Feel Shanghai is a self-made studio, which specializes in designing and tailoring Chinese costumes like Qipao and Mianao (padded Chinese jacket).
Located in the embassy district, the shop has a wealth of experience catering to foreign tourists and expats. Their customers shop there for their unique and high-class Chinese costumes.
The process is simple. First, go to the shop to get yourself measured and pay the deposit. You may use one of many pattern shown at the shop, but also add your own designs or embroidery. An experience tailor in Shanghai, the origin of Qipao apparel, will then make your clothes. A simple Qipao will take seven days to finish, but Qipao with complex embroidery may take more than 20 days.
Ms Li, the owner of the shop proudly showed me one piece of Qipao. "Dazi embroidery skill is used to embroider the peony here. It gives the flowers a three-dimensional feel. The expert skill required to make this flower is rarely seen in China now, and so the Qipao costs 6900 RMB"
Note that prices are negotiable, so be sure to bargain.
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