First Class Tailors

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I bought some suits from Men's Wearhouse and the alterations got REALLY messed up. I brought them to Marina and she was fantastic! Not only fixed thier screw ups but also explained to me what type of suit works best for me and why. When

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I bought some suits from Men's Wearhouse and the alterations got REALLY messed up. I brought them to Marina and she was fantastic! Not only fixed thier screw ups but also explained to me what type of suit works best for me and why. When

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Marina is absolutely fantastic, no questions asked! Very honest, very caring, very sweet. Zipper broke on my favorite leather jacket(it would come apart as soon as I zip it up), so I was recommended to go to Marina by my sis, who's been going to her for any alteration she needs and swears by her! When we came to the shop, Marina looked at my jacket and said that she may be able to fix it without replacing it, but otherwise it would be about $55+ to fix it, because leather is thick and the zipper is really nice so it would cost a little extra to get a new one if she had to replace it. Then, she saw the Co label label and said, why dont you just call the company and ask them to fix it for you - they are a big company, they should have great customer service! I was so impressed that she told me that - she was looking out for my best interest, which was very phenomenal, you dont see many honest business people! As it turned out, the company were not able to fix the jacket, but they said that wherever I get it fixed, they will refund me the money with Merchandise credit. I took it to Marina and, not only did she fix the zipper without having to replace the whole zipper, she only charged me $15 and refused to take more money. I am absolutely and thurilly satisfied and will recomend her to everybody I know in LA!
I also took a vintage dress to her that needed to get altered and she was so dead on witht her advice is priceless, really! she tells you the truth and...well, absolutely fantastic she is!!!

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★★★★★

Marina is absolutely fantastic, no questions asked! Very honest, very caring, very sweet. Zipper broke on my favorite leather jacket(it would come apart as soon as I zip it up), so I was recommended to go to Marina by my sis, who's been going to her for any alteration she needs and swears by her! When we came to the shop, Marina looked at my jacket and said that she may be able to fix it without replacing it, but otherwise it would be about $55+ to fix it, because leather is thick and the zipper is really nice so it would cost a little extra to get a new one if she had to replace it. Then, she saw the Co label label and said, why dont you just call the company and ask them to fix it for you - they are a big company, they should have great customer service! I was so impressed that she told me that - she was looking out for my best interest, which was very phenomenal, you dont see many honest business people! As it turned out, the company were not able to fix the jacket, but they said that wherever I get it fixed, they will refund me the money with Merchandise credit. I took it to Marina and, not only did she fix the zipper without having to replace the whole zipper, she only charged me $15 and refused to take more money. I am absolutely and thurilly satisfied and will recomend her to everybody I know in LA!
I also took a vintage dress to her that needed to get altered and she was so dead on witht her advice is priceless, really! she tells you the truth and...well, absolutely fantastic she is!!!

Pros: Fantastic all around

Cons: she is in CA and I am in SC

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I've been going to Marina for years, and all the hype is justified. She's skilled, patient, and above all she's honest -- she'll tell you when those pants just don't look right, that jacket is out of date or those jeans would be just as good with a simple $10 hem as with a more pricey original hem. She's done everything from sweatpants to my wedding dress. On the rare occasion that something doesn't come out as expected, she rectifies the situation with no questions asked. The only downside to the high quality is that the small shop on Wilshire is often a full house, and there can sometimes be quite a wait.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Marina for years, and all the hype is justified. She's skilled, patient, and above all she's honest -- she'll tell you when those pants just don't look right, that jacket is out of date or those jeans would be just as good with a simple $10 hem as with a more pricey original hem. She's done everything from sweatpants to my wedding dress. On the rare occasion that something doesn't come out as expected, she rectifies the situation with no questions asked. The only downside to the high quality is that the small shop on Wilshire is often a full house, and there can sometimes be quite a wait.

Pros: honesty, service, quality

Cons: small shop can get crowded, waits can be long

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Marina understands the many dimensions of fashion for individuals. She helps me decide whether to keep new items that I purchase, and advises me on boutiques and websites to shop. My clothes look better and can be worn in more ways thanks to Marina. Meeting her has been an important step in upgrading my image from grunge (I'm from the 90s) to uniquely sophisticated for my career. Thank you!

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★★★★★

Marina understands the many dimensions of fashion for individuals. She helps me decide whether to keep new items that I purchase, and advises me on boutiques and websites to shop. My clothes look better and can be worn in more ways thanks to Marina. Meeting her has been an important step in upgrading my image from grunge (I'm from the 90s) to uniquely sophisticated for my career. Thank you!

Pros: Quality Intelligent Intuitive Work

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Marina has named her business for exactly what it represents. 1ST CLASS TAILORS is by far the absolute best place in LA to have your clothes tailored. It doesn't matter if the piece is worth $10 or $1000, you're going to receive the same high quality workmanship, caring advice and timely alterations. She will NOT do unecessary alterations just to make money. If you don't need it - she's going to tell you. Her knowledge of how a garmet should fit your body is incredible. High Five, Marina!!!!!

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★★★★★

Marina has named her business for exactly what it represents. 1ST CLASS TAILORS is by far the absolute best place in LA to have your clothes tailored. It doesn't matter if the piece is worth $10 or $1000, you're going to receive the same high quality workmanship, caring advice and timely alterations. She will NOT do unecessary alterations just to make money. If you don't need it - she's going to tell you. Her knowledge of how a garmet should fit your body is incredible. High Five, Marina!!!!!

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I've been looking for a tailor I trust in LA since I moved here seven years ago, and after trial and error this is the only one I trust.

Marina has fantastic knowledge of what she's doing, and she's incredibly upfront. She will decline to do any work if the garment doesn't need it or isn't well-suited for alterations, and she points out every single potential issue ahead of time so you know exactly what to expect. And what to expect is expert tailoring - everything I bring there looks amazing afterward.

It is a little pricey for routine alterations (taking in shirts, hemming pants), but for suit jacket alterations and other big tasks she and her staff can do WONDERS at very competitive prices.

Definite recommend.

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★★★★★

I've been looking for a tailor I trust in LA since I moved here seven years ago, and after trial and error this is the only one I trust.

Marina has fantastic knowledge of what she's doing, and she's incredibly upfront. She will decline to do any work if the garment doesn't need it or isn't well-suited for alterations, and she points out every single potential issue ahead of time so you know exactly what to expect. And what to expect is expert tailoring - everything I bring there looks amazing afterward.

It is a little pricey for routine alterations (taking in shirts, hemming pants), but for suit jacket alterations and other big tasks she and her staff can do WONDERS at very competitive prices.

Definite recommend.

Pros: Marina has a great eye and cares how her work makes you look

Cons: Parking, and maybe a few bucks too expensive for some jobs

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I have know Marina for way over a decade, and I have to say that even after I moved away from the area, I will travel over thirty minutes to see her. I have never had to bring any garment back for adjusting. She gets it right the first time around. She is also brutally honest. If she does not think it is worth fixing she will tell you. You can't get any better than that.

I love her!!!

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★★★★★

I have know Marina for way over a decade, and I have to say that even after I moved away from the area, I will travel over thirty minutes to see her. I have never had to bring any garment back for adjusting. She gets it right the first time around. She is also brutally honest. If she does not think it is worth fixing she will tell you. You can't get any better than that.

I love her!!!

Pros: I travel 30 minutes for Marina

Cons: Parking lot is tight

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Marina, the owner, is a magician! She can help you
update your current wardrobe. She is always honest with her opinion of your new and old clothes. If something is not right, she will either fix it or tell you when it is not worth fixing. From tailoring to wardrobe consulting, she is the best! My husband also trusts her opinion on his clothing.
When there is no parking space, the vallet of the shopping center will take your car so parking is not an issue.

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★★★★★

Marina, the owner, is a magician! She can help you
update your current wardrobe. She is always honest with her opinion of your new and old clothes. If something is not right, she will either fix it or tell you when it is not worth fixing. From tailoring to wardrobe consulting, she is the best! My husband also trusts her opinion on his clothing.
When there is no parking space, the vallet of the shopping center will take your car so parking is not an issue.

Pros: The owner is up on current styles plus classic looks

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Every word you read about how amazing Marina is totally true.
I just had my first experience with First Class Tailors!!!
I went in Friday before New Years, after reading some glowing recommendations online....

3 Jackets, 5 pairs of pants to alter....
I walk in ( no problem parking), and Marina takes care of me better than Stacy and Clinton on "What not to wear" ... She consults with me about clothing and style, and then she school's me on what I should be looking for when shopping. Not only about styles, but also she suggested brands to try that would look good on me... (I especially was looking for some jeans ideas)

She says the standard week to complete the work and 50% down cash. Fine with me if the clothes look good, right? A week seemed fair enough... and there was New Years in there...

The prices she quoted were all the same as everyone else around here, so I was totally cool with her rates......

So, today, Monday, she calls me and says " Everything is ready!!!"
DAYS EARLY!!!

I was so thrilled... I had been out shopping for jeans with her recommendations in mind, and I was wanting to bring some jeans I bought to her, if my other clothes turned out right.

I went and tried on my clothes.... WHAT!!!@!!! RIDICULOUS!!! The best work I have ever seen... truly perfect, and I am so hard to please....Two of my jackets were kinda lame originally, but Marina totally remade the jackets and now they are INCREDIBLE....!!! Also, she narrowed the legs of some of my pants, making them just perfect for MY body... WOW!

Everything is totally perfect... the pants, the jackets... AMAZING! PERFECTION!!!

So, I left the jeans to the Master!!!

I can't wait to get them back...

Marina, You are totally a rockstar in my book... I can not thank you enough for making me look so good.

Everyone else, If you want an amazing wardrobe, go to Marina... she is truly your golden ticket for getting perfect fitting clothing!

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★★★★★

Every word you read about how amazing Marina is totally true.
I just had my first experience with First Class Tailors!!!
I went in Friday before New Years, after reading some glowing recommendations online....

3 Jackets, 5 pairs of pants to alter....
I walk in ( no problem parking), and Marina takes care of me better than Stacy and Clinton on "What not to wear" ... She consults with me about clothing and style, and then she school's me on what I should be looking for when shopping. Not only about styles, but also she suggested brands to try that would look good on me... (I especially was looking for some jeans ideas)

She says the standard week to complete the work and 50% down cash. Fine with me if the clothes look good, right? A week seemed fair enough... and there was New Years in there...

The prices she quoted were all the same as everyone else around here, so I was totally cool with her rates......

So, today, Monday, she calls me and says " Everything is ready!!!"
DAYS EARLY!!!

I was so thrilled... I had been out shopping for jeans with her recommendations in mind, and I was wanting to bring some jeans I bought to her, if my other clothes turned out right.

I went and tried on my clothes.... WHAT!!!@!!! RIDICULOUS!!! The best work I have ever seen... truly perfect, and I am so hard to please....Two of my jackets were kinda lame originally, but Marina totally remade the jackets and now they are INCREDIBLE....!!! Also, she narrowed the legs of some of my pants, making them just perfect for MY body... WOW!

Everything is totally perfect... the pants, the jackets... AMAZING! PERFECTION!!!

So, I left the jeans to the Master!!!

I can't wait to get them back...

Marina, You are totally a rockstar in my book... I can not thank you enough for making me look so good.

Everyone else, If you want an amazing wardrobe, go to Marina... she is truly your golden ticket for getting perfect fitting clothing!

Pros: Amazing fashion advice and perfect work!

Cons: Not in my neighborhood ( cant really think of anything bad about this place)

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I had a Vera Wang dress altered here in August for a wedding. The work was extensive and complicated. Esperanza did an incredible job. She is an expert, and I truly feel lucky to have found her. This dress alteration could have been a disaster; but, thankfully, the dress turned out exactly as I had hoped it would. I am grateful for the Esperanza and the rest of the staff's expertise and professionalism. My only advise is to plan more complicated alterations in advance.

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★★★★★

I had a Vera Wang dress altered here in August for a wedding. The work was extensive and complicated. Esperanza did an incredible job. She is an expert, and I truly feel lucky to have found her. This dress alteration could have been a disaster; but, thankfully, the dress turned out exactly as I had hoped it would. I am grateful for the Esperanza and the rest of the staff's expertise and professionalism. My only advise is to plan more complicated alterations in advance.

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Marina, is truly a find!
She is just incredibe, will send you away if she thinks the item isn't worth spending
money on to fix.. she's so honest!
And her work if flawless. I've searched for a great tailor for years, and a friend
at my gym highly praised Marina, and boy was she right!i!
My husband also thinks she's terrific as well.
Her prices are very reasonable, and her work is exceptional. Can't ask
for anything more in a tailor.. plus she's such a doll to work with!
Carolyn D in Santa Monica

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Marina, is truly a find!
She is just incredibe, will send you away if she thinks the item isn't worth spending
money on to fix.. she's so honest!
And her work if flawless. I've searched for a great tailor for years, and a friend
at my gym highly praised Marina, and boy was she right!i!
My husband also thinks she's terrific as well.
Her prices are very reasonable, and her work is exceptional. Can't ask
for anything more in a tailor.. plus she's such a doll to work with!
Carolyn D in Santa Monica

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This is the first time I've ever had my clothes professionally tailored. I read the great reviews and, believe me, it really is as incredible as everyone says it is. I was nervous going in, but Marina put me right at ease. She's honest, which I appreciate. She has an incredible eye for what works and what won't work. I left feeling great about my experience. Marina is wonderful and the best at what she does. I won't even think about going anywhere else to get my clothes tailored.

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★★★★★

This is the first time I've ever had my clothes professionally tailored. I read the great reviews and, believe me, it really is as incredible as everyone says it is. I was nervous going in, but Marina put me right at ease. She's honest, which I appreciate. She has an incredible eye for what works and what won't work. I left feeling great about my experience. Marina is wonderful and the best at what she does. I won't even think about going anywhere else to get my clothes tailored.

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I went to First Class Tailors on the strength of the CS reviews of this business (not many other tailors in the area had more than a few reviews if any--but this one had 30 reviews and there were all gleaming. When a tailor has this many good reviews, I felt it was really something worth checking out!)

Having lost a significant amount of weight recently, I wanted to see if a few favorite pieces could be saved/altered. Marina was able to rework a few pieces and she was also very honest in telling me which items were not worth altering.

Marina really goes beyond pinning your clothes--it is more like she's sculpting your outfit to fit your body. If you show her a garment that she doesn't think is flattering on you, be prepared for her honest opinion--she will tell you to return a newly purchased item if she doesn't think it looks good, or if it's something you've owned for a while, she may advise you to retire it. She generally won't alter clothes is she feels that they will not look good on you even if this means it is costing her a sale. But boy do I appreciate that if she thinks something looks awful on me, will cost too much to alter, or is dated/out of fashion, that she will tell me.

When I go to pick up my clothes, Marina has me try them on to check the fit. Once something needed to be tweaked, and I really appreciate that this business cares enough to make sure the clothes look perfect before they go out the door.

Marina really cares about her clients and she really knows clothes and sewing. Do call before you plan on going so you can make sure that Marina will be there. Her staff is knowledgeable but especially if it is your first time, you may want to meet with Marina herself.

I've only been frequenting this business for about a month, but I have to say that I really like it so far and can see that if things continue, I will be a loyal client for as long as I live here.

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★★★★★

I went to First Class Tailors on the strength of the CS reviews of this business (not many other tailors in the area had more than a few reviews if any--but this one had 30 reviews and there were all gleaming. When a tailor has this many good reviews, I felt it was really something worth checking out!)

Having lost a significant amount of weight recently, I wanted to see if a few favorite pieces could be saved/altered. Marina was able to rework a few pieces and she was also very honest in telling me which items were not worth altering.

Marina really goes beyond pinning your clothes--it is more like she's sculpting your outfit to fit your body. If you show her a garment that she doesn't think is flattering on you, be prepared for her honest opinion--she will tell you to return a newly purchased item if she doesn't think it looks good, or if it's something you've owned for a while, she may advise you to retire it. She generally won't alter clothes is she feels that they will not look good on you even if this means it is costing her a sale. But boy do I appreciate that if she thinks something looks awful on me, will cost too much to alter, or is dated/out of fashion, that she will tell me.

When I go to pick up my clothes, Marina has me try them on to check the fit. Once something needed to be tweaked, and I really appreciate that this business cares enough to make sure the clothes look perfect before they go out the door.

Marina really cares about her clients and she really knows clothes and sewing. Do call before you plan on going so you can make sure that Marina will be there. Her staff is knowledgeable but especially if it is your first time, you may want to meet with Marina herself.

I've only been frequenting this business for about a month, but I have to say that I really like it so far and can see that if things continue, I will be a loyal client for as long as I live here.

Pros: Marina knows her stuff

Cons: you may have to park valet, Saturdays are really busy (go during the week if you can)

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Everything positive said here is true. Don't even bother going any place else. Marina made me throw out half my wardrobe, and I love her for it. She goes beyond just tailoring your clothes. She is a fashion consulatant who, if you go in with an open mind, will bring your personal style to the next level.

Anybody who complains about this level of expert service & advice at this price is either irrational, or comes in with unrealistic expectations. If a garment doesn't work, she will tell you. If you can't handle that, please do us all a favor and take your business to a tailor who will just do whatever you say...cause if you don't look, she doesn't look good.

I will have my clothes tailor fitted here now, and will continue to do so until I stop buying clothes...not an easy thing to do now that they fit so well!

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★★★★★

Everything positive said here is true. Don't even bother going any place else. Marina made me throw out half my wardrobe, and I love her for it. She goes beyond just tailoring your clothes. She is a fashion consulatant who, if you go in with an open mind, will bring your personal style to the next level.

Anybody who complains about this level of expert service & advice at this price is either irrational, or comes in with unrealistic expectations. If a garment doesn't work, she will tell you. If you can't handle that, please do us all a favor and take your business to a tailor who will just do whatever you say...cause if you don't look, she doesn't look good.

I will have my clothes tailor fitted here now, and will continue to do so until I stop buying clothes...not an easy thing to do now that they fit so well!

Pros: everything else

Cons: parking can be tricky

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I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I'm a lawyer, and a couple of months ago, I had to get several suits altered in preparation for a trial--and in short order. I have used other local tailors and had been less than pleased (including another, highly regarded and very expensive one). Thank goodness I found Marina! The work was spectacular, her eye is excellent, and everyone is friendly to boot. I now have another suit that needs altered, and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Skip the others and head straight here.

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★★★★★

I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I'm a lawyer, and a couple of months ago, I had to get several suits altered in preparation for a trial--and in short order. I have used other local tailors and had been less than pleased (including another, highly regarded and very expensive one). Thank goodness I found Marina! The work was spectacular, her eye is excellent, and everyone is friendly to boot. I now have another suit that needs altered, and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Skip the others and head straight here.

Pros: Wonderful, friendly service

Cons: Parking can be tight

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What an amazing find! I needed to have a bridesmaid dress altered--Marina and her staff did an amazing job! As other reviews have said, from jeans to delicate pieces of clothing, they will do an amazing job.
They are timely, courteous and HONEST!!

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★★★★★

What an amazing find! I needed to have a bridesmaid dress altered--Marina and her staff did an amazing job! As other reviews have said, from jeans to delicate pieces of clothing, they will do an amazing job.
They are timely, courteous and HONEST!!

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This is a tailor shop that really knows what they are doing. You will feel comfortable with the whole process. From the moment you walk in the door you are treated in a friendly, professional manner. They listen to what you want and advise you as to what is the best thing to do to get the results you are looking for. I have never picked up anything and been unhappy. Excellent work always!!!! Most skilled place I have ever gone too. And it isn't over the top in price either. Considering the quality of work it is a real bargain.

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★★★★★

This is a tailor shop that really knows what they are doing. You will feel comfortable with the whole process. From the moment you walk in the door you are treated in a friendly, professional manner. They listen to what you want and advise you as to what is the best thing to do to get the results you are looking for. I have never picked up anything and been unhappy. Excellent work always!!!! Most skilled place I have ever gone too. And it isn't over the top in price either. Considering the quality of work it is a real bargain.

Pros: easy, quality, good results

Cons: give yourself a little extra time for parking

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...I now have to gut out my closet and make sure everything looks as terrific as my new suit.

I came to Marina at FIRST CLASS TAILORS through City Search. My parents bought me a suit as a gift, and I was excited to get it altered and start enjoying it. I went to visit Marina. She said, "We need to talk. You're not a 40S, you're a 38S." I was completely surprised because many retail clothing stores told me I was a 40S, and they convinced me it looked good on me. I figured out it was because they often did not carry 38S, and they could make more money on alterations. Marina put those in-house tailors to shame. I went right back to the store and exchanged for a 38S. When Marina saw me in it, she got so excited. "I'm going to make you look fantastic in this!" And she was right. I finally know what a perfect suit should look like on me. It has opened my eyes. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and generous. Even my parents are thankful that Marina turned their present to me into something truly special. I won't go anywhere else!

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...I now have to gut out my closet and make sure everything looks as terrific as my new suit.

I came to Marina at FIRST CLASS TAILORS through City Search. My parents bought me a suit as a gift, and I was excited to get it altered and start enjoying it. I went to visit Marina. She said, "We need to talk. You're not a 40S, you're a 38S." I was completely surprised because many retail clothing stores told me I was a 40S, and they convinced me it looked good on me. I figured out it was because they often did not carry 38S, and they could make more money on alterations. Marina put those in-house tailors to shame. I went right back to the store and exchanged for a 38S. When Marina saw me in it, she got so excited. "I'm going to make you look fantastic in this!" And she was right. I finally know what a perfect suit should look like on me. It has opened my eyes. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and generous. Even my parents are thankful that Marina turned their present to me into something truly special. I won't go anywhere else!

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Finally! I have tried one alterations place after another for literally 20 years, and never been satisfied...until now. If you're a perfectionist like me, you know how hard it is to bring something you love in to be altered. Marina at First Class Tailors is a complete expert on what should be done with your clothes and also on what just won't work. And she won't take your money if she knows that it just won't work. Amazing, huh? Oh, and she offers brilliant advice on how to prepare various clothing pieces before they are altered, which *no* one has ever done for me before.

She's a master with jeans...great looking original hems. Plus I'm addicted to a little trick she uses inside jeans' waistbands to make sure that the waist won't stretch out after a bit of wearing. I always had trouble finding jeans that looked good on me. Now I realize, I just needed Marina!

She's your clothes' new best friend...and she'll even drop some hints on what to buy in the future that will work best on your body. I am beyond thrilled that I found her.

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★★★★★

Finally! I have tried one alterations place after another for literally 20 years, and never been satisfied...until now. If you're a perfectionist like me, you know how hard it is to bring something you love in to be altered. Marina at First Class Tailors is a complete expert on what should be done with your clothes and also on what just won't work. And she won't take your money if she knows that it just won't work. Amazing, huh? Oh, and she offers brilliant advice on how to prepare various clothing pieces before they are altered, which *no* one has ever done for me before.

She's a master with jeans...great looking original hems. Plus I'm addicted to a little trick she uses inside jeans' waistbands to make sure that the waist won't stretch out after a bit of wearing. I always had trouble finding jeans that looked good on me. Now I realize, I just needed Marina!

She's your clothes' new best friend...and she'll even drop some hints on what to buy in the future that will work best on your body. I am beyond thrilled that I found her.

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No problems with these folks. Easy to see why they are popular.
Recommend. They measure well, follow up quickly and offer to mend even after you take it home.

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No problems with these folks. Easy to see why they are popular.
Recommend. They measure well, follow up quickly and offer to mend even after you take it home.

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Here's what makes Marina's business the best: Friendly, honest, quality tailoring. If you're trying to make an item what it can't be Marina will tell you. She will also recommend height of shoes to go with certain style pants. I've been coming here for over 8 years and will never go anywhere else as long as I'm in LA.

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Here's what makes Marina's business the best: Friendly, honest, quality tailoring. If you're trying to make an item what it can't be Marina will tell you. She will also recommend height of shoes to go with certain style pants. I've been coming here for over 8 years and will never go anywhere else as long as I'm in LA.

Pros: The owner, the quality of service, the honesty

Cons: Prices are high but it's the Westside...everything is over-priced here. Parking is tricky.

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Marina is the BEST! I had 2 elegant dresses that needed major alterations, but only wanted someone with lots of experience to work on them. I would rather pay more to get it done right than have an unexperienced tailor ruin them. I read the reviews on Citysearch and drove >20 miles to see Marina. I was extremely happy with her work and she was very cheerful and friendly. She also had no problem telling me what could and couldn't be fixed and gave me suggestions on how to work with the dresses, which really helped. She's very honest and I'm glad I found her. I've recommended her store to many of my friends who are also in need of a tailor to fix formal dresses (it's banquet season for grad schools). She's definitely worth the drive! I never write reviews, and this is my first one, but I was so happy with Marina's service, I had to write one for her. If you're looking for a tailor who cares about you, then go to Marina. She'll take the time to make sure your items are done right. :)

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Marina is the BEST! I had 2 elegant dresses that needed major alterations, but only wanted someone with lots of experience to work on them. I would rather pay more to get it done right than have an unexperienced tailor ruin them. I read the reviews on Citysearch and drove >20 miles to see Marina. I was extremely happy with her work and she was very cheerful and friendly. She also had no problem telling me what could and couldn't be fixed and gave me suggestions on how to work with the dresses, which really helped. She's very honest and I'm glad I found her. I've recommended her store to many of my friends who are also in need of a tailor to fix formal dresses (it's banquet season for grad schools). She's definitely worth the drive! I never write reviews, and this is my first one, but I was so happy with Marina's service, I had to write one for her. If you're looking for a tailor who cares about you, then go to Marina. She'll take the time to make sure your items are done right. :)

Pros: Open Saturday, Friendly, Experienced, Excellent customer service, Validated valet parking

Cons: None

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When I first started going to First Class Tailors, I was surprised by the professionalism of its owner. Now that I have been going there for a while, I can't think of any other place that I would rather go to to get my clothes fixed. The owner knows her business and she will not cheat you or try to convince you to do something that will not look good.

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★★★★★

When I first started going to First Class Tailors, I was surprised by the professionalism of its owner. Now that I have been going there for a while, I can't think of any other place that I would rather go to to get my clothes fixed. The owner knows her business and she will not cheat you or try to convince you to do something that will not look good.

Pros: incredible service, great work ethic

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I've never been inspired to review a business on Citysearch before although I use it to read other people's reviews all the time but, this time, I just HAD to tell the world how much I LOVE Marina! She worked an absolute miracle on a bridesmaid's dress that just didn't seem like it could ever fit me properly, let alone look good on me! But, thanks to Marina's skills & her helpful, super friendly & honest personality, she managed to turn a dress that I despised into a dress that I actually was proud to wear & got TONS of compliments on. Her prices are reasonable & she is a doll. I'll never take my clothes anywhere else for alterations again! THANK YOU MARINA!

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★★★★★

I've never been inspired to review a business on Citysearch before although I use it to read other people's reviews all the time but, this time, I just HAD to tell the world how much I LOVE Marina! She worked an absolute miracle on a bridesmaid's dress that just didn't seem like it could ever fit me properly, let alone look good on me! But, thanks to Marina's skills & her helpful, super friendly & honest personality, she managed to turn a dress that I despised into a dress that I actually was proud to wear & got TONS of compliments on. Her prices are reasonable & she is a doll. I'll never take my clothes anywhere else for alterations again! THANK YOU MARINA!

Pros: EXCELLENT customer service, reasonable prices

Cons: Parking CAN be difficult after 4pm when you can no longer park on Wilshire

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This was the first time I had ever gotten anything professionally tailored so I was a little nervous. But from the moment I walked in, Marina was so welcoming and courteous. She is honest and will tell you whether something is worth getting tailored and provide you with fashion / shopping advice as well.
Her professionalism and passion for what she does is what will keep me coming back.

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★★★★★

This was the first time I had ever gotten anything professionally tailored so I was a little nervous. But from the moment I walked in, Marina was so welcoming and courteous. She is honest and will tell you whether something is worth getting tailored and provide you with fashion / shopping advice as well.
Her professionalism and passion for what she does is what will keep me coming back.

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1st Class Tailor came very highly referred to me by a coworker. I don't live or work that close to the store, but Marina is worth the drive. She is pretty great - her work is first rate, and her attentive service is a breath of fresh air. The prices are really good too. All this attention on City Search has not diminished the service quality one bit. I wish all business were this friendly and ran this well.

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★★★★★

1st Class Tailor came very highly referred to me by a coworker. I don't live or work that close to the store, but Marina is worth the drive. She is pretty great - her work is first rate, and her attentive service is a breath of fresh air. The prices are really good too. All this attention on City Search has not diminished the service quality one bit. I wish all business were this friendly and ran this well.

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This is my first ever review, but I am compelled to write because Marina at First Class Tailors was absolutely fantastic. Super knowledgeable about what can and can't be done (and she can always find a way to fix a problem), and sweet on top of it; I'd trust her with my best and most expensive clothing.

Thanks!

Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

This is my first ever review, but I am compelled to write because Marina at First Class Tailors was absolutely fantastic. Super knowledgeable about what can and can't be done (and she can always find a way to fix a problem), and sweet on top of it; I'd trust her with my best and most expensive clothing.

Thanks!

Highly recommended!

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At First Class tailors not only are you always greeted cheerfully but you get a great tailoring job. Marina has been helping my family for over five years. She has consistently done a great job for a reasonable price and in a timely manner. She gives great fashion advise and will even call to remind you to pick-up clothes that you forgot. If you are in a bind she is always willing to help.
This is one errand I look forward to?as it is always fun to see Marina!

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★★★★★

At First Class tailors not only are you always greeted cheerfully but you get a great tailoring job. Marina has been helping my family for over five years. She has consistently done a great job for a reasonable price and in a timely manner. She gives great fashion advise and will even call to remind you to pick-up clothes that you forgot. If you are in a bind she is always willing to help.
This is one errand I look forward to?as it is always fun to see Marina!

Pros: Job well done

Cons: none

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I needed to have a few expensive items altered and I was very nervous taking it to just any tailor so I spent a lot of time reading reviews. After reading the great reviews on citysearch for First Class, I decided to take the plunge - and I'm so glad I did! The fitting was quick and efficient, the resulting items were perfect and the prices were pretty reasonable for the great workmanship! I appreciated the honest tips (in fact, she refused to alter one of my dresses because she thought it looked good as-is, and I'm inclined to agree with her now). Only bad thing is the terrible parking - it's valet, and they validate parking, but it's a teeny crowded lot.

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★★★★★

I needed to have a few expensive items altered and I was very nervous taking it to just any tailor so I spent a lot of time reading reviews. After reading the great reviews on citysearch for First Class, I decided to take the plunge - and I'm so glad I did! The fitting was quick and efficient, the resulting items were perfect and the prices were pretty reasonable for the great workmanship! I appreciated the honest tips (in fact, she refused to alter one of my dresses because she thought it looked good as-is, and I'm inclined to agree with her now). Only bad thing is the terrible parking - it's valet, and they validate parking, but it's a teeny crowded lot.

Pros: Efficient, skillful alterations & Reasonable prices

Cons: Parking

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I have been here twice and agree with the other reviews regarding the friendly and knowledgable service. However, this place is expensive. I brought in a pair of pants to be hemmed and it was $25. I could not believe it!! I thought it was very expensive, it was with the original hem, but still...... If you have the extra money I would reccomend this place, but if you don't I would go some where else.

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★★★☆☆

I have been here twice and agree with the other reviews regarding the friendly and knowledgable service. However, this place is expensive. I brought in a pair of pants to be hemmed and it was $25. I could not believe it!! I thought it was very expensive, it was with the original hem, but still...... If you have the extra money I would reccomend this place, but if you don't I would go some where else.

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This tailor is absolutely GREAT. They never do anything less than top quality work. After having received less-than-quality results elsewhere, I would never again trust my clothes to anyone other than First Class Tailors. Not only do they do great work, but Marina always gives her honest opinion about whether an item is even worth the expense to alter. She has so much experience and such a great eye for knowing what looks good, that she knows whether or not altering it can make it look right. She has often advised me to return an item to the store or give it to Goodwill because she believes it cannot be altered to look good and she doesn't want me to waste my money, even though it means she is turning away work. You are in good hands at this tailor. Sincerely, Hillary

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★★★★★

This tailor is absolutely GREAT. They never do anything less than top quality work. After having received less-than-quality results elsewhere, I would never again trust my clothes to anyone other than First Class Tailors. Not only do they do great work, but Marina always gives her honest opinion about whether an item is even worth the expense to alter. She has so much experience and such a great eye for knowing what looks good, that she knows whether or not altering it can make it look right. She has often advised me to return an item to the store or give it to Goodwill because she believes it cannot be altered to look good and she doesn't want me to waste my money, even though it means she is turning away work. You are in good hands at this tailor. Sincerely, Hillary

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I've never written a review before, but Marina's great service really motivated me to recommend her service to everyone. She does a great quality job at both an affordable rate and timely manner. Marina is definitely one of the best!

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★★★★★

I've never written a review before, but Marina's great service really motivated me to recommend her service to everyone. She does a great quality job at both an affordable rate and timely manner. Marina is definitely one of the best!

Pros: Quality service, reliable, timely, affordable

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I brought in a bridesmaid dress that fit like a bag. A week later, I picked it up from Marina and it now fits like a glove, just perfect. The workmanship is beautiful. I'll be referring my co-workers and friends to First Class Tailors. Reasonable prices, honest and friendly advice, reliable service, and detailed, beautiful work. Thank you Marina!!

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★★★★★

I brought in a bridesmaid dress that fit like a bag. A week later, I picked it up from Marina and it now fits like a glove, just perfect. The workmanship is beautiful. I'll be referring my co-workers and friends to First Class Tailors. Reasonable prices, honest and friendly advice, reliable service, and detailed, beautiful work. Thank you Marina!!

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I went to Marina at First Class Tailors about 3 months ago. I needed several pants hemmed in a few days' time for an international conference that I was attending. Marina made sure that my slacks were hemmed correctly and on-time for my meeting. She even called me to let me know that my items were ready a little early, in case I wanted to pick them up. Marina has an excellent sense of style and she educated me on what length my hems should actually be. She is very frank and I greatly value her opinion. I now realize that my other tailor was over-shortening my slacks. Marina's tailoring is extremely flattering for my body type-she's a miracle worker. Marina is my hero!!

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★★★★★

I went to Marina at First Class Tailors about 3 months ago. I needed several pants hemmed in a few days' time for an international conference that I was attending. Marina made sure that my slacks were hemmed correctly and on-time for my meeting. She even called me to let me know that my items were ready a little early, in case I wanted to pick them up. Marina has an excellent sense of style and she educated me on what length my hems should actually be. She is very frank and I greatly value her opinion. I now realize that my other tailor was over-shortening my slacks. Marina's tailoring is extremely flattering for my body type-she's a miracle worker. Marina is my hero!!

Pros: Marina

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I have been going to Marina for many years and would never go anywhere else! She does quality work at very reasonable prices, has an incredible eye for detail, and as other posts mentioned---is very honest and will tell you if something doesn't or won't look good. It is very rare to find someone with all of these qualities, which is why no matter where in LA I've moved, I still go to Marina. I trust her totally and completely! She does everything from original hems on jeans to dress pants to formal wear. I have taken items to her in all of these categories and have never been disappointed. I send my boyfriend and all of my friends to her, and recommend her to anyone in LA searching for a true professional in this field.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Marina for many years and would never go anywhere else! She does quality work at very reasonable prices, has an incredible eye for detail, and as other posts mentioned---is very honest and will tell you if something doesn't or won't look good. It is very rare to find someone with all of these qualities, which is why no matter where in LA I've moved, I still go to Marina. I trust her totally and completely! She does everything from original hems on jeans to dress pants to formal wear. I have taken items to her in all of these categories and have never been disappointed. I send my boyfriend and all of my friends to her, and recommend her to anyone in LA searching for a true professional in this field.

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Marina is the absolute best tailor that you'll find in Los Angeles. I trusted her with one of the most expensive suits I've ever bought and her alterations came out perfectly. She even gave me tips on surviving the Barney's sale- gym shorts, flip flops, water and a snack.
Would recommend her to anyone and I plan on taking the rest of my wardrobe to her.

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★★★★★

Marina is the absolute best tailor that you'll find in Los Angeles. I trusted her with one of the most expensive suits I've ever bought and her alterations came out perfectly. She even gave me tips on surviving the Barney's sale- gym shorts, flip flops, water and a snack.
Would recommend her to anyone and I plan on taking the rest of my wardrobe to her.

Pros: marina

Cons: parking

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I have been going to Marina for years and always receive top notch quality and service. She is totally honest and will tell you if something is not going to look right, or not worth it for the price etc. I won't go anywhere else. From original hemming on jeans to alterations on more expensive pieces, I totally trust her and send all of my friends there (one of whom drives for an hour to get there). Great value, amazing work, and a friendly environment. The best.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Marina for years and always receive top notch quality and service. She is totally honest and will tell you if something is not going to look right, or not worth it for the price etc. I won't go anywhere else. From original hemming on jeans to alterations on more expensive pieces, I totally trust her and send all of my friends there (one of whom drives for an hour to get there). Great value, amazing work, and a friendly environment. The best.

Pros: friendly, great value, amazing tailoring

Cons: nothing

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Marina is the most honest tailor I have ever met. She has turned me away at times when I brought items for alteration because they were fine the way they were. She also knows her fashion and is completely reliable. I wouldn't go to any other tailor in the city.

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★★★★★

Marina is the most honest tailor I have ever met. She has turned me away at times when I brought items for alteration because they were fine the way they were. She also knows her fashion and is completely reliable. I wouldn't go to any other tailor in the city.

Pros: Marina

Cons: None

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Marina is the BEST and totally HONEST! Not only will she come and help you clean out your closet but she will make your old items NEW... I see that you have many women's reviews but she is an expert tailor for men. Both my sons and my husband use her for suits, pants, jackets, shirts, leather, etc. There is nothing she can't do and if she can't, she will tell you.

Whenever I purchase something now, I will take it by Marina for approval. She tells me "Keep it, you have nothing like it, or No, you don't need it."

She has altered designer clothing for me that the BEST NY tailors have messed up. She is amazing.

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★★★★★

Marina is the BEST and totally HONEST! Not only will she come and help you clean out your closet but she will make your old items NEW... I see that you have many women's reviews but she is an expert tailor for men. Both my sons and my husband use her for suits, pants, jackets, shirts, leather, etc. There is nothing she can't do and if she can't, she will tell you.

Whenever I purchase something now, I will take it by Marina for approval. She tells me "Keep it, you have nothing like it, or No, you don't need it."

She has altered designer clothing for me that the BEST NY tailors have messed up. She is amazing.

Pros: Parking isn't perfect but she is worth it.

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My first experience at First Class Taylors was about 10 years ago. I brough in a dress that another taylor had ruined and I could not wear. Marina was able to not only fix it but make it look fabulous at an affordable price. I have been thrilled with the service ever since, from shirts to pants but especially with the great fashion advice that Marina (the owner) provides. She is up to date with all the fashion from head to toe and is not afraid to tell you exactly what she thinks of your outfit. It's really hard to find honest people in this town so I'm glad I found First Class Taylors.

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★★★★★

My first experience at First Class Taylors was about 10 years ago. I brough in a dress that another taylor had ruined and I could not wear. Marina was able to not only fix it but make it look fabulous at an affordable price. I have been thrilled with the service ever since, from shirts to pants but especially with the great fashion advice that Marina (the owner) provides. She is up to date with all the fashion from head to toe and is not afraid to tell you exactly what she thinks of your outfit. It's really hard to find honest people in this town so I'm glad I found First Class Taylors.

Pros: Very friendly.

Cons: None

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Great tailor shop with 1st class service. Be prepared for direct and honest opinions about your alterations by the owner, Marina, she will not stear you wrong. I've been bringing my clothes to her for the last 5 years, and I travel out of my way to drive to her shop from the valley. Does great work on jean alterations. Ask for original hem, the little x-tra cost is worth it. Highly recommended, professional service, dependable, and great workmanship.

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★★★★★

Great tailor shop with 1st class service. Be prepared for direct and honest opinions about your alterations by the owner, Marina, she will not stear you wrong. I've been bringing my clothes to her for the last 5 years, and I travel out of my way to drive to her shop from the valley. Does great work on jean alterations. Ask for original hem, the little x-tra cost is worth it. Highly recommended, professional service, dependable, and great workmanship.

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I LOVE THE WORK THAT THEY DO AND THEY ARE ALWAYS DEPENDIBLE. I TRUST THEM 100 PERCENT WITH MY MOST PRECIOUS CLOTHES. FROM JEANS TO BRIDESMAID DRESSES THEY DO EXCELLENT WORK. IF YOU DO DECIDE TO PAY A VISIT TO FIRST CLASS TAILORS ASK FOR THE OWNER, MARINA. SHES INCREDIBLY NICE AND READY TO HELP YOU AND GIVE YOU HELPFUL AND HONEST TIPS TO MAKING YOUR CLOTHES FIT YOU AND MOST IMPORTANT MAKE YOU LOOK FABULOUS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND FIRST CLASS TAILORS !

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★★★★★

I LOVE THE WORK THAT THEY DO AND THEY ARE ALWAYS DEPENDIBLE. I TRUST THEM 100 PERCENT WITH MY MOST PRECIOUS CLOTHES. FROM JEANS TO BRIDESMAID DRESSES THEY DO EXCELLENT WORK. IF YOU DO DECIDE TO PAY A VISIT TO FIRST CLASS TAILORS ASK FOR THE OWNER, MARINA. SHES INCREDIBLY NICE AND READY TO HELP YOU AND GIVE YOU HELPFUL AND HONEST TIPS TO MAKING YOUR CLOTHES FIT YOU AND MOST IMPORTANT MAKE YOU LOOK FABULOUS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND FIRST CLASS TAILORS !

Pros: EVERYTHING!!!

Cons: NONE!!!!

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I have been going to Marina since I moved to LA 5 years ago and have recommended all of my friends who absolutely love her work! In particular, she does great work on jeans - ask for the orignal hem, it costs slightly more but well worth the price. She always goes the extra mile and will flat out tell you what works and what items shouldn't even be bothered with. I am impressed with the level of expertise her shop provides in a timely fashion - and always with a smile!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Marina since I moved to LA 5 years ago and have recommended all of my friends who absolutely love her work! In particular, she does great work on jeans - ask for the orignal hem, it costs slightly more but well worth the price. She always goes the extra mile and will flat out tell you what works and what items shouldn't even be bothered with. I am impressed with the level of expertise her shop provides in a timely fashion - and always with a smile!

Pros: Quality tailoring

Cons: Small parking lot but street parking is also available

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Marian at First Class Tailors is absolutely top notch. I had a dress that did not fit me quite right and she helped adjust the fit, while also giving me advice and how to wear the dress. At First Class Tailors, you will experience the kind of customer service that is very hard to find these days, not to mention her amazingly fast turnaround. I needed a pair of pant fixed at the hem and she was done in 5 minutes. I would reccomend Marina for all of your needs (expect wedding dresses, she doesn't do those). First Class Tailors, the name says it all.

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★★★☆☆

Marian at First Class Tailors is absolutely top notch. I had a dress that did not fit me quite right and she helped adjust the fit, while also giving me advice and how to wear the dress. At First Class Tailors, you will experience the kind of customer service that is very hard to find these days, not to mention her amazingly fast turnaround. I needed a pair of pant fixed at the hem and she was done in 5 minutes. I would reccomend Marina for all of your needs (expect wedding dresses, she doesn't do those). First Class Tailors, the name says it all.

Pros: Marina is the best, Fast turnaround, Great Customer Service, Excellent Quality Work

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Ask for Marina. She knows what's in style, does a great job, and has fast turnaround times.

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★★★★☆

Ask for Marina. She knows what's in style, does a great job, and has fast turnaround times.

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