Heart of Orléans BIA

The Faces Behind the Business – Gifty’s

From the moment you walk into Gifty’s located at 2003 St-Joseph Boulevard, you feel comfortable and welcome. You know you are in the right place! 

Gifty Abiad has owned and operated her well loved business since November of 2015. She started out further west in the Business Improvement Area but relocated to a larger space in 2022. Gifty’s is a one stop fashion and clothing care shop. They specialize in alterations for men and women from pant hems to wedding dresses. Gifty and her talented team take care of your dry cleaning, restoration and preservation of clothing needs as well as designing and creating custom made outfits. You can also find custom jewelry and accessories to enhance and complement your outfits and can even spot a little home decor in the shop!

Gifty, herself, is a gifted designer (see what we did there?). But don’t take our word for it.  She consistently places in the CommunityVotes Ottawa Awards in the Dressmaker category and has a 5 Star rating with her customers.  Gifty is described as talented, professional and trustworthy with fantastic customer service skills. Taty Soga says, “Amazing Designer! She creates unique styles and her details are flawless!” Daniela Gionni clearly agreed and wrote the following testimonial in June of 2022 on Facebook: “Gifty and her team did a fabulous job on my daughter’s graduation gown. So much work but so beautiful!!“. You can check out the gorgeous gown and other reviews here.

When asked if she would recommend the Heart of Orléans to other business owners, Gifty responded with a resounding “Yes! We are a growing community and in need of more businesses to serve this growth. The Heart of Orléans is easily accessible and intimate.” 

So whether you are looking for a unique piece of jewelry or would like to preserve your wedding dress or even something as simple as hemming a pair of pants, Gifty and her fantastic team will take good care of you! If you are in the neighbourhood, be sure to stop in to say hi and get a tour of their new digs!

Thank you to our partner, ChristinaLH Photography, for the beautiful pictures.