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I am in need of a tailor or alteration store, and wasn't sure where to look in Singapore. In the US, it's normally taken care at my dry cleaners. But local dry cleaners are scarce and the ones I found don't offer this service.
I need to fix small problems, like fallen hem, button, etc. I live in the Sommerset/River Valley area. Anyone have any recommendations and what are prices like?
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There are a number of places in Far East Plaza, I think on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
I'm not recommending them and the quality may or may not be good, so try their work out on something unimportant before giving them your more expensive clothing.
I've had mixed results.
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Orchard Plaza on Orchard Road, between OG & Le Meridien Hotel has quite a number of alteration places within the building.
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chinatown....to be more specific the hdb's near manhattan house on chin swee road
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Hi all, kindly avoid the alteration shop called "bubble Sensation,#01-38" at Hougang Green Shopping Mall.
The lady is so ill-mannered and tries to charge sky-high price as compared to other tailors. I have a dress and my mum brings it to her for tailor (cos initially we don't know about her services), and after few days we went to enquire from her how is the dress, she is so rude to not come out and reply us. Simply sit there and scratch her leg. And she is also selling bubble tea, I wonder if she has any hygiene ethics. without receiving any reply, my mum asked again then she simply just answer it's at the tailor, not done. So I asked if it hasn't been done we are ok, and can we bring the dress back? Then here she comes blabbering that it is done halfway. how can she twist her words? So i asked, how much? im so shocked that the alteration cost more than the price of the dress alone.And she refused to return me my dress!!
After that, I saw a couple coming to collect their clothes and asked for the price. The couple was shocked to hear how come the price increased $4. then they asked the lady, she just said 'ohhh ok lo, then give u $4 less lo'. How unethical is she. She wanna try her luck n collect more money from customers but when being found out, she said ok lo give u discount.
The way she do business is really unethical. Would like to share with you guys my experience, it's really bad!
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