Get your gal pals together for an exclusive shopping experience where fashion, fun, and customization collide to create dirndl magic!

Book a VIP day to be the designer of your own one-of-a-kind dirndl.

Get started by trying on a variety of dirndls and blouses from our collection to find your best fit. With the expert guidance of Rare Dirndl’s founder & head designer, Erika Neumayer, we will talk fabrics, colors, and detailing to design something that fits your style, all while enjoying some complimentary beverages and snacks.

Your party and our team will be the only people in the studio at that time. The whole place to yourselves!! 

dirndl designer Erika neumayer works with a woman to design a dirndl just for her in chicago

After your appointment each dirndl is meticulously tailored to your measurements, ensuring a flawless fit that's uniquely YOU. 

a customer at a chicago dirndl shop is getting fitted for a handmade dirndl for oktoberfest


  • 2-6 shoppers
    • If there are more folks in your party not interested in trying or designing dirndls, there’s nice shopping nearby as well as bars and restaurants.


  • Each member of the party will have the opportunity to try on dirndls and blouses as well as look through our large collection of fabrics to design their own piece with the expert help of dirndl designer, Erika Neumayer.
  • If you have your own fabrics, you can certainly bring them.
  • Each dirndl will be made to your measurements.
  • Each One-of-a-Kind Dirndl is $485 and comes with one apron and free shipping.
  • You can try on and see any other products we have to offer.
  • 10% any in-stock dirndls
  • Commemorative tote bag for all dirndl shoppers
  • Your choice of complimentary beverages
    • Mimoas
    • Bloody Mary’s
    • Sparkling Waters
  • Your choice of complimentary snacks
    • Pastries
    • Charcuterie 
    • Vegetable tray 
group of 6 woman clink champagne glasses at their design your own dirndl VIP day at a chicago dirndl store


  • The Rare Dirndl Design Studio
    5051 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625
  • FREE parking on the side streets
  • Metered street parking right out front


  • Email to coordinate a time 
  • VIP lasts anywhere from 2-5 hours depending on the size of the party

What others have said:

woman smiling and wearing a dirndl at wurstfest"Our VIP was such a fun experience. We had an absolute blast! I'm so happy we had the chance to meet Erika in person. 💗" - Toby M. from New Braunfels, TX



"It's truly amazing how we just met Erika, but after only about 1 hour she understood each of our styles and personality. At our VIP Day, I not only got to design my own dirndl to be made to my size, but I left feeling [insert thought]" - Erika B. from New Braunfels, TX

couple wearing dirndl and lederhosen before german fest milwaukee

"Our group has come in from Wisconsin every year for a VIP Day since 2016. We drive down to Chicago with our new Queen and it's always so fun. - Tiffany S. from Jefferson, WI



Q: Is this VIP experience only for One-of-a-Kind Dirndls?
A: Yes, this offer is for those who would like to be a part of the design process. However, if you are interested in shopping our in-stock collection with your friends,  you can use this link to make a 3 hour group shopping appointment >

Q: Does everyone attending need to buy Dirndl?
A: No, but we would prefer that at least 2 people are interested in the one-of-a-kind dirndl offering.

Q: What if you don't have any fabrics or trims that I like?
A: To be honest... this has never happened before, but in this case, we will to find a solution. We won't force you to buy the dirndl if you don't like it. 

Q: Can I buy more than the dirndl?
A: Of course! You can order extra aprons, blouses, jewelry etc. Anything we have in stock you are welcome to buy. 

Q: Can you help me create and style me entire look?
A: Guuurrll! That's what we live for! We will hook you up with everything you need. From head to toe, we will help you choose the right pieces for you.