Hoi An Tailoring – Tips & Tricks to the Perfect Tailoring Experience

Getting clothes tailored at BeBe should be a fun experience resulting in clothes that you hold onto for years as a wardrobe staple. We never ever want our customers going home from our tailor in Hoi An with something they are unlikely to wear. We at BeBe want to share our best tailoring tips and tricks so you only have the best experience.

Garments at Bebe

TIPS FOR PICKING FABRIC

Consider the climate

Those who live in hot climates should keep breathability in mind. Linen is a great fabric for this.  If you’re going back to colder weather, make sure that the fabric of the piece you’re having made is suitable for the chill once you’ve returned from your Vietnamese vacation. Our staff know all the tips to make our clothes suitable for wherever you live.

Quality fabric is worth spending money on

If you’re looking to get any garment made, it’s really worth going for the highest rated fabric you can afford. The quality of the tailoring here is the same, whether you’re choosing the highest-end fabrics or a cheaper range of cloth. You will still get great quality stitching and interfacing whatever fabric you choose. Fabric and fashions change all the time so it really is worth investing in something a little better and more modern. Whatever fabric is used to make your clothes is usually reflected in the final product. It’s worth spending a bit more on a higher quality fabric to have a higher quality garment. 

Choose your fabric: Tailor in Hoi An

Consider the occasion

You might not want a velvet suit made for a summer wedding, the same way you might not want a light-weight linen suit for a wedding in the dead of winter. If you are getting clothes made for a specific occasion, keep that occasion in mind when you pick out fabric. Will you have access to an iron before you wear your new dress? Satin shows sweat more easily than other fabrics. Silk feels delicate but wrinkles easily. Just remember that certain occasions require fabrics to fit their needs. Our staff will help you out with any of these queries.

Work or Play

Will you be using the garment for work or for just one-off occasions? If your going to be using one of our suits daily in the office, are you sure that ultra-slim fit is not going to start becoming very restrictive very quickly? This is something we hear about from time to time from customers. Once they get home they find that the ultra-slim fit suit they loved in the shop feels restrictive in their workplace.  Do keep your suits for work more easy-fit and your special occasion suits as slim-fit as you dare.

Customer at Bebe: Tailor in Hoi An

Ask the experts

If your car broke down, you’d take it to a mechanic who knew a thing or two about cars, right? So, when you have questions about fabrics in regards to garments, it only makes sense that you’d go straight to the professionals in Hoi An and ask your tailor for advice! Tailors know how fabrics sit, which are prone to wrinkling, which stain easily, and what fabric makes your vision come together in the best possible way. Our staff know not only what works, but often more importantly what does not work. Our staff fit 1,000’s of customers a year so it really is worth listening to their advice.

staff at Bebe with a customer: Tailor in Hoi An

TIPS TO SPEED THINGS UP

Do your research

It will speed things up exponentially and take up less of your vacation if you do some research ahead of time.

Reaching out to us before you arrive in Hoi An can save a lot of legwork and also the amount of time in the shop. Simply email us at contact@bebeonline.wpengine.com  explaining what you’d like to have made, how long you’ll be in Hoi An, what your budget is, and any other details you’d like us to know. You should also attach photos of similar styles you prefer, or that have provided information for your garment. We love appointments here at BeBe as it allows us to reserve a tailor in Hoi An especially for you and make sure you’re not waiting around.

Once we have received your email, we can reply to answering all your questions and give you a quote. Our contact page allows you to e-mail, live chat, or message us via Facebook or Whatsapp. This will speed the tailoring process up, as you’ll arrive in Hoi An already having a clear idea of the tailor services they provide and have a rapport built with their staff.

Bebe Tailor Hoi An
Style choices for you to choose from: tailor in Hoi An

Visit the tailor right away

If you know that you’d like to get a suit or other article of clothing made while you’re visiting Hoi An, we cannot stress enough how smart it is to come into the tailor shop as soon as you can. The more time tailors have to make your garment, the better the quality will be. Coming in early during your holiday makes the tailoring process stress-free and eliminates you rushing around, trying to squeeze in last-minute fittings before your departure flight. Contact us and make an appointment so you will not be waiting and we can get as many details as possible ready before you arrive. Then, just come in, get measured, and head to the beach! We will schedule your first fitting with you at a convenient time for you and all will be well.

Have a clear idea of what you would like tailored

Our staff are happy to advise you throughout the process, but only you can see the vision in your head exactly as you picture it. It’s alright to need some direction, but those who visit with a solid vision for their garment usually leave feeling extra satisfied with how smooth their tailoring experience was.

Bring photos with you

Bringing photos while in Hoi An to the tailor shop is one of the simplest steps you can take to move the process along.  Photos, especially if you can find back and front silhouettes of the piece, are helpful for reasons you might not even expect.

First, it’s a lot easier to see what you want to be created if you have a photo we can use for reference. There are thousands of styles of clothing for you to choose from, part of what makes creating a garment from scratch so fun! But, it also means that saying you’d like trousers made isn’t always enough. Wide leg? Bootcut? Cropped? Bring in a photo of a pair you’ve seen online that you like the style of.

Second, although our staff speak English, a photo cuts out details being lost in translation. It’s almost like a little insurance policy. You’ve told them what you want to be made and you’ve also shown them what you’d like made- they have two points of reference and that doubles our odds of getting it perfect the first time.

Even with native English speakers, photos help eliminate terms that are used differently across the tailoring industry. For example, you might say you want something “taken in” when you actually want the tailor to put in “darting”. Seeing a picture, our experienced tailors will know exactly what you mean even if they don’t understand the term you used.

TIPS FOR A BETTER OVERALL EXPERIENCE

Don’t be afraid to speak up

Put simply, we can’t answer questions that don’t get asked. Answering your questions is part of what our staff are here to do! We understand that some people are a bit shy but we are a friendly bunch here and alterations are our job. There will never be a problem so if you want something changed, speak up!!  

Remember, part of what you pay for when getting an item of clothing tailor-made in Hoi An is the adjustments and alterations you desire. Tailors need to know if there are bits of a garment that feel uncomfortable or if you want something specific added. Communicating your thoughts to them helps guarantee you get what you’re looking for. At the end of the day, we are working for you!

Checking fabric with a staff at Bebe: Tailor in Hoi An.

Be realistic

You’re not Victoria Beckham. You’re not David Beckham either….The photo’s you see in magazines have been attacked by a team of professional photo-retouchers and the dresses will have pins, strings and clips holding everything in place for that perfect one-time shot. 

Don’t get us wrong, our customers love our suits and dresses. We will tailor the dress to your body just how you want it and keep making alterations until your 100% happy. However, do understand how a professional photo is taken these days and how different cuts of dresses or suits can enhance certain body-shapes.

Expect two or three quick fittings

Knowing what to expect in terms of the time needed to make a quality garment from start to finish is vital.

2-3 quick fittings are the industry standard for guaranteeing the perfect fit and highest quality outcome. 

While this might seem like an inconvenience, we will work entirely within your schedule. It should also be noted that we can, if need be, come to your hotel for fittings if you’re pressed for time. We realize many of our customers are on holiday and will do everything in our power to make sure fittings don’t ever get in the way. 

fitting a suit at Bebe.

Know your budget

If you walk into BeBe with a bit of an idea of your budget we should be able to find something to match. We have the largest selection of fabrics in Hoi An so normally have something for budgets great and small.  

We are hoping to roll out a new fixed pricing system soon to cut out all bartering and simplify the tailoring process for our customers. The new fixed pricing should help speed up the tailoring process by eliminating any of the time you’d waste negotiating and help with transparency. We want our customers to be able to look at a rack of fabrics and know that any suit on that rack is a set price.

Check every last detail

One of our top tips for you as a customer is to check every single detail of your clothing at your final fitting. When you try on your piece for the last time before you depart Hoi An, make sure you pay attention to every aspect of the garment before you leave the dressing room. Does your suit feel comfortable? Is our shirt too loose? Does the skirt of your dress sit the way you envisioned it would? There are rare circumstances when the clothes have to be altered and then sent to your hotel without a final sign off in the shop. In this case please do make sure you try the clothes and check the alterations in your hotel BEFORE you leave Hoi An. Any problems just call us and we will be there !!

A tailor at work at Bebe Tailor Hoi An

Listen to the experts

Our tailors and staff know what works and don’t work. They will happily do it your way, but keep in mind they have tailored thousands of customers. In short: they know what they’re talking about. Our staff are absolute suckers for a customer who is fun and enjoyable to be around. It is no exaggeration to say that every day we see the staff buying a beer or coffee for their favourite customers. The staff here want the experience to be a fun one. The Vietnamese love a laugh and want your coming to the shop to be part of your holiday and not a burden.

Happy staff all smiles for the camera.

Love your clothes?

If you love what we made you and are considering getting more clothes from us once you have returned home, do let us know. Our staff can then double-check that we have recorded all the changes and corrections at the fittings. We can even do a full re-measure of a jacket or trousers for you so everything will be perfect when you order from home.

BeBe’s final thoughts

Getting your first tailor-made garment in Hoi An should be a fun experience and not an overwhelming one.

Here at BeBe we are all about making what is traditionally seen as a rather “stuffy” industry into one where our staff and customers have fun and enjoy the process. Our aim is to make beautiful clothes that last and that you love.

If your heading over to Hoi An anytime soon, do get in touch with us, make an appointment and we will have you looking a million dollars by the time you leave.

Hidden Hoi An Travel Guide – Tailoring Article Featuring BeBe Tailor

Read Hidden Hoi An’s guide to tailoring in Hoi An here

One of the most respected authorities on Hoi An have just wrote a tremendous article about tailoring in our town.

Hidden Hoi An has about 70 articles about where to stay, what to do, eating and drinking and much more.

Their latest feature has visits to numerous tailors around town with them picking the best of the bunch.

Click the image below to read the article.

Happily they loved their visit to BeBe and huge thanks will go out to our very own Lisa and Y for making them feel so welcome they chose us as their number one tailor in Hoi An.

The article gives a great account of what to look for when choosing tailors and it seems we ticked all the boxes for them. 

This is one of the most in depth articles about the tailoring scene in Hoi An and delves into the history of tailoring and how things stand today.

See the Tailoring In Hoi An article here.

Bebe Tailor Measurement Guide

As anyone who has visited BeBe knows, we keep all your measurements on file so you can order again once your back at home.

A large percentage of our guests are now “customers for life” and we hear from them every 6 months or so for new shirts or jackets. An overseas order team headed up by Mike, Hong and Y look after all our overseas orders from first enquiry to checking the parcel has been delivered to the customers door in all four corners of the world.

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Anyone looking to re-order clothes should drop us a line at contact@bebeonline.wpengine.com where we pride ourselves on getting back to customers within 60 minutes during working hours. Photo’s are important to the process as we don’t have the customers here in the shop so do feel free to send us pictures or internet links so we can give you a quote.

Should you not have visited BeBe already, there is a very easy measuring guide you can download here. This has step by step instructions of what (and more importantly how) to measure. We also like a front, back and side photo of the would-be wearer of the clothes so our eagle-eyed tailors can see if there is anything that looks a bit off.

Do drop Mike and the gang a line and you could have a new set of shirts at your front door within two weeks.

 

Christina’s Blog Features BeBe

Christina’s blog https://blog.christinas.vn/guide-to-tailoring-in-hoi-an/

Christina’s and Onetrip are Vietnam’s leading tour group with accommodation and tours to be found in cities throughout Vietnam.

We got a visit one day from Piumi who said she was visiting Tailors in Hoi An for an article she was writing for Christina’s. Piumi loved the work we were doing here and wrote a great guide to tailoring in Hoi An.

Click the image below to read the feature

What we were not expecting was Christina’s video team to descend on us and create a video about what we do here. Tommaso and Jodie were the talent for the two days of filming. As can be seen in the video a lot of fun was had with our regular BeBe star Lisa in the thick of it as normal.

Huge thanks to all the team at Christina’s and Onetrip for taking the time out to visit us and for making it all feel like fun and not work.

Dutch TV Stars Visit BeBe Tailor

When Dutch TV company Blue Circle contacted us about visiting our shop for an upcoming series called “Better Late than Never” we were intrigued.

The format was four famous Dutch gentlemen being taken around the world and encouraged to have experiences they would never normally have.

Our four stars had no idea what was in store for them each day and the first they knew about BeBe was us knocking on their hotel rooms and Lisa and Sarah asking to measure them up. With all their charm and guile they managed to persuade each star to get measured up without giving the game away as to what would be happening the next day.

The next day their guide (famous clothes designer) Olcay Gulsen told the men it was time to smarten up and walked them into our Hoang Dieu Street branch.

Barry, Peter, Gerard and Willibroad were welcomed with open arms by our team led by Nu, Ly, Tina and Trang.

Age really is no barrier to fun as our staff found with our Dutch stars keeping our staff on their toes with singing and dancing in the fitting rooms.

We loved the Dutch gang and really hope they can make their way over here again soon.

Australian TV – Luxury Escapes Features BeBe Tailor

Australian TV’s Channel 7 came to visit BeBe as part of their Luxury Escapes series.

The host Shane Jolley and the team were a pleasure to tailor clothes for and a lot of fun was had in the filming of the show.

There was a hiccup along the way with a flight delay so we ended up with a record 7 tailors working on Shane’s suit to get it made in time for the shoot schedule.

Fantastic work by our very own Hanh Mama and the team for getting Shane kitted within hours.

With no time for rehearsals we all had our hearts in our mouths as Shane came out of the changing room wondering if we had bitten off too much with regards to time.

Walking out in a perfect fitting suit when there was no time yet for adjustments was a huge win for the tailoring team who celebrated with a few beers that night.

All the gang at BeBe has very fond memories of that day and have kept in touch.

WHY WE BELIEVE BEBE IS THE BEST TAILOR IN HOI AN

At BeBe, we fully believe we are the best tailor in Hoi An. There is a reason our 15-year-old establishment is one of the most prominent names in Hoi An tailoring. We stand out among the other seemingly hundreds of tailors in this town thanks to the many services we provide our customers both in-house and online. We are the most trusted tailor in Hoi An because we offer a truly bespoke experience for our customers, guarantee quality and expertise, and treat every employee like our family.

Before you roll your eyes thinking “ew, self-promotion”, let’s break down exactly what BeBe offers in regards to budget, speed, quality, and everything in between.


We care about our customers

A wedding gown fitting in Hoi An

No, really…we do…

Caring about every customer is how BeBe has grown so fast over the last few years. Every order, no matter how big or small matters greatly to us. A person who buys one shirt will be looked after just as well as another who buys a full wardrobe. We know that the person buying one shirt is as likely to tell others about us as someone buying a full wardrobe.

Our friendly staff offers an incredible customer experience. We don’t employ pushy salespeople. You’ll be greeted as soon as you arrive at BeBe without that uncomfortable feeling of walking into a sales trap. Instead, you will be given an ice-cold drink and allowed to freely browse the materials and examples of designs in our shop. Our free, high-speed wifi allows you to search for all the latest designs online and scour our Pinterest boards for styles you like.

Perfect fitting at Hoi An

You will see plenty of hugs outside our shop when orders are finished. Seeing this tells us that the staff has really made a connection with their customers. The more we know our customer’s personality, the better we will be able to find the right style, colours and fit. At BeBe, we have managed to turn tailoring into a real Vietnamese experience.


Our fabric selection

Finding the right fabric for your garment is part of the fun of the design process and, luckily for you, we at BeBe have the largest selection in Hoi An. From linens to silks and cottons– we have it all. Thanks to our relationship with suppliers throughout the world, over 70% of fabrics we offer at BeBe are unique to our store in Hoi An– you won’t find them anywhere else. This is one of the biggest reasons why we get so many people walking in off the street after seeing our fabrics on display. They haven’t seen fabrics like ours anywhere else in Hoi An.

Garments at Bebe: best tailor in Hoi An

Not only do we have the largest selection of fabrics in the city, but we offer the highest quality fabrics. We use only the best inside our garments, suit interfacing, and zips.


Transparency

Most trusted tailor in Hoi An.

We are known as Hoi An’s most trusted tailor. This is a reputation we have built over 10 years in the business and is not just a by-line. We pride ourselves on this reputation and always want to be transparent. That’s why, when we built our new production facility at the back of BeBe 1, we insisted it was made with large glass windows and the doors remain open to anyone who wants to come in and see exactly what goes on. Worried about the staff conditions? There’s no need to be; just walk straight into the factory and have a look around yourself.

We always want to be fully transparent about pricing with our customers. In the next couple of months, we will be rolling out a new pricing initiative to simplify the process for our customers. You’ll see racks of our fabrics with fixed prices. This will make it so that you can come into our shop and pick a rack of fabric with a price that suits your budget. For example, if a rack is marked $150 USD, you can pick any fabric on that rack to make your garment for $150 USD. This new system will help us be even clearer with our customers. It also lets you know exactly what your options are within your budget.


After sales and continued support

We are very responsive to our customers and potential clients. There are a bunch of ways to get in touch with us– email, online inquiries, Facebook, our website’s live chat, and an old-fashioned phone call are all ways to communicate with us. We guarantee we will get back to you within the hour during our business hours.

Delivery in Bebe: Best tailor in Hoi An

We keep your measurements on file and the process is easy. Send us a photo of what you’re looking for and we will send photos of the fabrics that will be suitable for your design. Your new clothes can be with you within 2 weeks.

Air-conditioning & High speed WiFi

Bebe probably the coolest fitters and fitting room in the world

Air-conditioning: it’s important.  When the temperature outside rises to nearly 40-degrees and you’re trying on a winter coat, you will start to agree! All 3 BeBe shops have air-con throughout with our most powerful machines being in our fitting rooms. Insert BeBe, where you’ll find the coolest changing rooms in Hoi An.

It’s helpful that BeBe has free and fast wifi throughout for multiple reasons. The most obvious is that you can access design ideas from online, including styles from lead designer, Pinterest, Instagram and others. If there is a colour, cut, or other customisation that you want for your garment, you can find an image online that we can use as a reference when making your piece.


Quality

quality garments at Bebe: Best Tailor in Hoi An

Our tailors are the very best in town and we’re one of only a few businesses in town with tailors that are located on-site, inside the four walls of our shop. This is of major benefit to you since it means the staff that took your measurements are in direct and constant contact with the tailor sewing your suit. None of the sending out your measurements to a friend with a sewing machine type of thing. We do it all in-house with years of experience behind us.

Our on-site tailors aren’t just competent in suit making. At BeBe, we believe that being experts in a field mean knowing every facet of that industry. That’s why our tailor are the best in creating many different styles and garment types in Hoi An. From basics like suits and shirts to jumpsuits and dresses, if you have a design, we can make it come to life. Our best tailor in Hoi An even make wedding gowns on the odd occasion!

Garments at Bebe

BeBe tailors work together as a team to ensure the quality of your garment and to guarantee that every detail is looked over. Each master tailor has a team of 4 tailors allowing us to create your suit in 24 hours while all under the watchful eye of a hugely experienced master tailor.

We at BeBe know how important quality is; both quality of product and quality of experience. A 12-person quality control team works to carefully look over every garment so that we can guarantee that you will leave Hoi An with a garment you will be proud and happy to wear made by the best tailor.

We do this by taking every garment through a thorough quality control list we’ve developed over the years. Each garment made at BeBe goes through a thorough 15-point  quality control checklist.


We care about our staff

Bebe staff: Best Tailor in Hoi An

BeBe is owned by Miss Be who is one of 14 children. Many of the extended BeBe family work at our stores. This is what gives our shops the atmosphere it’s so well-known for. When we say we’re a “Family Business” we mean it.

We believe that our staff are a vital part of the BeBe “family” and are integral to the overall “feel” of our stores. We care about the staff here and know that staff happiness is reflected in the happy atmosphere of our store.

It’s because we care deeply that we make every effort to ensure our staff, the people who keep the shop running, are happy and cared for. Such efforts include supplying free meals on all shifts, no one has to worry about ordering takeaway. After lunch, all our staff is given time for a nap.  Sounds dreamy right? We really appreciate the hard work our staff put in and are continually looking for ways to make sure they know we care.

Bebe staff considered the best tailor in Hoi An

We’ve found that shortening working days increases productivity and contentment amongst employees. Our staff now work a normal 8-hour shift and enjoy other employee benefits like weekend team-building trips (which are more like a mega-parties), free uniforms, and staff discounts.


What others say

So far it has been us doing the talking. You don’t have to take our word for it. Hear what the most important people have to say, our customers.

TripAdvisor, Facebook, and Google all have plenty to say about us. Check out our reviews on these sites below:

Travel blogs enjoy sharing their experiences with us. You can see those below:

Conclusion

We care…we listen.

It really is that simple. This is what has made us grow over the years. Listening to our customers has led to the introduction of air-con throughout, high-speed wifi, larger changing rooms, fixed pricing and a host of other improvements throughout our stores.
Hearing from customers about their wishes has led us to make company decisions to benefit our employees, clients, and community. When our customers asked for high-quality fabrics, we sourced the very best fabrics worldwide that are exclusive to BeBe within Hoi An. When our customers mentioned the importance of quality, we listened to them and introduced a team of 12 quality controllers. These specialist tailors are dedicated to particular garment types and sourced the highest quality interfacing for our suit ranges. If you ever have questions or ideas for ways that we, as a company, can improve the services we provide, please feel free to drop us a line at contact@bebeonline.wpengine.com and see why we are Hoi An’s most trusted tailor.

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