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4.8 Overall Satisfaction Rating

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4.7 Average

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About Us

Recollections is your connection to history-inspired fashions. What was once a dream on a kitchen table has grown into an e-tail company with a global presence. Recollections was founded in 1981 in southern Michigan.

It quickly grew into a bricks-and-mortar retailer and mail order company specializing in wedding attire inspired by the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The original line consisted of dresses, skirts, blouses, petticoats, camisoles, and pantaloons.

Over the next 18 years, Recollections grew as a cottage industry. Operations moved to Hawks, a tiny picturesque community less than 10 miles from the shore of Lake Huron in Northeast Michigan. The company opened in the former Bismarck Township Hall, where operations continue to this day.

Why did Marianne move away from the hustle and bustle of the greater Detroit area to Northern Michigan? "Look around you! I never tire of the beauty and peacefulness of the area. We used to vacation in Rogers City in the summer when I was a teenager, so I was familiar with the area. I live in a log cabin in the woods less than 1/2 mile from Lake Huron, and the only noise I hear is the soothing sound of the waves rather than the noise of the traffic one hears downstate."

Recollections took the leap to e-tailing in 1999, long before many retailers. The online store featured three dozen products when the website was launched. Today, our online store offers nearly 1,000 garments and accessories from the Georgian/Regency, Victorian (including Civil War era and Old West), and Edwardian eras through the 1920s. We also feature a line of 1950s retro dresses.

Quality in design and construction, and a focus on customer service are the cornerstones of Recollections' foundation. Fabrics and embellishments are carefully selected to create the 'look' that is the hallmark of our clothing. We search until we find the quality fabrics, laces, trims, and accessories our customers expect.

Each garment is lovingly designed by Recollections' founder. Marianne is the creative energy behind the company. Her designs are then created, one at a time, by a network of seamstresses who are part of our extended family. Our models are lovely young women born and raised right here in our corner of Northern Michigan, except for Ola. She is from Ukraine and brings a unique perspective and sense of humor to the family.

Cheryl from Hats and Accessories by Cheryl designs and creates most of our hats. Cheryl and Marianne often work as a team so our hats perfectly complement our garments. Occasionally, they switch places. Instead of Cheryl designing a hat inspired by a garment, Marianne will design dress or ensemble inspired by one of Cheryl's hats. They make quite a team, collaborating and inspiring each other to the next level!

There are many others in our extended family, too. Sharon Meredith specializes in period appropriate hairstyles. Jennifer S. Adkins serves as our photographer and brings a keen sense of composition to each fashion shoot. Sue McDonald and Cheryl design accessories that are in sync our style. Our bloggers, social media, and website specialists, as well as those who provide assistance through customer service and sales are all part of our story.

Our talented and highly valued team is the reason we can offer the highest quality in history-inspired garments proudly made in America just for you!

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Diane
Today

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5.0
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completely happy with service and products

Garment Choice

fan matches my dress I got recently from your company

Why Recollections?

nice selection of dresses and other items

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Richard
Today

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5.0
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I needed some alterations from the standard size. Val was very helpful in explaining how this can be done.

Garment Choice

I love Civil War Era gowns.

Why Recollections?

I have been pleased with my previous orders.

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Lisa M.
Today

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5.0
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I love this USA made clothing

Garment Choice

To wear anytime

Why Recollections?

Well made dresses

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Jimmy
Today , AR

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5.0
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mg wife Loves there clothes' they are true to there word customer service is awesome thank uou all they are made in USA oh yeah and pretty
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5/5

Why Recollections?

a lot of stuff

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Lorriedel D.
Today

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2.0
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I had a lot of trouble with the website. It had the wrong address, and I had trouble changing it.

Garment Choice

I can't find a "real" apron that is actually usable and up to actual work.

Why Recollections?

I love their clothes. I will continue to be a customer because of their superior products and attention to detail.

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Kari
2 days ago

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5.0
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I am pleased with the selection of colors for the dresses.

Garment Choice

I am in a wedding in Gatlinburg this summer.

Why Recollections?

You have the best selection and reasonable prices for this style of dress.

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Rhonda O.
2 days ago

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5.0
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Easy and fast. Love the selections.

Garment Choice

Beautiful and fit the era.

Why Recollections?

Referral from Roxann Shook. A previous customer of yours.

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Carrie
1 week ago

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5.0
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excellent

Why Recollections?

quality

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Kim F.
1 week ago

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5.0
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I love this site!! Quality dresses and fast shipping!

Garment Choice

Will be in a production on Lifetime TV!!

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Kristi
1 week ago

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5.0
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I love all of your clothes and customer service.

Garment Choice

Who doesn't need a beautiful satin blouse with lace?

Why Recollections?

For the selections, the price and the sizes that are available.

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