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Blue

248 Mott St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.
212-228-7744

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8
Service: 7
Selection: 8
"Recommended"

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57% would go back.

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Wedding dress - 2015

By sarahlynch3 on 3/24/2015

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Christina designed and made my wedding dress for my upcoming June 2015 wedding. I showed her images of what I liked, she discussed what she wanted to emphasize on my body, we looked at fabric swatches...and she went to work! She designed a gorgeous dress that was BEYOND my expectations. I cannot wait to wear it. Her talent is amazing and her eye is perfect. She is reliable and prompt with all appointments.

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Wedding Dress from 1997

By zulalularen on 6/14/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wedding dress was made here at the end of 1996/beginning of 1997, for my May 1997 nuptials. Back then, the shop was in the East Village, next to Stingy Lulu's (I think that was the name), where they had the most delicious strawberry shakes and mashed potatoes. The process was so easy...I simply described my style and she created a dress that flattered my body perfectly; it was that easy. The dress is still as beautiful as the day I wore it and I think none can compare in it's grace and quality. Thank you.

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62 out of 122 people found this review helpful.

Great experience--LOVE my wedding and rehearsal dinner dresses!

By dicktracy on 4/13/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

What a wonderful experience it was to have my dress made at Blue. I went in with a very open mind (ie. I had only vague ideas of what I wanted like color and length). I let Christina do her thing, and she created a gorgeous, unique, perfect-fit-for-my-body dress. She and her assistants spent hours with me bringing my dress to life! She is truly an artist and I respected that. Her creations are much more vast than what she has hanging on the rack, the possibilities are truly endless. I feel like the bad reviews on this site come from people who should not have gone to Blue in the first place. Don't go if you know exactly what you want. Don't go if you fit the "Bridezilla" title. Don't go if you're not easy-going, or open-minded. Go if you want a beautiful, one-of-a-kind dress and you're open to the work of an artist. Trust her and you will be happy!

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73 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

I LOVE my dress

By alicialorna on 4/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I recently got my wedding dress from the talented ladies at Blue. We sort of randomly walked in and the second we were there I felt like Christina could really read my figure and visualize what I would look good and feel good in, and what would work with the tone of our wedding. You have to be prepared to be a bit flexible on time but my mom and I had a fabulous time hanging out at Blue and seeing the dress literally come together before our eyes! Though I was on a pretty tight budget and the dress was a bit of a splurge I feel like it was totally worth it, seeing them do all the hand stitching of the lace. I can't wait to wear it in June!

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109 out of 204 people found this review helpful.

Find the Perfect Wedding Dress

By srcole9 on 4/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had an amazing experience purchasing my wedding dress at Blue. I got exactly what I wanted at price that was incredibly reasonable considering i got a custom made, one of a kind dress! Since my wedding, I've been back to Blue and had a black cocktail dress made that reminds me of my wedding dress! I whole-heartedly recommend this boutique.

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105 out of 210 people found this review helpful.

Fun experience, gorgeous dress

By srs on 12/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Cristina is fun and low key and very talented. I didn't know exactly what I wanted and she understood my style and what would be most flattering and designed a beautiful and unique dress. She also helped me choose a one-of-a-kind bracelet from one of her jewelry designer friends. If you are looking for an impeccable bridal salon with uniformed sales people, this is not the place for you; but if you value a relaxed environment with an eccentric but extremely fun and talented designer, Blue is worth a visit.

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90 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

Perfect!

By mkr29 on 2/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love Christina and Blue! She made a beautiful and completely affordable dress for my wedding. Her designs are modern, fun, elegant... she understands what works with your body type. Just trust in her!

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72 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

Christina Always Does A Great Job

By acappetta on 7/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I'm a wedding photographer and have been sending brides to Blue for longer than I am even willing to admit. This designer is talented. I remember when she was on Avenue A "back in the day." Her work is made with passion. She is fierce. She may be a little nuts, but few geniuses are in the "highly stable" category. Go at your own risk, but go with an open mind. I think she's delightful and brilliant. If you can't get on board with what she's all about, a department store may be a safer choice. See some of her dresses on my site: http://www.angelacappetta.com

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83 out of 159 people found this review helpful.

Hit Or Miss

By CheapAndEvil on 11/28/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Service: 4
  • Selection: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Christina can make women look beautiful & sophisticated but is incredibly inconsistent. The 1st dress I purchased was gorgeous. 2 friends also had great experiences. Another friend had her wedding dress only days before the wedding after several tense tearful conversations. My 2nd experience was horrific. The dress looked like someone carelessly basted pieces together – it was lopsided, had mismatched seams, unfinished hems, sagging lining. Christina was incredibly rude, only after I refused to pay the remainder did she agree to ‘fix’ it. Got the dress with less than 24 hrs to go – wearable barely. If you go to Blue, you MUST be on top of details, provide false deadlines, & stand your ground. Don't pay in full until you get your final product & it's perfect.

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119 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

Use with caution

By aleafb on 10/20/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Christina has a great line of unusual and sophisticated dresses. She is also abrasive, doesn't listen, and I think a little lazy. I commissioned her in February to make my wedding dress for Oct. Seems like enough time, right? I went in for fittings in Feb. March. June and my dress STILL wasn't done when I came to pick it up on Labor day. She ultimately had to ship it. Just to be clear - I never changed my mind about what I wanted or anything like that. My weight stayed the same so that was not a problem. She just kept putting me off. I wish I could say when the dress arrived it was perfect. Nope. I had to pay $150 on alterations, some on changes Christina and I had specifically talked about and she had not done. Not only that, there were seams that were sloppy and loose threads all over the place. In short, it looked cheap and homemade. (cheap it certainly was not) If you are prepared to be really demanding and provide constant monitoring, maybe it's worth it if you like her designs. Otherwise, save yourself the headache.

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110 out of 216 people found this review helpful.

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