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Meet the Face Behind Carmen’s Designs

I’m Carmen Romao, the proud owner of Carmen’s Designs

I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

I’ve always had a passion for Children’s fashion, so I started a retail store in 1985. My children’s wear proved popular, and I soon opened two more retail and wholesale outlets. However, due to ups and downs in the economy, those two didn’t last long. So I kept working hard and looked for new growth opportunities.

In 1995, I decided to branch out into manufacturing children’s garments and launched Carmen’s Designs. My mission was to stitch exclusive clothing for boys and girls to wear on memorable milestones.

Over the past three decades, the industry has evolved significantly. The mass production companies in Asia and the explosion of the internet have contributed to different purchasing patterns, which have made the market more competitive.

To stay relevant, I’m always motivated to provide the best possible customer service while giving the client a sophisticated product that makes them proud to say, “it came from Carmen’s Designs.

While designing, I take inspiration from my clients, and as an individual, I believe what sets me apart is my honest feedback. I also treat clients equally regardless of their status or color, which has enhanced my integrity and contributed to my success.

As a result, it fills me with immense satisfaction each time a client tells me how I made the day special for their entire family. It’s also rewarding to create elegant attire for the kids of the kids I dressed in the 80s and 90s.

When I’m not crafting new clothes, I love to spend quality time with my grandkids and travel the world. I also support the Children’s hospital.

I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things that matter to me and how they influence how I do business.

If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as the owner of an online clothing store for boys and girls in Toronto, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at Carmen’s Designs.


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Season’s greetings from carmen’s designs

Merry Christmas

The Carmen’s Designs team wishes you a very Merry Christmas, a joyous holiday season, and a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year 2023!

We would like to inform our clients that we will be open on December 24, 2022, and December 31 between 10 AM to 2 PM. We shall remain closed on December 26, 2022, and on January 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2023. We will reopen on Saturday, January 7, 2023, before shutting on January 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2023.

We are also running a special offer on all-white garments for baptisms, christenings, and communions. We’re offering a special 30% discount at the store on all-white garments from December 12, 2022, to January 20, 2023. The offer will be applicable only on days that the store is open, so please keep note of the dates we are shut.

If you need any assistance from us during the holiday season, feel free to get in touch with us by clicking here.

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Common mistakes people make when choosing custom designs and tailored clothing

Custom Dress Designs

Custom clothing and designs are constantly changing, and staying up to date with fashion trends is a challenge, to say the least. With all the ready-made options and all the DIY tailoring advice available on online platforms, we can get confused about where to get custom-designed clothing such as suits and communion and baptism dresses.

When people approach a professional to stitch exclusive clothing for boys and girls to wear on memorable milestones, mistakes are often made that could easily ruin the outfit.

At Carmen’s Designs, I believe in delivering the highest quality, trendiest, and perfectly fitting clothing. If you are looking for custom-designed suits and dresses, I have compiled a list of the most common mistakes people tend to make.

1. Not realizing how much time and thought that go into custom clothing

Tailored and custom clothing are garments that are literally made for you. As they are tailored to your specific measurements and your individual taste, they take considerable time and skills to create perfectly. Additionally, thought must go into aspects like material, style, and functionality to ensure the suit or dress looks and feels right.

2. Ignoring comfort ultimately can make you look awkward

Another mistake we see is people choosing style over comfort. While following the latest trends is all good, we need to wear what fits us and makes us feel comfortable. For example, insisting on tight-fitting clothes can be a mistake as the lack of space can cause issues in mobility and make you look awkward.

3. Not tailoring your clothes

While this is not always a mistake, buying ready-made, off-the-rack clothing can work for you sometimes. Not having your clothes custom-made leaves you at the mercy of brands. This is especially a problem if you have a unique body type, as most brands have their clothes made to generic measurements.

4. Prioritizing price over quality

Depending on your outfit’s material, style, and complexity, prices can vary from reasonable to exorbitant. However, it is wise to remember that you get what you pay for, and cheap generally does not mean perfection. So, prioritizing money saving over quality is a mistake that can cause you not to look your best when it matters.

5. Not communicating

Finally, a significant mistake is not communicating with your tailor or seamstress. Communication is integral to the creation of custom clothing, as your vision and wishes are what I build on to make one-of-a-kind outfits. If you don’t tell me your needs and preferences, the final product is unlikely to meet your expectations.

To avoid these mistakes, reach out to the expert at Carmen’s Designs. With twenty-five-plus years of experience, my passion is designing memorable clothing for boys and girls to wear on important milestone celebrations. I also designed non-medical white face masks. Order for the entire family to wear at the church or customize one to match the Baptism or Communion gown.

Get in touch today!

To view my product offerings, please click here. If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you. Please contact me here.

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