Please be familiar with the terms before renting a garment.
RENTAL AGREEMENT | The length of rental is 3 days after pickup, for all dresses in Kyrie Koutue (KK). Should you need additional time, each additional day will be charged differently depending on the garment.
RESERVATION-DEPOSIT | A non-refundable reservation fee of P100, which would also be the deposit fee that would be given back after the renter returns the dress/gown.
LATE RETURNS | Failure to return your dress/accessories on the Return Date will result in a Late Fee (LF) of P30 per day for the first (5) days. LF will increase P10 per day starting on the 6th day. Late returns that last more than 3 weeks, will result to posting of photos and personal info on ourBLACK LIST album [http://tinylink.net/DFF] and would be black listed from Kyrie Kouture.
CANCELLATION | Must be done within less than 5 days notice. If reservation exceeds 5 days, renter has to pay 25% of the rental fee.
DAMAGES - LOSS | All dresses must be returned to KK in their original condition. Damages incurred while the dress is in your possession, such as rips, tears, alterations not by KK, stains etc. a fee will be charged depending on the damage done. Lost garments would be charged its original cost.
DISCLAIMER | KK is not responsible for any wardrobe malfunction and shall not have any liability for damages incurred or arising out of the rental or use of any of our merchandise. All dresses are rented and accepted in their “as-is” condition.
UPON RENTING YOU AGREE ON ALL THE TERMS LISTED ABOVE
PAYMENT | Understand that you are purchasing a special order item and that this order cannot be cancelled and is non-refundable. All sales are final. No exchanges. Upon order of my gown, a non-refundable minimum amount of 50% of the total price is required.
SIZES | Understand that the choice on what size to order is mine. The measurements were taken by a professional and I’ve agreed with how they were taken. KK is not responsible for gains and losses in weight resulting in additional alterations. KK isn’t liable for measurements taken by a second party that wouldn’t be fit.
PICK-UP | Any merchandise left 20 days past the stated wear date will be disposed of and forfeited.
First user gowns are to be returned 3 days after the wear date. A fee of P35 a day will be imposed for late returns. I understand that the garment(s) must be returned in the right condition in which I received it. Damages/loss on the first use garment will have a corresponding fee depending on the damage.
REFUNDS & EXCHANGES | No refunds or exchanges.
MISCELLANEOUS | If the event in which the garments to be used is cancelled, the client is responsible for full payment of all merchandise remaining balance, no exceptions.
The client must agree to the terms above. Having checked the specifications and they are what I have selected.
KK strives to present pieces that mix unique characteristics with marketability, perfectly paired with the clients personality and preferences.
Owned and managed by Fashion Design and Merchandising graduate, Fashion Designer, Kyrie Eleison.
KK is a brand that started way back in 2009, debuted on Kyrie's debut party.
KK is where, Past, Present, Future, Color, Light, Darkness, Fantacy, Reality co excist.
For the rockstar fashionista in all of us, Kyrie Kouture is best noted as Barbie mixed with rock n' roll. Quirky, Feminine, Chic with a rebellious edge.
2009, Kyrie Kouture started as a page on FB that makes custom accessories, from headdresses to wristbands. As you could see on our old albums.
2013 we opened our shop for a 1 year trial period, then officially had it opened on Jan 2014.
On our shop we have a wide collection of cocktail dresses, evening gowns, ball gowns, suits and costumes available for rent.
We also do custom pieces, first-user garments, and repairs.
Your fairytale awaits. <3 font="">3>
Pres.Manuel Quezon Ave., Cornr. Sampaloc, General Santos City, PH, 9500 M-S: 9am- 6pm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your services? - We design and produce custom evening gowns, wedding gowns, cocktail dresses, wedding entourage, suits, festival wear, pageant gowns, swimsuits, ready-to-wear, repairs, costumes, costume props, event planning, photo & video coverage, catering, office uniforms, school uniforms, scrub suits. We also have cocktail dresses,wedding & evening gowns, wedding entourage, barongs, suits, terno's, national-halloween-childrens costumes, togas and accessories available for rent.
How much does each dress/gown cost? - Prices depend on the complication of the design + materials + time given for production.
First user basis?Yes, we have a first user price and a To-Own price, everything would depend on the complication of the design + materials + time given for production.
Where is your shop located? We're located at Quezon Ave., Crnr. Sampaloc St., 9500 General Santos City, Philippines,
Take a cab, tricycle or your personal service,from Pioneer Ave. turn right at Eastwest Bank, continue along Quezon Ave. until you'll see Kyrie Kouture thats located on your left side, a black and white shop, [Keep a look out for a tree with hot pink ribbons on it] fronting Gensan Pet, and alongside AFA Motorshop, just along the corner of Sampaloc St. For an accurate overview pls. check here, Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qUHUJR5WC2A2
Do you take bulk orders?- Yes we do.
Embroidery?- Yes we do.
Shop hours?- Monday to Saturday, 8:30am - 6:00pm.
What time does your shop open? - We open around 8:30am, and close around 6:00pm.
Payment method for made-to-order and first-use gowns/suits/RTW's/etc? - We require 50% upon order then 50% upon pick up.
Do you offer instalments? We don't.
I want you to design a dress for me, what should I do first? - First, have a clear idea of how you want to look like on your gown/dress, would it be classic? modern? quirky? sexy? color? When you have the ideas already, set up an appointment, contact us at 09076253888 and set up an appointment, to avoid schedule issues.
If I have a design I like that I got online, will you make/produce it? We can't copy what is in the photo or design that you got online, we would have to make it our own, with major or minor changes in the design and materials, as designers also have a code of conduct that stealing designs aren't acceptable, for inspiration purposes, yes, maybe, but exact duplication of a design won't be accepted.
How long does it take for one dress to be finished? - Production time would depend on the design, if its complicated and has a lot of details, it would take longer. An initial fitting time would be scheduled before final completion of the garment. Be sure to be present on the scheduled fitting time, as there are other clients on que for fittings, not being able to attend scheduled fittings would mean a delay on production time, and would also compromise the schedules set for the other clients on que.
Rental timeline? For how long could I have the rented garment? Rentals are only available for 3 days, if a client fails to return the garment 3 days after, a fine would be placed on the garment, per day of failed returns.
I’ve always been aware of my attitude when I’m out and about, I don’t wanna give the sloppy waiter a hard time for my meal even if its taking forever, cuz duh he/she’s gonna be the one handling my food. To some people its easy, and then… here they come; those who have no idea of what's in the code of etiquette. Those people who probably have to retake their grade school GMRC (Good Manners and Right Conduct) class again.
Why do we go to a fashion designer? Cuz we know that these people, who spent years, studying this art form, that these people invested time, money, blood, sweat and tears to do what they do.
Fashion designers are artists not seamstresses or servants, they’re skilled professionals who deserve your respect, money and gratitude. We’re here to do the job, which isn’t easy BTW.
1. DON’T Ask a FD to copy a fellow FD’s work.
- So you found a photo of your favourite celebrity/model online, and want to get the same dress/suit as him/her. Know that you’re talking to an artist, and copying another artists work is a big NO-NO. It could be used as a reference or inspiration, but an exact replica? Nuh-uh!
-In support of #1 we know what we’re doing. Don’t lecture us on fabrics, designs and colors. We know what would look good on your body, so don’t tell us how to do our jobs, we’ve studied it for years and continue to do so. Plus, not all the designs that would fit your celebrity crush would look good on you too, unless you happen to have the same skin tone, budget, height, and body figure as your idol.
5. DON’T negotiate below the belt at a quoted price - There’s a reason why its priced that way, reasons being… The designer has to pay rent + electricity + taxes + the seamstress + the materials + the level of intricateness of the design + their entire life’s investment on that business + their talent fee. Pinoy’s are used to negotiating YES, but there’s a limit on where we could handle it. This isn’t a flea market. You’re not purchasing a dress, rather its a dress custom fit to you, your skin tone, your body type, location and occasion to where you’ll be wear the garment. We’re not taking advantage of you, that is how much our years of practice has led us to. And if you’re not up for it then…
7. Don't ask us to change a design you already agreed on , especially when it has already been made. - We can't simply change the color of the dress, just cuz you don't like it, but when we had the design consultation, we both came to an agreement. Or even worse ~ ask us to completely re-do everything from scratch, Nuh - uh - NO - cuz you paid us to do the design we agreed upon, and asking us to do another, simply means you have to pay us for that second dress. We can't make two dresses for the price of one.
9.Fashion Designer wannabe - (Sort of a follow up of #2) We're not discouraging your dreams, nor saying its bad to be one, but its as if you went to Michael Jordan for basketball advice on his home court and contradicted everything he advised. Again, Pls. don't tell us how to do our jobs. If you're not going to listen to our advice, why would you come to us in the first place? Better yet, look for a seamstress and have him/her make your dress.
10. ASAP - As fast as you can but for the same price. WOW. We're not storybook fairies your majesty, and we don't have mice friends, elves or birds to help us finish a dress within in one song. A corresponding RUSH fee is given, we're asking for that fee cuz this is what you're asking us to do; speed up our production time, and take away time from our other clients. Reasonable right?
Fashion Designers with their years of experience have similar pet peeves, that I was able to obtain by asking my FD peers from all over. The not so glamorous side of Fashion. As perfection, beauty standards, opinions are relative, and that differ from person to person, situations like these are inevitable. Especially in a service oriented job. We know that these situations are natural and cannot be avoided. But here we are sharing a few inputs so we could at least try to avoid them from happening. Cheers to everyone for your input!
DISCLAIMER: Again, we're just expressing our thoughts on the matter. Nothing personal, just business.
"Yung may dalang designs na galing sa internet tapos walay naman budget para sa material na gusto nila hahahahaha…"[The ones that bring designs off the internet, but don't have the budget for the materials they want.]
-Anonymous Gensan Based Designer
“Choice of words" (Like the words.....'ay naku ang pangit yata' ....ang sagot ko ....'tama yan...pangit na damit sa pangit na mukha...di ba bagay'....sometimes they will even ask me...how much do I charge for a dress....at a party.... I will tell them, and they'll be 'too expensive' and I'll reply, 'Here yes, but a big discount awaits u if u go to my shop'...sometimes they're tackless....they'll ask....'maganda ka ba gumawa ng damit'.....sagot ko....'kung maganda ang salapi for sure maganda ang damit')
- Anonymous PH renowned Manila Based Fashion Designer
"Ahmm...when they ask d price and will say "bakit kay ******,ganun din ang price or mas mura! (e bat di ka doon pumunta mutraaaaa) " [When they ask for the price and mention that, With ******, for the same design its much cheaper, (why did't you go there in the first place?)]
- Anonymous Gensan Based Fashion Designer
"When they talk smart about fabrics they know nothing about... Also when they insist that a certain silhouette looks flattering/unflattering with their body type and they are wrong about it... Hehehe. And when they ask me to design something and they ask me to tweak some things that makes it baduy (tacky). Kalerkyyy!(drives me crazy)"
- Anonymous Cebu Based Fashion Designer
"#1 i hate it when clients text me without introducing their name. Its not like they're my only client. I dont think i have to save all their numbers. #2- i hate it when they give me a printed picture from Google and tell me they want an exact copy of the gown on the picture. Im a designer i have my own style it is very insulting for me na gusto nilang ipa copy saakin yung work ng iba. #3- i hate it when clients bring a gown made by another designer and they want me to repair or adjust it. #4- i hate it when clients bring their "Judges" and say a lot of comments. I think they dont even know what they're talking about. #5- those clients who request a gown na papayat dw cla tingnan. Hello im a designer not a magician. Mag diet ka muna or magpa opera b4 ka pagawa ng gown. #6- yung client na bongga kung humingi ng discount. I am a designer I studied for this fashion school is soo expensive. I dont use cheap nd low quality fabrics. Kung gusto mu ng mura punta ka nlng sa kapit bahay mung sastre #7- yung client na pag pasok sa shop kung umasta at mag comment parang ang yaman2 pero sobrang liit lng nmn ng budget at sobrang arte pa. #8- i dont know if other female designers have experienced this. But ive experienced this twice already. Yung pag ikaw kumuha ng measurements ng male client mo specially sa may crotch tapos may napansin kang hindi tama. Hahaha if u know what i mean. #9- this happens usually sa weddings. Ung sa sobrang pressured na cla nd stressed na cla na nag aaway na cla in front of me. #10- ung mga client na pag nag fitting hindi mn lng naligo or nagpabango. Pagkatapos mag fitting sobrang basa ng gown sa pawis at ang sama pa ng amoy. My goodness alam nyung mag fifitting kayo maligo nmn kayo b4 pumunta sa shop."
[#1 I hate it when clients text me without introducing themselves. Its not like they're my only client. I don't think I have to save all their numbers. #2 I hate it when they gave me a printed picture from Google and tell me they want an exact copy of the gown on the picture. I'm a designer, I have my own style, it is very insulting for me that they're asking me to copy the work of other designers. #3 I hate it when clients bring a gown made by another designer and they want me to repair argots it. #4 I hat it when clients "judges" and say a lot of comments. I think they don't even know what they're talking about. #5 those clients who request for a gown that'll make them skinny looking. Hello I'm a designer not a magician. Go on a diet first or get some surgery done before you'll get your gown made. #6 Clients who ask for a huge discount, I'm a designer, i studied for this. Fashion school is soo expensive. I don't use cheap and low quality fabrics. If you want something done cheap, go to your seamstress neighbour. #7 Clients that walk into a show looking and acting like a million bucks but has an extremely low budget...and soon picky. #8 I don't know if other female designers have experienced this, but I've experienced this twice already. When you personally take the male clients measurements, especially on the crotch, and you'd realise somethings not right... hahaha if you know what I mean. #9 This happens usually on weddings. When the couples are too pressured and stressed that they're fighting/arguing infront of me. #10 Clients who go to a fitting smelling like they haven't bathe or even put on some perfume/cologne. After the fitting the gown gets soaked in the smell of sweat. My goodness, you know you're going to a fitting, might as well have the decency to take a bath before heading to the shop. ]
- Anonymous Cebu Based Fashion Designer
"#1 First world ambitions and third world budgets #2 if on a budget, be consederate - dont exhaust all the customer service you can hoard from an artist. #3 be prompt on appointments as time is money... dont waste a creative's time by squeezing all his ideas and creativity and in the end dissing him/her for someone who can do the same but at a lower rate... if u never had plans of getting him/her then dont @#$% bother asking a piece of his mind"
- Anonymous PH renowned Cebu Based Fashion Designer
"...may one instance na approved nya ang design tas pag tapos kay ayaw nya pala… Ayaw nya i fit…so gumawa kami ng bago, and she didn't pay extra.” [There was an instance that a client approved the design, but when we finished the dress, she doesn't want to fit it, we had to make another, and she didn't pay extra.]
- Anonymous Davao Based Fashion Designer
"Well hate ko pag gina barat ako. Once may client ako na magpagawa ng long gown na worth 2,500 lang daw kasi yun lang budget niya. Tapos gina insist niya na maka gawa na daw yun ng long gown like wtf ano yan katcha ang tela na gimitin ko? Hahaha so yun" [Well I really hate it when people bring out their inner cheapskate. Once, I had a client who wants me to make a P2,500 long gown, cuz thats her budget. And she keeps on insisting that I could already make a long gown out of it like wtf is it gonna be made out of canvas? hahaha whats up with that.]
- Anonymous Davao Based Fashion Designer
WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS, I REALLY DO, BUT WE JUST NEED TO LET OFF SOME STEAM THATS ALL...
THESE INSTANCES ONLY HAPPENS LIKE 2% OF THE TIME ANYWAY