Customer Spotlight: Brianne Galgon

Customer Spotlight: Brianne Galgon

Being a member of Gemutlichen Enzianer for almost 20 years and also a member of the United German Hungarian for almost two years my German heritage has always been a big part of my life. I have met many great friends and even my husband through this amazing community. Growing up every girl dreams of the perfect dress that they want to wear on their wedding day, for me that wasn't the case.
May 24, 2016
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Amy Engler

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Amy Engler

Hi! My name is Amy and I am a German teacher in Minnesota. When my friends started planning my bachelorette party, I knew the perfect way to celebrate would be to dress up in dirndls for our big night out! I think my spotlight is a little more unique than most, because I don’t actually own a Rare dirndl. In the photo, I’m wearing my own Dirndl that I bought in Germany many years ago. I actually remember meeting Erika at the Deutsche Tage a few years back in Saint Paul, Minnesota and being in awe of how beautiful they are.  
March 22, 2016
Owner & Designer of Rare Dirndl, Erika's Chicago Winter Wedding

Owner & Designer of Rare Dirndl, Erika's Chicago Winter Wedding

October 2014, my now husband asked me to marry him and I said "YES!" and on January 16th 2016 we said "I do". We were married at a unique venue in Chicago, but didn't neglect to incorporate our heritage into our big day. Little things like adding rosemary into all the floral arrangements (including a sprig for all the guests), schnitzel and homemade German wurst for appetizers, plenty of polkas and waltzes to dance to, homemade German cookies for dessert, and of course dirndls!

February 11, 2016
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: The Wagner Girls

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: The Wagner Girls

Here is a photograph with me, Heidi Wagner, and my 6 month old twins, Helena (pink) and Elsa (green).  The girls are wearing their aunt's dirndls from when they were that size.  This was our first Christmas and the family was very excited as they are the first grandchildren on my husband's side.  My husband is in the Edward Wagner Blaskapelle Brass Band ( http://edwagnerbrassband.com/ ) that plays traditional German and Austrian polka music.
December 22, 2015
Customer Spotlight - Stephanie Albertz

Customer Spotlight - Stephanie Albertz

I've always been very proud of my German heritage and am a frequent visitor to my hometown's German festivals. So when I saw my dear friend and fellow customer, Jen Stolze, rocking a Rare Dirndl, I knew I wanted one.
October 26, 2015
How She Wore It - Erika H. Milwaukee, WI - Green Bay Packers go to Oktoberfest

How She Wore It - Erika H. Milwaukee, WI - Green Bay Packers go to Oktoberfest

When Erika heads to Oktoberfest, she brings along one of her favorite Custom Rare Dirndls... Her Green Bay Packers Dirndl! 
September 05, 2015
Customer Spotlight: Erika Klaber

Customer Spotlight: Erika Klaber

In my life I wear many hats. I’m a mom of 4, a music teacher to many, and a leader of a 12 piece band. But honestly, I’m just a German girl at heart!

September 01, 2015
How She Wore It - Jennifer R. from CT - Austrian Wedding Attire

How She Wore It - Jennifer R. from CT - Austrian Wedding Attire

Jennifer wore her dirndl to a wedding in Austria and said that everyone "loved the dirndl in Zermatt! Here we are getting ready, hiking up the mountain to the dinner/drinking schnapps, and enjoying fondue and kirschwasser with a bunch of trachten-clad "mountain chic" friends. Thanks for getting me the perfect dress!!"

July 30, 2015
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Karen Geist

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Karen Geist

I love love love celebrating my German (Donauschwaben) Heritage. I am first generation American and nothing helps me celebrate my heritage better than wearing Dirndln. I have been wearing Dirndln my entire life but I love my Rare Dirndln because of how modern they are while still having a traditional feel. I now have 4 Rare Dirndln, some extra blouses, an extra apron, and accessories (including a winter hat and Edelweiss wrap bracelets).
July 13, 2015
How She Wore It: Luisa Martini - Miss German America of Philadelphia

How She Wore It: Luisa Martini - Miss German America of Philadelphia

Luisa wore her new custom dirndl to proudly represent her year as Miss German America of Philadelphia/Kornblumen Königin! She picked all of the elements out herself including the subtle nod to her life long fondness of goats (born the year of the goat, capricorn, etc) for her custom dirndl. Here is what she had to say about it:
June 25, 2015
How She Wore It: Katherine's Chicago Blackhawks Dirndl

How She Wore It: Katherine's Chicago Blackhawks Dirndl

Katherine wore her custom made Chicago Blackhawks Dirndl to show her support for her favorite Chicago Sports team, the Blackhawks!! In honor of their big Stanley Cup win in 2010, over 20 Chicago girls got custom dirndls with their favorite players name on the back and in 2013 and now again this year, they get to wear them all the time to show off their team spirit and their German heritage by wearing their Rare Dirndls!
June 18, 2015
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Allison Jahn Bluvas

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Allison Jahn Bluvas

For years, I have admired and borrowed my sister’s dirndls. My sister, Lauren, always has the right blend of fashion and German tradition. I wanted to bring that same fashion and tradition to my wedding festivities. 
May 12, 2015