Dramatic, Transformative, Bespoke Corsetry and Gowns.

Chicago, Illinois

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Last updated on Nov 12, 2018

Transformative tailoring. Dramatic shaping. Bespoke service.

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About MoruaDesigns

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On Etsy since 2008

Morúa by Gerry Quinton specializes in corsetry and gowns characterized by strong graceful silhouettes, romantic inspirations and exquisite detailing.

Morua was founded in 2003 by Gerry Quinton. Gerry was born in Costa Rica, has also lived in Spain, and England. Morúa is named for her maternal surname and the name of her Grandfather's General store in turn of the Century Cartago . Her work is influenced by a sense of displacement and nostalgia that comes from leading a life split amongst continents, drawing on old world craftsmanship traditions of tailoring and corsetry.

Gerry is dedicated to making the process of fitting and creating a custom piece exciting and enjoyable. Located in the vibrant Logan square neighborhood in Chicago, the showroom and studio provide the perfect setting for this unique experience. Morúa can also accommodate long distance clientèle via a comprehensive remote fitting service. She caters to off-beat brides, corset and lingerie aficionados and independent minded fashion lovers world wide.

Gerry’s career began with an education in Fashion Design at Columbia College, where she won Best Women’s Wear Prize and showed in the Driehaus Award for Fashion Excellence. Upon graduation, Gerry relocated to the UK. While in London she worked as a pattern maker in the fashion industry and as a CAD pattern-making trainer for a wide range of industry professionals and learning institutions.

Gerry found her passion catering to private clients from her studio in Holloway in North London, where she gained expertise in corsetry and fitting. To further her skill, she studied the antique corsets in the archives of Symington Collection and the Museum of London. Her commissions have ranged from aristocratic weddings to one-of-a-kind traditionally tailored frock coats. In addition, she has created a ready-to-wear corset line for Violet’s Box. She is a founding fellow of the Oxford Conference of Corsetry, the brain child of organizer Julia Bremble.

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  • Gerry

    Owner, Corsetiere

    Gerry established Morua in 2003. She is an expert corsetiere drawing on old world craftsmanship traditions of tailoring and grounded in a fashion design practice. Currently based in Chicago but worked in London for many years.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Everything I offer on etsy is made with lots of love. It is my aim to make every costumer happy!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns will only be accepted if there is a fault with the item.

No returns are available on custom-made items.
Paypal is my preferred method of payment.
Domestic orders are shipped with First Class or Priority Mail with tracking.

All items insured for their full value which is included in the shipping price. Corsets and other clothing that require a mock up have a higher shipping rate to cover the mock up shipping.

International Shipping orders will be insured and tracked when the option is available.

Morúa will not take responsibility for items lost in the post.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'll be happy to help you out with a current order, general questions, exhibition inquiries about Morúa and more.