Safety PinsKeep things together when your waistband button pops or a dress strap comes unstitched.
Instant Stain RemoverTreats tough, dried-on stains, including coffee, ketchup, and chocolate. (Try Tide To Go, from $4 at supermarkets.)
Garment TapeHolds up a fallen pant hem―and might save you from taking a nasty spill. (Available at craft stores.)
Button PinsSlip one into your buttonhole so you can temporarily skip the business of threading a needle. (Try Fast Fix Buttons, $5, fastfixbuttons.com.)
Seltzer and Blotting ClothPretreat small spills immediately so they don’t become permanent stains.
FlatsRescue you when workday pumps give you blisters or burning soles.
Other Items to IncludeMoleskin (to prevent blisters), clear nail polish (to stop a run in your stockings), static remover (to get rid of static cling instantly), and a seam ripper (to remove an annoying tag).