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We have a strong reputation in the neighborhood and are proud to be featured in the following press.

NKY Tribune, Aug 2016: Vu family fled Vietnam on small boat 35 year ago; they celebrate life, family, successful business in U.S.

To know the story of Theresa Vu, owner of Theresa’s Alterations in Erlanger, and her husband Thinh, is to understand the history of the Vietnam War and the plight of its refugees. It is also a lesson in sacrifice, risk, hard work, and an unwavering hope for a better life.

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Fort Mitchell living, April 2016: Vu's Odyssey Brought Seamstress to Northern Kentucky


Theresa is the Owner & Master Tailor of Theresa’s Alterations, serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2000. Her goal is to make you look your best. Each piece of custom clothing she works on is a work of art that is made to fit you and only you, not anybody like you.

Origin Story in Vietnam

In 8th grade, Theresa enrolled in apprenticeship school for seamstresses. During those formative years with the ongoing Vietnam War, she developed a passion for fashion while paying exquisite attention to detail and craftsmanship. The lessons she learned were in bespoke, measuring and cutting cloth by hand for each unique person. Through her training in this school, she quickly acquired skills that would ordinarily take a generation to learn.

Home in NKY

Theresa escaped to the US after the war. After arriving in Covington in 1984, she immediately started working as a tailor at an alterations shop. Later, she joined an upscale alterations shop near Kenwood Towne Center. Over the course of the next 30 years, she built a reputation of excellence in tailoring in the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky area. Experience is what makes her the best, as she has tailored hundreds of the most intricate bridal and bridal party dresses, finest made-to-measure suits, and everything in between.

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In July 2015, family friends who owned Mary’s Alterations decided to retire and move to Arizona to be with their grown children. With the support of her husband, Theresa started a new chapter as the new owner of Theresa’s Alterations. Our American Dream was born. As glowing testimonials and word of mouth spread, we became the most popular clothing repair, alterations, and tailoring shop in Northern Kentucky. You can see our customers tag our work with #besttailorofNKY on social media.

Name respected by the renowned

Founded on the principal of dedicated, fast and quality service, value, we are the best tailors of Northern Kentucky, earning awards such as Best of NKY Finalist from 2016 to 2018. While located in Northern Kentucky, customers throughout Ohio and Kentucky turn to us due to trust. Our work is 100% guaranteed and customer satisfaction is our number one priority.


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