Who are we?
By Claire offers a unique way to shop for clothes and create a new wardrobe.
With us, you will never stand in a queue for the changing rooms and you will not waste you precious time searching for something you want that is not found in ready-to-wear shops.
With us, you will enjoy one-to-one service at a time and location that suits you.
By Claire makes your clothes just the way you want them.
We delight in fine fabrics, custom cuts and exceptional artisan clothing.
We believe that the world would be a better place if everyone would buy fewer things of higher quality.
Our business model supports sustainability in fashion by producing high quality pieces that are locally produced and that will last for years.
We make only what you need, nothing goes to waste, and transportation costs are low because our clothes are produced in Europe.
We see no reason to buy poorly fitting clothes made in countries where worker wages are low when artisans in Europe can handcraft exquisite pieces at affordable prices.
Let us transform the necessity of shopping for new clothes into a fulfilling experience for you.
We look forward to meeting you.
Our atelier in Zürich is open on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you would like to shop on other days, you must first schedule an appointment.
Appointments are necessary – also on Fridays and Saturdays – to ensure that we can give you our undivided attention.
Please fill out the booking form on our website to schedule a time to visit us at our atelier in Kuttelgasse. We would also be happy to meet you at your home or office.
Create your clothes in collaboration with our team of experts. You select the fabrics, colours and styles that you prefer and we make them so they fit you perfectly.
Take pleasure in wearing clothes made to measure, whatever your height, shape or size.
Receive professional advice and learn how to dress in a way that flatters your body type.
If you unsure about which colours and styles suit you best, a style consultation at By Claire will help you find out.
Spend an hour exploring the options and discovering the tricks to making the most of your assets.
We charge 100CHF for the style consultation; however, if you decide to make a purchase we will deduct the style consultation fee.
What is the ideal length for your jacket or skirt? Do you look best in ruby red or navy blue? What kind of blazer would work well with the essential items you already have? Our professional stylist will answer all of your questions, so bring a list.
Tastes evolve over time and so do silhouettes. If you would like to change buttons for a different look, or if your jacket needs repair, or your trousers need an alteration, just come back and we will take care of it for you. We offer this service now and any time in the future.
We develop our own designs and patterns, and we will continue to do so. Five years from now, we will have launched many new great pieces, but if you would like to order the same style of trousers from an earlier collection, it would be our pleasure to make them for you.