2 W. 46th St., New York, NY | Directions 1003640.756245 -73.979568
Daily 10am-7pm; By appointment
They never went bankrupt – They are still active in the New York State Corporation Database so that means they are filing taxes every year or are at least obliged to do so. The owner now runs a number of businesses in the same area. Andiamo Tailors, Alterations Master, Indo Suit, Charlie's Custom Tailor, Beyond Bespoke and Park Avenue Tailors.
BERMINI IS CLOSED - Shut down, etc etc.... I have their old phone number. Trust me, the went bankrupt. thx!!
Avoid at all costs!!! – Beware to any bride-to-be or potential customer, DO NOT USE Bermini Tailors and DO NOT trust a word Joe Hemrajani says. For 4 months I have been repeatedly lied too, disappointed with any work that was done and treated like a fool. This experience of getting my wedding dress tailored was supposed to be a memorable and exciting one... it's certainly been memorable but for all the wrong reasons. Two weeks ago I decided enough was enough and I took my dress to another tailor who couldn't believe the shoddy work that had been done. She managed to correct the work that had been done and finished all other alterations within a week!! Avoid Bermini's at all cost!!!!
Will remedy a problem if it arises... – If the product is not provided on time or there is a problem, Joe will promptly seek additional alternatives (such as a refund) to reimburse you.
You're better off elsewhere – I had a mixed experience with Bermini for the alteration of my very simple wedding dress, which I just picked up today. The positives: 1) I am happy with the final product and 2) it didn't cost me a fortune. The negatives: 1) I was told to make an appt specifically with Joe for the alterations, which I did, and he wasn't even there when I brought in the wedding dress so someone else had to help me; 2) they weren't clear with me whether I would need a single or multiple fittings, so I expected my simple dress to be ready to take home on the first return visit (imagine my surprise when my dress had seams hanging open everywhere); 3) they canceled an appt on me at the last minute; 4) they kept me waiting for both of my fittings (25 minutes this last time) while they did the alterations that should have been finished in time for my appointment; 5) it's difficult to get anyone on the phone, and they do not return voice and e-mails; and 6) as a bride-to-be you don't get pampered in the least, and don't expect anyone to even help you get the dress on. Had I known how much angst they would have caused me (wedding planning is already stressful enough!), I would have taken my business elsewhere. You should know that they are about to move from the Chainin Bldg on 42nd and Lex to another location on (I think) 51st and 7th. If you use them, and I don't think you should, you should protect yourself and pay by credit card. And don't expect them to adhere to the turnaround times they promote on their website. Certainly don't let them do anything last minute -- that's just asking for trouble.
treated like a homeless person – Last year I visited Bermini to have my wedding dress altered. I bought the dress in Paris, and lost some weight so I needed alterations, and based on the citysearch feedback choose Bermini. Perhaps the obviously non female friendly staff did not appreciate my business as they were half an hour late for my appointment. I was then shuffled into I believe the managers cold office to change into my dress while I struggled to shift all 100lbs of me so I did not run into his desk. He then reminded me of the price and requested payment right away. I struggled to keep the top of my dress lifted as I shuffled to my purse. I was then hemmed in one minute by a non english speaking seamstress, or perhaps not speaking to me. I then was told the dress would be ready in two weeks.
I was alerted via email that the dress would not be ready in time. A week later the same condesending manager who answered phone calls the entire time I was in the office on the first visit handed me my dress and curtly told me to try it on because they will not take complaints past date. I was chauffered into a conference room this time. there was no mirror, and I was too ashamed to walk out into the hallway and guess as to which door might offer someone with assistance. I put my dress in my bag and returned home.
I did recieve an email two days later, obviously insert said name here thanking me for my patronage, too bad they called me Mr.@#$%^&
Best Fit to a Woman's Body – I have used Bermini's several times over the years to re-size, hem, alter and create many things for me. I have never had a suit made and cannot speak to what seems to be their unprofessional conduct in relation to that judging from previous reviewers. But I can add that I have never encountered a tailor with as much skill. No, it's not the nicest office building and they don't pamper you upon arrival, but they can contour a dress to your body like no one else, including adding darts, boning, etc. If you have a hard to fit woman's body, there is no one else I trust with my clothes.
Shirts – I never thought about custom shirts until I received a certificate from my company to go to Bermini. The shirts were fitted, had the perfect English Spread collar from a GQ Magazine ad I showed them, and had my initials on the cuff. Out of the 7 shirts I ordered, I only received 6 since 1 of them was the wrong pattern, so they promised to replace it within 2 weeks. I'll update upon receipt.
Great Suit, Long Wait – Just received my suit. Although the suit looks great, feels great, and fits great, I nearly didn't take it. The 3 month wait to get my suit caused me to nearly cancel the order. I'm (now) glad I waited for it to be completed. I've bought custom suits in the past, and although I was generally satisfied with other tailors in the past, I have to say Bermini offered me a better selection of fabrics, and was more thorough with styling details and measurements, all the while still adhering to my demands. Bermini is a good choice only if you have the patience.
A work in progress – In the first week of September 2007, I ordered two suits and four slacks. I received a promise/guarantee that the package would be ready in eights-ten weeks (mid November). Unfortunately, there were delays along the way and I received the package piecemeal between mid-December and March. What went wrong? One suit was made with the wrong material so it had to be remade and was not ready until March. One pant was incorrectly sewn and was not ready until mid-April.
- The pants fit very well. Currently, I'm working with the Bermini team to perfect the fit of the suitcoats. I will leave a note on their outcome.
- I felt the service was very slow and despite repeated calls to expedite delivery, I was not taken seriously until I left a complaint on citysearch (the likely driver of sales). Remember, I ordered the items in early September 2007. Joe claims that since my experience the business has been revamped with a larger team to accomodate increased flow. I will be able to comment once my suitcoats are ready.
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