Established in 2011 by designer Kpoene’ Kofi-Nicklin, Mignonette Bridal is known for romantic, feminine designs for individualist brides. Chosen in 2017 as one of Brides Magazines' 38 best bridal salons in the US and in 2018 as one of the best bridal salons in Chicago, Mignonette is the destination for brides who want a personalized approach to bridal gown shopping. 

Our highly-curated gowns designs are beloved by brides worldwide and our showroom is an oasis of calm in the whirl of wedding planning.  Brides who want to feel uniquely themselves should book a private appointment today to meet with our expert designer for a fresh approach to getting dressed for your big day.


Though Mignonette calls Chicago home, we frequently travel to New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, DC, so keep an eye on our blog -it's where we will post events if you want to attend a trunk show.

In 2017 we launched an online sample sale shop – click over to snag a one-of-a-kind gown at a deep discount!

In 2018 we launched a sister company, Ette, to provide our famous tailoring services to brides in a location dedicated just to bridalwear alterations!  Join us on February 11, 2018 for our launch party, or visit Ette to book an appointment! 


KPoene' Kofi-Nicklin, Creative Director

Owner Kpoene’ Kofi-Nicklin is known as an expert in gown shopping and is a master at the gown experience. After founding Mignonette as a RTW label in 2002, she set her sights on couture and studied at FIT, with stops in SF as a retail and museum buyer along the way honing her skills in retail and customer experience. After landing in Chicago in 2010 she opened Mignonette Bridal and dedicated herself to making every bride who walked through the door feel like she was valued and appreciated. Even brides who did not become Mignonette clients can attest to how well they were treated.

Kpoene’ has written advice columns for Jezebel, Catalyst, XO Jane, and the Sun Times and has been a contributor to Martha Stewart, Aol, and the NY Times. Her gowns have been featured in Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Huffington Post, Crains, and the Knot, and Mignonette has been named one of the best bridal salons in the US by Brides Magazine (2017), and one of the best salons in Chicago by Brides Magazine, Time Out, Refinery 29, Daily Candy, and Racked.  A graduate of Middlebury College, FIT, and the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Program, Kpoene’ is passionate about design and the feminist history of clothing, especially wedding gowns; in 2014 she was named an Editor’s Choice Finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Award and in 2016 she received an Artists Grant from the City of Chicago. Don’t ask her about couture or her opinions on design unless you are prepared to talk for hours.

Open Positions


We are always looking for a skilled set of hands to join our team of seamstresses.



  • Attention to detail and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Experience with industrial machines, and skilled handwork
  • Knowledge of fabrics and dress construction


Name *
Tell us about yourself, your experience, and why you would be a good match for the Mignonette Bridal Team.
Phone *