We are off to Germany and Austria for our annual buying trip to Tracht & Country Salzburg (also some sightseeing and R&R).  We'll be back on March 17th.  We cannot process any orders while we are away.   We will have periodic access to e-mails, and do our best to respond in a timely manner;  but cannot be reached by phone during this time. (The housesitter is here solely for cat care, bringing in the mail, and ensuring our plumbing doesn't freeze). wink          

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Watch our Facebook page for updates, and a few hints as to the great merchandise that will be in stock later this summer!  

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...