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rikarika

::Vintage Kimono:: Dresses, Skirts, Shoes, Art Panels::

The owner of rikarika is on vacation.

SHOP CLOSED DUE TO A HOUSEHOLD MOVE & MATERNITY LEAVE. The shop will be closed so I can focus on a big household and studio move to get our house and my workspace sorted...plus we are welcoming another baby in October. I'm not sure exactly when I will be back in working order, but I hope either for the holiday season if I can swing it, or early on in 2014. Thank you all so much for your patronage, and I hope you come back to shop with me when I reopen. I will be back to sew up a storm then!

Please convo me if you have any questions for me in the meantime.

Thanks for your understanding!

Rika xxx


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rikarika's Shop Announcement

Hi I'm back from a short hiatus. Be gentle with me - it's going to be an adjustment getting back in the mode! Thanks everyone for your support! xxx ... RiKARiKA creations are made from vintage kimonos - one-of-a-kind dresses, appliqued skirts, hand-embellished mary jane shoes, art panels, Pet Cosies - every item is unique, special and precious - and maybe even a little bit magical...!

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Each RiKARiKA creation is unique. They have been made with the utmost care, using top-quality vintage kimono silk in some shape or form – whether it be the entire article of clothing, or in combination with newer materials. All of the silk is from kimonos and obis that were disassembled because they were no longer suitable for wear, so there may be a few slight imperfections (which only add character and history). These textiles are very precious and rare - hand-selected in extremely limited amounts. These items are not “recycled,” but rather renewed as an art piece, unleashing the original beauty of the fabric.

While I do love using beautiful kimono fabrics in my creations, I also strive to create things that focus on good design elements and detail that is exciting to the eye, with equal attention to practicality. I personally am the designer and seamstress, so I oversee every step from conception to end product - ensuring that the quality of each piece of every step is never compromised. I strive to design clothing that flatters every woman, with all the eclectic touches in the right places that make every item unique - my mission is to have everyone that wears my creations feel like it was made just for them.

Oh, and by the way -
***ALL APPAREL PURCHASES ARE DELIVERED FREE TO U.S. ADDRESSES!***


Thanks for your interest!
Rika xxx

PS: I am always open to take on custom orders - if you have something in mind, convo me :)

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.