By: Emily McCabe
Bespoke clothing, anyone? You simply can’t live in Hong Kong without visiting a women’s tailor, ladies! Check out our 8 great picks for women for that perfectly fit designer dress copies, business suits, custom gowns and provide alterations services.
This third generation family run business specialises in custom-made clothing for women (and men). Bobby’s Fashions offers custom-made dresses, blouses, women’s suits and leather jackets, handcrafted by master tailors to whatever style and specifications you might have. These experienced tailors hand-stitch all garments to ensure a flattering fit, down to the last millimetre. They also offer complimentary alterations for all garments for one year after delivery. The team at Bobby’s Fashions can provide a bespoke garment in three to five days, but can finish a piece in as little as two days if needed. There’s a huge range of fabrics and finishes available, and the team will work closely with you to ensure you find the right look. Visit them in store or see one of their master tailors on their overseas visits.
Shop 3A, Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2724 2615
Margaret Court Tailors
Margaret and her team are true experts in their field, and a personal favourite. I have been going to Margaret for years and there has been nothing she couldn’t make for me. If there’s a garment you have seen from a catwalk, you can actually have it realised for your own wardrobe. She is a straight talker and with that comes very clear communication between customer and tailoress. Reasonable in price and beyond talented, you will never look back!
Flat G, 8/F, Winner Building, 27-37 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 5596
Irene Fashion has had over 25 years of experience and have been in the business of women’s tailoring since 1986. They pride themselves on providing their customers with hand-made garments that are impeccably well-fitted. They have a fabulous an in-house designer helping you create the look you are after regardless of your size or shape. Specialising in all types of ladies tailoring, they can create casual looks for work or special occasion ballroom gowns. Contact them directly to book an appointment – you won’t be disappointed.
3/F Tung Chai Building, 86 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2850 5635
The reputed home of the 24- hour suit, Sam’s is a Hong Kong institution in the tailoring business. He has made suits for the likes of Bill Clinton and John Howard however he is very discrete and has had a unquestionable consistent reputation for quality.
Ground Floor, K&L Burlington Arcade, 90-94C Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong 2367 9423
William Cheng & Son are very well known in Hong Kong and around the world. Sandy makes visits overseas to take measurements for his clients and have their garments sent to them a week later. They are known for their Men’s tailoring however they make some gorgeous ladies garments and are well worth a visit if you have something in mind. They use imported fabrics and their workmanship is top notch, all of his garments are made to last. Contact Sandy directly to book your appointment.
8/F, Han Hing Mansion, 38 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3105 2691
Raja is the most popular tailoring service in Hong Kong specialising in both Men & Women’s wear. They have a vast online library of samples available for customers. You can browse through their different styles or have something in mind before you go. They believe using your posture, measurements and form is essential in creating a unique garment that will fit you.
2/F, Cammer Commercial Bldg, 30-32 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2311 5612
A garment here is HK$2,500 for one piece. Mayee of Mayeelok has been in the business for 30 years, with ties to retail outlets around the world. She can make an outfit from scratch or modify an already existing creation. She also produces her own hand-made line of accessories to pair with any outfit.
Suite 1802, 18/F Queen’s Place, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Mrs. Wong is a one-woman operation. She does not send her work out to workshops; instead she works on everything by herself. Her very personal service is the quality difference between her business and some of the other ‘tailors’ in Hong Kong. Tip: Be patient and allocate enough time for your appointment. Mrs. Wong is thorough and this takes time.
G/F Lim Kai Bit Yip, 65A Bonham Rd, Central, Hong Kong, 9045 1255
Paul at Andover Tailor tailors for both Men and Women. His Shanghai tailoress is known for her fantastic workmanship. Prices vary but are on the more affordable spectrum. All garments are made in Paul’s workshop in Hong Kong. You can contact him directly for a quote on any piece you are looking to have made. Highly recommended!
CKE Shopping Mall, 2Shop #150-151, 36 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3488 4833
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