Times are tough and we're all focusing on low prices, good values and timely promotions. So look to this column every week to find the average cost for products and services in Encino. If you're overspending or find a better deal, be sure to let us know in the comments. Also, if you're interested in finding out the going rate for something in particular, just let us know and we'll look into it for you.
This week we focused on the rates and services offered at local dry cleaners.
Encino Dry Cleaners, 16946 Ventura Blvd., has been family owned and operated for more than 40 years. They specialize in wedding gown preservation, necktie cleaning, embroidery services and many of the other usual dry cleaning services. They also employ a specialized staff that has been trained to rid your top-of-the-line clothes of stains. To get a suit cleaned here it costs $24 and a dress starts at $22 and goes up depending on the fabric, lining, color and other variables.
Elliot’s Drycleaners, 17259 Ventura Blvd., is a 30-year-old family business that offers laundry, repairs and alteration services. They also pick up and deliver as far as Beverly Hills and Camarillo. The cost of dry cleaning a suit or a dress is just $15.
Hilltop Cleaners moved into at 16422 Ventura Blvd. in October. They focus on being a green and chemical-free business. They also have on-site tailoring seven days a week and offer pickup and delivery. Suits cost $16.40 for dry cleaning and dresses start at $12.95.
Scott’s Regal Cleaners has been in business for more than 25 years at 17471 Ventura Blvd. Besides dry cleaning, they also clean household items such as down comforters, leather, suede, draperies and can perform alterations. They guarantee same day service and also can deliver twice a week to your home. In order to help you save money, they also offer 25 percent off coupons online. To dry clean a two-piece suit will cost $15.40, while a dress will cost around $13.80.
Maestro Cleaners, 17623 Ventura Blvd., will clean your laundry, alter clothing and even repair your shoes. They have been in business for 10 years and offer the lowest dry cleaning prices we've seen in Encino. Suits cost $12.75 and dresses start at $7.25.