Rare Dirndls Are Not your Oma’s Dirndl! A Rare Twist on the Traditional Clothing

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Dirndls are a Oktoberfest staple and are also one of the most recognizable images American’s associate with Germans.  If you have gone to any Oktoberfest here in the States, you probably have a picture in your mind on how all these dirndls look…  Fairly plain dresses with little flowers and edelweiss …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Sunflower Dirndl Created By Rare Makes Appearance In The Nickelodeon Original Movie Swindle

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Chicago-based Rare Dirndln has been releasing jaw-dropping German tracht in recent years thanks to the edgy and modern design stylings of Erika Neumayer. Apparently we aren’t the only ones though that have been impressed with the modern take on this ethnic German clothing; Rare’s Sunflower Dirndl has made an …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Twitter Follow of the Month: @RareDirndln

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We are going to try to highlight a specific Twitter user every month that we believe provides interesting or quality content that you might enjoy.  Due to the craziness of last month’s Steuben Parades, we completely forgot to highlight a September follow… oops!  For the month of October though, we …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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#GirlsWhoTravel Summer Dirndl Collection Blends Travel & Fashion

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Rare Dirndl’s newest summer collection, #GirlsWhoTravel, shows the Chicago-based fashion company still knows how to make the traditional German dirndl fashionable in 2016, with its bright colors and modern styling, but there’s an additional twist to the latest collection — each dirndl comes with a story. The dirndl’s in the #GirlsWhoTravel collection come …

Photos: VKB Photography

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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I Wore a Dirndl for 14 Days Straight and These 6 Things Happened

By Erika Neumayer on Email @RareDirndln

Just over 2 weeks ago I challenged myself to wear a dirndl every day for 2 weeks. As the owner and designer of Rare Dirndl, I have a lot of dirndls and I could probably do a 3 month challenge before repeating an outfit, so that was not going to …

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Erika Neumayer