Downtown Spotlight: Midyat Tailor

Meet Helen (Ha Le), owner of Midyat Tailor Halifax in Scotia Square, Downtown Halifax.

Helen and her family moved from Vietnam in 2019. Growing up surrounded by her mom and aunties who are sewers and tailors, she found herself in love with the magic of tailoring. She has a passion for sustainable fashion and has always loved the creative challenge of giving clothes a new life and making her client’s alteration dreams come true.

She specializes in formal wear including wedding and prom dresses, suites, jackets, and more. Book your appointment online at, call (902) 422-4939, or visit her in-store at 5201 Duke Street, located just behind the food court in Scotia Square. It’s worth mentioning if you spend over an hour with her for a fitting or formal alteration, you will receive free parkade parking as well.

Midyat Tailor is currently open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday or by appointment. When Helen is not in the shop, she can be found spending time with her two children, enjoying nature, cooking, or practicing yoga.