There is nothing more frustrating than something needing a zipper fix when the clothing is still wearable. I hate doing zippers in clothing. TADA! Found a fairly inexpensive idea - better than throwing away and buying new.
Most dry cleaners have a tailor or repair section. Prices may vary slightly. I sent in a good men's heavy Carhart winter jacket to have a new zipper done, $20. That was in my price range, knowing my frustration in doing it and replacing it at over $100. Picked it up and it was only $6. Found out, most items such as coats, etc. just need the little metal clip changed out, not the whole zipper.
That is a great idea! I have a hunting jacket of my husband's, that he can't use, because I can't find just the size zip it needs. I will certainly take it in---all they can do is say no!
To date I have taken in about 10 coats, all only needing the change out of the zipper pull. The children's jackets were only $4! Joyce N, MN
We used to have a fabric shop in our town that would do those repairs (while I stood there) for a couple of dollars. Check the local fabric stores in your area (NOT the chains, but a local store).
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