248 Mott St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.
By LRamsey on 4/8/2010
She is undependable and moody and thinks she is smarter than everyone else. The windows look good, but most of the styles are copies of a few seasons ago from real designers works. The work is sloppy with unfinished lining and she is rude. There are so many other great stores with better and more consistent service and much better quality.
By alex_w on 6/19/2007
My wife ordered six bridesmaids dresses from Blue, and we had a *very* negative experience. Several gripes: * My wife scheduled a fitting for a friend who lives a couple of hours away. The Blue ladies knew that the friend was traveling--yet the dress wasn't ready for her to try on when she arrived. * My wife asked for the dresses to be ready 2 weeks before the wedding , to send to bridesmaids who live in other states. The dresses were delivered 2 days before the wedding, leaving no time for alterations. * Many details were off. For example, the hems on 3 of the dresses were quite uneven. On others the zippers were poorly installed, such that they caused the material to bunch. * Of the six custom-made dresses, only 2 fit well One fit so badly that it was unwearable. We'd recommend working with them only if all the dresses can be tried on in the store. Also, give them a deadline that's way before the dress(es) are needed. Then you'll have time for last minute alterations to correct fit and sloppy craftsmanship.
By monati on 4/9/2009
I bought a dress that was on display at Blue. I had a fitting the next day, since I was only in New York for a few days. The dress was then shipped to me by fedex after a few days. The box was very poorly packaged, there were holes in the box through which I could see my dress! The dress was not placed in a garment bag or covered with paper, there were just a few scraps of fabric thrown over it which did not cover it. For such a beautiful and relatively expensive dress I would have expected much better care. Most bridal shops offer special packaging and care for such an important dress, but its not the case here, its as if the owner doesn't care about it anymore once you've paid for it. Luckily there was no damage to the dress. So unless you live in NY or could go there to pick up your dress, I wouldn't recommend buying a wedding dress from there.
By racheynyc on 11/2/2009
Christina, the owner of Blue, is clearly a talented and very creative designer which is why I ordered a custom wedding dress from her. After my second fitting I was thrilled with the progress that was made on my dress. I went in for my third fitting, mind you this is 6 weeks before my wedding date, and the dress was completely changed! I was very upset and she became extremely abrasive and yelled at me for not understanding. I found communicating with her very difficult. It seemed as though she realized I was coming in for a fitting an hour before I got there and threw something together for me to try on. I ended up at the mercy of Klienfeld. Unless you are buying a design that is already created, I would not recommend working with her on a custom creation.
By aleafb on 10/20/2009
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.
By CheapAndEvil on 11/28/2009
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.
By acappetta on 7/8/2010
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
By mkr29 on 2/20/2008
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!
By srs on 12/19/2008
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.
By srcole9 on 4/7/2009
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.