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Best Tailors in
Raleigh
2019

Why These Tailors?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored tailors on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tailors in Raleigh, NC.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 97 65 19

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A Cleaner World

A Cleaner World opened in 1969 in Raleigh and currently has over 33 locations. The company provides dry cleaning and tailoring services such as replacing zippers, tapering pants, and adjusting hems and waists. A Cleaner world also provides uniform rentals, floor mat rentals, bathroom supplies, and restaurant supplies. The company gives back to the community through programs such as Donate Goods, Do Good, and Give A Kid A Coat.

Raleigh, NC (919) 518-1008

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Bridal Alterations by Juliana

Bridal Alterations by Juliana provides bridal alterations, dress restorations, and costume alterations in Raleigh. The tailor graduated from Experience Fashion Technology and Design and specializes in custom made bridal gowns and dresses for socials and debutantes. Juliana has had the opportunity to make customs for the American Ballet Theater and Broadway Shows. The company is open seven days a week.

Raleigh, NC (919) 818-6017

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Bridal Alterations by Ruth

Bridal Alterations by Ruth has over 20 years of experience with custom tailoring and alterations in Cary. The tailor specializes in resizing, bustles, and general clothing repair. The tailor can alter bridal wear from designers like Vera Wang, David’s Bridal, and Alfred Angelo and charges $80 for hem alterations on wedding gowns. The website shows positive customer reviews such as "It was perfect!” and "Your work is wonderful."

Cary, NC (919) 946-3508

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Bunbury Custom Clothiers

Bunbury Custom Clothiers in Raleigh has over 50 years of experience in providing bespoke suits. The tailor makes custom tailored suits, shirts, sports jackets, vests, women suits, and blouses. Bunbury offers a selection of Italian and English fabrics from mills like Ermenegildo, Zegna, Loro Piana, Fintex, and Holland & Sherry. The tailor’s clientele includes business executives, professional athletes, politicians, and attorneys. The website displays many positive customer reviews such as "Most impressive professional expertise" and "an exceptional value for the money."

Raleigh, NC (919) 200-6161

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Capstone Cleaners

Capstone Cleaners in Raleigh offers dry cleaning, household cleaning, couture care, shoe shining, and alteration services. Triangle Downtown Magazine has awarded Capstone Cleaners Best of the Triangle Award for three consecutive years. Capstone Cleaners provides pick-up service and drop-off facilities and is open from Monday to Saturday.

Raleigh, NC (919) 803-2774

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Fashion Tailors

Fashion Tailors opened in 1994 in Durham and offers tailoring, alterations, restyling, custom-made bridal gowns, and formal dresses. The staff has over 30 years of experience. The shop is open from Monday to Saturday, and the company's website has a virtual tour.

Durham, NC (919) 572-6384

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Glenwood South Tailors & Alterations

Glenwood South Tailors & Alterations provides tailoring in Raleigh. The tailor provides alterations, styling, bespoke suits, wedding dresses, and denim alterations. Triangle Downtowner Magazine awarded Glenwood South with the Best of the Triangle Awards in 2015 under the Best Local Tailor category. The shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday, and one customer said, "Glenwood South costs a little more than some others I've used, but it's worth it to me for a job well done."

Raleigh, NC (919) 951-4755

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Just Sew by Renee

Just Sew by Renee is a master tailor in Holly Springs with over 30 years of experience. The tailor provides a range of designer accessories for brides and proms and offers bridal alterations. The tailor is a member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals and the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. The company has worked with notable clients such as Miss America 2006 and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and won the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award in 2016.

Holly Springs, NC (919) 753-3898

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Larisa Style & Bridal Boutique

Larisa Style & Bridal Boutique is a master tailor in Apex providing alteration services and custom bridal collections. Southern Bride and Green have featured Larissa Style, and the website has positive customer reviews including, “Larissa did outstanding work. I love the job she did and would recommend her to everyone I come across.”

Apex, NC (919) 802-2951

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Larry’s Tailor Shop

Larry’s Tailor Shop has over 40 years of experience and provides tailoring services in Raleigh. The tailor specializes in simple hem alterations, complete alterations, and custom tailoring for men, women, and children. The tailor is available from Monday to Friday.

Wendell, NC (919) 365-8438

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Lee's Tailor Shop

Lee's Tailor Shop in Raleigh offers alterations of casual wear, formal wear , and bridal wear and has over 30 years of experience. Spectator and Metro Magazine voted the business Best Tailor Shop in the Triangle. The tailor deals with fabrics including leather and silk and offers same-day rush service. The shop is open from Monday to Saturday and offers a special of one free dress steam or press service for alteration orders of more than $30.

Raleigh, NC (919) 848-0531

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Lee’s Tailors Shop's

Lee’s Tailors in Raleigh has over 30 years of experience in professional alterations and specializes in formal wear, bridal gowns, custom designed clothing, re-weaving, and monogramming. The company's list of clients includes NC State Chancellor Randolph Woodson and Governor Perdue. Spectator, Indy, and Metro Magazine voted Lee’s Tailors the Best in the Triangle. The tailor's website has a price chart of alterations and services.

Raleigh, NC (919) 233-0708

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Marie Cordella Designers and Dressmakers

Marie Cordella Designers and Dressmakers is a designer in Raleigh that provides tailoring services like alterations, garment modifications, custom dresses, and dyeing services. Charleston Magazine, Lifetime Television, Social Magazine, Fox News, and Daily Single have featured Marie Cordella. Custom dresses at Marie Cordella start at $1,400 and the designer provides custom bridal collections. The company's website includes a detailed price chart.

Raleigh, NC (919) 538-0740

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North Hills Tailor

North Hills Tailor in Raleigh has been providing professional alterations for formal and casual wear for 25 years. The tailor also makes custom clothing for women, men, and children. The company deals with fabrics such as canvas, cashmere, silk, leather, and more. The tailor's website has a gallery section showcasing photos of the studio.

Raleigh, NC (919) 848-5844

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Pope’s Dry Cleaners

Pope’s Dry Cleaners is a family owned and operated alteration company that has been in business for over 32 years. The company provides dry cleaning and alteration services in Raleigh. The company's seamstress provides a range of services including torn pocket stitching, zipper replacement, patches, and reweaving. The company is committed to giving back to the community and frequently donates to retirement facilities, youth groups, local churches, and sporting tournaments.

Raleigh, NC (919) 250-9022

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Skylark Tailors

Skylark Tailors in Cary invites customers to bring their old or damaged clothes back to life. The tailor repairs and enhances men's and women's formalwear and believes in treating every garment as if it were their own. The staff can handle simple repairs like buttons and zippers to the complex details of wedding gowns with beads and lace. The company asks that bridesmaids and brides book their alterations as well in advance as possible and bring the shoes they will wear with the dress.

Cary, NC (919) 467-1505

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Style by Elena

Style by Elena in Raleigh is a custom clothing studio with over 25 years of experience in custom tailoring and alterations. The owner has a degree from the Moscow Technological Institute in clothing design. Style by Elena works with designers such as Emanuela Ghigi, Briana Dionee, Ashton Bradley, and Karen Huskins. The Studio provides clothing alterations and adjustments, custom evening gowns, and garment replication.

Raleigh, NC (919) 437-1222

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Thu’s Tailor Shop

Thu’s Tailor Shop in Durham has over 40 years of experience. The tailor provides custom baptismal gowns, draperies, wedding wear, bridal party wear, and alteration services. The company provides same day and expedited services. The tailor holds sewing classes and is open from Monday to Saturday.

Durham, NC (919) 471-2553

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Uniquely You Custom Tailors

Uniquely You Custom Tailors in Raleigh has over 50 years of experience in custom tailoring and alterations. The tailor provides hemming, bespoke tuxedos, and bridal wear. The master tailor trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has a four-day turnaround for alterations and a three-week turnaround for custom clothing. Customer reviews mention great work and fast turnaround times with top-notch customer service. The tailor is open from Monday to Friday, and by appointment on Sunday.

Raleigh, NC (919) 783-7770

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