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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


I am the Owner & Master Tailor of Theresa’s Alterations, serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2015. My goal is to make you look your best. Each item I work on is a work of art that is made to fit you and only you.

Origin Story In Vietnam

When I was in 8th grade, which were some of the most formative years of my youth during the Vietnam War, my father enrolled me in an apprenticeship school for seamstresses. I learned about measuring and cutting cloth by hand for each unique person. Sewing became a passion for me and since then I have been pursuing the perfection of this craft for my entire life.

Home in NKY

I escaped Vietnam on a wooden boat after the war. After arriving in Covington in 1984, I immediately started work as a seamstress. Later, I joined an upscale alterations shop near Kenwood Towne Center in Cincinnati. Over the next 30 years, I built a portfolio of bridal and bridal party dresses, finest made-to-measure suits, and everything in between. There isn’t much that I haven’t seen before. I believe experience is what makes me the best at what I do.

Dreams Come True

In 2015, family friends who owned the shop where we currently located had decided to retire and move to Arizona to be with their children and grandchildren. With this new opportunity, and the support of my family, I started a new chapter in my life as a business owner of my very own shop, Theresa’s Alterations. My husband and daughters come together to help as a family. This is my American Dream come true.

Our Customers Are The Center

What sets our shop apart is we offer quality service, fast turnaround, and great value. All work is 100% guaranteed and customer satisfaction is the #1 priority. We are proud to call NKY home.


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