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VWIDON

Chicago , IL
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360 W Superior ST
Chicago, IL 60654 US (map)

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ABOUT US

Husband & wife designers, Kenneth Park and Carla Hwang design chic contemporary wedding gowns.
The showroom is by appointment only.
Husband & wife designers, Kenneth Park and Carla Hwang design chic contemporary wedding gowns.
The showroom is by appointment only. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Veils

REVIEWS

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Brittany
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
VWidon was truly amazing. Beautiful gowns. Impeccable onw on one seevice!
VWidon was truly amazing. Beautiful gowns. Impeccable onw on one seevice!
VWidon was truly amazing. Beautiful gowns. Impeccable onw on one seevice! Read less
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kkimball
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I had to buy a sample dress because my wedding was in 5 months when I started shopping. I first went to the House of Brides and watched them drag dresses (that I would have to buy) on the floor to my dressing room. I found some that were OK but then I went to vwidon. The minute you walk in the door you know you are good hands. The owners are the designers. I had two women helping me in and out of my dress and they were so careful with the sample dress. The third dress I tried on and it fit perfectly and was amazing. I got so many compliments on it at my wedding. It was extremely elegant with a twist of sexy. The dresses are very high quality and made with lots of care.
I had to buy a sample dress because my wedding was in 5 months when I started shopping. I first went to the House of Read more...
I had to buy a sample dress because my wedding was in 5 months when I started shopping. I first went to the House of Brides and watched them drag dresses (that I would have to buy) on the floor to my dressing room. I found some that were OK but then I went to vwidon. The minute you walk in the door you know you are good hands. The owners are the designers. I had two women helping me in and out of my dress and they were so careful with the sample dress. The third dress I tried on and it fit perfectly and was amazing. I got so many compliments on it at my wedding. It was extremely elegant with a twist of sexy. The dresses are very high quality and made with lots of care. Read less
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Chenin
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved my dress... so well made, easy to put on and unique. The samples are in perfect condition and you get a significant discount for buying one (which I did). If you want a ton of sequins and beading, this is not the place for you,.... but if you want an incredibly flattering well made dress that is both simple and elegant/unique I think you will find it here. Plus you are the only person in the store when you are looking at dresses-- way different that the experience in some other high end Chicago places. The alterations process and veil making was a breeze too!
Loved my dress... so well made, easy to put on and unique. The samples are in perfect condition and you get a significant Read more...
Loved my dress... so well made, easy to put on and unique. The samples are in perfect condition and you get a significant discount for buying one (which I did). If you want a ton of sequins and beading, this is not the place for you,.... but if you want an incredibly flattering well made dress that is both simple and elegant/unique I think you will find it here. Plus you are the only person in the store when you are looking at dresses-- way different that the experience in some other high end Chicago places. The alterations process and veil making was a breeze too! Read less
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Armin
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give Vwidon 6 stars. I was incredibly happy with my dress! I almost skipped this appointment, it was the last one after a long day, and I had found so many dresses that I just loved. When I walked in, I didn't necessarily see anything that popped out to me and I had just been at a sample sale at Ultimate Bride where I found a few fantastic dresses. I tried on the first dress, and the fabric really blew me away, it's so luxe, and sooo much higher quality than the others I tried on. I wasn't completely sold, then I tried on the dress I ended up buying, and I saw my Mom and Best Friend's faces change a little. It took me a while to realize how beautiful the dress is, but the longer I had it on, the more I fell in love with it.
Carla is wonderful, she takes the time to listen, and works with you to find what works for you. We ended up changing the bodice of the dress, making the train longer, adding buttons, adding a sweatheart neckline, she was so helpful and pleasant to work with, and patient with our extreme indeciveness and slow decision making. She had wonderful suggestions too. I absolutely loved, loved, loved my dress, it was so flattering!
I wish I could give Vwidon 6 stars. I was incredibly happy with my dress! I almost skipped this appointment, it was the Read more...
I wish I could give Vwidon 6 stars. I was incredibly happy with my dress! I almost skipped this appointment, it was the last one after a long day, and I had found so many dresses that I just loved. When I walked in, I didn't necessarily see anything that popped out to me and I had just been at a sample sale at Ultimate Bride where I found a few fantastic dresses. I tried on the first dress, and the fabric really blew me away, it's so luxe, and sooo much higher quality than the others I tried on. I wasn't completely sold, then I tried on the dress I ended up buying, and I saw my Mom and Best Friend's faces change a little. It took me a while to realize how beautiful the dress is, but the longer I had it on, the more I fell in love with it.
Carla is wonderful, she takes the time to listen, and works with you to find what works for you. We ended up changing the bodice of the dress, making the train longer, adding buttons, adding a sweatheart neckline, she was so helpful and pleasant to work with, and patient with our extreme indeciveness and slow decision making. She had wonderful suggestions too. I absolutely loved, loved, loved my dress, it was so flattering! Read less
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alli13cat
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Vwidon was recommended to me by 2 co-workers, both with exquisite taste and fashion sense, so my expectations were high. The salon is just a lovely experience - very personalized, classy, not overwhelming - and I love the fact that all of Carla's latest collection is on display/available for you to see and try on, if you wish (vs having people pull things from the back that may or may not fit what you are seeking). One word of caution - the samples at Vwidon definitely cater to petite women, so just be aware of this when you go in (since it is such a contrast to a lot of the larger sample sizes at other locations). Regardless, the whole point is that you're getting a gown custom-tailor-made for you in the finished product, for a very reasonable ticket and alterations price (one flat fee for the final tailoring). I felt elegant and beautiful on my wedding day, just floating in my dress by Carla. Vwidon is lesser known - many of my fellow Chicago brides had not heard of it - but well worth the visit.
Vwidon was recommended to me by 2 co-workers, both with exquisite taste and fashion sense, so my expectations were high. Read more...
Vwidon was recommended to me by 2 co-workers, both with exquisite taste and fashion sense, so my expectations were high. The salon is just a lovely experience - very personalized, classy, not overwhelming - and I love the fact that all of Carla's latest collection is on display/available for you to see and try on, if you wish (vs having people pull things from the back that may or may not fit what you are seeking). One word of caution - the samples at Vwidon definitely cater to petite women, so just be aware of this when you go in (since it is such a contrast to a lot of the larger sample sizes at other locations). Regardless, the whole point is that you're getting a gown custom-tailor-made for you in the finished product, for a very reasonable ticket and alterations price (one flat fee for the final tailoring). I felt elegant and beautiful on my wedding day, just floating in my dress by Carla. Vwidon is lesser known - many of my fellow Chicago brides had not heard of it - but well worth the visit. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
If you want a custom dress for a reasonable price...look no further. They are located in downtown Chicago and parking is very easy around their boutique. Carla is beyond talented and made me look like a size 2. The dress was perfect for me and I couldn't have been happier with my dress. Check it out...during your dress shopping you will give up the "non custom" options as nothing looks better than something that was made for you!
If you want a custom dress for a reasonable price...look no further. They are located in downtown Chicago and parking is Read more...
If you want a custom dress for a reasonable price...look no further. They are located in downtown Chicago and parking is very easy around their boutique. Carla is beyond talented and made me look like a size 2. The dress was perfect for me and I couldn't have been happier with my dress. Check it out...during your dress shopping you will give up the "non custom" options as nothing looks better than something that was made for you! Read less
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mdeady
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
After trying on many gowns at many stores, I went to Vwidon. Every dress I tried on was amazing and the final product was perfect. I highly recommend Vwidon.
After trying on many gowns at many stores, I went to Vwidon. Every dress I tried on was amazing and the final product was Read more...
After trying on many gowns at many stores, I went to Vwidon. Every dress I tried on was amazing and the final product was perfect. I highly recommend Vwidon. Read less
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kittie739
Wedding:
8/25/2007
5.0/5.0
Carla was absoulutely amazing. Most bridal salons take your measurements and order the "size" you fall under based on those measurements (and all wedding dresses come long enough for a 5'8" bride, I'm 5'1" so this is problematic). Carla takes your measurements and actually creates custom dress for each bride and she includes all the fittings and alterations (which are minimal since the dress is made for you) in the price. She is also open to modifiying her designs slightly to suit your style. She uses beautiful fabrics (my dress was made with a wonderful Italian silk satin) and still keeps her prices very reasonable. You will love working with Carla!
Carla was absoulutely amazing. Most bridal salons take your measurements and order the "size" you fall under based on Read more...
Carla was absoulutely amazing. Most bridal salons take your measurements and order the "size" you fall under based on those measurements (and all wedding dresses come long enough for a 5'8" bride, I'm 5'1" so this is problematic). Carla takes your measurements and actually creates custom dress for each bride and she includes all the fittings and alterations (which are minimal since the dress is made for you) in the price. She is also open to modifiying her designs slightly to suit your style. She uses beautiful fabrics (my dress was made with a wonderful Italian silk satin) and still keeps her prices very reasonable. You will love working with Carla! Read less
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sho92708
Wedding:
7/4/2009
4.8/5.0
What I loved about Vwidon is that you get the whole shop to yourself for our appointment and it was the least sales-ey of the bridal stores I went to. If you're looking for modern, clean and unique dresses I definitely recommend this store for you. I must have tried on 20 dresses and went back to Vwidon three times to make sure that I had the dress I loved. I found it on my first trip there but had to bring 3 different sets of people back with me to make sure I felt the same way. If you are a petite bride, this is the one place where the dresses won't feel gigantic and you'll have a much better sense of what the dresses look like. If you're looking for affirmation from the designer, you won't get it (unless you ask for it). She will leave the room for you think about it amongst yourself. You won't find this store advertised much - but if you are looking for unique, modern and beautiful dresses look no further...
What I loved about Vwidon is that you get the whole shop to yourself for our appointment and it was the least sales-ey of Read more...
What I loved about Vwidon is that you get the whole shop to yourself for our appointment and it was the least sales-ey of the bridal stores I went to. If you're looking for modern, clean and unique dresses I definitely recommend this store for you. I must have tried on 20 dresses and went back to Vwidon three times to make sure that I had the dress I loved. I found it on my first trip there but had to bring 3 different sets of people back with me to make sure I felt the same way. If you are a petite bride, this is the one place where the dresses won't feel gigantic and you'll have a much better sense of what the dresses look like. If you're looking for affirmation from the designer, you won't get it (unless you ask for it). She will leave the room for you think about it amongst yourself. You won't find this store advertised much - but if you are looking for unique, modern and beautiful dresses look no further... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Just ask for what you want. I asked for several different things to be changed to the dress, and Carla was always willing to do whatever I asked. She was wonderful in helping me!
Just ask for what you want. I asked for several different things to be changed to the dress, and Carla was always willing Read more...
Just ask for what you want. I asked for several different things to be changed to the dress, and Carla was always willing to do whatever I asked. She was wonderful in helping me! Read less
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