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Life.

Life is not perfect. But your outfit can be.

Carpe diem •• at Reids in Marlow & Henley

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Emperor’s New Clothes?

We clean your designer clothes, always have – always will. But NEVER did we think there was a chance you’d be stepping out in one of our plastic dry cleaning bags…

We’ve all seen items on the catwalk that are completely impractical to wear. One is most likely to assume that these less than wearable garments are all part of the drama of the catwalk and rarely go into production. However, Moschino bucked the trend with their dry-cleaning bag dress, all yours for the tidy sum of £560.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

So here’s an idea. To encourage more of you to go plastic free (and save yourself a ‘monkey’), we suggest you jazz up your wardrobe with one of our reusable dry cleaning bags. After all, plastic is so passe.

#breakingupwithplastic

Clean Revolution


It’s not all about high fashion and fabulous staff, you know. We need to give credit to the machinery that helps us get the fantastic results our customers love. For all dry cleaning, we use the Renzacci Progress Xtreme (we have two of them, and we even named them Thing 1 and Thing 2).

These natty monsters of machinery come with something called i-Brain technology, which means we can monitor, manage and control what’s going on with the cleaning of your clothes from start to finish. They’re also as eco-friendly as dry clean machines can be – with lower energy consumption and ecological filtering systems.

We try and do what we can. Which reminds us, have you got #plasticfree yet? Ask at the counter for more information.


Whiter than Wimbledon white!

“Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love – the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in minature.” Andre Agassi 🎾

At Reids of Henley we concentrate on getting your Wimbledon whites, white!

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Hippos on Tour with Leander Rowing Club

Hip Hip Hooray! We’re taking part in the Leander Club HIPPOS ON TOUR #hippo200 with Mini Monkie‘s “Hippo Birdie to Leander” to celebrate 200 years of Leander Club.
 
What’s it all about?
Local schools, organisations, artists, athletes and the odd celebrity were asked to take part in the “Hippo Community Project” – for which 200 papier mâché hippos have received all sorts of make-overs. At our Henley shop you can view ‘hippo no.99’ designed by our friend Mini Monkie – Henley’s famous chimp.
 
Follow the hippo trail using this interactive map:
 
And guess what? You can bid for this spectacular hippo at: https://www.leander.co.uk/auctions/?ult_auc_id=5766
The auction ends on 16th September 2018 at 19.00hrs with
monies going to the Kafue River and Rowing Centre, on the Zambezi in Africa. A great cause involving rowing, clean water and African wildlife.
 
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Reids Sponsored Tote Bag is a Success!

What a wonderful evening we had at the MAMA.DO FASHION RE:BOOT event in Henley-on-Thames. Reids of Henley were the proud sponsors of the free tote bag and we’re pleased to say the crowd loved them. Thank you for asking us to be involved MAMA.DO. It was an absolutely brilliant event and we can’t wait for the next one!

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We’re looking for more people to #breakupwithplastic

You may have seen the feature in The Henley Standard a few weeks ago, detailing our desire to stop using disposable plastic covers on suits and other clothes, because we’re concerned about the effect plastic waste is having on the planet.

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We’re pleased to report that a large handful of customers have come forward and are helping us trial the #breakingupwithplastic initiative. However, in order for us to work out the nitty gritty and see if we can put this plan in place we really do need your help.

We would love more people to go plastic free. This means that your clothes will come home in a smart reusable suit bag, your folded shirts will also be placed in a reusable carry bag, and all bedding will now packed away in one of our reusable duvet bags.

Those wanting to join the trial will get all of these ‘reusable’ bags free (at a later date will will need to start charging). So, what are you waiting for. Pop in to either Henley or Marlow and ask our staff about trialling the less plastic initiative. We can only put this in motion if we know what works and what doesn’t.

Thank you in advance,

Ian Reid (Owner of Reids)

 

Fancy a fashion re:boot?

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We get our kicks being eyebrows deep in fabulous clothes that need a little bit of love. Which is WHY @reidsofhenley are thrilled to have been asked to SPONSOR the TOTE BAG at the @the_mama_do Fashion Re:Boot Event on Friday 11th May (6pm – 10pm) |

The first 100 peeps to saunter into the Sacred Heart Hall will be gifted with one of these fabulous #reidsofhenley #lessplastic tote bags (you’ll see our name on it!) •

If you’re feeling brave, take a selfie with said brilliant bag and insta it to death with the very short hashtag:
#wecleanclothesforatownthatlovestowearthem

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
It’s a fashion fair like no other.
Call it an amalgamation of pre-loved fashion, drinks and music – whats not to love?!

#lovehenleytown
#breakingupwithplastic
#lessplastic
#henleyonthames
#reidsofhenley
#drycleanerslife
#wednesdaywisdom
#mamado
#hellohenley

Note: mock up image! Bags being printed as we type 👏🏻

 

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The Reids Team

In 2017 a crack commando unit was sent to Marlow by a Dry Cleaning expert for a specialist job no one else could solve. These #drycleaningexperts promptly proved they were dedicated to perfection from West Street in Marlow to the Henley-on-Thames underground. Today, still wanted by those with impeccable taste, they survive as soldiers of de-bobbling. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the Reids Team.

#80snostalgia #TheATeam #Marlow #HenleyonThames #drycleaning #newmotor

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Ladies, treat yourself this Mother’s Day

Brace yourself for the most maritally divisive piece of news you’ll hear all week: married women do more housework than their husbands. Analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research thinktank shows that eight out of 10 married women do more household chores, while just one in 10 married men does an equal amount of cleaning and washing as his wife.
Now that we’ve set the cat amongst the pigeons, how about we suggest an alternative. This Mother’s Day, why not ask for a Reids of Henley Gift VoucherA guilt-free break from the housework, courtesy of the humans (and pets) who tend to make ALL the mess in the first place!
Our pleasure!
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Ski wear. Sorted.

We’re thoroughly enjoying the Skeleton, Curling, Biathlon and all the other weird and wonderful Snow-based sports at this year’s Olympics. We joyously whooped when Lizzy Yarnold took gold for GB 🇬🇧 🥇 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

If you’re returning from your 🎿 hols don’t forget to drop your gear into the Henley or Marlow shop. We clean, re-proof, refresh and package it up so you’re all ready for next year’s snow shenanigans  ❄️

#skiwear #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics @weareoneEXO #EXO

 

The History of Reids est. 1945

The Reid family have been in the drycleaning business since 1945 and Reids of Henley is now owned and run in its present form by the third generation of the family, Ian Reid. This year they celebrate their 25th year at their Reading Road site in the picturesque riverside town of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire serving the well-heeled Henley community with their impeccable level of service and attention to detail.

Garment care and cleaning has been at the heart of the Reid family for years. Ian’s grandmother, Violet, worked in a military uniform factory as a garment finisher. His grandparents met when they worked in drycleaning shops in outer London, and then ran Warwick Drycleaners in Henley during the 60s and 70s.

Ian’s father, Joe followed in his father’s footsteps running drycleaning units in Ruislip and Barnet. This is where he met Kay, Ian’s mother. Kay and Joe opened their first shop together, Quality Cleaners in Chinnor, Buckinghamshire in 1981, where they continued to look after Henley clients through a collection and delivery service. Both his sisters also run drycleaning shops.

It’s pretty fair to say that the Reid family understand the drycleaning business. Ian has worked in the family business for as long as he can remember – Saturday boy and school holidays. When he was 18 the opportunity came up for the new Reading Road premises in Henley. The family had serviced the area for years so knew that the potential of locating there was good. Reid had to make the decision to either pursue his ambitions for accountancy or choose to join the family business. He chose drycleaning and has never looked back.

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Taken from a feature written by Laundry & Cleaning Today’s editor, Fiona Henry. 

Happy 25th Birthday to us!

We were so busy over the regatta / festival period that quite a big mile stone passed us by… the Reading Road shop in Henley on Thames is 25 years old! Can you believe it?

The last 25 years have been brilliant, and now we’re a quarter of a century old it only makes sense to do something pretty spectacular, like… open another store! Our brand spanking new premises will be open to all on Monday 11th September 2017.

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