleaner is not equipped to address the varied materials and soil found on most purses. Margaret’s master handbag restoration experts are and we look forward to bringing your handbags back to life–for life.

We have five locations in Southern California ready to serve you — San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Newport Beach, and Beverly Hills, as well as our efficient and international¬†CleanByMail¬†service.



CleanByMail Service Allows for Long-Distance Cleaning

CleanByMail Service Allows for Long-Distance Cleaning

Why CleanByMail?¬† ¬†CleanByMail is a convenience service for customers who want the best care for their garments and handbags, but aren’t near a Margaret’s facility.¬†

CleanByMail is like having a Margaret’s facility at your doorstep. The same professionals who work on local drop-offs also clean your CleanByMail items. You simply send us your items, we care for them, and then we package them according to Margaret’s standards of excellence and ship them back to you.

How do I send my item?  To get started, simply download and print the CleanByMail request form. Fill out the information, and then send it along with your item to:

c/o Margaret’s Cleaners
5150 Convoy Street
San Diego, CA 92111

For your convenience, you can clip and use the lower right-hand corner of the request form as a shipping label.

Can I get an estimate before I send it to you?   
If you’d like a cleaning estimate before you ship your item, plug in your Web cam and make a¬†Live Web call¬†to Margaret’s for an instant estimate. Or for a price estimate on a purse, fill out the¬†Purse Cleaning Estimator form.

Which items do you accept for CleanByMail?   
To ensure the highest quality for your items, which will travel long distances, we accept only certain items that travel well and arrive in excellent condition. After all, you expect the best from us, and we want to deliver the best.

Items we accept for CleanByMail:

  • Purses and handbags
  • St. John’s knits
  • Bridal gowns for preservation
  • Neck ties
  • and more, depending on the item

If you have an item you’re unsure about, give us a call at (866) 454-2375 or¬†send us an email.