Best of Boston

1998 Best Tailor

Yelena Courture

Sometimes it’s impossible to resist buying something fabulous when the price has plummeted. That’s when your tailor becomes your best friend/ The mark of a great tailor is the ability to pare something several sizes too big down to size without sacrificing the design. This small shop (located in the garage of The Atrium) transformed a heavily discounted Donna Karan skirt and made it look practically custom-made. The pros here also altered a heavily beaded bodice, work that required a large degree of finesse, and they did it in less than a week.

The Atrium Mall, 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-969-5330,