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Without sounding too much like the Dowager Countess, it really is hard to find good help these days. Like, where do you go when you rip your favourite Carven dress? Who can help when you've got an impromptu dinner party staring you down? And where, oh where, can you turn for quality, professional repairs without being completely ripped off?
All you had to do was ask, darling. We quizzed some of London's top tastemakers for their insider tips on where to go to get things done right in the Big Smoke. From Grace Dent's go-to food market to Caroline Issa's preferred tailor, these are all the services the pros swear by. And hey, if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for us!
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