Executive Emergencies

Executive Emergencies

When out-of-town clients run into travel snags, here’s where to find the perfect solution on a moment’s notice.

Device repair

When a broken iPhone or iPad jeopardizes your client’s productivity, iFly Repair will literally come to the rescue. Armed with batteries, screens, home buttons, power lock buttons, charging ports and other replacement parts, iFly Repair owner and veteran electronics guru David Jenney will meet clients at metro-area coffee shops, offices and hotels, and repair the broken device on the spot, usually within an hour or two. 763-300-7444, iflyrepair.com

Delayed luggage survival

If your client’s luggage should get lost en route to the Twin Cities, the seasoned clothing experts at Hubert White can replace virtually every piece of menswear in the suitcase, from silk ties to bespoke suits and custom tuxedos, and even ship them safely to the next city on the itinerary. For minor wardrobe malfunctions such as broken zippers, drooping hems and missing buttons, the on-site tailor will repair the garment and deliver it to your client’s hotel. For maximum discretion and convenience, exclusive shopping appointments can be scheduled before or after regular store hours. 747 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-9200, hubertwhite.com

Shoe repair

If the shoes really do maketh the man, Randy Reichstadt is a lifesaver. A fixture of downtown Minneapolis for 35 years, Reichstadt’s shoe repair business on the cellar level of Macy’s has outlasted even Dayton’s and Marshall Fields. Known for his personalized service and high-quality repairs, Reichstadt goes out of his way to help out-of-town visitors in need of emergency services, including polishing shoes to a spit-shine sheen, fixing a broken heel, stitching a purse strap and making other minor repairs within a few hours. 700 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-375-2922

Presentation rescue

Should a software crash, hardware failure or networking issues threaten to derail your client’s annual presentation, Chipheads will arrive on site to save the day. Founded by Chuck Whitney in 1996, the Chipheads team of seasoned technicians includes mobile specialists who travel to hotels, offices and homes to repair PCs and most Macs, Monday through Saturday. 227 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1942, and 6333 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, 612-866-8800, chipheads.com

Last-Minute formal

In the event that your client receives an 11th-hour invitation to a black-tie dinner, head straight to Heimie’s Haberdashery. A two-minute walk from the Saint Paul Hotel, Heimie’s offers a suite of same-day sartorial services including tuxedos to rent or buy, a barbershop with a full menu of haircuts and shaves, a humidor for spur-of-the-moment host gifts and in-house tailoring for both men and women. For clients with more time to spare, Heimie’s offers bespoke shirts, jackets, pants and suits, as well as luxurious custom travel, fishing and hunting bags handmade by owner Anthony Andler, great-grandson of the original Heimie. 400 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 651-224-2354, heimies.com

Beauty on the go

For clients on a tight schedule with a lengthy agenda of meetings, public appearances and social events, a visit from a personal hair and makeup artist can save valuable time. Licensed hair stylist and makeup artist Julie Swenson and her coterie of professional stylists will travel to hotels, offices and homes to provide makeup applications and lessons, hair styling, blowouts, scalp massages and other beauty services. 100 W. Franklin Ave., Mpls., 612-741-0288.

Accessories alert

When your client suddenly realizes they left their toiletries in the TSA tray at the airport, make a quick detour to Martin Patrick 3. Located in the North Loop, the men’s boutique/emporium stocks a kaleidoscopic array of luxurious necessities including handcrafted razors, Italian toothpaste, French deodorant, British aftershave and Minnesota-made reading glasses. While your client admires the haute-hip mix of European fashion and heritage-brand clothing, discreetly purchase a pair of over-the-shoe galoshes in classic black, green or bright orange. Ask to have them gift-wrapped and hand-delivered to your client’s hotel room with a handwritten note that says, “Welcome to January in Minnesota.” 212 Third Ave. N., Mpls., 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.com