ISSUE 88  |  Low-Key Fashion

10 Easy Pieces: Wardrobe-Maintaining Essentials

September 03, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Investing in a $8 clothing brush will pay dividends in the long run: It helps your clothes last longer and best of all: it will help lower your weekly dry cleaning bill.

Above: French company AndrĂ©e Jardin offer traditional handmade brushes for both clothes and shoes. 

Above: The Redecker Compact Lint Brush is $7.95 from Crate and Barrel.


Above: The Deluxe Round Dauber by La Cordonnerie Anglaise for applying shoe polish cream is $9 from the Hanger Project. It’s available with a black or natural colored brush.  

Above: A pair of Cedar Wood Shoe Trees is $24.95 from Kaufmann Mercantile.


Above: A La Cordonnerie Anglaise Leather Pocket Shoehorn is currently on sale for $19.50 (down from $32.50) from a Suitable Wardrobe.


Above: The Laundress Mesh Laundry Bags for washing delicates are $9.95 for a set of two from Crate and Barrel. 

Above:  The Ikea Bumerang Hanger is $3.99 for a pack of eight.  

Above: Redecker Cedar Hanger Rings (thread onto your hanger hooks to repel moths) are $10 from Fellow Barber. 

Above: Wool Dryer Balls (set of three) from Crate and Barrel are $19.95. The balls are free of chemicals, reduce static clothing, and make a great substitute for dryer sheet.

Looking for more advise when it comes to your clothes. Check out our post, Expert Advice: 10 Wardrobe Maintenance Essentials.