Post # 1
I am looking to buy a Hanbok in New York (and also order the Paebaek ceremony rentals, set up, etc. but they could be from seperate places) I have heard that Rose Handicraft is good, and that a friend of a friend used it recently, but I have found multiple addresses for it online, and the one phone number I have seen is disconnected. A lot of these places are not searchable online, at least in English, and I do not speak Korean. Has anyone been there recently? Are they still in business? Where are they?
I have been to Nabi Hanbok and they seem pretty good, their work looks beautiful, but I have a large chest, and to make the jacket (which will be cusom made) fit, she told me I just need to hunch my shoulders considerably, when it seems if the pattern was slighly altered, it would sit correctly over my chest. So I’m not sure I want it made there. I am having a Hanbok made not just for the wedding, but with the idea that I can wear it in the future, so I really want the jacket to fit well, even though it won’t really be seen when I am in the full wedding get-up. Anyone have experience with them?
Bidulki Judan in Philadelphia seems good from their website, but I would rather stay in New York for this.
Anyone have any other recommendations?
Post # 3
I’m not sure how much the NYC uses it, but have you tried Yelp? I was able to find a number of shops through them for a qipao in my area. I’d personally go wander ktown and see if there are any dress shops and go in and inquire. Perhaps while there ask someone on the street? They will probably be able to help. If you have any Korean friends definitely bring them with you.
Post # 4
i haven’t had much luck with Yelp. The shops advertise in a Korean-only newspaper, hopefully I can get my hands on it tomorrow, and Fiance can translate it. I went once with FI’s family, and having them there to ask around in Korean was invaluable. But his mom just doesn’t seem that into our wedding. I think she’s trying not to step on my toes, and also busy planning his sister’s wedding, so ours isn’t as exciting. So I’ll be going with Fiance this time, his Korean is OK. The problem is the Korean area where the dress shops are is really spread out, and I am disabled and can’t walk a lot, so wandering around searching for a shop isn’t really feasible. I guess it will be an adventure!
Post # 5
What Korean area did you visit?
Post # 7
Hmm that’s the only area in nyc where I would go too. That’s where we went for all things Korean for a cousin’s wedding. Only other area I can think of is in Jersey 🙁 Maybe you can also try popping into a dduk place and ask their opinion. They go hand in hand with hanbok shops in a lot of instances. Hope you find a place!
Post # 8
I’m wearing a hanbok as well, and if you are open to options, I would check out this site: http://www.sonjjang-hanbok.com/
I actually live in Korea, so had the opportunity to visit Dew in her shop. She spent loads of time working with what I wanted, and when I was ready to scrap an idea (bc I am just so indecisive), she was extremely patient and went with the flow. I do know that she ships internationally, and I guess the only real advantage I had, was to see the materials in person. But she measured me the same way that she instructs you to do on the website. When I had questions, she replied straight away, too. 🙂
I loved the way that mine came out, and the materials are great quality. I chose more of a modernized one, but she can do so much! Hope this helps!!