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How To Get That Old Funk Out Of Your Vintage Gear

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

A friend sent me this article below  but I’ve not tried it yet. I will and let you know how it works when I can. Now I send my goodies to the earth friendly dry cleaners  or hand wash them. I also hang smoky things outside for a couple days which works wonders. Rose water when you hand wash is great too.

You know that vintage funk smell—a little musty, a bit pungent cheese-smelling and sort of moldy. Well, stink be gone: Janie Bryant, the “Mad Men” costume designer who turns out Betty, Don and the rest of the Sterling Cooper gang in ridiculously sexy (but not always overtly so) looks week after week (and clearly knows a little something about shopping vintage), shares an amazing tip: “All you have to do is mix one part vodka with two parts water in a spray bottle. It works every time—that’s the power of vodka for you.” [Valet magazine via Glamour]