Fashion Forward 6

“I have been a professional tailor since 1969,” says Sami Boumadi, Owner of Boumadi Men’s Clothier and Tailoring and Vera’s Ladies Apparel. “It is my favorite thing to do… something I greatly enjoy. I work primarily at Boumadi, and Vera handles work with the ladies. However, we both work on both sides of the store, because we are both very passionate and honest about fashions.”

“I have been doing this for 39 years,” says Co-owner Vera Boumadi. “While Sami got me into tailoring, I have always loved fashion. It is in my heart, and in my blood.”

Whether you are a lady or a gentleman, a visit with the Boumadis is a very personalized experience. As professional tailors with a sharp eye for design, they have traveled near and far to hand-select the finest items from top designers to offer to you. If you crave fashion that is even more unique, they offer custom-made clothing items and accept outside alterations.

“We work with your budget and do not push you to venture beyond it,” explains Sami. “We are here to help you find the right thing for you.”

Gentlemen have the option to choose from a variety of suits, slacks, shirts, ties, and other accessories. Topcoats, tuxedos, and casual accoutrements also line the store from wall-to-wall. Vera’s Ladies Apparel offers all sorts of special occasion dresses and accessories, as well as beautiful day-to-day wear like fine coats and fashion scarves.

“We want customers to feel comfortable in a family atmosphere,” says Vera as she gestures to a stack of magazines hinting at new 2017 designs. “I like to advise what styles are in fashion now and what colors work. I could tell you what style will best flatter and complement you. If you look good in something, I will let you know. We provide honest service, and we do everything in-house.”

For decades, the Boumadis have closely monitored fashion trends and narrowed in on how to best provide top-quality merchandise at a variety of reasonable price points. They feature items by brands that have been worn by celebrities and even Miss USA contestants, including celebrated designers Mac Duggal, Tony Bowls, and Jovani.

“My favorite time is prom season,” gushes Vera. “I love to work with young girls to help them find their dream dresses.”

To ensure that those dream dresses stand out, the Boumadis write down the style, color, and school to ensure that the same item is not offered to another girl attending the same prom. Of course, each dress can also be made more unique with the addition of accessories from the boutique’s collection. They have a vast selection of everything from hair pieces to necklaces, earrings, bracelets, belts for gowns, and clutch purses.

Boumadi Men’s also has a vast selection of accessories that includes socks, ties, cuff links, wallets, and belts. There is a little bit of everything to choose from, which is made better by the expert guidance offered from the Boumadis.

“I was located in Montrose for 25 years. I was in Summit Mall for 7 years. I just moved to Medina in October, and I look forward to assisting people in Medina County,” says Sami. “Come visit our new location. Try me once, and you’ll keep coming back.”

Boumadi Men’s Clothier and Tailoring and Vera’s Ladies Apparel are open from 11 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am to 6 pm Saturday. The boutique is located at 236 Medina Road, Suite 112 in the Montville Centre Plaza.