Forest Creek Renaissance Shoppe was founded by Susan Sherry in 2007.... Susan has been interested in history her entire life. Her earliest memories are of walking in the plowed fields of her grandfather's farm and finding arrowheads. Being a child with a vivid imagination she created all sorts of stories about the people who had originally lived on the land! During Susan's college years she was a business major, but what she was really interested in was American Culture and History. She put herself through college being a docent at The Henry Ford, an outstanding 80-acre historical village complex in Southeast Michigan. Creating Forest Creek Renaissance Shoppe has enabled Susan to focus on her love of history, period costumes, and antiques. She loves researching period fashion, handling costumes, and working with customers. "All our customers are doing exciting things - from Shakespearean Theatre to living history re-enactors to working with youth groups to planning period weddings. It is fun to help them make their upcoming event something very special that they'll remember for a lifetime. And we help them look wonderful in their period clothing."
Forest Creek Renaissance Shoppe is a Michigan company that was created to provide classy, high quality Renaissance, Victorian, Civil War, and Early 1900s clothing. We want you to be comfortable and look your best in your period outfits. Many of our products are made when you place your order. Contrary to what many speciality retailers try to make you believe - you can purchase custom made, high quality clothing at an affordable price and look terrific!
We do choose our clothing and accessories suppliers with care. We believe that the items we sell should provide you with many years of enjoyment. We work with suppliers and manufacturers from around the world, but like to carry a significant number of products made right here in the United States.
Each major costume manufacturer has several lines of products representing different levels of quality and price. While we do carry some "costume quality" products, we sell only the high-end costume lines.
What are you going to do with your period clothing from Forest Creek Renaissance Shoppe?
If you have any photos of yourself in our clothing, please send them to us and will post them in our customer photo section, We would love to hear from you!.
If you have any suggestions about products you would like us to carry, please let us know!
Please Note: We are an online and mail order company; we don't have a customer showroom at this time. If you are ordering custom Victorian or Edwardian clothing, we can send you fabric swatches so that you will know what the fabric feels and looks like before ordering.
The best way to contact us is via email.