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Mika Inatome Custom Bride Studio

325 W. 38th St., Ste. 407, New York, NY, 10018
nr. Eighth Ave.
212-966-7777

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Service: 10
Selection: 10
"Highly Recommended"

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I love my dress!

By damnskippy on 10/19/2013

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

I came to Mika after trips to all the classic NYC bridal shops. I tried on many dresses, some beautiful, but nothing that was quite right for me. I described what I was looking for and showed her pictures, and she began to sketch...my dress! It was exactly what I was hoping for. One of the things that's great about Mika is she really works with you to develop the dress that's right for you--every one of her dresses is unique to that bride. It's incredibly personalized service, and I loved that I was so involved in the development of the design. Working on the dress with Mika was something I really looked forward to amid the chaos of wedding planning. In the end, I was so happy with the dress, everyone loved how it looked on me. It fit perfectly and felt like a dream to wear. I continue to get compliments from wedding guests and friends who see pictures. Thank you, Mika!

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23 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

Mika is the best

By maurie on 10/8/2012

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

Mika is for brides who want to look classic and don't want to look like a princess or a confection. Mika is unbelievably talented and hardworking. She doesn't stop until it is perfect. She also has an incredible eye for what will work with your figure. Within minutes of meeting her and describing what I would like, she drew a sketch of exactly what I had in mind. Over the months of fittings she crafted what my wedding guests described as the most classic wedding dress they had ever seen. She was able to make a truly beautiful one of a kind dress that was also very simple and elegant. She also handmade my veil which was incredibly beautiful. Plus, she is such a pleasure to work with. She is so sweet and warm and really makes you feel at ease. When my Dad saw me in the dress, he was amazed at how it looked exactly like the initial sketch I had shared with him. I highly recommend working with Mika for a one of a kind dress and a truly unique experience! It's not often in life you get to have a dress handmade for you.

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50 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

Love Mika and My Dress

By AllisonH on 2/5/2012

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

I have to say that not only is Mika amazing at what she does, she also makes the dress fittings such a pleasurable experience. She is such a sweet person and cares a lot about her brides. I LOVED my dress and the whole experience of working with Mika! I honestly couldn't say enough great things about her.it was such a personal experience and my dress couldn't have been more beautiful.

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40 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

The Perfect Dress

By rcohen626 on 9/19/2011

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

Words cannot describe how thankful I am to Mika. She truly helped make my wedding very special. Mika is extremely talented and intuitive. Within minutes of meeting her, Mika knew the exact design that would truly highlight my personality and figure. And with each monthly fitting, I saw how much work and detail she puts into her creation. It was so special to have a dress made just for me. If I could give any bride advice on planning, I would say go to Mika for your dress. If you want simplified elegance, she is the one designer who can give it to you- I guarantee. And she is so friendly! Also, Mika was always upfront about cost- which is something that's not always a given when dealing with wedding vendors. As mentioned above, it's a great deal! Mika is the perfect designer for any NYC bride. Please go to her! My Mika Inatome Wedding Dress will always be one of my most treasured possessions. So beautiful!!!

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59 out of 107 people found this review helpful.

An amazing experience with the perfect outcome!!!

By jenniferrome on 9/5/2011

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

Mika created an amazing wedding dress for me, she is fantastic to work with and so talented. She listened to my general ideas and sketched out the exact wedding dress that I had been hunting for. Mika took the time to work with me on all of the dress details including creating beautiful handmade swarovski crystal designs and fitting the dress so exactly to my figure. She is patient and walked me through step by step. I really enjoyed working with Mika through out the entire design and creation process. I received so many compliments from guests at my wedding! The dress was so comfortable and easy to dance in that I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the night. I love that my dress is truly one of a kind! Thanks Mika!!!

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46 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

A very happy bride!!!

By amchan77 on 4/14/2011

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

At our first meeting, I told Mika some general details I wanted on my gown and within minutes, she had sketched the perfect dress! She really listened and helped me visualize my dress. We started with the initial fitting and I loved watching my dress in the creation process with each visit to New York. The end result was a stunning dress! I love how my wedding dress was custom-made to fit my personality and style. Mika added front and back pleated details and strategically applied lace appliqués all over the dress. Hand-beaded Swarovski crystals were sewn onto each lace appliqué. I loved the low cut back that was embellished with covered buttons. The dress was light-weight and comfortable so I could move around freely all day. I also wore Mika's custom bridal wedges which matched the dress perfectly. It had covered buttons at the back with satin ribbon ankle wrap. They were so comfortable and the blue stitching detail on the quilted sock was so special. The shoes came packaged in a pretty blue box which I now use to store wedding keepsakes. :) She also customized my cathedral veil with some of the same lace details as my dress. Mika is so talented and such a pleasure to work with!! Her energy is contagious! I'm lucky to have found an amazing designer and friend.

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51 out of 97 people found this review helpful.

finding the perfect wedding dress

By bonmayo on 12/7/2008

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

Finding Mika was the start of everything falling perfectly into place for my wedding plans. I knew instantly I wanted to be wearing one of her dresses, each are quite unique yet all reflect her style which is so elegantly feminine yet sophisticated and simply glamourous. I was lucky and happened to fall in love with a sample that was perfect for me. But the best was the entire experience of coming to her loft for the fittings, kicking back and relaxing, with no other customers around but me. She tailored the dress to my liking (and gave me an hour glass figure) and helped me accessorize the look I wanted with earrings and including creating small feather pieces for my hair. It truly was special. Thank you so much Mika - I got so many sincere compliments on my wedding day. And total coincidence, on that day, I found out a good friend who is getting married a few months later is also having her dressed designed by Mika! great minds think alike... I can't wait to see her dress soon!

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60 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

I feel so lucky!

By jbdc on 11/26/2008

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

I feel so lucky that I came across Mika. Mika custom designed me such a special gown. It was filled with so much sentimentality, I hope it will become a family heirloom. Mika's studio is the opposite of a typical bridal salon. It is calm, airy and comfortable there. Mika makes you feel like you are her only client - you always work 1 on 1 with her directly. If you are the type of person who likes something a bit different, or handmade details, then look no further. Everything is made right here in NYC, from organic materials. MIka's dresses are one of the best deals in New York!

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61 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

the perfect dress

By lila_fowler on 7/2/2008

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

I was lucky enough to score one of Mika's beautiful dresses at a sample sale in her studio. Even though I bought a sample (at a great price) and not a custom piece, Mika gave me outstanding service, scheduling three fittings for me in a very tight time frame during the busy wedding season. In the end, the dress was EXQUISITE, unique & fit like a dream. Thanks Mika!

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75 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

Mika Inatome

By smgrayson on 3/25/2008

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

My daughter chose Mika to design her wedding gown. After seeing her dress, I decided that I wanted Mika to design my dress as well. Both dresses are amazingly beautiful. Our experience with Mika was wonderful. She is extremely talented and intuitive in her designs. It is a very comfortable setting and we received one on one attention. We looked forward to every fitting with Mika. I have already recommended her to several people and will continue to do so.

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51 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

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