Add:131 Shaanxi Rd N.
The Hongxiang Tailor Shop has a long and honorable history of making high-end custom-made suits. Founded in 1917 and recognized as a China time-honored brand by the Ministry of Commerce in 1993, Hongxiang, is a trusted choice for professional tailor-made garments.
If you are seeking an elegant qipao with elaborate, multicolored embroidery, Hongxiang's silk option, which won the silver medal at the 1933 Chicago Expo, is a good choice. Hongxiang qipao have long enjoyed a high reputation - known as "the queen of women's dresses" by Shanghai locals during the 1930s. Madame Soong Ching Ling, wife of Dr Sun Yat-sen, and revolutionary Cai Yuanpei both wrote inscriptions for Hongxiang.
Hongxiang qipao are still regarded as among China's finest. To ensure continuity, the shop hires third generation descendants of the original tailors. They employ more than 30 techniques, such as "3D tailoring," "push, back, pull" and "inlay and trim."
Staff are also expert in knowing how the body moves so that garments are comfortable. Hongxiang qipao are also famous for compensating for flaws and flattering the body, making wearers seem slimmer or taller.
The cost of a custom-made qipao ranges from 2,800 yuan to 10,000 yuan.
While the average age of customers is from 35 to 45, some are more than 90 years old. The company offers a door-to-door service for customers aged over 80.
In order to keep up with changing trends, Hongxiang set up a project in conjunction with Donghua University to input fashionable elements into this old brand and attract more young customers.