An Important Message From Without A Trace Weavers

Without A Trace opened it’s doors in 1984 and I was a much younger man than. I wasn’t new to the garment restoration & cleaning business but I was new to owning my own small business. My partner Linda Mrkvicka and I started in my home and our aspirations were about producing quality work for my clients. Linda & I have always been adamant about quality. Some of you reading this are still clients from my days as a route driver at Stitt Reed. That was back in the 1980’s. Many thanks for your continued use of our services. We strive to improve our processes to bring you a high quality repair.

I know a majority of you agree, my team has saved many suits, sweaters, leather coats, handbags & furs over the years. We have received some wonderful, heart warming reviews that the staff & I love to read.
We’ve made folks very happy. You have trusted my team here at Without A Trace Weavers to restore some very expensive garments and several heirloom wedding dresses. Our in-house teams are able to make magic with some amazing work.

I haven’t bragged enough about my employees over the years. We have a group of hard working craftspeople, true material artists. Men and women who have devoted their working career with us helping to create an amazing restoration service. I wish I could print the memorable images of people smiling after they have seen the restoration my team accomplished, my heart swells with pride.

“It’s their actions that bring a smile to your face when you get your garment back. I have been lucky to work with these folks. They don’t work for me, we work together.”

It is in these trying times we feel it is important for our neighborhood business to reach out and let you know a little more about us and what we are doing to help keep our clients protected.

Both locations open Monday March 23rd with the introduction of a White Glove Curbside Service.
Stay Safe, Stay in Your Car.

For Fur Storage –Pricing From 2018 & No Pickup or Delivery Charges.

Clean & Store $85. | Store Only $75

                                 We have a plan to keep you & us safe while still providing you our services.

When We     –     We’ll call you and place a freshly cleaned fur bag at your front door.
Arrive to             We’ll return to our delivery car, and wait for you to place your fur in the bag outside
Pick-up                  your front door.   We will leave a receipt and notify you in the fall.

For Any garment – Drop-off & Pick-up White Glove Curbside Service. Call us when you arrive.

Without A Trace Weavers is working to weather this viral storm and hopefully keep our business afloat and our teams working till we get an all-clear to resume our normal face-to-face activities.

Please Remember, when you get really bored sitting at home and clean out your closet and find treasures you once wore, trust their restoration to Without A Trace Weavers, call us, don’t forget us: (800) 475-4922. Ask for me, Michael or Linda.

Hoping to talk soon. Stay Well,

Michael Ehrlich & Linda Mrkvicka
Founders, Without A Trace Weavers |

3344 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago IL 60659 (773) 588-4922    |  100 E Walton St., Chicago IL 60611 (312) 787-9922

Our Services

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Using the lost arts of French weaving, inweaving and reknitting, we return damaged clothing to its original condition. Any garment can be ruined by even the smallest of holes or tears. Patching or sewing over the damaged area has never been a subtle repair, leaving the garment ruined. Consider the only true repair alternative for your valuable clothing: reweaving.

Reweaving, also known as invisible mending, is an old-world skill of intricate hand weaving, practically becoming extinct as more businesses turn toward today’s technology. As one of only a handful of reweaving establishments in the entire United States, Without A Trace leads the reweaving field in quality and service with years of expertise.

Leather, Suede & Shearling

Without A Trace knows the proper approach for cleaning your leather, suede and shearling garments. It is not unusual for us to spend several hours per piece. Our expert tailors take great care in repairs and alterations. We can also protect your leather, suede and shearling garments with our stainguard treatment. We pride ourselves on many years of experience on the most expensive garments in the fashion industry. Just listen to what Penn Jillette has to say about our service.  We had no idea it was his leather jacket from the 70’s.


We are experts in fur cleaning and glazing, as well as repairs, alterations and restyling. Furs are cleaned delicately in powders and glazed to restore their luster. We replace linings, hooks and eyes and European hooks. Extend the life of your fur by storing it in our climate-controlled vault. We offer free* pick up and delivery for fur storage in the Chicago area, or you can ship to us from anywhere in the country.

* Free pick up and delivery for 3 or more coats. There is a $25 charge for 1-2 coats.

Purses & Handbags

Keep your favorite purse in service with cleaning and repair. Purses are cleaned delicately by hand to maintain finish, shape and hardware. Leather purses can be refinished to cover light wear. Replace worn lining, fix broken straps, replace zippers and repair damage to add years to your purse’s life. Consider stainguarding your new purse to protect against water spotting and stains.

Ugg Boots

Nothing takes a beating during an average winter like your favorite boots. We specialize in cleaning Ugg-style shearling boots, removing months of dirt and salt buildup, and conditioning the skins to help maintain their softness. After cleaning, boots are stainguarded free of charge.

Custom Fur Headbands

Add a warm and stylish fur headband to your winter ensemble. A variety of styles and sizes are available.

Recent Posts

Best of Chicago 2015 – Best Reweaver

Without A Trace was selected by Chicago Magazine as a winner for Best Reweaver. Thanks for the recognition! It’s been a pleasure serving Chicago’s reweaving and leather needs for over 30 years. If you discovered us through Chicago Magazine, don’t hesitate to stop by one of our locations or give us a call with any questions. If you have an out of town friend that you think may be in need of our services, they can ship to us from anywhere!