Meet the NYC street tailor mending clothes from a pushcart

Simply call her Tailor Swift.

Makayla Wray, 29, an East Village tailor, works in Chinatown for an upscale designer for the duration of the day.

But Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from five:thirty p.m. right until dim, she’s a road seamstress operating out of an previous cart stationed at the corner of East Houston and Mulberry streets.

Makayla Wray
Makayla WrayStefano Giovannini

“In the early morning I make runway clothes, then I come in at evening to hem the tiny men,” she told The Put up.

The pandemic has made a throwback economic climate — and Wray represents an up-to-date version of the previous-timey merchants who applied to barter and haggle downtown in the early 1900s.

“People say to me, ‘You’re holding [the spirit of] New York alive,” claimed Wray, who delivers onsite mending, as very well as alterations.

Her cart — a retro-fitted nut-roasting apparatus — is a single she inherited

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