Finding an English-Speaking Women’s Dress Tailor in Seoul

Recently, I splurged on a beautiful black, sequinned tulle dress for my birthday from My Theresa and sized up, thinking that it ran small. What a mistake! After the hassle of getting it through customs to Korea via DHL and paying for the import fees/duties (around 150,000 KRW), I realized that it was too big and that the most economical solution would be to have it tailored rather than go through the exchange process.

SIDE NOTE: If you’re wondering how much it costs to import clothes into Korea, the general rule of thumb is that anything under 150,000 KRW (including shipping) is not taxed. If you’re using DHL, they’ll contact you to let you know how much you owe them and they will give you instructions on how to pay (usually bank transfer).

Most of the English-speaking tailors that had been mentioned in the expat groups were either men’s suit tailors in Itaewon or vague mentions of taking clothes to the dry cleaners for alterations. Since I trusted neither for my frou-frou gown, I went hunting for a wedding dress tailor. Fortunately, someone suggested MySposa, a wedding dress tailor, in Seoul.

So, I emailed MySposa at mysposa@naver.com with my phone number and photos of the dress. A few days later, Miyoung Lee texted me back in English to make an appointment. I was so relieved.

TIP: If you’re looking for just any tailor, you can try searching for 수선 in Naver Maps or Kakao Maps.

On the day of my scheduled fitting, I came in and tried on the dress to show her where the dress needed to be taken in — mostly around the top section — and she was able to alter my dress with a two-week turnaround. The cost was 80,000 KRW. I returned in two weeks to pick up the dress, and it was absolutely perfect!

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Mysposa

Mysposa Tailor is an English-speaking wedding dress tailor in Seoul, South Korea that is open from 10am to 7pm on weekdays. You can make an appointment through Kakaotalk, email, or text message.

How To Get to There

You can take the subway. It’s a 10 min walk from Seoul Forest Station (Bundang Line) or a 10 min walk to Ttukseom Station (Line 2). When you see Seokhwa Building, walk through the driveway to Building B, and you’ll see the Mysposa sign outside the entrance. Walk up to the third floor, and there it is.

Mysposa Wedding Dress Tailor in Seoul, South Korea

Address (Google Maps, Naver Maps) :

마이스포사 찾아오시는길
서울 성동구 성수1가 1동 72-15번지
석화빌딩 B동 3층

Mysposa
72-15 Seongsu 1-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (Seokhwa Building B Building 3F)

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