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 as timeless as enduring style.

Dedication to craftsmanship

We believe in uniting meticulous construction 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 with patterns and cutting table
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.


Lead Sewing Technician

Draping, sewing, pattern making, and sample making.  Anine loves hiking, music, and exploring downtown Tucson!


Office Assistant

Arlet designed our award-winning holiday window!  She’s fresh from the land of Longhorns, loves scheduling trunk shows and dressing happy clients!  She also loves mango with Tajín, music, and exploring Tucson!


Techie, Marketing, Planning

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

Help Wanted:

Sales Assistant

Contract Job
We have a part time sales position for an extrovert who is great with social media and people.
Laura Tanzer Atelier
410 N Toole Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701-1815