Swans - London's artisan dry cleaners and launderers

Swans - London's artisan dry cleaners & launderers

Where to find us

Belsize Park

163 Haverstock Hill
London, NW3 4QT

020 7722 1155

Primrose Hill

19 Lower Merton Rise
London, NW3 3RA

020 7722 4231


34 Store Street
London, WC1E 7BS

020 3674 2344

Clothing care tips

Leather and suede care

Want to keep your suede jacket or bag pristine? Here's some advice from Steve, our resident fabric care expert.

The number one rule? Always waterproof your leather and suede garments, shoes and bags. Just applying a waterproof spray means you won't get water marks on them. This also gives a protective barrier against light soiling.

On a light-coloured suede jacket without waterproofing protection, once you get watermarks on it, it needs to be re-cleaned and re-oiled.

Don't try to get rid of scuffs on leather clothing using shoe polish - it will just sit on the surface and chances are, if you touch anything, it will come off.

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What our customers say

"A lot of my clothes are from McQueen or Commes des Garçons or Lanvin, so to put clothes like that, at that expense, in someone's hands, that could actually go one way or another. With Steve, everything always comes back 100%. The standards that they have are second to none. I think that's what makes them stand out from the rest of the dry cleaners. You know for a fact that whenever you actually send anything in to Steve, it's always going to come back guaranteed like you've just bought it."

Paul Murashe

Welcome to Swans

For over 30 years, Swans have been providing fully hand-finished dry cleaning, laundry, shirt service and tailor alterations and repairs for people who care about keeping their fine clothes and furnishings in immaculate condition.