The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party - 20th Year At the Cow Palace

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Our Recommendations

Mr. Alan Jeffries - Fine Gentlemen's Apparel (Jeffrey Schoenberg) Everything for the man of distinction, from cloaks to cufflinks, shirts to shoes, collars to cravats. A proper bespoke tailor of fine clothing, offering ready-to-wear and custom-made fashions. Tailoring and alterations available by appointment.

Autumn Adamme's Dark Garden bespoke corsetry:
Peruse examples of Dark Garden's quality designs in "The Windows of Dark Garden" at the Dickens Fair, where strangely lifelike mannequins adorned by custom corsetry beguile the eye. Dark Garden corsets are not currently sold at the Fair; you may visit their sumptuous shop in San Francisco's Hayes Valley to order your own bespoke corsetry for next season!
Timeless Stitches
Women's dresses, corsets and underpinnings; men's vests pants and shirts.
Confederate Family Fashions
Excellent prices - great for 1st time Dickens women. Good for working class or servants - make sure you order colors that are winter as opposed to spring/summer. Plain dresses, perfect for new participants, maids, servants, middle & lower classes - add your own trim to pretty them up! Good price on Aprons and plain Garibaldi blouses. Great turnaround - I ordered from them and got my dress in about 2 days.
Cumberland River Sutlery
The dresses on this site are approvable with caution. They may have to be refit to your body. The prices are reasonable and they have a good selection of sizes. Go with the day dresses, not ball gowns. Feel free to email the owner with questions prior to ordering.

Gentleman's Emporium
Men's stuff is good. The women's line has improved, but please check with me first before you order anything.

Miss Marissas Bonnets
Spoon bonnets in 1850s styles.

Pink Depford Design Studios
Liz Martin's Pink Depford Designs provides costuming and alteration services to the San Francisco Bay Area from our studio in Martinez, CA. We specialize in historically accurate, actor friendly costume pieces of exceptional quality.




Barbara Muran  [email protected]

Butterfly Frillies

Couture Costume & Corsetry

Dark Garden
Timeless Trends  


432 Clement Street (between 5th & 6th Aves.), San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-4111
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:30pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

146 Geary St., San Francisco CA 94108
(415) 392-2910
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am – 6pm