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It isn't cheap as tailors need to take alot of the coat apart . It depends on the tailor and how good they are and how much they value their time . They cAn probably do 10 Trousers zips in the time a coat takes etc .
It's just the zip-pull itself though, not the teeth part. If the teeth/main part of the zip was broken I'd bring it to a tailor no wuestion. But as it's just the zip-pull that's gone is it possible to buy another and just put it on the teeth/tracks? Would that work?
I doubt a shop would know , they won't be trained seamstresses .. I would find a local tailor . In my town there is one you can just walk into . Or go to a dry cleaners as they have tailors and ask for advice .
I´ve had zips replaced in the past - the cost varied depending on the damage. Sometimes they had to replace the whole zip, another time just the bit at the end (I think). Could you take it somewhere and ask them to tell you how much it would cost?
If it's the square bit that pulls the teeth together then some tailors can replace that bit and save a lot of money. I know mine can do this . Def find a tailor . I imagined the long bit had broken off hence my suggestion of a key ring .
Yes a tailor should be able to replace that part quite easily. Not sure of the cost though. If you have a fabric shop locally then you could take it in there and see what they suggest. Most fabric shops do have (some) staff members that are experienced with sewing so they might be able to help. Coat Zips aren't super cheap to buy though so you might need to pay £8 or so just to get the replacement part you need. It really depends on the zip size and type.