We are off for our annual buying trip from February 24th through March 22, 2018.  

Orders placed after Februry 22 will not be shipped until March 23rd. 


 We're off to Salzburg to the Tracht & Country show to find lots of lovely things for our shop.

Orders placed AFTER FEBRUARY 17, 2017 will not be shipped until the week of MARCH 13, 2017.  We apologize if this caused any inconvenience.

Check the facebook page for updates and photos from the show.


It's that time of year again!  Our annual pre-oktoberfest sale will be held at the Condordia Club, Kitchener http://www.concordiaclub.ca  on October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Come and see what's new and exciting - fun and frisky dirndls, blouses and accessories for women.  Great new styles in lederhosen, shirts, vests and jackets for men.  Kid's clothing, too.  A great selection of hats and pins for the whole family!!

We'll be set up in the Weinstube, which is a large annex adjacent to the restaurant, on the lower level.   The restaurant is open during the sale, so plan to stay for a delicious lunch, supper or snack!  

Check the store for new arrivals, and follow us on facebook //www.facebook.com/TrachtenQuelle/ for sneak peeks, contests and giveaways. 

We occasionally hear visitors to our showrooms commenting that our prices "appear" to be higher than European online shopping sites.  So I thought I'd spend a few minutes and spill the beans on offshore online shopping in order to clear up this (not-so-common) misconception. 

First and foremost when browsing these online shops, you must remember that the retail price (in Euros) is only a part of the equation, no pun intended.   When you make a purchase from an offshore e-commerce site, there are always additional charges that must be taken into account when tallying the total cost: handling, shipping, import duties and taxes.  

But first of all, there is conversion of the currency to consider. If you are paying in Euros but banking in Canadian Dollars, you can figure on adding 40% to 50% to the price in Euros for conversion.  So,  a dress that retails for 120 E. actually costs you $165.00 (at 40%).  Don't forget...


So, here we are on the brink of oktoberfest, 2016 (already!) and we're busy, busy, busy here at "Tracht Central"!  Our new stock has starting arriving more regularly now - with those big boxes landing on our porch almost daily. We've already had a number of customers come by to purchase outfits to take with them to Munich oktoberfest, and it's always fun for us to see their excitement and newfound enthusiasm for all things Bavarian. 

We're very happy to add Marjo Leder & Tracht to our growing list of suppliers.  They are a wonderful family-owned company located in the picturesque town of Obernzell, on the banks of the Danube River.  We were so impressed by their products... as well as their warmth and friendliness when we stopped by their booth at the trade show, and again when we visited their...