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What's the Going Rate for Alterations?

We talked to local tailors to find out the cost of clothing alterations.

Below is a list of five local businesses that can take care of your clothing alteration needs.

Keep in mind: The cost of alterations varies widely, depending on the style of the garment and complexity of the work.

will clean your laundry, alter clothing and even repair your favorite shoes. It has been in business for 10 years. It costs $11 to alter the waistband on pants, and $12 for hemming. It also offers dress altering and hemming starting at $14 to $15, depending on the fabric and style of the dress. >> 818-817-2365, 17623 Ventura Blvd., Encino

is located in the Encino Oaks Shopping Center. Alterations and hemming start at $15, but go up depending on the material and lining. >> 818-990-8878, 17314 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

focuses on being as environmentally conscious as possible and prides itself on being a chemical-free business. It also has on-site tailoring seven days a week and offers delivery. It costs $16 to have pants taken in, and $12 to have them hemmed. Dress alterations start at $25, and dress hemming starts at $15. >> 818-501-2266, 16422 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

has been operating for more than 40 years. This dry cleaner specializes in wedding gown preservation, necktie cleaning and embroidery services. For a pair of pants, alterations cost $25 and hemming starts at $17.50. Dress alterations start at $30. >> 818-986-8464, 16946 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

, a 30-year-old family business, offers laundry, repairs and dry cleaning services. It also conveniently offers pickup and delivery as far as Beverly Hills and Camarillo. It costs $12 to have pants taken in or hemmed. For dress alterations or hemming, the cost is between $20 and $25. >> 818-784-5249, 17259 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

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