Got a hot date? Business meeting? A special occasion you’ll need to look sharp for? Let Suzhou help you dress to impress. The city may be known for its elegant beauty and pristine canals and waterways but its reputation as a top tailor spot is growing. Renowned for its fabrics and silk, Suzhou tailors have the material and skill to make you that perfect outfit. There’s an abundant supply in the city so check out our list of tailors to use that’ll meet your designing demands.
Wuzhijian Western Clothing
A popular favorite among expats, Wuzhijian Western Clothing offers Suzhou residents reasonably priced tailoring and provides an sleuth of fabrics and designs to choose from. With most tailors, make sure to place your order well in advance – most clothes take around 3 weeks to be made.
Where: 12-14 Diyi Tianmen
Tel: 6515-5605Hours: 6am-8:30pm
The Pas Western Clothes
First established in France in 1912, Pas Western Clothes is now a global brand. They infiltrated China in 2006 when they opened their first store in Shanghai and later Suzhou in 2012. They provide tailoring services for a range of clothing products from fancy attire like evening gowns and tuxes to simple accessorizes like ties and cufflinks.
Where: 338 Yangyu Xiang
Tel: 6581-2256; 2185-7691Hours: 9am-9pm
Alaoni Men’s Clothing
This shop is a part of a Shanghai-based, high-end tailoring company. They release new fabrics and materials each year coinciding with the latest fashion trends to keep you looking current and original. They work with you to ensure the design not only fits you but also your taste as well. In addition to typical clothing items, this shop offers tailor made shoes and accessories.
Where: 98 Ganjiang Xi Lu
Tel: 6581-6286/1359-3397Hours: 10am-8pm
A veteran in the tailoring industry, Vogform has been around for over 20 years. It’s most noted with providing uniform products for sports teams or businesses but they also offer services in casual wear such as polos, t-shirts, and sweaters along with fancier items like suits, jackets, and dresses. They have two fabric suppliers so you will always have a large selection of material to choose from.
Where: 98 Longxi Lu
Tel: 6565-4469; 6219-3743Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm
Wedding Gown Tailors
For the Bride-To-Be, Suzhou is the Place-To-Be. The city is home to the “Wedding Gown Street” or 苏州婚纱一条街, a block from Tiger Hill that is lined with shops to provide tailored dresses for that special day. The city’s quality and supply of silk make it a prime spot to search for that affordable gown that won’t break the bank. You can choose to pick a design from their selection or come with an idea already in mind – just be sure to bring a photo with you. Prices will range depending on design and fabric but as always, don’t be afraid to bargain.
Where: Near Tiger Hill, 苏州市金阊区虎丘风景区