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All the Stores You Probably Didn’t Realize Do Free Tailoring

From Lululemon to Uniqlo.

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As a short person, I have to admit I was pretty psyched when the undone hem trend came around. That’s because every single pair of pants I’ve bought in the last 15 to 20 years have been too long on me; no matter how much I think I’ll go get them hemmed, I really never do.

But there’s a better way to deal than pretending you’ll eventually go to the tailor or just cutting your pants off at the ankle yourself: Countless stores actually provide hemming and tailoring services with your purchase, either for free or for a nominal fee. Since most stores don’t advertise this fact or tell you about it unless you specifically ask, we’ve listed several of the most useful ones here.

Check them out or bookmark this page and consult it next time you need to buy pants — it’s definitely easier to get it taken care of right when you buy, especially if it’s free! Just remember to always save your receipt to redeem.


Banana Republic: Hemming on pants and skirts is free for Luxe cardmembers; this also applies to anyone with a Gap Silver card. There’s a flat $10 fee for other customers.

Barneys: Complimentary basic tailoring “on all men's full price suits and tailored clothing,” available in-store at any Barneys flagship location. Alterations on other men’s and women’s items are available in-store for a fee; prices vary by task.

Blue Owl Workshop: Chain-stitch hemming is free with any new purchase within 30 days; $25 for previously owned jeans or jeans purchased elsewhere.

Bloomingdale’s: Complimentary basic alterations are available for full-price, tailored items; additional alterations are available, but prices vary. Contact your local store for prices.

Brooklyn Denim Co: Complimentary hemming on jeans purchased in-store or online, as well as jacket sleeves; other alterations available for a small fee. Price list here.

Club Monaco: Free basic alterations must be requested in-store at any location; online purchases should be accompanied by a receipt. Alterations on sale merchandise require an additional fee: $10 to $15 for pants; $12 to $15 for skirts and dresses.

Dillard’s: Complimentary alterations on all tailored items and jeans purchased in-store; sale items and “ready-to-wear” will be subject to a $6 fee.

Hugo Boss: Complimentary basic tailoring on full-price items with a receipt; see a full list of what qualifies as “basic” here.

J.Crew: Complimentary hemming on select items; not available for sale merchandise. Details here.

Land’s End: Complimentary hemming and cuffing available for men’s and women’s pants. Details here.

Lululemon: Complimentary hemming on tops and pants at all stores; no receipt or tags required.

Neiman Marcus: In-store alterations are available, but pricing varies by desired alterations and location. Receipt required and services must be requested within 30 days of purchase.

Nordstrom: Complimentary basic alterations are available for most full-price items, but a receipt or packing slip is required. More complicated alterations (suits, eveningwear) are offered but for a fee. Details here.

Nordstrom Rack: In-store alterations available for a fee, with receipt or packing slip; see a full price list here.

Macy’s: Alteration service is available at select Macy’s locations; prices vary by task. Next-day service is available for $15.

Madewell: Complimentary hemming for jeans is available for Madewell Insiders (members of Madewell’s loyalty program, which is free to join).

Rag & Bone: Complimentary hemming on full-price items at any store location; sale items will be subject to a $15 fee.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Complimentary hemming on most jeans, trousers, and jacket sleeves; some sale items may be subject to a small fee. Additional alterations vary in price; you can see a full price list here. For a fee, they’ll also tailor clothes not bought at Saks.

Self Edge: Chain-stitch hemming available for free for any jeans purchased in-store; online purchases are subject to a $15 fee. Previously owned jeans can be hemmed for $25. Repair services are also available for a fee.

The Buckle: All jeans can be hemmed for free with a receipt and within 30 days of purchase.

Uniqlo: Basic alterations for bottoms range from free to $10, depending on the original garment price and desired alteration. Receipt required. More details here.