In 1987, OKW (o-koo), began under the advisory of three partners. Though originally wholesaling to Bonwit Teller, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s, among others, OKW decided to deviate towards selling cut-to-measure retail after the recession. Two to Three collections would be created each year, and from those, cut-to-measure clothing would be designed. At OKW, a customer is able to have any article of clothing-from evening wear to lingerie-custom made to their liking and to the fit of their body. Ready-to-wear clothing can also be purchased in store and online, and any necessary alterations are performed free of charge when purchased in store. The store is currently owned by a woman named Waheeda, who has been sewing since the age of six, and was originally asked to join OKW as a stitcher. The philosophy of the store embodies the veneer of a classy and fashionable businesswoman who is unique, and who is busy, but also a woman who wants to feel comfortable in clothes that perfectly fit her body-for any occasion. Once something is ordered, it is designed, made, and delivered in no more than a week or two, and can be fixed or altered at any point in time. About twelve years ago, an art gallery was added to the store featuring the work of professional, local artists. OKW’s art gallery sees a new focus every sixth week. With a specialization in evening wear, and art that will always impress, OKW remains a top choice for high-end Bostonians, New Yorkers, and travelers alike.