59 No. Santa Cruz Ave. Suite E, opened in Los Gatos in the fall of 2007. The business provides tailoring, alterations and clothes' design services for men, women, children and even pets. Owner Aynura Echimova specializes in bridal, bridesmaid and prom dresses. The shop's hours of operation are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and by appointment on Sunday. Details: 408-395-5238.
Los Gatos Patch: What did you dream of being as a kid?
Aynura Echimova: I studied to be a civil engineer and completed my education at the Polytechnical University in Kyrgyzstan Republic, Russia. I learned how to build roads and water dams.
Patch: How does your personality play into your business?
Echimova: I'm very straightforward and I use my engineering experience to make the clothes for my customers.
Patch: At what moment did you decide to open a business?
Echimova: I wanted to have my own company. I was an accountant and at nighttime I worked at Bay Area Bridal.
Patch: What inspired you?
Echimova: The desire to have something of my own.
Patch: Describe the biggest challenge of owning a business in the Town
of Los Gatos?
Echimova: There have been no challenges here. I like it here. The people who come to the shop are very nice. They're wonderful customers.
Patch: Describe the best thing about owning a business in the town of Los Gatos?
Echimova: The weather, the clientele and the great restaurants.
Patch: What is one thing you would never change about your business?
Echimova: The people and the way they cooperate with you to give them the best service. I can talk to them about any topic. They are very clever and know so much.
Patch: What is your business' greatest asset?
Echimova: Our service. We make from wedding gowns, to children's clothing and for Halloween, we make costumes for dogs.
Patch: What is your favorite spot in town?
Echimova: Old Town Center and Vasona Park.
Patch: What's one thing the community should know about you?
Echimova: We provide the best tailored clothing and consider it an art. We do almost everything, but we have to see the dress or the article of clothing that needs alterations. I will tell them in person and not over the phone.