Seamsters and Tailors
Campos & Campos
237 W. 14th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-989-7620; camposandcampos.com
Apolo Campos covers all manner of alterations, and at this Chelsea-area fixture, the proof is in the details: padded inserts, invisible hems, and tailoring. Prices upon request.
425 Madison Ave., nr. 48th St., Ste. 1903; 212-582-3225; ducausa.com
Max Girombelli can concoct groomsmen’s suits by the bushel. They use high-quality fabrics by Loro Piana, E. Zegna, and John G. Hardy to customize shirts ($330 to $535), vests ($600 to $2,000), and tuxedos ($3,100 to $12,000).
Dynasty Custom Tailors
6 E. 38th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-679-1075; dynastycustomtailor.com
Brides who want a one-of-a-kind dress hit up Joseph Ting for his sewing expertise and fashion savvy. Custom dresses start at $550, though wedding gowns cost more. Alterations start at $65 for hem shortening and $85 for taking in the bust.
Ellen Canali of Ellen’s Couture
445 Columbus Ave., nr. 81st St.; 212-496-8800; ellenscouture.com
Ellen Canali will design a wedding gown in any color or fabric, which her price includes. She prefers four to five months to sketch and devise bridal garb, but has spun out dresses in three weeks. Dresses start at $1,800.
201 E. 61st St., nr. Third Ave., Ste. 1; 212-751-6091
Eva Devecsery turns sad, worn garments into rich, beautiful things. Her shop of sewing virtuosos will do fast turnarounds for hems, adjustments, and quick fixes. Wedding gowns start at $3,000.
237 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 903; 212-366-6965; guillermocouture.com
Guillermo Molina creates edgy bridal gowns and tuxedos. His wedding dresses (from $3,500) take eight to ten weeks. Tuxedos (from $2,800) take four to six weeks.
153 W. 27th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 1100; 212-253-9727
Jean Kormos makes about twenty one-of-a-kind wedding dresses a year. And for brides wearing an heirloom dress, Kormos can do reconstruction to give it a modern twist. Handmade dresses range from $3,000 to $5,000; alterations start at $50.
1175 Lexington Ave., nr. 80th St.; 212-861-2003; mandanaboutique.com
In one week, Davar Mandana can make a wedding gown or bridesmaid’s dress ($2,000 to $5,000) to rival any bridal house—as long as he’s shown a picture. Tailoring runs $75 an hour.
From the Summer 2009 New York Wedding Guide