Miso Chic FAQ
Do you make to order?
Miso Chic has access to a broad range of fabrics and trims and can produce any of their product lines, excluding some clothing lines due to fabric limitations, to order. Many brides and mother-of-the-brides order custom fascinators and flowers in fabrics to match their outfits, and we specialise in custom race day accessory sets. Please note a 20% surcharge and 14-day turnaround applies to all custom orders.
Why do you only have certains colour and size options for some products?
Each item listed on the Miso Chic website is the actual product you will receive. Miso Chic is dedicated to providing individual pieces and regret that some products may not be available in all sizes. As our fabrics are limited, some pieces are 'one off' and only made in one size.
Where are you based?
Miso Chic is an Australian company based in Canberra.
Who makes your products?
Almost all Miso Chic products are designed and made by Jill and Jane (with a little help from our tailor, Jessica!). Some products, such as the Nishijin ties and vintage Japanese clutch bags are sourced directly from Japan.
What condition are the vintage kimono fabrics in?
All Miso Chic products use vintage and antique fabrics, often taken from second-hand garments. Antique kimono and obi fabrics often have needle holes, dye smudges and light patina; although we try to work around these sections, occasionally we include them to highlight the vintage beauty of the fabric. These do not generally detract from the beauty of the finished product, however if they do, it will be noted in the catalogue. Many of our fabrics are various types of silks, but we occasionally use beautiful wools, rayons and synthetics.
Can I buy the same products from Miso Chic at the Kingston Bus Depot Markets?
We keep separate stock for markets and our website. We do sell the same types of products at our market stall but the products themselves will be different. We do encourage our online customers to visit the Kingston Bus Depot Markets as often as possible - not only for the wider selection of stock but also because they are among the best markets in Australia!
Where do you get your fabrics from?
All of our vintage kimono fabrics are sourced directly from Japan. A 'Miso' representative (Miso Lucky!) travels to Kyoto twice annually to stock up on vintage kimonos and bolts which are then unpicked and stored in the Miso Busy workroom. Miso Chic also has buyers based in Japan who supply us with quality kimono and obi fabrics.