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Old 01-23-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Hi there! Is there anywhere in NoVA where I can buy a cheap, silky Chinese robe? I figure I could go troll Chinatown in DC but my guess is there are more potential resources out here in the 'burbs. My daughter needs a costume for her school play. Thank you!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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You might try some of the Asian stores in Springfield in the centers along Backlick Rd. Even the food stores often sell apparel items.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Hi there! Is there anywhere in NoVA where I can buy a cheap, silky Chinese robe? I figure I could go troll Chinatown in DC but my guess is there are more potential resources out here in the 'burbs. My daughter needs a costume for her school play. Thank you!
Thrift stores--Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. Should find one for a few dollars. Check out the ladies' section as she could probably fit a small.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Have you tried H Mart?
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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Hi there! Is there anywhere in NoVA where I can buy a cheap, silky Chinese robe? I figure I could go troll Chinatown in DC but my guess is there are more potential resources out here in the 'burbs. My daughter needs a costume for her school play. Thank you!

Try asking at one of the asian-owned women's nail shops. They might know.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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Not sure what kind of budget you're looking at but by putting "chinese dresses" into a search engine a bunch of stuff came up. Here's an example Chinese Dress,Traditional Chinese Clothing,Qipao,Cheongsam,Chinese Jacket-Eaststore.Com

Good luck.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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Don't bother with China Town, there really arent' that many stores that sell merchandise anymore. You will have better luck at the stores others have mentioned. Are you looking for a Chinese robe or a dress, I've never seen robes for girls but lots of dresses or the two piece pajamas. Also try Freecycle.org and ask if anyone has one. Also check craigslist.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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Actually, had a better -- cheaper -- idea: Ebay. Here's a page chinese dress items - Get great deals on Clothing, Shoes Accessories, Collectibles items on eBay.com!

Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Thanks, everyone - especially for the warning not to waste an afternoon in Chinatown. The costume assignment is a robe in a very specific color, which would have to be short to fit my daughter. I found some lovely cheongsams online but my daughter insists it has to be a robe. I think that's probably because the teachers thought a robe would be easier to find than a cheongsam, but oddly enough that hasn't proven to be the case!
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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My wife found a lot of nice Chinese robes, dresses on China Fashion | Chinese Dresses Arts - 9FUDA.com

She bought these two. I paid for :-)

Fabulous Embroidery Luxury Long Lace Qipao Dress - Blue - Qipao - Cheongsam - Women
Luxury High Quality Long Lace Qipao - Qipao - Cheongsam - Women


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