Culturally design

Brooklyn, New York · 366 Sales


Culturally design

Brooklyn, New York 366 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Current delivery on custom orders approximately 3-4 weeks. Rush orders available.

Let Kimera inspire your creative spirit and introduce you to a new, modern way of living without traditional boundaries.

We are culturally design.


Last updated on Mar 2, 2016

Current delivery on custom orders approximately 3-4 weeks. Rush orders available.

Let Kimera inspire your creative spirit and introduce you to a new, modern way of living without traditional boundaries.

We are culturally design.

Yvonne Chu

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Yvonne Chu

White Chantilly Lace Cropped Topper
Eggshell Eyelet Tea-Length Wedding Dress
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

sarahruthn on Apr 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I was on a tight deadline for a special occasion dress and wanted a few custom options. (Mainly all natural fabrics... etc.) Yvonne was great to work with and despite my tight-deadline managed to give me a custom color option and the slightly different fit I wanted. Personally, I think it was well worth the money. Be aware... unless you are a perfect sample size you should probably go for the custom fee to have a customized fit. I am a little taller than average and I have to say the dress would have been a LOT less flattering on me if Yvonne hadn't dropped the waist an inch or two lower. And for a perfect fit do expect to tweak it a little around the bust. Absolutely LOVE the color selections Yvonne sent me when I asked for swatches. From a purchaser's point of view I think the hardest point was choosing the color.


sarahruthn on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I opted for two shades of blue to match a dress. Ended up better than I thought it would. Pictures definitely don't do it justice. Ideal for a little extra for evening if you want something pretty and elegant.

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Culturally design


Shop members

  • Yvonne Chu

    Owner, Designer

    Kimera was founded in November 1999 by owner/designer Yvonne Chu. She draws her design inspiration from cultures all over the world as well as the diversity of her Brooklyn neighborhood.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2017
Welcome to my Etsy shop!

My Etsy shop currently features many of our bestselling silk shantung dresses as well as some One of a Kind and Limited Edition styles. We also have accessories ranging from obi sashes to brocade neckties and handbags. All of our exclusive designs are made in our Brooklyn studio by myself and a couple of assistants.

Some styles are in stock in limited styles/colors which will be specified in the listing. Other styles are made-to-order only. Please feel free to contact us or check out our website if you have any questions.

My designs reflect influences from many diverse cultures and from every corner of the globe.

Let Kimera inspire your creative spirit and introduce you to a new, modern way of living without traditional boundaries.

Enjoy shopping!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is by PayPal, Etsy Direct, or Etsy Gift Card in US dollars only. All custom orders must be prepaid in full at the time of the order.

In the unlikely event that you decide to cancel a custom order, a partial refund may be given at the sole discretion of Kimera. There is no refund after an item has already gone into production.

All applicable sales tax will be charged on orders in New York.
We are currently working on offering expanded shipping options, including International Shipping and expedited domestic shipping via FedEx. We have updated some of our shipping profiles with additional options. Please contact us if you do not see the desired option for your purchase and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

All items are shipped within 1 week of payment confirmation via USPS or FedEx Ground at our discretion. Shipping may take 1-7 days depending on location.

Please make sure your Etsy "ship to" address is correct or let me know in the Notes if you would like to ship to a different address.

You will be responsible for any customs charges on international shipments.

I will e-mail you once an item has been sent. I would appreciate it if you confirm receipt and provide any feedback. If you have any problems, we request that you contact us for a resolution before leaving negative feedback.

We cannot be responsible for any lost or damaged items once they are shipped. However, I will make every effort to track your package if possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
We take great pride in our work and would like you to be happy with your purchase.

We also make every effort to be thorough and accurate in our descriptions. However, in the event you are not satisfied with any item, please contact us within 4 days of receipt to receive instructions for returns. We will not accept returns without prior approval.

Upon receipt of the returned item, I will refund you via your original method of payment the item cost less a 10% restocking fee. The shipping is non-refundable and you must pay for the return shipping.

Alternatively, if you would like an exchange, we will send out the replacement item and make any necessary price adjustments.

Certain items are final sale only. If this is the case, it will be clearly stated in the item description. All custom orders are also final sale. No refunds and no exchanges.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do offer custom orders on most of our Etsy items and actually specialize in custom-made special occasion and bridal dresses at our Brooklyn boutique.

Please check them out along with additional information on placing custom orders at our website

We also have a How to Measure form on our website to use as a guideline when submitting measurements.