Have you ever purchased a fabulous new item then never get to wear it because the alterations went astray? Or have you spent hundreds on altering a bridesmaid's dress that still does not fit you right? When it comes to picking a tailor, it's all about trust and craftsmanship. Luckily, we found several tailors throughout the North Shore that you can rely on to deliver the goods.

Haute Couture
1920 Waukegan Road, Glenview, 847-724-0262
http://hautecoutureil.com/
Yes, it is a bridal shop, and Joanna is fantastic with bride and bridesmaid alterations (whether your purchased the dress from her or not). However, she also offers alteration services for any type of clothing, including men's, and designs custom pieces, all at reasonable prices. By appointment only.

Anthony's Tailoring
2226 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-926-9440
Anthony's Tailoring Yelp Page
As long as you are a little flexible with the hours and promised finished dates, Anthony is the tailor for you. Expect high quality craftsmanship and old school charm in this tucked away storefront. He is very good with complex designs and does not take any short cuts.

A-1 Tailoring
610 Dempster Road, Evanston, 847-491-0119
A-1 Tailor's Yelp Page
Convenient hours (including Saturdays), quick turnarounds and great pricing. No job is too complex and they are masters at matching original work as well as taking dated clothing and updating them to current fits. They are also known to offer different suggestions so you can pick which is most cost- effective for your needs.

John's Tailor Shop
300 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 7, Northbrook, 847-272-2226
John's Tailor Shop Yelp Page
Knowledgeable, kind and professional. They can handle everything from bridesmaid dresses, to pant hems to reconstructing men's suits. No job is too complex and the turnaround time, regardless of complexity, is usually in a week.

Hem & Stitch
4712 Oakton St, Skokie, 847-679-1000
Hem & Stitch Yelp Page
The ladies here pay great attention to detail and are very easy to work with. Their work is exactly what you agreed upon and always ready when promised. Quick turnarounds and reasonable pricing as well.

Ted's Tailors & Cleaning
1181 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, 847-256-4420
Ted's Tailors Yelp Page
They can handle all jobs including complete suit reconstructions for both men and women. They are quick and reasonably priced without compromising the quality of their work.

Simply looking to get the original hems sewn back on your denim when altered? Try any of the above or either Highland Cleaners & Laundry (1942 1st Street) or Bethel Cleaners (1450 Park Ave W), both in Highland Park.

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