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Where to buy silk kimonos

Post by josmum » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 2:49 pm

I want to buy some silk kimonos as presents to send home. I thought that China Town would be the best place but not sure which shop to go to. I dont want to spend a fortune but neither do I want something that's rubbish. So if anyone has any suggestions I'd be really grateful.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 3:11 pm

Josmum - with the deluge of visitors staying with us here recently many of them have indeed bought the same down in Chinatown. I'll ask Ms. C when she gets back this evening and post the suggested shop names here for you.

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 8:16 pm

Are you looking for a real Japanese kimono/yukata, a Chinese qi pao/cheongsam, or neither of the above?
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 8:18 pm

As you walk toward the MRT it's on the right hand side - sorry - not much help!

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Post by josmum » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:05 pm

Thanks for your help Sierra, will take a trip down there and look on the right hand side.!!!!!!!!

jpatokal- not sure. What's the difference. Which one would you go for and why.?

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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:03 pm

josmum wrote:Thanks for your help Sierra, will take a trip down there and look on the right hand side.!!!!!!!!

jpatokal- not sure. What's the difference. Which one would you go for and why.?
Uhh...

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This is a kimono. It doesn't look anything like what you expected, and you're obviously not going to buy one, because they're way too expensive and not really sold in Singapore anyway.

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This is a cheongsam (qipao), aka "China dress". They're kinda slutty (that pic is actually pretty tame...) and totally anachronistic, but Westerners tend to think they're hot, so you can pick 'em up cheap in Chinatown's touristy bits.
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Post by road.not.taken » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 5:32 am

I'm pretty sure josmom just wants some silk or 'silk' robes with embroidery on the back. Yes you can go to Chinatown, but you can get the same errand done at Lucky Plaza, Far East Plaza or Holland Village or a dozen other places.

Chinatown will have a better selection, but it can be a little overwhelming, especially if you don't know the difference between a cheongsam and a kimono. :)

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Post by micknlea » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 9:09 pm

That's true RNT...but Sierraetc is right, there is a shop with a really good range about halfway down on the righthand side heading towards MRT in Chinatown. :wink: They have a pretty good range, but won't be the best price around town.
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Post by josmum » Sun, 14 Dec 2008 1:22 pm

Thanks for all your help guys. Went to China Town yesterday and bought some lovely kimonos. As you said, it was a bit overwhelming but hey ....I've done it now.

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Post by jpatokal » Sun, 14 Dec 2008 11:48 pm

josmum wrote:Thanks for all your help guys. Went to China Town yesterday and bought some lovely kimonos.
](*,)
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Post by road.not.taken » Mon, 15 Dec 2008 6:06 am

jpatokal wrote:
josmum wrote:Thanks for all your help guys. Went to China Town yesterday and bought some lovely kimonos.
](*,)

:D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Dec 2008 6:58 am

road.not.taken wrote:
jpatokal wrote:
josmum wrote:Thanks for all your help guys. Went to China Town yesterday and bought some lovely kimonos.
](*,)

:D
Bet the shop keeper was happy! :D
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Post by FrostedPillow » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 10:54 pm

josmum Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:22 pm Post subject:

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Thanks for all your help guys. Went to China Town yesterday and bought some lovely kimonos. As you said, it was a bit overwhelming but hey ....I've done it now.
May I know how much you bought those kimonos for?

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Post by Allibert » Mon, 09 Feb 2009 9:28 pm

you find cheongsams slutty jpatokal? u must be mixing with the wrong kind of women.

Sexy yes, slutty no, Beats jeans any day

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:12 am

About the only ones I ever see wearing them are 55 year old karaoke mamas and Tiger Beer Hustlers. :-|
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