(Closed) Alterations in NY – How much do they REALLY cost?

posted 11 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

This seems to be normal pratice, at least in NYC.  Kleinfeld actually charges $575!!  Saks charges $450 and Amsale charges $400.  Does seem a bit crazy but I think a lot of work goes into even a simple change.  If you do end up buying the dress, make sure the $350 includes EVERYTHING – including your bustle!

Post # 5
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212 posts
Helper bee

i’m getting my dress altered at a non-bridal house in nyc.  alterations will cost $400 which include taking my dress in at the zipper, sewing in cups, getting my dress hemmed and doing a bustle.  I was given a la carte pricing but i think it all depends on how much of each thing you’re doing. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I have a very simple Nicole Miller dress that I took to their recommended spot, Village Tailors (in SoHo), for alterations.  It’s really more of a dry cleaners, but they alter designer gowns all the time.  I had cups sewn in, the sides taken in, straps shortened, and a bustle for $135.  But keep in mind, my dress did not have any beading, lace, etc. to drive up the price!

Post # 7
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Newbee

i got my dress at RK sample sale and they don’t alter sample dresses so i had to find an affordable alternative.  i went with G+G Cleaners, they’ve been mentioned on this board as well as on theknot…this is not a bridal salon, it’s a mom-n-pop dry cleaner…my dress is beaded lace and i was weary about a non bridal place but I still went to see the cost of it.  when i got there, the dressing room is literally a curtain next to the counter…angela is a sweetheart and reassures me that she’ll do a great job and showed me several dresses hung up with lace waiting for alterations so i felt more comfortable with it.  i had the dress taken in 2 sizes, hem about 1", added buttons to the back, fixed some loose beads and lace, and added a simple 1point bustle..the cost came out to be around $200…i also took my qipao and evening gown dress to get them alter and the total came out to be less than $350…i was very satisfied with the results and all 3 dresses fits me like a glove unless i gain or lose any weight from now till the wedding.  they even had my dresses steamed/pressed…

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Please let me know the address or contact info of G+G cleaners…

I just brought my dream gown at a sample sale and it needs some cleaning and alteration.

 Thank you soooo much!!!

 

Post # 9
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Think its offical name is G + G Laundry.  Here is the info from yelp.com:

 30 Grand St
(between Avenue Of The Americas & Thompson St)
New York, NY 10013 (212) 966-9813

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Thanks ladies!  I have been panicking trying to find alterations for my Bridal Garden dress for less than $500!  I just called Angela and I am going to see her on Saturday.  I’ll report back with my findings!

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