Post # 1
So I really want to buy my mother a Hanbok as a wedding present. She is soo selfless, and I know she would like one, so I would really like to surprise her with a trip to get fitted for a Hanbok of her choosing. Only problem is:
I don’t know where to go to purchase one!
Any suggestions/reputable places to offer up? I live in Missouri and she lives in Oklahoma, so somewhere in the Midwest would be ideal (Chicago perhaps?) but I am not opposed to flying elsewhere.
She really deserves it!
Post # 3
can you come to la? i live in la and i just got fitted for mine for the reception in koreatown with a great lady. i could give you her info if you’re interested.
Post # 4
@hamachi: Hi! If you have any recommendations in the LA area, I’d be really interested. My mom and I went to a couple places in Downtown with very mixed results.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 5
@celadonblue: If I get one, I’m having my cousin take my measurements while she visits and order it online. Do you have any family that can help you?
Post # 6
@celadonblue: My mom, SIL and SIL’s mom got their hanboks from Moon Hyun Sim in K-town for my brother+SIL’s wedding. I think they were all happy with the quality and service.
Moon Hyun Sim Hanbok
1001 S. Vermont Ave. #204
Los Angeles, CA 90006
I also saw good Yelp reviews for…
Leehwa Dress Shop
555 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Post # 7
i also highly recommend Lee Hwa’s Korean Dress Shop in Los Angeles!!
They have the most stunning and gorgeous dresses !!
Post # 8
A few weeks ago I vistited 3 hanbok shops in K-town, to look for dresses for myself, mother, and future mother-in-law.
Kim Mehee Korean Dress Boutique: rude rude rude. I went in there w/my mom. One lady was was older, and grumpy right off the bat. The other lady who I assume is the owner, came off nice, but a little superficial. When my mom left the room for a second, the 2 employees who thought I didn’t understand Korean, began snickering and bad-mouthing my mom and I. Besides their rudeness, and talking down to us, their pre-made dresses start at $7-800 and up. And even more for custom, which you’ll have to get if you don’t fit into any of their sizes. Paebaek rentals $250-$350.
The 2nd shop, I can’t remember the name. I have a business card at home, so I’ll update later: Also not that great of a store. Small shop, high prices. They had similar prices to Kim Mehee. Their Paebaek rentals were $200. They were rude in that they left me and mom hanging when they found a bride who had a closer wedding date. Thanks.
The 3rd shop, Sin Sae Kae Dept Store 3150 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006: Here I found my dress, and my mother’s, and my FMIL’s. Their service was so much better than the previous two. They were welcoming, and helpful. Their prices were MUCH better as well. My dress was CUSTOM, and cost me $400. I got to pick the style, and fabric colors. They include a pretty dangle you wear on the dress. For $99 you also get all of the necessary hanbok undergarments, and korean shoes (which they even have high heeled versions!) They had 2 different options of Paebaek rentals, which were both $100. We even got my mom and Future Mother-In-Law coordinating dresses. They were by far the best store, in terms of prices and customer service.