Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Where can I have my Pants or Clothes repaired or adjusted in the Philippines?

Are your pant's zippers jammed?

Need to have something sewn? Need to have that sleeve adjusted to a half an inch? Is that dress shirt too big? Denims too long?

The Philippines has a lot of tailors, colloquially we call them sastre, 'sewers' (saw- wehrs) or modistas within the little barangays or neighborhoods. You can ask for referrals where to find the local tailoring shops.

An average repair service would cost P30-P75 ($1-$3) in a residential area. This service would include zipper repair, pants alterations, size adjustments, getting some rip seams done. Just walk around the area and I'm sure you will find one. If you're such a cheapskate, bring your own new zipper or buttons for the replacement and that can be deducted from your final bill. You may opt to pay up front or later when you finally pick up your garment.

If you want a sure bet, the malls have many like Alterations Plus with thirteen branches located at:
• Rockwell
• Glorietta 4
• Trinoma
• Shangrila Mall
• Gateway, Mall of Asia
• Podium
• Alabang Town Center
• Greenbelt
• Gateway
• Alabang Town Center
• Robinsons Place Ermita
• Rustan’s Makati

They charge around the P180-P400 range. Check out their extensive price list here.

Another shop is AlterStation which services include:
• Pants Length adjustments
• Re-size Waist / Hips
• Fix Zipper, Buttons, Snaps
• Adjust Sleeve Width / Length
• Regular Cut, Blind Hem, even Back to Original look!
• Repair Coats, Barongs, Jackets
You may also find them in major malls like Mall of Asia, Rockwell and SM MegaMall.

1 comment:

  1. If you are in Makati area, you may want to try J. MIGUEL Tailoring. I think they have moved to a new shop along N. Garcia Street (formerly Reposo St)