About Us

OUR STORY

At bdk | mint, you will find the traditional Korean dress and outfits called "hanbok", services for the traditional Korean wedding custom called "Paebaek" and items for the home like bedding and furniture

As a third generation family business, we are very invested into each of our clients and projects. We are able to offer a wide range of services while still holding on to the personal one-on-one benefit of a small business.

bdk | mint is modeled after the traditional Korean wedding shop called "hon-lae-bang" where we provide all items needed to start you off on your newlywed life. 

Traditionally, the bride would provide the hanboks for the groom's family and items for the home. The groom would provide the hanboks for the bride's family. Although these traditions are not as common today, the couple and their families will seek out bedding and furniture to help the bride and groom start their new home together.

bdk | mint was founded in 1985 in Philadelphia.

     

Your experience with bdk|mint

Helping to carry on our Korean heritage from generation to generation is a real passion for us. With everything we do, we aim to bring authenticity into our work. We keep the tradition alive while keeping in mind the current styles and trends. We make sure that the entire process is enjoyable for all.

We are a third-generation family business which originally began in Daegu in 1954 by "Grandmom Kim". In Korean, we are known as "큰비둘기 혼례방". It was a reputable company to the point where if you held a bag from 큰비둘기, everyone knew that you had the highest quality Hanbok made by renowned Hanbok makers. 

Over her 35+ year career, our owner and chief designer, Jeoung, has perfected and honed her skills in creating Hanboks. Originally planning on attending F.I.T. in New York City which was thwarted by her first pregnancy, this business was something that started off in her small 500 square-foot apartment. Since 1985, she has made thousands of Hanboks for people all around the world with her own two hands.

In 2009, her daughter, Jessica, joined the BDK MINT team who is the master of Paebaek events and the mastermind behind the marketing of the company. 

We are a mother-daughter team and proud to be a third-generation family business. We hope to extend our love to all of those who come through our doors!