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Hoi An Tailors -- Warning ---

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I used two tailors this week in HOI AN and both were negative experiences.

1 : CHEN

- had to go back 7 times to get jacket fixed.. they kept trying to flog it off on me half done. bad quality and waste of time.

2: Kimmy tailor same as above except they lied more and wheere even more RUDE after they got my money.

SKIP CHEN AND KIMMY TAILOR...

try somebody else in HOI AN.... or better yet do your tailoring in another town!.. there's tailors everywhere and it seems they are just lazy in HOI AN now because they know somebody esle will walk through the door in 5 mins.

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I have been visiting Hoi An for 5 years having clothes made, or copied. Now I can recommend a fantastic place called Ha Na with 2 very talented sisters who made me trousers that fit first time & several dresses & tops. They took me to 3 different fabric shops to find exactly what I wanted & were quick & great prices as well. They speak very good english & have email as well. I think they are better than Yaly. You will not be disappointed with their work!!

the address right in the old town 85 Tran Hung Dao St

tel 05103.917.858 Email. hanatailor_ha@yahoo.com

Edited: 9:38 am, July 05, 2012
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You can go wherever you want in Hoi An, most of the places all use the SAME tailors!! Most of the "tailor" shops are just middlemen that measure and select fabric, the rest is outsourced! The only difference between Tailor A, B, C is the fabric selection and the customer service provided.

If you want a REAL tailor for HALF the price you will need to venture OUTSIDE the tourist areas. Da Nang has some excellent tailors, but so does Hoi An if you get into the 'real' part of the city away from ancient town. In the real tailor shops you can actually watch your suit being made.

In ancient town if you need alterations your suit is whisked away by motorbike to some undisclosed (sweatshop) outsourced location to be fixed. At a real tailor they make the alterations on-site.

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Hoi An is often touted for the tailoring but in fact, this whole country has tailors everywhere and in all cities....... they all make custom clothing. Even the small streetside tailors in most places can copy and give you quality clothing. It does not matter where... Saigon, Nha Trang, Hue, Hanoi... or Hoi An. Hoi An is now one of the more expensive places to get clothing made in Vietnam, but still cheap by our standards.The tour guides promote Hoi An as the place to go and why not? What they specialize in is fast turn around and that is what many that come here and are about. (in many cases not custom clothing, but only altered from factory) If you want to get a great suit made in short order you can also check out a tailor on Bui Vien street in Saigon or better yet... Bangkok!! excellent deals! Hoi an is still a good place to get the job done but the problem is that there are hundreds of places.... It can be very difficult to find the real deal.

Owee

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Owee I agree with you: there are great tailors in every city. And Hoi An has the advantage in that it offers a rapid service. I find that Hoi An also excels in that they have a better understanding of Westerners' tastes (eg some tailors I went to in HCMC were infusing their sensibilities into my clothes ie they were lengthening the hemlines of my dresses in order to make them more modest hehehe), are trained in quality control & have better communication skills.

But I am referring to the larger tailors though ie Yaly & Adong, where the conditions for the seamstresses are okay.

I actually split my clothing order: the basic stuff goes to HCMC, whilst the more complex couture stuff goes to Hoi An. Then I top it off with shopping at the boutiques along Le Thanh Ton St, Ly Tu Trong St & Nguyen Trai St in HCMC. My fave is Kin by Cong Tri along Le Thanh Ton which specialises in one off items, which obviously are then fitted to one's measurements.

Cast the net far & wide & you're bound to catch lots of fish!!

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I have just returned from Hoi An after staying there a 10 days. My husband and I and my girlfriend and her husband got loads of stuff made. Given we had 10 days we had the opportunity the good the bad and the excellence in tailors. My first word of caution is just because the hotel recommends a tailor does not mean they are good as commissions are sometimes paid back to the hotel. Advise: Best to know exactly what you want made and take the clothes with you - or at least have pictures (Yaly can copy them off an iPhone!). Before you commit make sure the shop has the fabric you like - the colour, the weight, the cost. If they don't - do not compromise unless you like it. They are very good at convincing you need a total new wardrobe. Always bargain - except at Yali where the price is fixed. We got a few small things made first to check the quality. We ended up using Green River to get dresses,tops, shorts and a pillow case and runner made. The quality and price was excellent. The ladies were lovely with very good English ( this is a must or they will always just say "ok") good range of fabric and clever at interpreting our requests. But then there is Yali....collectively the 4 of us spent a lot of money here, but came away with 20 kilos of clothes (6 suits, 4 jackets, 15 shirts, 4 dresses...) and all quality made and very well fitting. All requests were responded to without any hassle. If the sales lady was not happy, you would be poked at by others and then if they weren't happy the tailor would appear from nowhere and fiddle a bit more. They are very keen to make sure the fit is perfect. And we managed to squeeze it all in our bags.

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We got a good experience with Kimmy, but that is the only one we dealt with.

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I know it is a long thread that I have come across but feel I need to add my comments:

Dealt with Minh Nhi cloth shop in May and real quality material and the service was professional. I use the work clothes daily and can assure you of the quality. It is overwhelming for a firstime trip in search of clothing as Hoi -An has one on every corner.

And what a stunning city........

71A Tran Hung Dao St.

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