Laurels

Best Tailors in
Raleigh
2021

Why These Tailors?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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.

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."

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 27713

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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."

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 27615

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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.

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.

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.

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