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Chinese new year discount!!! code: 2017CHINESENEWYEAR

Shanghai, China · 68453 Sales

idea2lifestyle

Chinese new year discount!!! code: 2017CHINESENEWYEAR

Shanghai, China 68453 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(24843)

Announcement   * Chinese new year discount!!! code: 2017CHINESENEWYEAR
* 2017.01.21-2017.02.05 making team will be on vacation for Chinese New Year, turnaround time is 3-4 weeks. We will make and ship out orders from 2017.02.06. All orders during the time will be 10% off, coupon code: 2017CHINESENEWYEAR
* Will continue to list new designs every week.
* Salesperson Jeanie will answer your questions no later than 48 hours.

2016 was a challenging year, my mum had cancer, my dog dudu passed away, we had to find new house for studio, all studio spaces within urban circle were closed for building new commodity houses cos real estate lifts GDP much faster and easier than real business. I have my first house in 2016, during design and decoration, there are a lot of frustrating moments and more exciting memories, I find the technical, professional esprit and aesthetic gap between China and US / Euro is still huge. If we stopped to work hard on real economy and take work seriously, all money and efforts go to real estate investment, it would be huge mistake. The doctor cured my mum is very professional, dedicating and respectable, who inspired me. I am 40 years old, half of life has passed, I really want to do something I love and won't regret or feel shame when my last day comes, thanks for all the supports and encouragement from you all the time!


We are honest family company for 30 years, top Etsy seller for 8 years; will assist you to get best fitting, best quality and best service on Etsy. No CUSTOM DUTY issue shipping from us. We only use safe expedited shipping for your packages. Etsy hasn't let Chinese sellers to accept credit card yet, please contact us if you wish to use credit card, we will find ways for you.

We live in a country which some people still eat dogs, freedom and mutual trust are still rare thing; so we value honesty, trust and kind to animals and people more than anything. All clothes you buy here are handmade in our atelier in Shanghai, animal friendly and all workers fairly treated. A good business shouldn't be identified simply by country or race, we work hard to make our country to be a more livable and lovable place. Thanks for supporting fair trade business.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 15, 2017

* Chinese new year discount!!! code: 2017CHINESENEWYEAR
* 2017.01.21-2017.02.05 making team will be on vacation for Chinese New Year, turnaround time is 3-4 weeks. We will make and ship out orders from 2017.02.06. All orders during the time will be 10% off, coupon code: 2017CHINESENEWYEAR
* Will continue to list new designs every week.
* Salesperson Jeanie will answer your questions no later than 48 hours.

2016 was a challenging year, my mum had cancer, my dog dudu passed away, we had to find new house for studio, all studio spaces within urban circle were closed for building new commodity houses cos real estate lifts GDP much faster and easier than real business. I have my first house in 2016, during design and decoration, there are a lot of frustrating moments and more exciting memories, I find the technical, professional esprit and aesthetic gap between China and US / Euro is still huge. If we stopped to work hard on real economy and take work seriously, all money and efforts go to real estate investment, it would be huge mistake. The doctor cured my mum is very professional, dedicating and respectable, who inspired me. I am 40 years old, half of life has passed, I really want to do something I love and won't regret or feel shame when my last day comes, thanks for all the supports and encouragement from you all the time!


We are honest family company for 30 years, top Etsy seller for 8 years; will assist you to get best fitting, best quality and best service on Etsy. No CUSTOM DUTY issue shipping from us. We only use safe expedited shipping for your packages. Etsy hasn't let Chinese sellers to accept credit card yet, please contact us if you wish to use credit card, we will find ways for you.

We live in a country which some people still eat dogs, freedom and mutual trust are still rare thing; so we value honesty, trust and kind to animals and people more than anything. All clothes you buy here are handmade in our atelier in Shanghai, animal friendly and all workers fairly treated. A good business shouldn't be identified simply by country or race, we work hard to make our country to be a more livable and lovable place. Thanks for supporting fair trade business.

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
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Quoia Nakomis

Quoia Nakomis on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this skirt! It is beautiful! Quality craftsmanship and unique design. Super fast shipping! The shop is top notch!

mwidman

mwidman on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What can I say? I love this designer.

Frieda van Aller

Frieda van Aller on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

actually even better than on the pictures. can't wait till it's winter and I can wear it. original design, different, well made

Frieda van Aller

Frieda van Aller on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

lovely made, real well designed and well made. it alsoi arrived earlier than expected

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Updates

Jewelry design by Game of Thrones costume designer Eliza Higginbottom and Yunus Ascott. Love them!
When black swan opens her wings, beautiful contrast colored feathers will show. That's the inspiration we add contrasting colored lining for this winter jacket, depth and layering effect will make you look more sophisticated when the jacket is unzipped.
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About

This life we only focus on one thing - making better clothing designs.

Hi, welcome to our online boutique. We are collective team, all team members are independent designers and dress makers who worked for high fashion brands and want to make something more interesting and fun.

2006 when I was in Bagan, Myanmar, two Parisian girls compliments on my self-made t shirt hoping that they could find such cool things in Paris. 2008 I opened this shop at Etsy to list 5 designs, in 30 seconds, the first vest was sold! Then our story of designing, making and selling on Etsy began. By 2012, we sold more than 35,000 pieces and became one of the best sellers here.

We live in Neverland (our studio) during the day, outside of it, it is a gray boring city (Shanghai), inside of it, there are exotic native orchids, art works from Africa, India, Native America, China, Japan and Korea, guarded by three dogs, . We brainstorm, explore, experiment together to work out things verify our existence. A journey, a book, a show, a movie and interesting person's contact will be our inspiration. We work out new designs every week, if you don't see a new design in some week, that's because we wanted the design more perfect, it takes time.

Our logo is a fading flower, yes, fading flower; Flower fades, it is one of her charming parts.

All fabrics are hand picked from mills or order to dye to guarantee quality and fair price. Designed and handmade by us from scratch. To be featured on Vogue and design for celebrity one day is not our goal, working out timeless stylish designs to let you feel romantic, beautiful, encouraged, cool and elegant is our dream!

Currently our team members are:

Jeanie (main contact, model for all the pictures and muse; she has been working with us since 2012, answers all your questions and take care of your orders)

Master Liu (patterning for new designs, he worked for big companies as pattern-er for more than 30 years, his cutting skill will even let wearers look at least one size down yet feel comfortable),

Brother Huang (team leader of sewing team and cutting, he has been in this field for more than 20 years; before joining us, he worked for luxury clothing making, of course in Neverland, we don't allow him to use fur and leather again, LOL; he has experience to run a factory, and enjoy the freedom and respect when working with us),

Mrs Yu, up to linen, wool and silk design's sewing,

Mrs Chu, full time mother, part time sewer for jersey designs,

Mrs Ding, up to jersey and knits design's sewing,

Mr Zhu, up to hand cut each clothing from scratch,

gerald, leader of biz team, designing, shipping parcels, new fabric sourcing and photo shooting,

gerald's dad, regular fabric ordering, preshrinking and packing parcels), my father is nearly 70 years old, when you receive your clothes, you will see the fabrics, buttons he hand picked for you, look closely and enjoy them, it is god's gift to me to get help from him and work with him

gerald's mum ( packing, traditional frog closure making, buttons, shawls, QC), my mother is nearly 70 years old, if she makes mistake on your order, do let me know, we will do our best to fix; after cancer in 2016, currently she doesn't work.

Mr Zen (ironing, hand embroidering, making button holes) ;

Da, QC and pack and ship out parcels;

Little Dudu, 10 years' old baby girl Yorkie, good company and inspiration of our team; she left us in 2016, please allow me to use her picture in shop so that I can see her every day.

Bigger Dudu (12 years' old Yorkie), Huanhuan ( 8 years' old Yorkie, in diet so not willing to be taken pics), Mimi (black and white cat rescued by Little Dudu), Little F ( Mimi's son)

We sincerely hope you will like our designs and we will do our best to provide quality pieces and good service (but it is fine if you are not into our designs, they are not for everyone initially).

Thanks for your time:)

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Shop members

  • Dudu (2004-2016)

    Owner, Boss, Guard

  • Gerald Chen

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

  • Gerald's father

    Assistant, Shipper, Fabric Ordering

  • Jeanie Li

    Customer Service, Model, Designer

  • Gerald's mum

    Assistant, Creator

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