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"I have to say, I was pretty disappointed both in their dry cleaning service, and the alterations they did on my . The pashmina had faded" lines from the hanger, and the silk top still had the stains on it that I had specifically pointed out and asked them to remove. The hems they put on my were not invisible hems (meaning they didn't keep the original stitching on the bottom hem of the , like I've had other tailors do). They just cut them off at the bottom and sewed a new hem. VERY disappointing. Now I have two pairs of that have the hems of dress slacks. NOT what I wanted. The alteration to the waist of the second pair of was fine. For the third pair of that I had the button repaired on, instead of reattaching the button with a metal anchor like it was originally, they merely sewed it back on. Not what I was expecting. I rarely get things dry cleaned because I don't like its environmental impact, so I was really excited when this organic dry cleaners opened. I was equally hopeful that their tailoring services would be good, because my old tailor has since closed up shop. I am dismayed that both services were disappointing. I suppose my quest for a good tailor will continue, and I'll go back to using Dryell.

-RAE R.

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"Much of 's work is fitting bridal gowns and other formal wear but she does do other alterations. Except for one pair of " , these were relatively procedures, but in all cases the work performed was excellent. She does a much better job with alterations and is much quicker than the local dry cleaning establishments. I have some other dresses and skirts that also need to be shortened and some other clothes that need restyling and I am very glad to have an excellent tailor who is only a five-minute drive from home. I will definitely use her again! She has plenty of free offstreet parking behind her shop. This is is a big advantage as many other businesses on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough have no parking and you have to park on a side street which would be inconvenient for customers who need alterations on bridal or formal wear.

-Deborah H.

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You would have to have a shoe repair shop evaluate them - some heels are hollow except at the tip so you might not be able to shorten them and retain the necessary strength - others are solid, so he would have to look at them. Might be able to just remove heel cap, cut down, and put heel cap back on.

 

Bear in mind that cutting the heels down will rock the shoe "backwards", so you will be walking on sole further back on the shoe - if the unthickened sole part betweenthe heel and the ball of the foot would be walked on because of this, you might have to pay him to add leather there to, which might mean resoling the entire shoe - could get pricey, if these are not worth hundreds of $.

 

As for evaluating a shoe repai place - only thing I can think is if these are pricey shoes, call store and see if they recommend a particular place. Otherwise Search Angies List for sheo repair places and reviews.

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I went in to the shop on a Saturday morning. The tailor had me put on the outfit and had me stand on a raised platform. He pinned up the hem on the pants. Then he marked the hemline on the duster and then pinned up the sleeves. I then took off the outfit and gave him the parts he was going to do the work on. He told me they would be ready the following ...More Saturday. Wednesday he called and left a message that the work was completed. He did an excellent job on all parts for a very reasonable cost of $40.00. I have a number of friends who had the same work done on identical outfits at other shops. They paid from $60.00 to $120.00 for it. I would definitely recommend him to everyone.
- Donna F.
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The alteration wasn't too difficult, but I was very impressed when they called me to tell me that they were concerned about the fabric and had decided to hand sew the tears. we've used them before and have been consistently happy with the service.
- ELEANOR H.
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I have been to the store almost every Sunday since October for a few hours practicing and learning stitches. The atmosphere is very relaxing and friendly. They are open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 5. Wednesday from 10 to 8. Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4 and Sunday from Noon to 4.
- DEBRA K.
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Great end result and, although a second fitting/re-tailoring was needed, still met schedule so I could wear the dress at a wedding a week from the date I dropped it off. Straightened an extreme a-line skirt to a pencil fit. Love the final look.
- LOUISE M.
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Quality: Work was top-notch. There are several other cleaners within a few blocks, but people line up for because they know the work will be done well. You can probably find cleaning/alterations for less money, but it's not worth it. Service: People are friendly. I tried other services recommended by Angie's List, but ...More the hours weren't as convenient. is open more often and the work is great. I left something important in the pocket of one of the garments I was having repaired and cleaned. Someone from was waiting at my house with it before I even realized what I had done. I couldn't ask for better service.
- TOM B.
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One of the relatively few true tailors downtown these days. Many dry cleaners ask you, ''how much of the hem do you want me to take off?'' actually looks, asks what kind of shoes you're planning to wear, makes his chalk , and always gets it right. He is also good at reshaping pants ...More and dresses. He's done stuff same-day for me, and will redo items if you think it's now too snug/not snug enough, etc.
- GRACE P.
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I took in a raincoat needing waterproofing, and Mr. explained in detail the pros and cons of the several types of waterproofing available. He was concerned that the most effective coating might leave a lingering smell. He said he would hang it out in the air for a period of time if we still wanted that kind of treatment or would ...More return it more promptly with the understanding that we would need to air it out ourselves. We had him do the airing out; my raincoat is now very nicely restored to original condition without a smell. If he thinks the repair will cost more than the garment is worth, he tries to discourage having it done. How many dry cleaners interest themselves in details as a matter of routine? I take everything to them. They also have shoe and jewelry repair in the same shop, which I haven't tried yet.
- MARNIE H.
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was very professional, friendly, and polite. The coat was ready when he said it would be, and it was beautifully restored. I had a very positive experience, and will definitely use his services again in the future.
- BESS P.

Tailors in Philadelphia

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ACE DRY CLEANERS

105 E WALNUT ST
North Wales

ANDRE'S TAILOR SHOP

9237 Darlington Rd
Philadelphia

Ann Taylor

500 W Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting

Apple Cleaners

260 N Sycamore St
Newtown

ARMEN'S CUSTOM TAILOR STUDIO

104 LEVERING ST
Philadelphia

ARTHUR'S CUSTOM TAILORING

6415 OXFORD AVE
Philadelphia

BARBARA RUSSELL DESIGNS

10 DRUIM MOIR LN
Philadelphia

BASTOS ARMINDO

271 W SPENCER ST
Philadelphia

BEST SEASONS TAILORING

239 N 10TH ST
Philadelphia

BILL'S EUROPEAN TAILOR SHOP

126 W GIRARD AVE
Philadelphia

BILL'S TAILOR SHOP

609 S 56TH ST
Philadelphia

Bodek and Rhodes

2951 Grant Ave
Philadelphia

C & C Fashions

6209 Market St
Philadelphia

Cap Swag

41 clementon

Capa Shoe & Leather Repair

1015 Chestnut St
Philadelphia

CHARLES PASCO SHIRT MAKER

1509 S 13TH ST
Philadelphia

CHELSEA'S DRY CLEANERS

8007 GERMANTOWN AVE
Philadelphia

Chetty's Auto Tops & Upholstery, LLC

480 Pottstown Pike
Chester Springs

CINDY ALTERATIONS

138 UPPER STUMP RD
Chalfont

Concordville Cleaners

301 Byers Dr
Glen Mills

CUSTOM TAILOR RICH CHAE

142 S 15TH ST
Philadelphia

DAVID WILLIAMS CLOTHIERS

203 CHRISTIAN ST
Philadelphia

DELAWARE CLEANING DYING CO

5040 WHITAKER AVE
Philadelphia

DITULLIO CLEANERS

6804 RIDGE AVE
Philadelphia

Dobson Mills Valet Dry Cleaners

4035 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia

DRAPES OF JOY INC

1149 HARROGATE WAY
Ambler

Dress Maker Lois

328 Lakeview Avenue
Drexel Hill

DRESS RIGHT TAILOR

142 S 15TH ST
Philadelphia

Dressigner-Custom Designing & Dressmaking

2129 Glenview St
Philadelphia

E Z TEES INC

13420 DAMAR DR
Philadelphia

Elizabeth M Designs

520 Flint River Rd

ENRICO'S TAILOR & DRY CLEANER

6524 RISING SUN AVE
Philadelphia

ERNESTO CUSTOM TAILORS INC

612 S 5TH ST
Philadelphia

Eugene's tailor shop

242 S 17th street
Philadelphia

EXPORT CLEANER

221 MARKET ST
Philadelphia

Eye Candii Styles

POB 28054
Philadelphia

Fence Tech Corp

2115 Hamilton Ave

FOX CLEANERS

7343 ELMWOOD AVE
Philadelphia

FRANK FIDA

4300 COTTMAN AVE
Philadelphia

FRANK'S DRYCLEANING

4300 COTTMAN AVE
Philadelphia

FRANKFORD CLEANERS

4004 WOODHAVEN RD
Philadelphia

FRIENDS CLEANERS INC

400 W CHELTEN AVE
Philadelphia

FRIENDS CLEANERS INC

6733 HAVERFORD AVE
Philadelphia

GENNARO SHIRTMAKERS

225 S 15TH ST
Philadelphia

GINO DI FRANCESCO

1725 S 12TH ST
Philadelphia

GRACE IRENE WINDOW FASHIONS

51 N YORK RD
Hatboro

Granny's Sewing Den

243 N Keswick Ave
Glenside

H & S CLEANERS

726 S 52ND ST
Philadelphia

HEARTH & HEDGEROW LTD

1079 W THATCHER RD
Quakertown

Heritage Builders and Remodelers LLC

3600 Welsh Rd
Philadelphia

JCB Designs, LLC

256 Hill Road
Honey Brook

Jeremiah Enterprises

1212 Market Street
Philadelphia

JOHN DE SOUSA CUSTOM TAILOR

2800 Holme Ave
Philadelphia

JOHN DI PIETRO CUSTOM TAILOR

2526 S BROAD ST
Philadelphia

JOO'S DRESSMAKER

6329 STENTON AVE
Philadelphia

JOSEPH DALTERIO

7934 BUSTLETON AVE
Philadelphia

JOSEPH'S TAILOR SHOP

143 S 20TH ST
Philadelphia

Josephine

Philadelphia

JULIE'S CLEANERS

9201 FRANKFORD AVE
Philadelphia

KNIT WITH

8226 GERMANTOWN AVE
Philadelphia

KNITTING TO KNOW EWE

2324 2ND STREET PIKE
Penns Park

KREATIVE KOLLECTIONS

4901 RAWLE ST
Philadelphia

L&H BRIDAL

9355 OLD BUSTELTON AVENUE
Philadelphia

LA DIFFERENCE

2567 HUNTINGDON PIKE
Huntingdon Valley

Lime Cleaners

1357 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia

LINDEN CLEANERS INC

10811 PROCTOR RD
Philadelphia

LISA'S TAILOR & DRESSMAKER

1008 N BETHLEHEM PIKE
Spring House

Lloyd Sixsmith Sporting Goods

7554 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia

LOOP YARN

1914 SOUTH ST
Philadelphia

Main Line Embroidery Group

1136 Riverview
West Conshohocken

MANUELA'S

184 E EVERGREEN AVE
Philadelphia

MARIA

1127 W MOYAMENSING AVE
Philadelphia

MARIO TAILOR SHOP

1836 S Juniper St
Philadelphia

MEE WHA NAM

221 MARKET ST
Philadelphia

MISTER HARRIS SHIRTMAKER

8016 BUSTLETON AVE
Philadelphia

Ms. B Alterations

4037 Neilson St
Philadelphia

NICK'S CLEANERS & TAILORS

2215 SNYDER AVE
Philadelphia

Norm's School of Driving

1334 Meridian Blvd
Warrington

NOVICK CLEANERS

414 OAK LANE RD
Philadelphia

Nu Way Discount Cleaners

2020 W Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia

PALMIERI CUSTOM CLOTHIERS

6401 CHEW AVE
Philadelphia

PARKWOOD VALET

12329 ACADEMY RD
Philadelphia

Pat Scioli

1744 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia

PEARL FRANK'S YARN'N THINGS

1123 MAGEE AVE
Philadelphia

PENROSE PLAZA CLEANERS

2938 ISLAND AVE
Philadelphia

PETER TSATALIS

1310 WALNUT ST
Philadelphia

Pia's Design

3845 Germantown Pike
Collegeville

Pixel Millions Online

2034 S 21 Street

PLUF TWO

6511 CASTOR AVE
Philadelphia

PRINCETON CLEANERS

7111 FRANKFORD AVE
Philadelphia

RAFAEL CUSTOM TAILORS

3320 COLLINS ST
Philadelphia

RAYMOND PARTITO

1929 Hartranft St
Philadelphia

Rego Iron Company

176 W Cohawkin Rd

RIM'S CLEANERS

2203 S ST
Philadelphia

RIPPERT'S CUSTOM TAILORING

7039 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia

RITA'S ALTERATIONS

1201 MOORE ST
Philadelphia

RITZ CLEANERS

2900 POPLAR ST
Philadelphia

ROMEL UNLIMITED

5029 BALTIMORE AVE
Philadelphia

Rosen Interiors

5 Spring Run
Media

ROSIE'S YARN CELLAR

2017 LOCUST ST
Philadelphia

ROYAL CUSTOM TAILOR

123 S JUNIPER ST
Philadelphia

SAIA'S CLEANERS

4100 SPRUCE ST
Philadelphia

SELECT DRY CLEANERS

12 E WISTER ST
Philadelphia

Sigal Irina Dressmaker

170 Yorktown Plz
Elkins Park

Spring Garden Cleaners

1941 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia

STELLA'S ONE

1900 S 12TH ST
Philadelphia

STEVE'S OLDE CITY CLEANERS

105 CHESTNUT ST
Philadelphia

SUE'S CUSTOM DRESSMAKING

8129 GERMANTOWN AVE
Philadelphia

SUNRISE CLEANERS

6109 RIDGE AVE
Philadelphia

TAILORING BY FLORIANO

10103 VERREE RD
Philadelphia

TANGLED WEB

7709 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia

TARELLI'S CUSTOM TAILORS

1639 S BROAD ST
Philadelphia

The King's Collar Shirtmakers

1 W Athens Ave
Ardmore

Tony Laguda Formalwear

48 E Butler Ave
Ambler

UNITED TAILORING SHOP

2303 N BROAD ST
Philadelphia

URBAN TEES & GIFTS

209 SOUTH ST
Philadelphia

Valentina Custom Design

704 S 4th St
Philadelphia

VENIAS TAILOR SHOP

7102 CASTOR AVE
Philadelphia

WEBB APPAREL LLC

6139 GERMANTOWN AVE
Philadelphia

WELLENS

7201-03 Torresdale Ave
Philadelphia

West Coast Custom Tees

1029 Highway 6N

YARN BOUTIQUE

54101 DELAIRE LANDING RD
Philadelphia

YOUNGS CUSTOM TAILOR & CLNRS

1831 JOHN F KENNEDY BLVD
Philadelphia

ZANGARI TAILORING

1820 S 11TH ST
Philadelphia

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