Could be a very obvious answer for this but..I got a vintage Chanel jacket but the shoulder pads make my shoulders look big+. Should I bring to a local tailor or can the Chanel local store remove them?
I would go to Chanel and enquire first. See what they say but I only trust my Chanels to their in house tailors. After removing the pads, the seams may also need adjusting to fit you perfectly. Good luck!
I recently sent in a Chanel jacket thru the boutique for alterations and was advised that they never recommend removing the entire shoulder pads as it will alter the tailoring/look on the garment. Instead the tailors will thin down the pads as much as possible to minimise the padded look on the shoulder