Anna's Custom Tailoring
Posted: 5/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
right across from Costco on Washington Blvd is a little slice of Sicily. Anna the Tailor is pure Italiano...everything from my wedding gown to completely altering a pantsuit after that post baby weight loss...her work is brilliant and having just met, she taught me to cook the perfect eggplant parmigiana Sicilian style...who knew it included mint! i love Anna...she's a Spirit like no other! and her work is impeccable. Bellissimo! Ciao....
Posted: 4/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I bought some new clothes and finally did what they tell you to do on ""What Not To Wear"" and went to get them altered. I took one pair on pants to Rudolph and Valentina and one to Anna's. The ladies at Rudolph and Valentina were fine, but they were not the ones who do the actual tailoring, so the pants were better, but not stellar. Anna does your fitting and the tailoring and the pants I got back from her fit perfectly. The cost was the same but I felt Anna was so much nicer to deal with and the quality was just better. A few days later I was wearing the pants Anna fitted, and got asked out. He said my a## looked great. I am sold! Ladies, get your pants altered. You never know what might happen :o)
Posted: 6/1/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I was looking for a tailor and a friend recommend Anna to me. I read some of the reviews on her shop and despite the bad reviews I still went to see her and she was the most sweetest person I have met. Very professional and listened to everything I told her that I needed done on my items. I took her 2 pairs of pants and a blouse. Her prices are very reasonable if you are looking for good quality work, Anna is the tailor you are looking for. I guess some people don't want to pay for good quality work. But I am here to tell you that she is worth every penny for the work she does...EXCELLENT! After going to see her, I now think that the people that gave her low stars or talked bad about her and her work are totally wrong. I have finally found a GREAT TAILOR, that I have recommended her to all my clients, friends and family.
Posted: 2/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I took a blouse with a side zipper to be taken in. You would expect her to redo the side seam, with zipper...instead she just made another seam down the back to take in the extra material. Then charged an outrageous price for something I could have done myself (I took it to her because I don't know how to sew up involving zippers)
I used to go to her about 20 years ago. Very good tailoring, very good prices. So my boyfriend needed his lab coat altered and took it to her. She quoted another outrageous price. So I altered it for him myself. I was shocked at the prices she was now charging, and the shoddy job on my now ruined blouse. She even asked me for change for a customer, saying it would be taken off my bill, since she had no reimbursement for me. It was not taken off the bill. I paid for some of the previous customers bill!!!!!!
I will never go back again, sadly.
Posted: 10/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Trying a new tailor is as scary as trying a new salon, but Anna was fantastic and very fast. Yes, her prices are higher than others, but if you've ever had a botched hem on expensive jeans you know that it's worth it to go with the best. She was really friendly, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing tailor services.
Posted: 11/3/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had to respond because of comments made by others. I am NOT a white woman and I can promise you that I would not take my cloths to anyone else but Anna! I have gone to other tailors who offered a lower price by two or three dollars and I was so disappointed. My cloths are of very good quality and I would like to keep them that way. After trying to save a few cents, I will never trust anyone but Anna to make alterations! I have even asked Anna for a discount because of the terrible ecomonic times, and she was HAPPY to give it to me. I have seen how Anna interacts with her client's and I have never noticed her to be rude regardless of the persons race. Anna treats everyone the same because she loves the Lord! Anna does the best work in LA and I will always take all my alterations to her. If you want quality work delivered with a smile, Anna is you ONLY choice!
Posted: 9/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I used Citysearch when I was looking for a tailor so I thought it only fair for me to leave a review as well.
I've been to Anna 3 times. Each time she has done a fine job. Each time she has also been rude and indifferent to me. After she hemmed a pair of pants for me, I tried them on and wasn't sure about the length. ""Well, I'm not going to do it again,"" she said, annoyed. Obviously I would have paid if I wanted her to re-hem them, but she immediately responded to me as if that wouldn't have been the case. And it was a little embarrassing since she said this in front of another customer.
I never mind paying what she requests, because I think good handiwork is worth it, but I do mind giving money to someone who acts like I am a nobody. After giving her 3 chances to be the sweet woman everyone on Citysearch raves about, I realized it wasn't going to happen. So I'm looking elsewhere. I have a feeling most of her customers are white and so are her reviewers. She seemed to react more warmly to the white customers that came into her shop. Perhaps she is more comfortable with them. I, however, am not comfortable with her service.
Posted: 11/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Anna is the warm, likable, Italian Grandmother we all wish we had. Over the past five years, she has tailored several dresses, suits, pants and most recently, two oversized sweat shirts for me. Her work has been excellent and worth every penny I have paid her.
Anna knows when she can fix an item and when she can't. If you want your alterations done properly, go to Anna. She is talented in her craft, kind, respectful and sensitive to everyone's body image issues.