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TAILORS, ALTERATIONS AND SHOE REPAIRS

Tailors, cobblers etc can be found dotted all over the Colombo districts and are great to support for minor tailoring concerns. The below are recommended for more important things.

1. Raheems Tailors

Opening Hours: 9am – 6.30pm | 7B Isipathana Mawatha, Colombo 05 | 0114 527 708
They are regarded as the best tailors and can be trusted with your good quality clothing.

2. Hercules Tailors

Opening Hours: 9.30am – 7pm (Open till 6pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays) | 74 Havelock Road, Colombo 05 (near the Buddhist Centre) |
0112 586 287
Similar to Raheem’s, they are well-reputed, but not very reliable when it comes to timing.

3. Hameedia

Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (they’re open till 8pm on the weekends) | 34 Galle Rd, Colombo 06 | 0112 504 487
Hameedia is THE name in menswear in Colombo. If you’re looking to get a great suit, they have a variety of stores with amazing suits you can get off-the-rack or made-to-measure. They do Indian menswear too. They also do womenswear now, but we haven’t checked this out yet. They’ve got several shops. The one listed is their biggest.

Shoe Repairs

1. Mister Mint

Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Open till 6pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays) | 2-74, Majestic City, Colombo 04 | 071 806 2152
Dotted around the city, they do a decent job with minor repairs. Their most put-together outlet seems to be at Majestic City. We would not recommend taking your very expensive shoes there. Their customer service is lacklustre at best. They also cut keys and do engraving.

2. Sunil Shoes

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Open till 5.30pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays) | 11A, 19th Lane, Colombo 03 | 011 257 6354
They have done some great repairs to shoes and belts, and have handmade leather shoes and accessories for sale.

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