Ann's Alterations & Tailoring

★★★☆☆
  • 8660 Miramar Rd # E

    San Diego, CA 92126

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  • 858-271-9300

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If you're short like me (and everything needs to be hemmed), you need to discover Ann's Alterations. Extremely reasonable - unlined pants starting at $5! I recently had a bridesmaid gown altered. They did a really good job, turned it around in a couple of days, and was almost have the price that I was expecting it to be.

Their prices are posted on a flyer, with a range for each item. They've always been well within their range (usually on the lower end) so I've always felt like I've received a good value and knew what I was going to be charged upfront. They even hemmed a dress for me in less than a day's turn-around without charging me rush charges.

I highly recommend them!

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If you're short like me (and everything needs to be hemmed), you need to discover Ann's Alterations. Extremely reasonable - unlined pants starting at $5! I recently had a bridesmaid gown altered. They did a really good job, turned it around in a couple of days, and was almost have the price that I was expecting it to be.

Their prices are posted on a flyer, with a range for each item. They've always been well within their range (usually on the lower end) so I've always felt like I've received a good value and knew what I was going to be charged upfront. They even hemmed a dress for me in less than a day's turn-around without charging me rush charges.

I highly recommend them!

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I just got a dress hemmed at Ann's and I thought it was strange when they quoted me $10 to hem a $20 dress, but I was in a hurry when I dropped it off so I figured I'd ask about it when I picked up the dress. When I went to pick up the dress I asked them about the price because the price list on their counter said $5 for hemming dresses. Her list of excuses were as follows:

1) oh it's a formal dress, formal dresses are $10 (as she pulled this mysterious handwritten price list out from under the counter that had higher prices on it)
-my dress was a $20 cotton dress from Target - definitely not a formal dress

2) oh the price sheet has a range starting at $5
- the price sheet has a flat rate of $5 for hemming unlined dresses (my dress was an unlined dress)

3) oh it's a stretchy fabric so it's harder to hem
- it's a cotton dress, and if it were correctly hemmed for a stretchy fabric, they would have used a zig zag stitch but they just hemmed it with a straight stitch

At that point I was too tired to argue it anymore, so I just paid the $10 and left but I'm not going back. Nothing upsets me more than people who don't honor their listed prices and try to give me some shady run around about it. If you're gonna charge $10 for a service, advertise it as $10.

Maybe it is cheaper for the regular customers but if that's the case, then give them a discount and make them feel special instead of making your other customers feel ripped off for not getting the advertised price.

AND another thing: when I first came in I heard her talking to her dad about the prices for another customer in Vietnamese (most people don't know I understand Vietnamese because my last name is Japanese). Their conversation went like this:

girl: "dad, how much for the purple suede jacket?"
dad: "$30 is ok"
girl: "i think $40-$45"
dad: "ok $35"
girl: "$40?"
dad: "fine whatever"

And then girl went and quoted the customer $42 for the alteration but when the customer didn't respond well to it, she said "$40 is ok too". I know everybody has to make a living, but come on!

Lessons learned:
1) double check the price list when you drop off items
2) bring someone with you that speaks/understands VietnameseI

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I just got a dress hemmed at Ann's and I thought it was strange when they quoted me $10 to hem a $20 dress, but I was in a hurry when I dropped it off so I figured I'd ask about it when I picked up the dress. When I went to pick up the dress I asked them about the price because the price list on their counter said $5 for hemming dresses. Her list of excuses were as follows:

1) oh it's a formal dress, formal dresses are $10 (as she pulled this mysterious handwritten price list out from under the counter that had higher prices on it)
-my dress was a $20 cotton dress from Target - definitely not a formal dress

2) oh the price sheet has a range starting at $5
- the price sheet has a flat rate of $5 for hemming unlined dresses (my dress was an unlined dress)

3) oh it's a stretchy fabric so it's harder to hem
- it's a cotton dress, and if it were correctly hemmed for a stretchy fabric, they would have used a zig zag stitch but they just hemmed it with a straight stitch

At that point I was too tired to argue it anymore, so I just paid the $10 and left but I'm not going back. Nothing upsets me more than people who don't honor their listed prices and try to give me some shady run around about it. If you're gonna charge $10 for a service, advertise it as $10.

Maybe it is cheaper for the regular customers but if that's the case, then give them a discount and make them feel special instead of making your other customers feel ripped off for not getting the advertised price.

AND another thing: when I first came in I heard her talking to her dad about the prices for another customer in Vietnamese (most people don't know I understand Vietnamese because my last name is Japanese). Their conversation went like this:

girl: "dad, how much for the purple suede jacket?"
dad: "$30 is ok"
girl: "i think $40-$45"
dad: "ok $35"
girl: "$40?"
dad: "fine whatever"

And then girl went and quoted the customer $42 for the alteration but when the customer didn't respond well to it, she said "$40 is ok too". I know everybody has to make a living, but come on!

Lessons learned:
1) double check the price list when you drop off items
2) bring someone with you that speaks/understands VietnameseI

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I thought it was strange when they quoted me $10 to hem a $20 dress, but I was in a hurry when I dropped it off so I figured I'd ask about it when I picked up the dress. When I asked about the price and showed them that the price list on their counter said $5 for hemming dresses, the list of excuses were as follows:

1) oh it's a formal dress, formal dresses are $10 (as she pulled this mysterious handwritten price list out from under the counter that had higher prices on it)
-my dress was a $20 cotton dress from Target - definitely not a formal dress

2) oh the price sheet has a range starting at $5
- the price sheet has a flat rate of $5 for hemming unlined dresses (my dress was an unlined dress)

3) oh it's a stretchy fabric so it's harder to hem
- it's a cotton dress, and if it were correctly hemmed for a stretchy fabric, they would have used a zig zag stitch but they just hemmed it with a straight stitch

At that point I was too tired to argue it anymore, so I just paid the $10 and left but I'm not going back. Nothing upsets me more than people who don't honor their listed prices and try to give me some shady run around about it. If you're gonna charge $10 for a service, advertise it as $10.

AND another thing: when I first came in I heard her talking to her dad about the prices for another customer in Vietnamese (most people don't know I understand Vietnamese because my last name is Japanese). Their conversation went like this:

girl: "dad, how much for the purple suede jacket?"
dad: "$30 is ok"
girl: "i think $40-$45"
dad: "ok $35"
girl: "$40?"
dad: "fine whatever"

And then girl went and quoted the customer $42 for the alteration but when the customer didn't respond well to it, she said "$40 is ok too". I know everybody has to make a living, but come on!

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★☆☆☆☆

I thought it was strange when they quoted me $10 to hem a $20 dress, but I was in a hurry when I dropped it off so I figured I'd ask about it when I picked up the dress. When I asked about the price and showed them that the price list on their counter said $5 for hemming dresses, the list of excuses were as follows:

1) oh it's a formal dress, formal dresses are $10 (as she pulled this mysterious handwritten price list out from under the counter that had higher prices on it)
-my dress was a $20 cotton dress from Target - definitely not a formal dress

2) oh the price sheet has a range starting at $5
- the price sheet has a flat rate of $5 for hemming unlined dresses (my dress was an unlined dress)

3) oh it's a stretchy fabric so it's harder to hem
- it's a cotton dress, and if it were correctly hemmed for a stretchy fabric, they would have used a zig zag stitch but they just hemmed it with a straight stitch

At that point I was too tired to argue it anymore, so I just paid the $10 and left but I'm not going back. Nothing upsets me more than people who don't honor their listed prices and try to give me some shady run around about it. If you're gonna charge $10 for a service, advertise it as $10.

AND another thing: when I first came in I heard her talking to her dad about the prices for another customer in Vietnamese (most people don't know I understand Vietnamese because my last name is Japanese). Their conversation went like this:

girl: "dad, how much for the purple suede jacket?"
dad: "$30 is ok"
girl: "i think $40-$45"
dad: "ok $35"
girl: "$40?"
dad: "fine whatever"

And then girl went and quoted the customer $42 for the alteration but when the customer didn't respond well to it, she said "$40 is ok too". I know everybody has to make a living, but come on!

Cons: location, service

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Been going to Ann for 15+ yrs. She's made a bridesmaid dress & done many alterat'ns on various clothes for me & my fam. Excell't quality work @ good prices.

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★★★★☆

Been going to Ann for 15+ yrs. She's made a bridesmaid dress & done many alterat'ns on various clothes for me & my fam. Excell't quality work @ good prices.

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Ann's shop does a very good job doing alterations. She is quick (one day) and detailed. I see customers bring her formals and business suits. She has a fitting room too.

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Ann's shop does a very good job doing alterations. She is quick (one day) and detailed. I see customers bring her formals and business suits. She has a fitting room too.

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