(Closed) Where can you buy a Barong dress/filipiniana dress in NY, NJ, or CT?

posted 7 years ago in South East Asian
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

There’s several types of fabric out there and I have a feeling that the fabric they sell here are the low quality one but over-priced.  If you have relatives in the Philippines, they can help you choose the right fabric.  Plus, it’ll be reasonably priced. 

Type of fabric:

1. Pina fabric – It’s made with pineapple fibers.  It’s delicate and the most expensive out of all of the fabrics.  This is also hand woven.

2.  Jusi (“Husi”) fabric – It’s made out of abbaca or banana silk and this is usually the common material everyone wears.  It’s reasonably priced depending how much/little embroidery you want because it’s mechanically-loomed.

3.  Banana fabric – It’s made out of banana fibers.  I believe it’s almost as expensive as the Pina.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Have you done a google search yet? I’m not too familiar with the dresses myself but I suggest you do a search on the possible designs since there are many styles. 

I personally HATE the traditional dresses with the HUGE shoulders but I know a lot of people love how they look so just google is my only advice 🙁 I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

jersey city, nj

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I used to live in JC with my Mother-In-Law and there was a a few stores on West Side Ave on the south side of Communipaw Ave but I am sure there are stores on both sides of the street. These are obv mom and pop shops so are unlikely to have websites. I would google the area.

 

Good luck 🙂

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