Where to find Victorian clothing?

troy victorian stroll 2006Mary emails:

Now that the leaves are turning its time to think about Troy's Victorian Stroll (This year it is Sunday, December 4, noon to five pm). Do you or your readers have any tips on where to locate a Victorian style bonnet?

This might be a tough one. Our first thought was costume shops -- but we're not sure how popular the Victorian look is right now for costumes (you know, unless it's "sexy Victorian"). And a bonnet like this probably goes way beyond "vintage."

Anyone have suggestions? Please share!

photo: Sebastien B


The Costumer (Schenectady location, Barrett Street) is always the go-to place for costuming needs! Seriously, they have EVERYTHING.

Yeah, the Costumer provides costumes for many of the local theater groups, and they always have Victorian era stuff.

You may also want to contact the Rensselaer Historical Society (or whoever the main organizer is) and see if they can connect you with one of the groups that is organized to dress up and walk through the streets that day.

Google "fashions in time" - Hilary is local, and very talented.

etsy.com OR regretsy.com

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