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A second skin, a second chance November 26, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts, Fashion, Lifestyle.
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For years there have been three choices for people who wanted to re-cover a couch or chair: Reupholster it, have a custom slipcover made, or buy a ready-made slipcover (and spend a lot of time tucking it in).

Now a Miami company, Stretch & Cover, has added a fourth choice, a form-fitting slipcover that costs a fraction of the price of reupholstering or custom-made slipcovers and about twice the price of ready-made slipcovers.

“Our fabric comes with Lycra or spandex that contours to your furniture,” says company founder Ernesto Cohan, who also is a knitwear designer. “Our No. 1 concern is fit, and that once you have it on, it stays in place.”

The company’s slipcovers, which come in blends of cotton, chenille, twill and suede, range from $59 for an armchair to $229 for a couch with separate cushion covers. Covers are also made in a variety of sizes to fit everything from ottomans and futons to contemporary couches and chairs.

We tried a $139 cotton-blend slipcover on a couch and found that once we had it tucked in as instructed, it fit like a second skin – and it didn’t come untucked when we sat down and got up. Cohan says his one-piece slipcovers won’t lose their shape when washed.

Stretch & Cover slipcovers can be ordered at www.stretchandcover.com. For more information, call 888-785-5486.

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