(Closed) Qi Pao “The other wedding dress” Rip Off?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

She could get something just as nice in Chinatown for a lot less..:)

Post # 4
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine is being custom made and very elabortate with beading and all. It costs a pretty penny at 300. If you’re going for ultra traditional (which I was not, has a big train, open back and extra hand beading) you shouldn’t pay a dime more than 200.

You shouldn’t have given her that high of a price range right off the bat, I think you set yourself up for getting ripped off. Tell her that price was for an elaborate gown with beads and such the whole 9 yards and say since your will be so much more simple and traditional you think 200 is the most you’ll spend.

Post # 5
1020 posts
Bumble bee

i visited that shop twice, the owner wasn’t friendly, and the service was rude. they charge $180 for a non-silk qipao and $250 for a silk qipao, basically, it all depends on the material you choose for your qipao.

i ended up ordering my qipao from Broade Apparel (info below). She only sells silk qipao and charges $280 each (for the non-beading ones). She did a really good job fitting my qipao (alteration is included in the $280) and very detailed.

however, since you don’t live around the area and wont’ be able to get your fitting from her, you can get a much cheaper qipao in Chinatown.

Brocade Apparel

9417 Las Tunas Dr.
Temple City, CA 91780

(626) 287-6239

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