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Date: 6/30/12 10:51 AM

I haven't checked all the local stores yet, but since the first one was absolutely a bust, I have a feeling the others might be the same.

DH has a windbreaker type jacket that has a broken zipper. Less than a year old and only worn occasionally - grrrrr! I have removed the old one, which was black on black and with a nice placket, so a pain to do, but all I could find were dress zips or the big metal or plastic toothed versions. This zip looked like a typical dress zip but has bigger teeth and of course it has to be separating.

If I can't find a zipper I suppose I could take it in to a dry cleaner who does alterations and just let them do the whole job. I feel a trifle guilty doing that when I can do the job for free, but I do have to think about my time, as well.

Do online stores sell individual zippers? I have only seen threads about buying in bulk.

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Date: 6/30/12 11:24 AM

Cleaner Supply sells them, I do believe.

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Date: 6/30/12 11:28 AM

You can also try Zipperstop and Pacific Trim.

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Date: 6/30/12 11:33 AM

Try Wawak. They took over Atlanta Thread Supply. I called about a problem trying to order and they were very helpful and friendly. They have zippers of all kinds at very good prices with a good color selection. I don't know how they are with delivery since I just placed my first order.

Did you have problems with the zipper coil or some of the hardware? I ordered a zipper repair kit from Clotilde and have just had to replace slides and stops on several pairs of pants and a zip-up sweater that I thought were going to have to be completely removed and resewn. Wawak and many other sites have them starting at around $10 or you can just order the individual parts if that is the problem.

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Date: 6/30/12 2:28 PM

How long of a zipper do you need? I have several different lengths on hand.

Let me know and I could drop one in the mail for you.

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Date: 6/30/12 6:25 PM

Kate - I had no idea there was such a thing as a zipper repair kit! On this particular jacket the zipper pull was wrecked and I think DH made it worse. I really hope it wasn't fixable because I worked hard getting the darn thing off.

Sheila - I am not home right now but I will measure it when I get back PR is the best!

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Date: 7/1/12 6:21 AM

Green Pepper also has an amazing selection of zippers. Good Luck!

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