Fix Me, Please

Zippers, shoes, pants ... things break. Don't be ashamed. If it's not something cheap (as in super low quality, and if it is, scrap it, you should be ashamed) you ought to get it fixed. Maybe it's not so fun to take it in, but it is fun when you get it back. And it will be as good as new or better if you take it to one of our favorite apparel specialists. If you need something doctored, take it here: For SHOE REPAIR/LEATHER REPAIR Joseph's Shoe Clinic 6173 N Lincoln - (773) 478-3228

Sandburg Shoe Repair & Leather Crafters 115 W. North Ave - (312) 266-8966

For EVERYDAY CLEANING to TOUGH SMELLS/STAINS Gibson Couture Cleaners 3447 N Southport Ave - (773) 248-0937

Davis Imperial Cleaners 3325 West Bryn Mawr - (773) 267-4560

For EXPERT TAILORING Golden Needle (female tailor) 814 N State St - (312) 787-3416

Boguslaw (male tailor) 65 E Oak - (312) 640-1521

For FUR/LEATHER CLEANING Davis Imperial Cleaners 3325 West Bryn Mawr - (773) 267-4560

For REWEAVING Without a Trace 100 E Walton St - (312) 787-9922

Required YouTube Viewing

'The Secret World of Haute Couture'

Featuring our personal favorite and THC patron saint, the impeccably dressed eccentric Daphne Guinness, dig in, friends. It's "The Secret World of Haute Couture" as presented by the BBC ... and up on YouTube.

If you were waiting (of course you were!) for a tutorial about how get into couture, well, you're about to get jealous.

But! Fret not, darlings. There is a lesson here: you can look this good and have this much fun too.

The easiest way to chic for those of us, shall we say, lacking a beer heiress bank account: Get a Haute Closet!

For your viewing pleasure, the first part of the BBC documentary is below.