Vera Fashion tailor shop is proud to have a young team that easily succeds in translating the days trands onto the client’s own sizes and whishes. Nobody leaves the shop whitout beeing sure that the transformation or the new product is exactly as it should be.
Imagine a 10 square meter room with a long table, 5 workplaces on one side, 5 workplaces on one side. 90 cm each. This is how craftsman Constantin began his apprenticeship at UCECOM for becoming a jeweller. Although initially he felt disconcerted by the uninterrupted 8 hours spent on a chair, over time he got used to it and acquired the meticulousness and patience required for this craft.
“Prăvălia lui Virgil” is an excelent example of someone that is said to be “in tune with the trends”. Mr Virgil has always paid attention to how he can accomodate the client’s whishes and to all the novelties. When he is at the shop he wears all the time an leather apron handmade in his shop. Here you can mend fur clothing, shoes, one can shapen scissors, duplicate keys, paint leather, but one can also create from scratch leather products.
Artim Tailor Shop has moved here in Crângaşi after having for many years the address on Ion Mihalache Bvd, where one can still see hanged on the wall the beautiful burgundy volumetric letters of the frontispiece. The team of the workshop has remained the same and is rady to welcome new customers. Both women and men touch ups, both not so ordinary and day to day touch ups are all done at time and thouroughly.
Right on Atelierelor St (The Shops St) in Matache Market we can find Mr Marin’s upholster’s shop. Chairs, sofas, wadding, sponges of all sorts, quilts are there all around the workman. There are plenty of orders coming in that is why Mr Marin hopes that there will be youngsters that will take on this kraft. He does it with joy and is very happy when the client is happy with his work. The sewing machine seldomly stops covering with it’s noise almost complety the voice of the workman.
In Piata Romana, right in the back of the flower shop from the columns area, there isn’t just your ordinary watch repair shop, there is a truly pasionate watch mender, Mr Dan, thathas been doing this job for more than 30 years. You can easily say this about most of the watchmenders, but if you take a close look in the shop you will notice coackroaces, buuls, bees, ships, placed neatly on the counter, like true sculptures made entierly out of reused watch parts. It’s impossible to do this without rigor, atention and a lot of patience and Mr Dan does it out of passion. “Even in a silly test from the internet – what were you in an after life- my husband turn out to be again a watchmender” jokeingly said the wife of Mr Dan.
Patterns, wooden lasts, pieces of fabric, rulers, everything that is used in the making, restoration or retouching fur coats we can find here in the workshop located on the old part of Calea Mosilor. The fur workers go around heir daily tasks having above their heads, very close to the ceiling, hanged many fur coats, like in a contemporany art instalation. The fur master, Mr Ion, knows to recognise from a glance a quality fur and can transforme an old one perfectly on the sizes of the new owner. This workshop is one of the last remained on this part of the old street, where only the noise of the tram reminds of how busy the street once used to be.
Tailor Artim Coop has a shop right on the corner on the other side of the house in which Mita Biciclista used to live. In this workshop one can get to their clothes all sorts of touch ups, two lady tailors work hard, ironing stitches, taking orders, making sure that the finished object looks impecable. “All the items brought to the tailor have to be washed”, a sign on the wall reminds us.