Kate does a fantastic job. I had a coat that was unique but not made very well. She fixed the inline seams, the ripped and shredded lining and loose buttons all for a reasonable price.I was so impressed that I came back with a new business suit that needed fitting and recommended her for my son's girlfriend for fitting her prom dress.Very nice lady who does exquisite work. I highly recommend her.
Former employee for her sewing business here; she does not pay back those she owes money too, and will hold items saying it will take time to work on them. These items will then be started/finished just days before being due, and are not done by herself, but instead, by another employee with other things to work on. I was left alone to watch the store after two weeks of supervision (not training), and would be left alone for 10 hours once every week. My self defense was personal mace, a hammer (used when stitching jeans), and old, out of date, fire extinguishers. During my second week, she accused me of stealing nearly 200$, and if I did not give it back “the government will come in and give us lie detectors”. She found the money in the register- she was distracted by a call. Her partner business, village cleaners however, is very nice and helpful and would talk to the customers themselves to ensure all is well and sunderstood about their clothes and what dry cleaning may do to it. Unfortunately, this made Darlene mad and she took phone numbers off of the items being sent to the cleaners. Love village cleaners!! They take care of their customers. Darlene doesn’t even take care of employees.
Our experience with Darlene Lollar was very similar to that which Herb describes while at "Problem Solvers" antique shop/flea market. As we went in, to shop, when she was in the process of closing the business, she indicated that everything was half price & if something was not marked, make an offer. When we went to check out, she failed to honor her "half-price" statement & actually added bogus charges on our ticket. With it being a much higher total than expected, i discovered she added ~$40 onto it. Hoping that pressure from customers behind us in line would make us go ahead & leave, the fact that I asked her to show me where a particular $20 item was, she conceded defeat & gave me a $20 bill. Later i found various, random amounts had been added to other items, accumulating to an additional $20. I agree, do business with this woman at your own risk - the dishonesty this woman has shown reflects on the caliber of her character and it will continue until she tries to cheat & scam the wrong people, hopefully law enforcement can be brought into the mix at that time - she will continue in her current mode of operation, BECAUSE SHE CAN!
The owner of this business Darlene Lollar is a crook and a thief. When she closed her other local business ("Problem Solvers"an antique/junk/consignment shop) last year she never paid me the hundreds of dollars she owed me for furniture of mine that she sold on consignment. I contacted her and spoke to her roughly six times with her promising payment would be forth coming over at least six months. The last time I threatened court action if she would not pay. I finally just gave up. I figured that taking her to court was probably a waste of time and wrote her off as a deadbeat.So be warned, do business with this woman at your own risk, she cheated/stole hundreds from me and I am sure she would gladly do the same for you! I gave her 5 stars for expertise in being a thief and a cheat! LOL
I had to go there 3 different times before she got the patches right on my coat then got charged extra for it, awful never will go back and I don't recommend to go to this place