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 illustration 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

Maggie is very talented working with new designs and fabrics, and has exceptional focus on quality and process improvement.



Business Development

Kathleen is passionate about combining entrepreneurial drive with business management skills, and loves developing new relationships with clients and boutiques.  Throughout her life, this foodie and fashionista has enjoyed art, architecture, design, and travel.



Sewing Technician

Susie is extremely talented with garment production and tailoring.

Look Your Best

Learn about our Made to fit engineering, shop off the rack, and visit to discuss bespoke designs.

Help Wanted:

Business Development

Contract Work
We are adding to the team! We have a part time position or project-based gig for someone who will make connections, build relationships, and drive wholesale and consumer sales (B2B and B2C).
Laura Tanzer Atelier
410 N Toole Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701-1815


Techie, Marketing, Planning

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