San Francisco's Best Specialty Cleaners, Alterations, and Repair Services

San Francisco's Best Specialty Cleaners, Alterations, and Repair Services


Have a beloved pair of shoes on their last leg? Or a white blazer with an unfortunate Cab stain? We've rounded up the top specialty garment cleaners and repair services in San Francisco to get your favorite pieces back in action. 


25th Street Dry Cleaners (Mission) 

In general, dry cleaners may not be known for their cheery demeanor. But Tim Chan's Mission operation is an exception. Customers rave about the price, quality, and friendliness of his service. 3416 25th Street

Burbujas/Text-o-Mat (Mission)

Marion and Kenneth use an on-site locker system to drop off and pick up your wash and fold clothes. When your loads are complete, you'll receive a text with the locker number, combination, and price of the job and you can pick it up at your convenience. 2899 24th Street

Green Streets Cleaners (Mission Bay)

It's located in Mission Bay but trusted by SF residents far and wide for the thorough, environmentally friendly, and safe cleaning of special garments including dresses and suits. They also offer wash and fold, wedding gown preservation, alterations, and shoe-shine services. 207 Berry Street

Peninou French Laundry and Cleaners (Cow Hollow) 

You won't want to use this Cow Hollow dry cleaner for your weekly drop off. The price can be prohibitive, and they'd rather clean Balenciaga than your boxers. But if your favorite white Saint Laurent silk blouse ended the holidays with a carignane stain, Peninou may be your only hope. Just be sure you're clear on the price before you hand it over. 3063 Laguna Street

Russ Cleaners & Laundry (Haight) 

If you live in the Haight, you're lucky to have this mom and pop gem nearby. If you live elsewhere, it's worth the trip for quality, friendly (and environmentally-friendly) service. 1515 Waller Street

If you don't have a washer and dryer or live in one of the few Bay Area neighborhoods where laundromats are scarce, you can arrange pick up and drop off of your laundry with Rinse's online app. Use it for wash and fold and save the dry cleaning for a specialist. 

Soap Box Cleaners (Laurel Heights)

The Laurel Heights 'hood is lucky to have Robert and Felicia for their dry cleaning and wash and fold needs. Plus the prices are nearly half what you'll pay elsewhere. 3526 Geary Boulevard

Sparkle Laundry Services (Outer Richmond)

This Richmond service is trusted for its impeccable wash and fold as well as dry cleaning. Linda and her husband are neighborhood treasures who will remember your name. 4200 Balboa Street


C & W Tailoring and Dressmaking (Sunset) 

Customers call this Sunset seamstress a rock star for her spiky hairdo as well as her quality work. Mei Yi has a decade-plus experience, and can handle elaborate alterations with a typical turnaround of less than a week. 1626 Noriega Street

Cable Car Tailors (Lake Merced)

Miriam has been performing alterations for 60 years, somehow without becoming jaded. She's also extremely skilled and will provide a fast turnaround. 295 Buckingham Way (near Stonestown Galleria)

HB Alterations (Union Square)

Hulan, a former alterations expert at Nordstrom, will alter your leather, fur, suits, wedding dresses and more for a reasonable price and with a fast turnaround. 212 Sutter Street

Meifei (Cow Hollow)

This Cow Hollow treasure can be trusted with your wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, as well as heavier items like trench coats and suits. 2418 Chestnut Street

Nadia and Vladimir's Alterations (Civic Center) 

This couple has been known to do magic in their Civic Center business for seemingly destroyed pieces. 870 Market Street (Flood Building), suite 305

Seymour's Fashions Custom Tailors (Union Square)

This father and son team has more than 50 years experience in the business. In addition to specializing in men's suit alterations, they also make custom suits. They'll alter wedding dresses, too. 211 Sutter Street

Tailor Made

Marissa, who has experience at Topshop and ASOS, will do a fitting at your home, then deliver the finished product to your doorstep. Pickup and delivery is free with every order of $75 or more. 

Young's Alterations (Mission)

Wedding season will be here before you know it. If you find yourself with a size 10 bridesmaids dress that needs to be a 6, these ladies will set you up. They're also great with men's shirts, jackets, and pants. 2192 Mission Street


Anthony's Shoe Service (FiDi)

This place gets the award for prettiest storefront. Once you get inside, service is not cheap but you'll get a solid shoe or bag repair. 340 Kearny Street

Carlos' Shoe Service (SoMa)

Think your favorite heels are beyond repair after copious holiday parties? Let Carlos check them out in his SoMa shop before you toss them. He's also been known to do miraculous things with damaged handbags. 343 Third Street

Fog City Leather (Cow Hollow)

Head here for a custom-made new leather piece, or to fix an old favorite. 2060 Union Street

Johnson Leather (Nob Hill) 

This Nob Hill shop has been cleaning and creating custom leather in San Francisco since 1979. Need more cred? They also supply San Francisco, Oakland, Pacifica, Daly City and many more local police forces with their leather jackets. And they've been known to successfully clean leather stains of unknown provenance. 1833 Polk Street

Shoe Craft (FiDi) 

This Financial District cobbler doesn't charge FiDi prices, and can fix your shoes while you wait. 441 Stockton Street

Tip and Top Shoe Service (Forest Hill)

Chung will restore your treasured handbags or shoes to like-new condition, and you can get your vacuum cleaner repaired here, too. 173 West Portal

Westlake Shoe Repair (Daly City) 

It's worth a short drive outside of the city for Victor's expert and friendly service. 38 Park Plaza Drive, Daly City

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