Zebra Dry Cleaners in Irmo/Ballentine community in the Columbia,SC area helped a VETERANS grandchild save the FLAG that was draped over his grandfathers casket that was damaged due to a water leak. Great Job Zebra Dry Cleaners. By the way, they would not take payment for their cleaning of the AMERICAN FLAG because of the service of this NAVY VETERAN. Show them your support if you live or know someone who lives in the Columbia,SC area.
On a whim, I bought a blue wedding dress made in the 1950s from a thrift store. The dress was a little too small and would not zip fully up the back. The owner of the thrift store said that I wouldn’t be able to find someone to alter it, but wished me luck. I was determined and knew I could find someone to let the fabric out around the zipper so it would fit. How hard could that be? A friend of a friend recommended Zebra Cleaners. She said that they could clean any fabric and had experience working with older garments. When I arrived at Zebra Cleaners the owner, Rutu, was not there. However, he told me that he would meet me in 10 minutes at the store. Even though I said I did not mind coming back a different day. But he insisted. Already I experienced exceptional service.
Wedding dress alterations
I tried the dress on for Rutu and not only did the dress not fit, I felt that it was not flattering in the least. It was made for a specific person and in a different period of fashion. It extenuated my hips, it did not fit in the shoulders and the fabric was cut all the way to the zipper. This left him unable to let fabric out. I felt defeated. Rutu studied the dress and came up with a brilliant idea on how to fix the back. By making the length and hem shorter there was fabric to make a panel and piping to lace up the back and taking the zipper completely out. Every two weeks I would come to Zebra Cleaners to try on the dress. I probably did this at least 6 times. Rutu and the seamstress would spend at least thirty minutes pinning and coming up with different ideas to complete the dress. I felt that Rutu was excited about the project and genuinely cared for how I would look for my wedding day. He talked at length with me about what shoe color, jewelry, hair style, and makeup that would look nice with my dress. All my doubts about the dress ceased once he got a hold of it and transformed it into a custom dress for me. After the altering was finished the dress was carefully cleaned and ready for me to wear on my wedding day.
Wedding day is a special day
I could not be more pleased with Rutu and his staff. He transformed my dress into something stunning and we formed a friendship on the way. It is a work of art and it exceeded my expectations. Every girl wants to feel special on their wedding day. Zebra Cleaners made me feel that way in my one of a kind dress.
Have your suede or leather boots cleaned, conditioned and treated with our exclusive 3-step system. Your Ugg boots took a beating this winter and there’s only one way to make them look new again – by having them professionally cleaned by Zebra Cleaners using environmentally responsible 3-step system. It cleans, conditions and provides a water repellent finish for your Uggs or any other suede or leather footwear.
Fall Special: 10% OFF on sweaters, winter jackets.
Highest quality dry cleaning. On-site alterations available at Zebra Cleaners (101 Ivy Park Lane) Lexington location. Competitive pricing.
Excluding leather jackets.
Beyond the Business
At Zebra Dry Cleaners, we believe that giving back to the community is of utmost importance. Each year, senior students from Lexington Technology Center are able to apply for the scholarship by submitting an essay written about the importance of nature. A team of judges collaborates to pick the best-written essay, then the scholarship is awarded at the LTC graduation ceremony. We strive to encourage students in our community to achieve education and set outstanding goals for themselves in order to become the best they can be.
Voted Best Dry Cleaners in Lexington, SC
Lexington Patch readers have spoken. For dry cleaning locally, Zebra Cleaners is the clear favorite.
The operation, with two locations in Lexington (one on Augusta Highway, the other on West Main Street) and one in Irmo, garnered 64 percent of the vote. “We’re very happy, very excited,” manager Neel Patil said.
There was plenty of love for second-place Lexington Dry Cleaning, which has numerous locations throughout the area and managed 35 percent of the vote. Notably, the two cleaners were the only ones in our poll to score any votes among the 17 cast. Lexington Dry Cleaning won top honors, however, among readers of Irmo Patch, our sister site.
Zebra not only received the most votes, but garnered the most effusive comments from Patch readers. “Zebra Cleaners on Augusta Highway. I love the ladies that work there. They are wonderful people and do a great job for a reasonable price,” commenter “Tania” wrote. “The best cleaning I have seen in last 13 years in Lexington.Have been to 3 cleaners in last 14 years but the hospitality and service I got in zebra cleaners [I] did not get anywhere else…” added commenter “VJ.”
Zebra Cleaners has been serving the Lexington community since 1996, said Patil, who recently moved from New York City to help in the family business.
It offers services including dry cleaning, alterations and shoe repair. Free pick-up and delivery are available, as well as drive-through services. Experts in spot removal, Zebra Cleaners is a one-stop shop for everything related to clothes cleaning, according to Patil.