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Maribel the Tailor

A look at the interior of Maribel the Tailor. Ian Young

We are always excited about new businesses opening in the Boyle Street and McCauley area. Welcome Maribel the Tailor. We are happy to have Maribel as a neighbour. Her business, personality, and creative experience are amazing additions to our community.

Maribel Espinoza’s 20-year dream of having her own tailoring shop has been realized. Her passion for tailoring runs deep and comes from family. Her mother was her primary teacher and most of her high quality, detailed work was learned from her mother’s knowledgeable hands.

Maribel has been an Edmonton resident since immigrating in 1988. She raised her family here and studied at Marvel College in Fashion Design. For the last 20 years she has resided in the Boyle Street neighbourhood and loves it. She appreciates the diversity and character of the community. With a keen eye, finesse, the help of her husband, and the encouragement of her daughters, she has brought beauty and artistic integrity to a community she loves.

After graduating from Marvel in 2001, she worked for a bit as a tailor at Holt Renfrew, and then got the opportunity to run the complete operations of the alterations division for Escada in Edmonton. She received her business license and became the official tailor for Escada and started to grow her clientele, with whom she still connects.

Located in the Belmont Block (9363-108 Avenue), her shop adds to the flavour of the building. Her inspiration comes from the industrial, antique era of the Singer sewing machine – the very Singer model she started the journey with when she was a young girl.

Maribel the Tailor is open Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Tuesday and Sunday by appointment. You can contact her by phone at (780) 905-0075 or on Facebook @MaribeltheTailor. Her services offered include alteration, tailoring, repair, bridal, and custom projects. Look for the antique sewing machine in the window, and be in awe of the shop that Maribel decorated with her heart and style!

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