Post # 1
In the process of ordering my “other wedding dress” my Qi Pao (traditional Chinese wedding dress)…. My Future Mother-In-Law is purchasing the dress for me as a gift in California at a local shop by her home heres the website: http://www.vinshopusa.com.
The reviews on this place ummm…not so great like major rip off complaints and rude shop owners. I have been rest assured by my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law the quality is superb at this shop as Qi Pao’s go. First off, does anyone know how much these are supposed to be when they are custom? I gave a $300.00-$400.00 range to the shop owner over the phone(I’m in Tampa, Fl). I do not want my Future Mother-In-Law ripped off! I’m a simple girl I don’t need anything to elaborate. I’m a very practical bride and I hate not knowing what the cost is supposed to be before purchase.
Can you show off your Qi Pao!?!
Post # 3
She could get something just as nice in Chinatown for a lot less..:)
Post # 4
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
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.
9417 Las Tunas Dr.
Temple City, CA 91780
Post # 6
Thanks ladies just ordered the samples from efushop. I have two favorite designs in mind and since the price is so affordable I might order both since we are having another reception in California a few weeks after our wedding in Florida!