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Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

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Recently I posted an image of Rare Dirndl’s beautiful “Empress Dirndl”. The bodice of this chic and sophisticated looking Dirndl covered more than the average Dirndl and required no blouse. The reactions were mixed and rather vocal…with many stating” that’s NOT a Dirndl”! Why not? “A TRADTIONAL German Dirndl needs to be low cut with […]

Where to buy Lederhosen- Authentic Lederhosen for Men and Women

Where to buy Lederhosen- Authentic Lederhosen for Men and Women

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Shop for Authentic German Lederhosen men and women will look great in. Find a variety of different styles and colors for Men,  from the traditional Short pants or Bundhosen with suspenders, to the new belted style. You will also find German Lederhosen Women can wear! Standard shorts, longer short pats, and even a hotpants style. […]

Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

Traditional German Lederhosen -History and Where to Buy

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One of the most enduring stereotypes about Germany is the “Traditional German Lederhosen”. The idea that ALL Germans wear leather shorts or leather knee length pants. (I blame Clark Griswald for this). While men and women have worn Lederhosen (leather pants) in Germany throughout history,  it’s mainly considered a part of the Tracht (traditional dress) […]

Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

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My One-of-a-Kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl My mother was visiting when the big box from Rare Dirndl arrived. She couldn’t wait to see what was inside, so we tore off the wrapping… and then I lifted the lid and pulled back the tissue. Inside was my special one-of-a-kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl. Over the years […]

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What is a Gamsbart? A Plume to wear with your Bavarian Tracht

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The first time I heart the word Gamsbart... I completely misunderstood. I heard “Gansbart” (Goose Beard) and figured that the person telling me about them had completely lost their mind. (Although…In a way, I wasn’t THAT far off…). So, what is a Gamsbart? This special hat decoration that looks like an old fashioned shaving brush […]

Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

Krampus Gifts from Rare Dirndl

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It’s finally here! Rare Dirndl just released their Krampus Collection! You’ll find perfect Krampus Gifts for those who prefer the sugary sweet Christmas Season with a side of menace. There is something special for all ages… from jewelry to coloring books. I love the fun leggings (work appropriate? you decide) and Tee-Shirts (and in California, […]

Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

What is a Bollenhut? That Iconic Black Forest Tracht Hat!

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Above image is Laublehof by Curt Liebich  (1868-1937) Public Domain   One of the most iconic images for Germany’s Black Forest is a fresh faced woman wearing a hat covered with red Pom Poms…. a Bollenhut, but, what is a Bollenhut? This stiff straw hat covered in wool Pom Poms is an important part of Tracht. […]

Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

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