Post # 1
Hi, I’m getting married and need to get an ao dai. I know that there are places online to order from, but just wanted to find out if anyone knows of a place or person in the NYC tri-state area that I can get an ao dai from.
Post # 3
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any Ao Dai makers that I liked/trusted in the US. I had enlisted the help of my family who live all over (NY, MI, and CA) to look for me, but there weren’t good results. The only person with luck was the one in CA who visited several designers, but I felt these shops weren’t taking me seriously.
Sorry I can’t help you with your question.
No matter who you order from, especially if you use a shop in Vietnam route using a picture, I recommend you be very detailed in your questions on what you want (ie, “Is this art embroidered on or painted on? Is the fabric textured? Make sure to include the gold trim…” You get the idea). I say this cuz I’ve read problematic reviews where a customer will order an Ao Dai that she thought would have intricate embroidery, but when she got it, it was just some cheap paint. Luckily, I did not have this problem.
I had mine made by Aodaivinh.com in Vietnam. I still have family over there who helped oversee the projects so they could vouch that I was getting what was promised.