The story behind ATELIER 957 women's boutique on Grand Ave in St Paul MN
Marina + Liliya
Over 20 years ago, sisters Marina and Liliya moved to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine. Growing up with a love of clothes and watching her mom as a talented seamstress, Marina became skilled in tailoring and making clothes. Two short years after moving to St Paul, Marina opened "Perfect Fit by Marina," a small but now well-known tailor and alterations shop.
As the tailoring and alterations business grew, so did Marina's love of style. She decided to include a select offering of clothing and accessories for women. And her dream of expanding the business to create a fashion destination for women became a reality in 2013, when she and Liliya opened Atelier957 in a historic home on Grand Avenue.
The clothing and accessories are mainly from small designers in Europe and locally in the U.S. who handsew or create each piece. Sisters Marina and Liliya meticulously choose each piece in the store so women of all shapes, sizes, and personalities can feel comfortable and confident.