Tailors open late in NYC
Mon Jan 9 2012
Traveling clothier Nayantara Banerjee offers a killer combination of personalization and convenience to Brooklynites. Banerjee, who previously worked for a women's suit company, offers an array of services from simple darning ($3--$5) to sleeve shortening ($20--$90). Though she charges for in-home fittings and deliveries ($30), fees are waived for clients whose alterations exceed $150 or who prefer to stop by her Williamsburg studio. Call 347-987-0584 or visit williamsburgseamster.com to book an appointment. Mon--Thu 10am--10pm; Fri 10am--8pm; Sat noon--5pm.
Avert fashion disasters with around-the-clock service from this unisex alterations shop and couture men's clothing maker. Designer Nick Torres and his team of experienced tailors specialize in modifying men's suits (averaging $200) and wedding dress alterations ($50--$500). No time to make an appointment at one of the two midtown locations? They don't offer walk-in services, but for an additional $25, you can arrange to have a tailor come to your home or office; they're on call 24 hours a day. Alterations: 43 W 46th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-918-1966). Daily 9:30am--7:30pm. * Custom clothing: 501 Fifth Ave between 41st and 42nd Sts (212-371-0869). Mon--Fri 9am--4pm. * beyondbespoke.com. Tailors on call 24hrs.
Bhambi's Custom Tailoring
Get the star treatment at this 43-year-old family-run shop, which has outfitted dapper A-listers like Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan. Meticulous father-son duo Lal and Harry Bhambi pride themselves on overseeing every garment, and the store's 14 tailors are on call 24 hours for emergency and last-minute alterations (prices vary). In-home or office fittings are also available for a flat fee of $25. 14 E 60th St between Fifth and Madison Aves (212-935-5379, bhambis.com). Mon--Sat 9:30am--7pm.
Whether you need a simple hem job (starting at $10) or more involved repairs like mending zippers ($6 and up), the team of three tailors at this eco-friendly laundry shop work quickly to deliver a range of fashion fixes. More costly one-hour express services (starting at $25) are available for those with late-night, last-minute needs. 23-17 31st St between 23rd Ave and 23rd Rd, Astoria, Queens (718-274-2000, astorialaundry.com). Daily 6am--midnight.