Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (
-   Asia (
-   -   Custom-made clothing in Beijing or Shanghai? (

Jacinta May 9th, 2002 08:12 PM

Custom-made clothing in Beijing or Shanghai?
I will be in Beijing from May 25 to June 2 (less than a week, really) and in Shanghai from June 2 to June 6, and I would absolutely love to get something custom made like a cheongsam dress or a suit. Unfortunately, I'm also a poor student studying abroad for those two weeks. Where can I get something made quickly and preferably fairly cheaply? I keep hearing about people who get beautiful clothes made that fit them wonderfully, but is it really possible? Where can I go and how long will it take? And what should I get made? Thanks!!

vanessa May 10th, 2002 01:48 AM

tailor shop can be found easily in Shanghai. If you can ask hel pfrom a native, i believe the quality of your clothing can be well guaranteed.<BR><BR>usually the clothing can be finished within 3 days, if there are no many people waiting for their clothing in the shops.

Baby May 10th, 2002 02:55 AM

The most famous place in Shanghai for cheongsams is Zhensi Dawang. I got mine made for approx USD 50 i think with silk material included. There is one famous shop in Beijing but I didn't made a cheongsam and I recall the name!!

Wondering Nov 11th, 2002 06:01 PM

May I ask what a cheongsam dress is, please? <BR><BR>On the same note, can you tell me if the traditional outfit, loose top with flared sleeves, frog at the throat, and matching pants, is available from a tailor or at any shoppes or markets?<BR><BR>Thank you in advance!

Gigi Nov 14th, 2002 05:17 AM

I did a search regarding the Cheongsam dress and the jacket with the frog closures. <BR><BR>I would be interested in recommendations for Beijing, too, as I will be there for a long period of time.<BR><BR>Thanks!

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:52 AM.