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A Better Deal Designer Tuxedo and Suits

La Jolla , CA
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369 Bird Rock Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037 US (map)

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858-551-6044

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At A Better Deal Designer Tuxedo & Suits, we have over 60 years combined experience in the formal fashion business. We are a family owned and operated business offering personalized... Read more
At A Better Deal Designer Tuxedo & Suits, we have over 60 years combined experience in the formal fashion business. We are a family owned and operated business offering personalized service and selections like no chain store can!






A Better Deal Tuxedo Receives
2009, 2010 & 2011 Best of La Jolla Award

U.S. Commerce Association's Award Plaque Honors the Achievement. A Better Deal Tuxedo has been selected for the 2009, 2010 & 2011 Best of La Jolla Award(s) in the Tuxedos category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies htat enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
If you look at the online reviews, you would immediately select this place. However, BEWARE OF HIDDEN REVIEWS! All 1 star which we didn't notice until too late. We learned the hard way that this place is unprofessional. In my case several groomsmen and the groom owned basic black tuxes. We only needed a couple of basic black tuxes for the rest of the guys. When I called to check prices to determine if it was cheaper to rent or buy, I was told that the rental prices for the tuxes are $135 plus shoes. This seemed fine, and I was planning from afar, so I made arrangements over the phone and selected slim fit tuxedos. The groomsmen sent in their measurements, and all seemed well, I even received a thank you note in the mail...how nice! A week before the wedding we were in town and happened to stop in. My dad got fitted for a tuxedo, looked great, again, all seemed well. Well, it turns out, things were about to hit the fan. I looked at the groomsmen invoice and saw $185 plus tax plus shoes... what?! Where did the $50 upcharge come from? Turns out slim fit was more... but no one ever told us! That $50 would have made the difference between buying and renting. I understand things get miscommunicated, but the store did not tell us about this upcharge, actually many employees told us $135 in separate conversations over the phone. The problem for me was how they handled it. The employee, including the OWNER who was later brought out, treated me (a bride getting married in 1 week), my fiance, and my father, like absolute garbage. They offered no remorse for their poor communication, YELLED at us like WE were the problems, did not listen to how their pricing could be misconstrued (being told a tux rental is $135, selecting a slim fit tux, and never being told about an upcharge for your selection-- wrong!). DO NOT GO HERE unless you want to be treated like "gold" until you ask questions. Truly incompetent. No more room to write but just trust me and go elsewhere.
If you look at the online reviews, you would immediately select this place. However, BEWARE OF HIDDEN REVIEWS! All 1 star Read more...
If you look at the online reviews, you would immediately select this place. However, BEWARE OF HIDDEN REVIEWS! All 1 star which we didn't notice until too late. We learned the hard way that this place is unprofessional. In my case several groomsmen and the groom owned basic black tuxes. We only needed a couple of basic black tuxes for the rest of the guys. When I called to check prices to determine if it was cheaper to rent or buy, I was told that the rental prices for the tuxes are $135 plus shoes. This seemed fine, and I was planning from afar, so I made arrangements over the phone and selected slim fit tuxedos. The groomsmen sent in their measurements, and all seemed well, I even received a thank you note in the mail...how nice! A week before the wedding we were in town and happened to stop in. My dad got fitted for a tuxedo, looked great, again, all seemed well. Well, it turns out, things were about to hit the fan. I looked at the groomsmen invoice and saw $185 plus tax plus shoes... what?! Where did the $50 upcharge come from? Turns out slim fit was more... but no one ever told us! That $50 would have made the difference between buying and renting. I understand things get miscommunicated, but the store did not tell us about this upcharge, actually many employees told us $135 in separate conversations over the phone. The problem for me was how they handled it. The employee, including the OWNER who was later brought out, treated me (a bride getting married in 1 week), my fiance, and my father, like absolute garbage. They offered no remorse for their poor communication, YELLED at us like WE were the problems, did not listen to how their pricing could be misconstrued (being told a tux rental is $135, selecting a slim fit tux, and never being told about an upcharge for your selection-- wrong!). DO NOT GO HERE unless you want to be treated like "gold" until you ask questions. Truly incompetent. No more room to write but just trust me and go elsewhere. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.8/5.0
My groom had several issues come up with some friends who were supposed to be in the wedding party, so we had to make a couple of changes, including one last minute one about a month before the wedding.

Rudy and everybody at A Better Deal did a great job accommodating all the changes and substitutions we had. My groom picked a suit style that had limited sizes, but it still worked for the variety of heights and body sizes we had. All the guys looked so dapper!
My groom had several issues come up with some friends who were supposed to be in the wedding party, so we had to make a Read more...
My groom had several issues come up with some friends who were supposed to be in the wedding party, so we had to make a couple of changes, including one last minute one about a month before the wedding.

Rudy and everybody at A Better Deal did a great job accommodating all the changes and substitutions we had. My groom picked a suit style that had limited sizes, but it still worked for the variety of heights and body sizes we had. All the guys looked so dapper! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
7/19/2013
4.2/5.0
We rented the suits for the guys here for our wedding. They have a good selection of items. We wanted a specific tan color and they were able to help me find it. Janet is so sweet and helpful. They have all the suits onsite so if one of your groomsmen gave the wrong measurements or something doesn’t fit they can get another one or alter it right there. This was huge for us as all of our groomsmen came from out of San Diego County. There were a few that needed alterations on the day of pickup and it went off without a hitch. We have since been back to rent a tux for a charity event and there is no doubt that we will go back to buy one if we need one again. Thanks!!!
We rented the suits for the guys here for our wedding. They have a good selection of items. We wanted a specific tan color Read more...
We rented the suits for the guys here for our wedding. They have a good selection of items. We wanted a specific tan color and they were able to help me find it. Janet is so sweet and helpful. They have all the suits onsite so if one of your groomsmen gave the wrong measurements or something doesn’t fit they can get another one or alter it right there. This was huge for us as all of our groomsmen came from out of San Diego County. There were a few that needed alterations on the day of pickup and it went off without a hitch. We have since been back to rent a tux for a charity event and there is no doubt that we will go back to buy one if we need one again. Thanks!!! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Janet from the start made sure the suits fit and that all the guys in the wedding party had what they needed when they needed. she communicated often to ensure everything went smoothly. And when on the day of with a lost tie and pocket square, janet made sure that one was made available last minute.

A Better Deal Tuxedo is a great shop to get your suit or tux with great tailor recommendation, not to mention the suits and tuxes are just a step above in quality from the chain stores. if you're looking for something a little better and not so cookie cutter go here.
Janet from the start made sure the suits fit and that all the guys in the wedding party had what they needed when they Read more...
Janet from the start made sure the suits fit and that all the guys in the wedding party had what they needed when they needed. she communicated often to ensure everything went smoothly. And when on the day of with a lost tie and pocket square, janet made sure that one was made available last minute.

A Better Deal Tuxedo is a great shop to get your suit or tux with great tailor recommendation, not to mention the suits and tuxes are just a step above in quality from the chain stores. if you're looking for something a little better and not so cookie cutter go here. Read less
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A Better Deal Designer Tuxedo and Suits responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. It's people like yourselves that help keep us motivated and continue to strive for success and satisfied customers. May you have a healthy and happy life together!

Janet & Jerry Klein
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tylermvb
Wedding:
6/18/2011
0.9/5.0
My intention is to make this review as honest as possible, so that couples getting married in the future can use it to select the proper tux rental establishment. I am going to keep this review in chronological order, so you have a good idea of how my experience went.

In our effort to visit several tux stores to see which one would be right for our wedding, we visited A Better Deal Tuxedo. When we pulled up to their store in Bird Rock, we felt that the exterior was a little run-down looking and the sign was super old. However, when we walked in we met Janet, the co-owner. She was extremely friendly and we seemed to get along with her right away. She explained to us the process and we looked through the suits and showed us pictures of all the famous people they have dressed on the wall.

After that, things seemed to go downhill. We were renting almost 15 tuxedos for our wedding and I chose them because their suits are actually retail suit/tuxedos, as opposed to Savvi Formalwear, which almost every other tux shop has. After the first appointment, we came in 2 or 3 other times and every time I personally felt like I was bothering them. This was highly disturbing as we spent almost $2,000 dollars at their store ($175 per tux, with one rental free). Also, I noticed that all of their notes were handwritten on a single sheet of paper. Therefore, when we changed things, they scribbled out old notes and either wrote on top of it, or in the margins. Sloppy. Is this not the 21st century? Who does not use computers nowadays?

While the other employees were great, Janet’s mood seemed to decline throughout the process. She even had the audacity to talk crap on me to my best man behind my back! Was I really not going to hear about it? Furthermore, there was some miscommunication about the ties we were going to wear and they ordered them without letting me know, so I happened to buy my own ties, but they still expected me to take care of them! Fortunately, Janet resolved the matter and we were over that.

The day before the wedding we went to pick up our tuxes. They managed to give everyone shoes except for me, the groom, which boggled my mind! They tried to tell me, after I already tried on several shoes, selected the exact size (they run large) and style, that I had not asked for shoes. What a joke, why else would I have tried on the shoes several times? Instead of resolving this matter calmly with the suggestions I put forth, they were combative about it. This is when Jerry, the owner (Janet’s husband) got on the phone. He talked about all the pictures on the wall and all the famous people they have dressed and finally said:

“I hope you never get married again!”
Jerry, Business Owner
A Better Deal Tuxedo

After that I was just plain enraged. How could someone in such an industry talk to their clients this way? Especially, the OWNER. He clearly meant to be malicious as I could hear the intense anger in his voice. Needless to say, while their tuxedos are OK, and employees decent, the owners and the way the run their operation is a joke and I would never recommend their services to anyone I truly cared about on their special day.

There are thousands of other tux shops who operate their business efficiently and don’t treat their customers like crap. Although, I guess if you are a celebrity, they might treat you nice.
My intention is to make this review as honest as possible, so that couples getting married in the future can use it to Read more...
My intention is to make this review as honest as possible, so that couples getting married in the future can use it to select the proper tux rental establishment. I am going to keep this review in chronological order, so you have a good idea of how my experience went.

In our effort to visit several tux stores to see which one would be right for our wedding, we visited A Better Deal Tuxedo. When we pulled up to their store in Bird Rock, we felt that the exterior was a little run-down looking and the sign was super old. However, when we walked in we met Janet, the co-owner. She was extremely friendly and we seemed to get along with her right away. She explained to us the process and we looked through the suits and showed us pictures of all the famous people they have dressed on the wall.

After that, things seemed to go downhill. We were renting almost 15 tuxedos for our wedding and I chose them because their suits are actually retail suit/tuxedos, as opposed to Savvi Formalwear, which almost every other tux shop has. After the first appointment, we came in 2 or 3 other times and every time I personally felt like I was bothering them. This was highly disturbing as we spent almost $2,000 dollars at their store ($175 per tux, with one rental free). Also, I noticed that all of their notes were handwritten on a single sheet of paper. Therefore, when we changed things, they scribbled out old notes and either wrote on top of it, or in the margins. Sloppy. Is this not the 21st century? Who does not use computers nowadays?

While the other employees were great, Janet’s mood seemed to decline throughout the process. She even had the audacity to talk crap on me to my best man behind my back! Was I really not going to hear about it? Furthermore, there was some miscommunication about the ties we were going to wear and they ordered them without letting me know, so I happened to buy my own ties, but they still expected me to take care of them! Fortunately, Janet resolved the matter and we were over that.

The day before the wedding we went to pick up our tuxes. They managed to give everyone shoes except for me, the groom, which boggled my mind! They tried to tell me, after I already tried on several shoes, selected the exact size (they run large) and style, that I had not asked for shoes. What a joke, why else would I have tried on the shoes several times? Instead of resolving this matter calmly with the suggestions I put forth, they were combative about it. This is when Jerry, the owner (Janet’s husband) got on the phone. He talked about all the pictures on the wall and all the famous people they have dressed and finally said:

“I hope you never get married again!”
Jerry, Business Owner
A Better Deal Tuxedo

After that I was just plain enraged. How could someone in such an industry talk to their clients this way? Especially, the OWNER. He clearly meant to be malicious as I could hear the intense anger in his voice. Needless to say, while their tuxedos are OK, and employees decent, the owners and the way the run their operation is a joke and I would never recommend their services to anyone I truly cared about on their special day.

There are thousands of other tux shops who operate their business efficiently and don’t treat their customers like crap. Although, I guess if you are a celebrity, they might treat you nice. Read less
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La jolla
Wedding:
4/15/2011
4.8/5.0
They were able to fulfill all our needs. We had people sending in sizes and they were able to make changes while we waited. The staff is very friendly and really make you feel welcome. Service was top notch.
The dog is friendly as well.
They were able to fulfill all our needs. We had people sending in sizes and they were able to make changes while we Read more...
They were able to fulfill all our needs. We had people sending in sizes and they were able to make changes while we waited. The staff is very friendly and really make you feel welcome. Service was top notch.
The dog is friendly as well. Read less
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Navyfinanceguy
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.8/5.0
This tuxedo company was best! I have recommended this company to every person looking for a good suit. I found they provide excellent suits for the same price if not lower than comparable companies. They treated my wedding party with excellent service! This place is definitely worth checking out! I know I will always use them for my future suit rental needs.
This tuxedo company was best! I have recommended this company to every person looking for a good suit. I found they Read more...
This tuxedo company was best! I have recommended this company to every person looking for a good suit. I found they provide excellent suits for the same price if not lower than comparable companies. They treated my wedding party with excellent service! This place is definitely worth checking out! I know I will always use them for my future suit rental needs. Read less
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summersherer
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
One of the very few tux stores that have quality suits at an amazing price! Will definitely come here for all future events!
One of the very few tux stores that have quality suits at an amazing price! Will definitely come here for all future Read more...
One of the very few tux stores that have quality suits at an amazing price! Will definitely come here for all future events! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure to work with A Better Deal Tuxedo! They provided tuxedo's for my husband, my father and our groomsmen. Thanks to Janet and the knowledgeable ABD staff these guys have never looked better! Janet helped us picked out the best tux for my husband and for our budget. Thank you ABD. It was our pleasure!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with A Better Deal Tuxedo! They provided tuxedo's for my husband, my father and our Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure to work with A Better Deal Tuxedo! They provided tuxedo's for my husband, my father and our groomsmen. Thanks to Janet and the knowledgeable ABD staff these guys have never looked better! Janet helped us picked out the best tux for my husband and for our budget. Thank you ABD. It was our pleasure! Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
True professionals. They were kind, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommed A Better Deal Tuxedos to anyone getting married. They are the best.
True professionals. They were kind, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommed A Better Deal Tuxedos to Read more...
True professionals. They were kind, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommed A Better Deal Tuxedos to anyone getting married. They are the best. Read less
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Promo Code: 369gift   $100 Value
Includes selection of garment styles, accessory choices, accessory colors for the groom and groomsmen. All of our inventory is on-site so we have no problem giving the bride and groom the opportunity to try-on the garments for the wedding well in advance. Out of town guests and groomsmen have the advantage of going to any of the International Formalwear Association Tuxedo Stores throughout the United States for a complimentary measurement.
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