CarlaReneeCouture's Shop Announcement

Carla Renee Handbags and Wedding Gowns are designed and handmade by Carla Renee Zimbelman in San Jose, California. I also offer custom designs and custom patterns. I can consult with you on repurposing your mother's or grandmother's wedding gown to update the style for you!

If you don't see what you want, want a different color or texture, or if you just have a question- email me. I am happy to take custom orders and answer questions. There are tons of custom color options! In the world of custom there are a lot of options. Your only limitations are availability of supplies and your budget.

For custom patterns : I charge by the hour since each custom order varies in complexity, quantity of supplies needed, and size, whether it be a gown, a handbag, or a jacket or whatever. Please email me with your ideas and I will make a custom listing for you once we have the details set. If you have pictures, email them to me. My rate is $50 per hour. Most patterns take 1 to 3 hours, some take 4 to 6 hours.

The process for custom orders on Handbags, Clutches, Wallets, Apparel, and Wedding Gowns:

You send me an email requesting a specific item or describing what you are looking for.

We work together to design your perfecct handbag or gown until we've got the perfect combination of materials, the style, the details, and all within your budget.

I will make a custom listing, you go through the check out process, and I get started on your custom order. Sometimes that means I have to first order the necessary supplies to get started such as fabric, leather, frames, etc. I try to stock most of the supplies but sometimes you want something very specific and I find it for you. I will always give you a time frame for your custom order. Items that are in stock ship as soon as I can get it to the post office which is usually the same day or the next day if it's after hours.

Once I am finished with your custom order I take photos and email them to you and mail out your order. Each order whether custom or in stock will be sent with a tracking number, also emailed with photos.

If you have any other questions, please let me know!

A little about me:
I am a Fashion Designer and college Fashion Instructor. I enjoy the design process from start to finish. I love working with my clients to design and make their orders as well as working with my students to teach them all about design, sewing skills, the fashion industry, and everything in between! Each job keeps me on my toes with what is "in" or "out" in the ever changing world of business, fashion, and technology.

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