Wilmette’s Most Convenient Cleaners – Family Owned and Operated Since 1931

  • Drive-up window
  • Private parking lot
  • Plant on Premises

We would like to welcome you and your family to our dry cleaning business. We are a third-generation family owned and operated business, and have been serving the Wilmette Community since 1931. We are convenient, economical and a quality plant.

All dry cleaning is done by Kurt himself, not sent to an off-site location where your stains are never seen. You will always find an owner present at Wilmette Tailor & Cleaners and our friendly staff is here to serve you.

For clothing alterations we hire dedicated tailors, one of whom specializes in bridal gown alterations. We even include teddy bears and Ugg boots cleaning!

announcing new sport equipment cleaning

We Are Environmentally Friendly too!

Wilmette Tailors and Cleaners uses the utmost care and diligence to protect the environment. Our dry cleaning machine is the latest technology and is a very tight closed loop system ensuring no emissions. We have safety systems in place to guard against any contamination to the community.

recycled hangersWe use biodegradable plastic in our packaging and will send the used bags to be recycled. We also encourage you to return any of our hangers that are in reusable condition so we can minimize their impact on landfills. Hangers that do not meet our standards are sent to a scrapper to be recycled. We use the Village’s waste service to recycle all our paper and cardboard.

We are proud of our American heritage and clean U.S. flags at no charge.

Wilmette Cleaners Ad at Hockey RinkWe are conveniently located near the corner of Lake Avenue on Ridge Road. We offer a convenient drive-up window and a private parking lot for our customers. Feel free to use our lot, but stop in and let us know since this is for CUSTOMER use only.

A customer recently sent us this note:

“Years ago, my young son made a poster about the reasons to turn your car off rather than idling while waiting.  He gave it to Rita at the Wilmette Tailors and Cleaners and she posted it at her drive through window for years. Hundreds of Wilmette residents first learned about the benefits of turning off their car engines while they waited for their dry cleaning orders. ”

Drive-thru Joe

Suits for Success

We are now part of Suits for Success. Suits for Success is a Non Profit, 501(C)3 organization. Our goal is to break the cycle of men and women being released on parole to be returned to prison. We want to provide gently used clothes to the parolees for an interview with a prospective employer. These clothes are delivered by volunteers. Cleaned and pressed by drycleaners at no charge. This restores the parolee’s pride, helps them out of the environment that caused them to be in prison, and helps get them to be employed and become productive citizens. From this new position they join the work force and rejoin the community.

Wilmette Tailors and Cleaners In The News

Wilmette Cleaners Ready to remove odors from anythingNorth Shore Cleaner Ready to Remove Odors from Anything – Wilmette-Kenilworth, IL Patch

Getting the stink out of sports stuff at Wilmette Tailors & CleanersGetting the stink out of sports stuff at Wilmette Tailors & Cleaners – Wilmette Life
Wilmette Beacon Business Brief: New Cleaning Service Offered by Wilmette Tailors & Cleaners