The first thing you'll notice when you arrive in Hoi An is the multitude of tailor shops. It's a bit out of control as most of the shops are not trained tailors.
The list below helps you choose out of ten shops that have positive reviews on the web already & often get recommended by word of mouth locally. We suggest you try two different shops & mind our advice.
A DONG SILK - 40 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: (84-510) 863-170
Customer Quote: My daughter & I have just come back from our second holiday in Hoi An. Both times we had clothes made at A Dong Silk & were extremely pleased with both the quality & the service. Garments are fully lined and finished off in a professional way. This time I had a few friends tried them & they were all very impressed."
BAO KHANH SILK - 101 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: (84-510) 861 818 / Visit their website
Description: Popular tailors specialising in made-to-measure fashion, formal wear & casual clothing. Well patronised & has a good reputation. Ask for Mr Binh.
BIBI SILK - 13 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An, Vietnam
Customer Quote: We found our tailor from "Rough Guide" & we were very happy about it. It might be one of those "cheaper places", but very professional and service minded. It 's run by an expat/Vietnamese couple. We spent almost 400$ & we don't regret it."
MY MY - 164 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam
Customer Quote: "A little shop by the Japanese covered bridge, so I went there and started explaining the various items that I wanted made. My My takes Mastercard and even though the items were only $7-$15 each, it didn't take me long to spend $205."
PHUOC AN CLOTH SHOP - 6 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
Customer Quote: "They whipped up a suit for my girlfriend in 3 hours, which fitted perfectly for $48. I bought two perfect suits for $ 110. Check if the company double stitches and what kind of fabrics they offer. You can go a lot cheaper but this was western quality."
TAN TOAN TAILORS - 18A Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An, Vietnam
Customer Quote: "The staff is very friendly & professional, they have good taste and their advice in colour, style and cut was very competent. We found the tailor shops where nobody tries to drag you in are the ones who provide quality service."
THUONG GIA - 41 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: (84-510) 910 712
Description: Foreign-managed tailor shop housed in a converted ancient shophouse which was used as a set during the filming of The Quiet American. Known for having international standards in making stylish bespoke clothing.
THU THUY - 60 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
Visit their website
Description: Madame Thuy claims to be the first tailor shop to open in Hoi An. Her shop has a wide range of silks compared to other shops in town. The Queen of Spain ordered clothes in Thu Thuy on her trip to Hoi An.
YALY COUTURE - 47 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: (84-510) 910 474 / Visit their website
Description: Classy bespoke tailors catering to women & men. Suits, shirts, dresses and more in traditional or modern styles. Known for detailed bead work & embroidery. Most expensive in town but can be worth it.