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    20 Products To Help Revive Your Worn, But Loved Wardrobe Pieces

    Say goodbye to those annoying snags, broken zippers, and difficult stains.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A fabric defuzzer for safely removing fuzz, lint, and pilling from your favorite sweatshirt.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of sweatpants with pilling on them and then almost all of the pilling gone

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh." β€”Sydney Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    2. A sneaker cleaner that'll take even your most rough-looking pair of shoes and help them become presentable again. It even comes with a brush for scrubbing the dirt away.

    The cleaner is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way!

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them β€” now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle." β€”Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    3. A black dye to help restore faded black jeans to their former glory. You can also use this dye to transform a white top or regular blue jeans into a new black wardrobe piece.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of faded black jeans compared to much darker black jeans

    Promising review: "This dye works really well. Follow the directions and you won't have any issues. I used about 3 gallons of boiling water, one cup of salt, a teaspoon of Dawn dish detergent, and one whole bottle for three pairs of jeans. I left them soaking while stirring for an hour. Rinsed twice, washed with my regular detergent, and let them air dry. They all came out perfectly." β€”Tracy Di

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. Or a tie-dye kit that'll help you turn an old plain top into a completely new design. Tie-dye is super on-trend right now and it's a fun weekend activity!, Amazon

    The kit includes three nontoxic dyes that are pre-mixed and ready to go. The dyes come in easy-to-use spray bottles that should work for 6–12 projects.

    Promising review: "This dye is the absolute easiest to use!! And it’s clean, no gloves required. I can get about three adult tanks out of one package of dye. I’ve found for best results to let the dye set for 48 hours before washing. I’ve gone through multiple packages of the neon." β€”Emily R

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75 (available in seven colors).

    5. A nontoxic enzyme-based spot cleaner for removing that annoying red wine stain from your favorite shirt.

    You can also use it on carpets, bedding, cloth diapers, etc.

    Promising review: "I feel like you won't believe what I'm about to write, because I can't believe it myself. On New Year's Eve, my husband and I had an epic fail. We dropped a glass of red wine in our bedroom, and as if it were a gymnast, the glass tumbled three times before crashing on the ground. Red wine flew all over the carpet, bedding, and my favorite pale yellow upholstered bench at the end of our bed. We stood there in shock, and then I remembered I had just bought Puracy. After spraying the better part of a bottle on various linens, our carpet, and my pale yellow bench, IT LOOKS LIKE THE EPIC WINE FAIL OF 2016 NEVER HAPPENED. It's seriously like magic. I still can't believe my eyes and really wish I took before-and-after photos. Worth every penny!!!!! It's now my go-to stain remover!!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.18.

    6. A seam sealant so those pesky frayed hems will stop unraveling.

    The sealant being applied to a cut on a T-shirt

    Promising review: "Dritz has always been a name in sewing I could trust. Imagine you're running out late to work when you look down and see an area of your skirt seam has fallen. You could go back and change your entire outfit getting upset, or grab the Dritz bottle, fold up the seam and lightly squeeze it along the seam attaching the loose area. Let it dry a few minutes and you're off to work. It will last for as long as you own the skirt. Like I said, it's a liquid lifesaver." β€”TxNightOwl61

    Get it from Amazon for $7.06 (also available in packs of two, three, or four).

    7. A deodorant-remover sponge for wiping away the white residue from the side of your favorite sweater.

    Promising review: "I am SO happy with this product! I’m honestly completely amazed. I have β€” no, I had tons of shirts with deodorant stains on the armpits. It was when my favorite black cashmere sweater got some really horrible ones which made it impossible to wear that I looked for a solution. This was that solution. Five or six swipes with one of these and it was gone. I can wear my sweater again!" β€”Morgan

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.58.

    8. A snag tool that'll help you repair even the smallest snags and loose threads so that old T-shirt you love can look brand new again.,

    This tool has a tiny hook at the end, which you can use to pull loose thread back into the fabric. Insert the needle through the protruding snag from the exterior side of the fabric, pull the needle end through to the back side, and the snag will be disappear.

    Promising review: "I hated dealing with my clothes when they got a snag. Besides the fact that I damaged an expensive clothing item, it caused the item to have an annoying and ugly dangling thread and before having this tool, my only option was to cut the dangling thread. With this tool, I don't have to cut dangling threads anymore but can force the exposed thread back into the clothing product, making it look like the pieces of clothes never got a snag at all!" β€”Adrian

    Get it from Amazon for $3.85.

    9. A handheld steamer, because sometimes just getting rid of all those wrinkles and creases in a blouse can make a ~huge~ difference. Plus, it also has sanitizing features that help remove odors and kill germs.

    Promising review: "Great steamer, very powerful for the size. Got the job done in half the time it would have taken me to do a traditional iron job." β€”Maekaeda Gibbons

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A silk scarf to tie on your handbag handle and totally jazz it up. This colorful accessory can also help cover up some wear and tear that may be showing on your bag.

    The colorful floral silk scarf tied on a handbag

    Nuno is a woman-owned business that creates vibrant, sustainable robes and accessories. The brand often partners with artists as well for unique limited collections.

    Get it from Nuno for $38.

    11. A pack of no-sew jean buttons that'll easily attach to your pants, skirt, or jacket that is either missing a button or needs an adjusted size. Now you don't have to ditch your go-to denim.

    Reviewer photo of a denim skirt with buttons down the front

    Cut a small opening (if you're just replacing an old button, there should already be one), then push the pin through the jeans. Push the button into the pin and use a hammer or pliers to securely snap together. And that's all!

    Promising review: "Where has this thing been all my life? I could have saved so many pairs of jeans with this thing." β€”G Webster

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.90.

    12. Some detachable shirt collars to give your dress or sweater a whole new vibe. This way you can avoid getting super hot or dealing with the uncomfortable bunching when layering multiple shirts.

    Promising review: "These are so handy to have in my closet. They really complete an outfit with an oversize sweater without necessitating wearing an extra shirt and getting too hot. They don't bunch and are easy to put on. I'm glad I ordered the pack with multiple colors as it gives me lots of options to choose from." β€”Anna-Claire

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $16.29 (available in two sizes and three color combos).

    13. A nontoxic leather cleaner and conditioner you can use to help remove dirt, oil, tough stains, and grime from your leather shoes and accessories.

    And make sure you mix this concentrate with water before using!

    Promising review: "This is my first review on Amazon because I really want to share how great this product is! I'll keep it short and sweet. I bought this product because I've never seen so many positive reviews on an Amazon product before β€” 5 stars with over 2,000 reviews. I love white and cream leather but it's a pain to maintain. The product did wonders to it! I can't wait to use it a second time to get my items even brighter and restore it." β€”RN

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    14. A zipper repair kit because nothing is worse than a broken zipper on your all-time favorite jacket! You can just switch out the slider instead of spending way more on a whole new jacket.


    The kit comes with 11 replacement sliders, which are commonly used with clothing and accessories, as well as four bottom stops and six top stops.

    Promising review: "With the many choices of sliders/pulls included in the kit, I was able to match a new slider to my jacket and fix the problem myself in about 30 seconds! Much better than tossing away an otherwise perfectly good jacket." β€”JR

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    15. A pair of fishnet tights to layer under any pants that fit great, but may have one too many holes in them. This will give them a whole new look.,

    Promising review: "These fit very nicely and look great under ripped jeans and shorts! I was worried that they wouldn't fit, but I was pleased to see that they are high-waisted and stretch fairly well." β€”byunhuns

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in one size and 14 designs, including packs of two or five).

    16. A suede and nubuck leather brush cleaner for removing those difficult scuff marks and stains from your expensive pair of dress shoes.

    The four-in-one brush includes: a welt surface for heavier scuff marks and stains, nylon bristles for a gentler clean on light scuff marks, an arched half-circle brush for easier cleaning on rounded corners, and a thin protruding brush for cleaning harder to reach crevices and grooves.

    Promising review: "Worked like magic! I had a brand-new Calvin Klein suede purse. I took it to dinner at a Mexican restaurant, and it came back with grease streams down one side. I was devastated. I figured I'd try this brush before taking it to a professional. Seriously y'all β€” a few swipes with this brush cleaner and you couldn't tell there was previously a stain. 10 stars!" β€”Runnwme

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    17. A pair of fabric scissors you can use to perfectly crop your old college hoodies and T-shirts., Amazon

    Promising review: "Used it to crop many college T shirts (including one above), does the job every time. I use it as regular scissors too. The only scissors you need." β€”Malory Adams

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes or a pack of two).

    18. A set of 15 cute iron-on patches to help hide holes or just breathe some new life into an old backpack or hat.

    TheCarefreeBee / Etsy

    Promising review: "These patches were perfect for my face masks! So many compliments, I love them all!!" β€”Liliana Mendoza

    Get a set of 15 from TheCarefreeBee on Etsy for $14.99.

    19. A good old-fashioned sewing kit with everything you need to fix a hem, add a button, or any other little repairs. It'll save you a ton of money on replacing items or going to the tailor when you just have a tiny issue with an otherwise great garment.

    The kit comes in a compact black carrying case filled with over 100 pieces

    Kit includes 24 color threads, beading needles, buttons, scissors, measuring tape, seam ripper, and more.

    Promising review: "I had a couple small mends to do and I lost my sewing kit. Well I’m glad I did, because it led me to this kit! Everything fits into this compact little zip case in its own perfect little spot. The kit manages to hold a ton. I can’t imagine needing another tool for a rare sewer like myself who just needs to do the occasional mend or button. Very awesome kit." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    20. And a bag of OxiClean laundry whitener that'll turn those yellow-tinted tops and dresses sparkling white again.

    The bag of oxi clean packs

    Promising review: "Really a remarkable product. Some rather pathetic tees from a million years ago are sparkling white now. This stuff exceeded my expectations. Actually, it exceeded my most optimistic hopes. Bear in mind, the hotter the water, the better it works. Don't expect it to blow you away unless you get it HOT. Love it." β€”alison julian

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $7.59.

    When you fix up some old things from your closet and remember how great they look on you:


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