Better fit, better speeds, better pricing, better knowledge.
Arthur and Lucca was started in 2011 as Peter Field and quickly grew to be one of the top tailor shops for both men and women in Chicago. Founded by Nicholas Monterotti, and with the help of over 60 different people through the life of the company, we've approached the antiquated industry of alterations, tailoring, and garment care with a fresh set of eyes and focus on delivering the best experience, prices, and quality to our customers.
In true bootstrapped startup fashion, we launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 in order to get into commercial space and take the next steps. It's humbling to remember where we came from and we enjoy sharing this part of our story with you too. We still call ourselves a startup as our business continues to change and evolve.
We've done a little bit of everything over the years from offering design services to other designers, completing small and large scale manufacturing projects for a variety of clients, and opening a second shop in Manhattan for 3 years. The retail climate has changed dramatically each year so we have continued to change too.
Our pricing is one of our favorite differentiators:
> Alterations are priced using a scaling algorithm to offer the best price possible for the degree of difficulty of the work and the time needed to complete the work.
> Custom Clothing is offered at some of the most competitive prices in the country whiles still offering high end super 110s-140s 100% wool fabrics. We are able to offer such great savings because we don't hire sales people and focus on our systems instead, and we almost never have to remake a garment to get the fit right for our new customers, so we pass this savings on.
> Dry Cleaning services are offered extremely affordably while still being Eco Friendly and processed in a way that actually takes more time and specialized machines to execute. We love that our dry cleaning has minimal smells and does leave the world harmed with toxic chemicals.
> Wardrobe Essentials need to be sold at MSRP's provided to us, however we package them together into special deals for our customers to enjoy as they fill their closet and life with quality, mostly made in the U.S., essentials.
The future is bright and with each passing day, week, month, and year, we continue to deepen our expertise and abilities to better offer solutions to our customers and clients on projects as small as a pant hem and large as a 10,000 unit manufacturing order.