Owned by businessman James Neale, the ZipYard created three new local jobs and offers a wide range of alteration and tailoring services, all done on site by trained professionals in a clean, purpose-built environment.
The centre has a separate bridal suite and individual fitting rooms where the company’s skilled seamstresses can pin up alterations in situ.
Says James: “After working within the NHS for the past 20 years, I was ready to embark on a new adventure. The premises I have found is perfect for my flagship store and all being well I plan to open another ZipYard in the surrounding area within 18 months.
“Nowadays not many people have the skill or time to do their own alterations. There’s a real need for a convenient walk-in tailoring and alterations service in Leeds where garments can be pinned up in the privacy of a proper changing room and the work is carried out professionally and quickly."
From dress re-styling and taking in, to letting out garments, to bridal-wear fitting or formal wear alterations, the ZipYard can do it all. There is also a one-hour express service for zips, hems and minor repairs. Shoppers can buy a garment in the morning and have the alterations done in time to wear the outfit that evening.