Meet Laura Tanzer

The Laura Tanzer aesthetic was born of an artist’s eye and an engineer’s focus on solving for x.

Award winning designer Laura Tanzer makes modern clothing for women with a focus on quality of style, materials, construction, and fit. Our focus on quality means we make clothing that is timeless.

Dedication to craftsmanship

We believe in uniting meticulous craftsmanship with natural/breathable materials in superb textures and colors.

Placing style on equal footing with comfort empowers our team to create clothing that moves with your body while also looking and feeling great.

Laura Tanzer in light filled Atelier making quality clothes

We believe every woman wants to look her best, and that her best expresses who she is.

We help women look their best.

Laura Tanzer with tools of the fashion trade
Fashion illustrations by Laura Tanzer with natural fabrics



Laura Tanzer honed her fashion illustration skills at Parsons School of Design and technical skills at Fashion Institute of Technology, graduating with honors.  She worked on Seventh Avenue in the fashion industry for several years before attending business school.  Laura graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in international marketing and an MBA in international finance.


To better understand the fundamentals of sustainable practice, Laura pursued a PhD at the University of Arizona’s School of Renewable Natural Resources.  (Dissertation completed, but not defended.)  That knowledge was the final input for creating a sustainable women’s clothing design business.


It was always Laura’s intent to combine her business and fashion skills to create a company that would reflect her love for fashion while also applying the sustainable practice concepts that she taught at the University of Arizona.

Founded in October 2013, Laura Tanzer, LLC is the embodiment of that intent.


Sewing Technician

Susie is extremely talented with garment production and tailoring.


Cutting Technician

Rachel loves working with luxurious imported natural fiber fabrics.

sales help wanted

Help Wanted

Part-time Sales

You are warm and friendly, love working with our select group of boutiques, and love to help women visiting our atelier to play dress up!


Techie, Marketing, Planning

Updates the website, keeps it all running smoothly. Mike loves Tucson, NYC, and Barcelona, and enjoys tennis, hiking, and cooking.


Sewing Technician

Liz is talented with many types of fabrics.  She’s also a talented painter.

Look Your Best

Learn about our Made to fit engineering, shop off the rack, and visit us in Downtown Tucson‘s historic train depot to discuss bespoke designs.