Ozapft is! Munich's most famous festival, the Oktoberfest (or Wiesn to locals) has opened. For a visit to Wiesn, a Dirndl for the ladies is almost obligatory.
Many fashion chains and discount stores take the opportunity to sell low-cost traditional costumes during the Oktoberfest. These dirndls are produced with little regard for quality, longevity and of course the environment. Your cheap costume will be mass-produced, possibly made from flammable fabric and you will certainly bump into more than one person wearing the identical outfit!
That's why traditional costumes from second-hand and preloved shops are on trend this Oktoberfest among the conscious and cool fashionistas and festival crowd. Even better, they are good for our planet. Here are our favourite vintage shops in Munich.
Ecolookbook's favourite preloved stores for dirndls
The first vintage shop in Munich and open since 1985. Alexa offers a wide range of vintage dirndls for fair prices.
There are five ReSales second-hand shops in Munich. In the mass of everyday costumes you can usually find one or two interesting pieces including Dirndl, blouses, traditional skirts, cardigans and accessories.
Stocks a large number of traditional and original Dirndl. Best of all: Vintage Love will exchange your Dirndl for winter fashion after Oktoberfest!
During August and September you'll find exclusively vintage and designer dirndls, aprons and traditional costume accessories at beGipsy. There are also plenty of ideas for unique costume styling.
There's something for every taste at Schwabinger. The boutique stocks designer and contemporary goods and you can find beautiful, old and exclusive, as well as modern Dirndl and accessories here.
Trachten Rausch has something suitable for everyone. Here you'll find a wide selection of traditional dirndls and everything else you need to look the part in your traditional costume.
.... or simply rent your dress at Dresscoded.com
Dirndl trends 2019
- The trend is now the festive dirndl in pastel tones like rose, deep red, red, cream, blue, and grey, green and nude
- The dirndls should be at least knee-length and no longer than ankle length
- High closed neck dirndl
- Lace blouses with straight arm (less puff this year!)
- Floral prints with lace aprons
Your Eco Lookbook team