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Shin Bu

Los Angeles , CA
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3872 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020 US (map)

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213-382-5480
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Ronda
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Love them! I made an appointment with them and had a little idea of what I wanted in a wedding dress. The husband said okay let me give you some ideas and he started putting fabric on me and next thing I knew I had an absolutely gorgeous dress. I looooooved my dress. My husband loved my dress and so many guests complimented it. It was affordable too! I am so lucky I found this place. Oh and don't worry if you don't speak Korean because I don't and it was just fine. Love them!! Highly recommend!!
Love them! I made an appointment with them and had a little idea of what I wanted in a wedding dress. The husband said Read more...
Love them! I made an appointment with them and had a little idea of what I wanted in a wedding dress. The husband said okay let me give you some ideas and he started putting fabric on me and next thing I knew I had an absolutely gorgeous dress. I looooooved my dress. My husband loved my dress and so many guests complimented it. It was affordable too! I am so lucky I found this place. Oh and don't worry if you don't speak Korean because I don't and it was just fine. Love them!! Highly recommend!! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Prior to going to Shin Bu, I went to several designer boutiques and was very close to purchasing one but I didn't LOVE it because of the bottom portion. My friend mentioned Shin Bu so we decided to take a trip to Ktown to check out the dresses. When we arrived, we were impressed with the quality of the dresses. You would have thought they were designer dresses but they were all made by Seo. Seo spent time with me as I showed him pictures of the two dresses I wanted, we ended up combining the top of one dress and the bottom of the other. Because of the design, my custom rental was $2500, $3500 if I wanted to keep it.They also lent me the belt I wore for no additional charge.

Things to keep in mind:
1) The process is LONG depending on your style. I started in January and the dress was completed the week of my wedding (in October). I went about once a month and then once a week the last month. I really couldn't tell how the dress was turning out until the last two month or so. It is hard, but you have to trust them. Seo and his wife know what they are doing.
2) Seo and his wife's English is broken English but you can still get by. BUT if you have a Korean friend, it might be helpful to have them come with you every so often. I had my friend come with me for the first appointment and then for a couple other appointments. I needed to have her ask some questions about the color and style of the dress.

Even though the process was long and the drive to K-town was long (coming from Orange County), the dress was worth every penny! I received nonstop compliments on my BEAUTIFUL dress. My now husband even said I could paid $1k more to keep it! I didn't keep it though but still in love with the dress!
Prior to going to Shin Bu, I went to several designer boutiques and was very close to purchasing one but I didn't LOVE it Read more...
Prior to going to Shin Bu, I went to several designer boutiques and was very close to purchasing one but I didn't LOVE it because of the bottom portion. My friend mentioned Shin Bu so we decided to take a trip to Ktown to check out the dresses. When we arrived, we were impressed with the quality of the dresses. You would have thought they were designer dresses but they were all made by Seo. Seo spent time with me as I showed him pictures of the two dresses I wanted, we ended up combining the top of one dress and the bottom of the other. Because of the design, my custom rental was $2500, $3500 if I wanted to keep it.They also lent me the belt I wore for no additional charge.

Things to keep in mind:
1) The process is LONG depending on your style. I started in January and the dress was completed the week of my wedding (in October). I went about once a month and then once a week the last month. I really couldn't tell how the dress was turning out until the last two month or so. It is hard, but you have to trust them. Seo and his wife know what they are doing.
2) Seo and his wife's English is broken English but you can still get by. BUT if you have a Korean friend, it might be helpful to have them come with you every so often. I had my friend come with me for the first appointment and then for a couple other appointments. I needed to have her ask some questions about the color and style of the dress.

Even though the process was long and the drive to K-town was long (coming from Orange County), the dress was worth every penny! I received nonstop compliments on my BEAUTIFUL dress. My now husband even said I could paid $1k more to keep it! I didn't keep it though but still in love with the dress! Read less
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Karen C.
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I came to see Seo about 6 months before my wedding. I was freaking out because I still didn't have a wedding dress...well I had half of a dress. Let me quickly explain how stupid I was - I had a dress that I bought at a designer sample sale which I regretted purchasing immediately after I walked out of the store. So I came to Shinbu and asked Seo to re-make the entire top of the dress. I have to say that Shin Bu was the only vendor who didn't stress me out during my wedding planning process. Seo and his wife were wonderful. I was a little worried in the beginning since I was kind of lost in translation but my dress came out beautiful. They did forget about a pin in the bodice of my dress which my bridesmaid quickly pulled out but I feel like it's not that big of deal. Seo also replaced all the damaged tulled that was originally on the sample that I purchased. My dress ended up looking brand new, and exactly how I had pictured it in my mind. I highly recommend them. If you're a picky bride like me and can't find anything that you truly love at bridal salons then a custom made wedding dress is your answer. Getting a gown custom made will actually get you attached to it. When it's finally completed, it will truly feel like it's "the one" because of the time and effort spent on creating it, and knowing that it was especially made for you just makes it even more special.
I came to see Seo about 6 months before my wedding. I was freaking out because I still didn't have a wedding dress...well Read more...
I came to see Seo about 6 months before my wedding. I was freaking out because I still didn't have a wedding dress...well I had half of a dress. Let me quickly explain how stupid I was - I had a dress that I bought at a designer sample sale which I regretted purchasing immediately after I walked out of the store. So I came to Shinbu and asked Seo to re-make the entire top of the dress. I have to say that Shin Bu was the only vendor who didn't stress me out during my wedding planning process. Seo and his wife were wonderful. I was a little worried in the beginning since I was kind of lost in translation but my dress came out beautiful. They did forget about a pin in the bodice of my dress which my bridesmaid quickly pulled out but I feel like it's not that big of deal. Seo also replaced all the damaged tulled that was originally on the sample that I purchased. My dress ended up looking brand new, and exactly how I had pictured it in my mind. I highly recommend them. If you're a picky bride like me and can't find anything that you truly love at bridal salons then a custom made wedding dress is your answer. Getting a gown custom made will actually get you attached to it. When it's finally completed, it will truly feel like it's "the one" because of the time and effort spent on creating it, and knowing that it was especially made for you just makes it even more special. Read less
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C
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
This custom bridal boutique in k-town is run by the sweetest couple.

Mr. Seo made my silk organza a-line dress for me and I cannot tell you how beautiful the dress came out, especially the pick-ups in the back. Mr. Seo may not talk much but he makes the most beautiful dresses. His wife, Mrs. Seo was a very sweet lady, though I didn't speak Korean I loved going to Shin Bu for my monthly fittings and have girlie talks with Mrs. Seo.

The quality of their sewing and style is impeccable. Check it out for yourself. :)
This custom bridal boutique in k-town is run by the sweetest couple.

Mr. Seo made my silk organza a-line dress Read more...
This custom bridal boutique in k-town is run by the sweetest couple.

Mr. Seo made my silk organza a-line dress for me and I cannot tell you how beautiful the dress came out, especially the pick-ups in the back. Mr. Seo may not talk much but he makes the most beautiful dresses. His wife, Mrs. Seo was a very sweet lady, though I didn't speak Korean I loved going to Shin Bu for my monthly fittings and have girlie talks with Mrs. Seo.

The quality of their sewing and style is impeccable. Check it out for yourself. :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Seo and his wife brought my wedding dress to life... What else can I say? Sae creates his own gowns, can create one for you, or alter one of his designs according to your request -- all for a very reasonable price. I will never regret working with Sae for my wedding. Thank you so much!!
Seo and his wife brought my wedding dress to life... What else can I say? Sae creates his own gowns, can create one for Read more...
Seo and his wife brought my wedding dress to life... What else can I say? Sae creates his own gowns, can create one for you, or alter one of his designs according to your request -- all for a very reasonable price. I will never regret working with Sae for my wedding. Thank you so much!! Read less
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jenn
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.4/5.0
Shin Bu did a great job on getting my dress made.
I got a custom made dress which took couple of months.
Owner made a beautiful dress that fit me really really well.
I loved the dress and I don't know what I would have done without getting a dress here.
Price wasn't cheap but for the quality of the finished dress was way more than what I've paid for.
Shin Bu did a great job on getting my dress made.
I got a custom made dress which took couple of months.
Owner Read more...
Shin Bu did a great job on getting my dress made.
I got a custom made dress which took couple of months.
Owner made a beautiful dress that fit me really really well.
I loved the dress and I don't know what I would have done without getting a dress here.
Price wasn't cheap but for the quality of the finished dress was way more than what I've paid for. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After going to 7 bridal dress shops, I thought that I would never be able to make a decision on a dress without having to spend over $7000. But when I went to Shin Bu, they were able to gauge my style and come up with their own design for me. He has a great eye for design and is extremely detail oriented. I had to go to multiple fittings since they were custom making the dress for me. And when I would notice something I didn't like, he would mention it before I even could.

I LOVED LOVED LOVED my dress and so did my family and friends. I got a lot of compliments on how beautiful my dress was. And what was even greater was that I was able to return it! I got a dress made to fit me perfectly for my one special day. And I don't have to keep it in my closet! You do have the option to buy the dress though. I just personally didn't want it to take up all my closet space.

I HIGHLY recommend Shin Bu! They are extremely professional and reliable. I have at least 5 friends who have all rented their custom made dress from Shin Bu. And we were all happy!!!
After going to 7 bridal dress shops, I thought that I would never be able to make a decision on a dress without having to Read more...
After going to 7 bridal dress shops, I thought that I would never be able to make a decision on a dress without having to spend over $7000. But when I went to Shin Bu, they were able to gauge my style and come up with their own design for me. He has a great eye for design and is extremely detail oriented. I had to go to multiple fittings since they were custom making the dress for me. And when I would notice something I didn't like, he would mention it before I even could.

I LOVED LOVED LOVED my dress and so did my family and friends. I got a lot of compliments on how beautiful my dress was. And what was even greater was that I was able to return it! I got a dress made to fit me perfectly for my one special day. And I don't have to keep it in my closet! You do have the option to buy the dress though. I just personally didn't want it to take up all my closet space.

I HIGHLY recommend Shin Bu! They are extremely professional and reliable. I have at least 5 friends who have all rented their custom made dress from Shin Bu. And we were all happy!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
LOVE LOVE LOVED my dress! and i miss going to their shop to work on it!
Mr and Mrs seo are so sweet and so nice and know exactly what they are doing. My dress was amazing and less expensive than the regular store-bought ones. It was fitted to me perfectly and made of genuine silk organza.. not shiny polyester.
I am so grateful for my gorgeous wedding dress!
LOVE LOVE LOVED my dress! and i miss going to their shop to work on it!
Mr and Mrs seo are so sweet and so nice and Read more...
LOVE LOVE LOVED my dress! and i miss going to their shop to work on it!
Mr and Mrs seo are so sweet and so nice and know exactly what they are doing. My dress was amazing and less expensive than the regular store-bought ones. It was fitted to me perfectly and made of genuine silk organza.. not shiny polyester.
I am so grateful for my gorgeous wedding dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
THE BEST VENDOR I HAVE WORKED WITH SO FAR. I recommend them to everyone I know. The husband & wife duo are friendly and very organized. They're the only vendor I truly want to thank. When you're planning your wedding, working with great vendors really takes a load off of your back and they're absolute miracle workers. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM <3
THE BEST VENDOR I HAVE WORKED WITH SO FAR. I recommend them to everyone I know. The husband & wife duo are friendly and Read more...
THE BEST VENDOR I HAVE WORKED WITH SO FAR. I recommend them to everyone I know. The husband & wife duo are friendly and very organized. They're the only vendor I truly want to thank. When you're planning your wedding, working with great vendors really takes a load off of your back and they're absolute miracle workers. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM <3 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
People at my wedding couldn't stop talking about how beautiful my dress was. One of the guests called it the most beautiful dress he'd ever seen...which got him in a bit of trouble with his own wife! Lol.

Seo is a master at what he does. He uses only the best materials and will design a dress that looks stunning on you. I was a little worried about the language barrier, since I'm not Korean. But it was okay. He speaks enough English that you can get by, and I always got my point across. I do recommend bringing a translator if you can though. The one time I was able to bring my Korean friend with me, we had the most productive appointment out of all of them. If you don't know any Koreans, no worries, you'll still be fine.

It was so much fun to watch my dress evolve. It ended up a little different than my original idea as we figured out what worked and what didn't. But in the end I was very happy with what Seo created for me. His prices are really reasonable too. (He quoted me $1900 if I returned it, $2800 if I decided to keep it. This included the veil and any accessories I wanted to borrow.)

Two suggestions:

1) He tends to make the hem a little too long (thank you other Yelp reviewers for warning me). You'll need to be adamant that he shorten it a bit so that you don't trip. He won't want to, so you have to insist.

2) Have him show you what he's going to do before he does it. He'll say things like, "Okay, next week we'll work on the ruching." At first I thought he meant we would do it together at the next appointment. What he actually meant was it would be done already. I learned to ask him to pin up the material to give me an idea of what he was planning, before he did it. This might not be a problem for everyone, but I'm not good at imagining what a design will look like without actually seeing it, so I needed previews.

I highly recommend Seo if you decide to custom make your dress. He is not just a dressmaker but an artist.
People at my wedding couldn't stop talking about how beautiful my dress was. One of the guests called it the most Read more...
People at my wedding couldn't stop talking about how beautiful my dress was. One of the guests called it the most beautiful dress he'd ever seen...which got him in a bit of trouble with his own wife! Lol.

Seo is a master at what he does. He uses only the best materials and will design a dress that looks stunning on you. I was a little worried about the language barrier, since I'm not Korean. But it was okay. He speaks enough English that you can get by, and I always got my point across. I do recommend bringing a translator if you can though. The one time I was able to bring my Korean friend with me, we had the most productive appointment out of all of them. If you don't know any Koreans, no worries, you'll still be fine.

It was so much fun to watch my dress evolve. It ended up a little different than my original idea as we figured out what worked and what didn't. But in the end I was very happy with what Seo created for me. His prices are really reasonable too. (He quoted me $1900 if I returned it, $2800 if I decided to keep it. This included the veil and any accessories I wanted to borrow.)

Two suggestions:

1) He tends to make the hem a little too long (thank you other Yelp reviewers for warning me). You'll need to be adamant that he shorten it a bit so that you don't trip. He won't want to, so you have to insist.

2) Have him show you what he's going to do before he does it. He'll say things like, "Okay, next week we'll work on the ruching." At first I thought he meant we would do it together at the next appointment. What he actually meant was it would be done already. I learned to ask him to pin up the material to give me an idea of what he was planning, before he did it. This might not be a problem for everyone, but I'm not good at imagining what a design will look like without actually seeing it, so I needed previews.

I highly recommend Seo if you decide to custom make your dress. He is not just a dressmaker but an artist. Read less
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