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Mannikins Tailoring - 7 Reviews - 1016 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA - Apparel Reviews - Phone (805) 543-6446

Mannikins Tailoring

1016 Morro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-6446
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I just picked up four pair of yoga pants that I needed hemmed. The pants were done fast and turned out perfect length wise. I was hesistant because of the lack of reviews but de...


If there was one thing I learned today it was ALWAYS ask the price before agreeing to let someone alter my clothes. After hearing that Manikins was the place in SLO for alteration...

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/16/2013

I have had numerous items tailored. Each time the service has been very good, and the quality of work has been excellent. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/12/2013

Simply a great place to do business. I have used Mannikins' many times over the last couple of years for tailoring and alterations. Each time I have been extremely pleased with the results and the personalized service. Also, being located right downtown couldn't be more covenient. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 5/9/2013

The alterations made to a sports jacket I brought in made it tantamount to a custom made jacket. I have had clothes tailored in New York and Los Angeles over the past 50 plus years and have found the work done here to be equal to or better than any tailor I have ever been too. I highly recommend their services. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/1/2013

She has done many alterations for me, and does a great job every time. I would never go anywhere else. Highly recommended! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/22/2013

Red Flag on the play. Mannikins looks to be ""stacking the Deck"" with more ""friends"" writing the reviews. I first stumbled on to their site on Google and found the same ""stacking"". This sort of thing really chafes me so I came looking at other site, ie, this one. Too many positives in too short a time. Cry foul.\r \r Scott more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/20/2013

While visiting from out of town I ripped my favorite Hudson Jeans. I walked by Mannekins to see if they could repair the jeans that day. The gal was happy to accomodate me and did a terrific job. I can hardly see where the repair was made. I would highly recommend Mannikins. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/19/2013

This business is very clean and organized. The owner seems very knowledgeable with both style and fit. She was friendly and I was very satisfied with the work. I have been there several times and will continue to use them in the future. \r more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/17/2013

I take vintage leather wartime jackets to mannikins for repairs and she is the only one I will use and trust because they are very rare and expensive. She does a fantastic job and offers excellent personal service which is rare in this day of a non service oriented marketplace. She IS that ""quintessential local shop around the corner"" more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/15/2013

I have been using Mannikins Tailoring for over two decades. She is professional and does quality work. She is honest and will tell you your realistic options rather than candy coat the truth. When my cloths need to be let out or in she is the one I count on and I have yet to be disappointed. Hard worker - Yes! Available when needed - Check! Reasonable price - Affirmative! Good location – right down town! Knows the score of the football game – Not always, but sometimes! Never the less, I recommend her to anyone! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/8/2013

Mannikins does a fantastic job altering, repairing, and restructuring. I trust her with my vintage clothing because she honestly gives me options or tells me if the end result won't turn out well. Whenever she had a different opinion than mine about the alteration, and after explaining why it wouldn't work, it turned out her ideas were much better. I would always learn something new in the process and it always looked beautiful in the end. She is also very good at the simplest of things like hemming pants or skirts. I have no complaints about this place and would highly recommend them to everyone. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/5/2013

I went to Mannikins with a black coat to have it fitted after losing weight. The owner did a great job, it looks perfect! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/5/2013

I brought my first alteration to Mannikins after my usual tailor was reluctant to alter an evening gown for me due to its complicated construction. i.e. it would cost too much, take too long, and exceed the value of the dress. I went to Mannikins and Catherine (the owner) told me she could make it work, and she also made some additional suggestions which I had not considered. She did a beautiful job, and her price was very fair, especially considering my unreasonable request (in my opinion) to have it finished in a few days. Since then I have brought all of my alterations to her and have never been disappointed with the quality, cost, or time. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/2/2012

I had a couture suit altered by Mannikins along with some pants that had become too small for me. Everything was done professionally. The work was excellent and the turn around very quick. I would not hesitate to recommend highly more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/30/2012

I've been going to Mannikins for several years. I regularly need to have pants hemmed and Mannikins is the place for me! Its fast, convenient, and reasonably priced! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/29/2012

This is the only place in town that I trust for ALL of my tailoring. I've been going for a couple years now. The owner is very friendly, knowledgable & easy to work with. She's super patient (a necessity w/ me:) anytime I need a jacket, shirt or jeans altered ... This is the spot. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/4/2012

I went to this place on a recommendation from Banana Republic I was so pleased with their work I would highly recommend them. The turnaround time was very quick and the work impeccable. more

Rude 2/27/2012

If there was one thing I learned today it was ALWAYS ask the price before agreeing to let someone alter my clothes. After hearing that Manikins was the place in SLO for alterations, I was very disappointed when I picked my bridesmaids dress. When I originally walked into Manikins Tailor, Catherine Doyles (owner) seemed very cheerful. I had many items that needed to get altered (jeans, dresses, and a shirt), however I also had a priority list of what items needed fixing first. The bridesmaids dress was first on my list. When I simply asked her how much it was for the alteration with original hem, the price made me change my mind. Once I said ?No thanks, I'll just do this dress"". Catherine's attitude changed and was very negative. She seemed appalled that I refused to pay her price. I had read the previous reviews about a bridesmaids dress and the average was around $50, so I was gauging my prices around that, give or take $15. While she was marking where my dress hem line she stated, ""Well if you didn?t? like the price of the jeans you are not going to like this"". I was shocked that someone in the customer service industry would tell me that and though my intuition told me I shouldn't have let her make alterations but I did because the dress was necessary for the upcoming wedding I was in. I didn't ask the price, however she also didn't tell me. When I went to get my dress she charged me $90.00 for a new hemline and one dart. She looked at me very rudely when I repeated the price. Normally, the price does not bother me if it is quality and the service is exceptional. However, this store and the owner Catherine possessed neither. Her professionalism is as nonexistent as her customer service skills. I will never to back to this alterations store nor would I recommend them. more

Great seamstress and friendly 12/3/2011

I just picked up four pair of yoga pants that I needed hemmed. The pants were done fast and turned out perfect length wise. I was hesistant because of the lack of reviews but decided to try the place out anyway. I was pleasantly surprised by how busy the place was during the week and how fast my items were ready for pickup. I know that each experience is different but I was very satisfied with mine. The owner goes above and beyond to ensure satisfaction and is happy to talk with you when time permits. Very friendly and knowledgeable about other local businesses (a fellow yoga lover!). more

RUDE people! 5/12/2011

Unfortunately the woman who works there is a very angry and RUDE person. Not to mention that it too 10 days for my jeans to get hemmed!! Plus she only hemmed one side of my blouse and when it didnt look right, she decided not to do the other side?? Thanks a lot! I do NOT recommend doing business here! more


My experience was entirely positive. The price was cheaper than the other shop I took it to, the work was done WAY faster, and the owner was much more educated. I won't go anywhere else in town! Pros: Affordable, Quick, and Educated more
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  • Hours:

    Tuesday thru friday. 9:00-6:00 Lunch daily. 1:30-2:30