Victorian Era Tidbits:
"In 1857 the Englishman Charles Worth set up a Paris fashion house at 7 Rue de la Paix a then unfashionable Paris district. In 1858 he made a collection of clothes that were unsolicited designs. He showed the clothes on live models and when people bought his original designs he became a leading fashion design couturier of the Victorian era. Until that time fashion details and changes were suggested by the customers. The House of Worth became a leader of ideas for the next 30 years. Haute Couture during the Victorian period was an ideal foil for conspicuous consumption. Fragile gauze dresses decorated with flowers and ribbons that were made for wealthy young women were only intended to be worn for one or two evenings and then cast aside as they soiled and crushed so easily. Silk flowers, froths of tulle and pleated gauze trims would have emphasized the innocence of virginal girls whilst signaling their availability on the marriage market. Such conspicuous waste and conspicuous consumption were hallmarks of Victorian high living. Older, married more senior women wore statelier fabrics like heavy satins, crisp silks and plush velvet. It was thought good etiquette to dress according to one's position in society and that also meant not wearing clothes more suited to a younger woman."    (Information from www.fashion-era.com/early_victorian_fashion.htm)

Victorian Era Tidbits:
During the Victorian era women's 'jewellery' included cameos, gold or silver watches with fobs, worn in pocket at belt, or attached to left shoulder by fleur-de-lis or bow knot, large lockets on chains (usually heart-shaped), small lockets on short chains, dog collars studded with precious stones, pins of diamonds, brilliants or pearls used to secure high collars, narrow wedding bands, diamond solitaire engagement rings, link bracelets fastened by small heart-shaped padlocks, and bangle bracelets. Accessories included chatelaine bags, hand purses hooked onto belt, lorgnettes, muffs - usually flat, fur necklets, feather boas, 4-buttons gloves, card cases, buckled belts, sashes, small fans, folding wheel-shaped fans, long-handled umbrellas, usually tipped in gold or mother-of-pearl, small parasol with lace, long elaborate hat pins, and gold pens in mother-of-pearl holder. The look of demure prim gentility was emphasized by the loss of the great hats in 1835 for bonnets. Great hats had given a flirtatious air to clothes and their replacement by bonnets changed the whole character of day dresses. Lavishly trimmed bonnets stayed in fashion for half a century and weren't worn much after 1890. 
(Information from www.romancereaderatheart.com/victorian/timeline/)

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​Blue Reticule Purse

Roses and Teacups

Victorian Hats

Victorian Laurels

Jewelry and Eyeglass Chains​

The Victorian Shoppe

Couture Headband 

Victorian Laurels

Perfume Bottle Zipper Pulls

Crochet Visions

Floral Head Wrap


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Cluny Lace Apron

Crochet Visions

Boot Cuffs

The Victorian Shoppe

Victorian Clothes


Welcome to our wonderful Victorian Clothing Shoppes.  Browse to your heart's content among these shoppes with feminine, romantic products.  You'll find Victorian dresses, peacock shawls, Victorian hats, tea jewelry, elegant silver jewerly, reticule purses, crocheted boot cuffs, Victorian bottle zipper pulls and more!

Victorian Clothing

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Victorian ShoppesDescriptions
Clothing & Accessories

Recollections

Victorian Laurels

The Victorian Shoppe

​Romantic Victorian Clothing

Beaded Eyeglass Chains and Matching Earrings

​Victorian Clothing and Accessories

Tea Time

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Tea Bureau

Porcelain and bone china teapots and tea cups

Connects customers and businesses to all tea industry facets

Home & Garden

Swan's Picture Hangers

Victorian Etc. Magazine​​

Picture Hangers, Hooks and Antique Button Pins

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Jewelry & Vanity

Charmed Victorian

Roses and Teacups

Victorian Laurels

Victorian style jewelry and accessories

Cameo and Fairy Jewelry

Tea Cup and Teapot Jewelry

Handmade Eyeglass Chains and Sterling Jewelry

​Collectibles & Custom Crafts

Victorian Etc. Magazine

Kelly Gau Studio

Treasures 2 Remember

Victorian Laurels

Read our Online Victorian Crafts Magazine

I Create Because God Said To
Romantic Unique Treasures and Gifts
Victorian Collectibles, Gifts, Figurines
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The Victorian Shoppe

Late Victorian Gown 

Roses and Teacups

Tea Cup and Teapot Jewelry

Roses and Teacups

Peacock Shawls


The Victorian Shoppe

​Charming Victorian Clothing, Accessories, and Gifts