(Closed) Alterations

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
29 posts

I also need a place for alterations in NYC. Do you know where Kiki is located? I’m thinking of using Ellen Canali on the UWS, she is recommended by NYMag and I’ve gotten regular dresses hemmed there and they turned out nice. But I can’t find much online about her. Anyone know anything about her? Thanks!

Post # 5
1 posts

Kiki shares a space with J. Scheer.  And yes, she is shrouded in mystery.  I used her to alter my sample size 10 or so dress down to a size 4 and she did a great job.  The fabric was incredibly delicate and I don’t think just anyone could have done it.  The only thing is Kiki is incredibly expensive – she charged $1000 which I am now finding is 2-3 times what it normally costs to alter a dress.  We had 3 or so fittings total.  She likes to chat during the fittings and mentioned that she used to work with Vera Wang when Vera started, before she became famous.  I am not sure if that experience is worth the extra $500-700 or something I ended up paying, but at the time I didn’t know any better!  Kiki tends to work with very wealthy clients and even accompanies them during the wedding to make sure everything looks right.  I did not do this and have no idea how much that costs.  She is fabulous but comes with a hefty price tag.   

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