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Shadows Bridal Store History

Shadows has been in business in Marin County, California since 1972. Earlier, in 1967 we opened the Third Hand Store in San Francisco, one of the first vintage clothing shops in the U.S. In 1972 we opened a second shop, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, in Larkspur, where we specialized in authentic folk costumes and textiles in addition to vintage clothing for women. It was in the mid 70's that women began to want turn-of-the-century lace dresses for their weddings. In 1985, we opened Shadows at the current location. Nowadays we have predominately new bridal gowns, but always with an eye to the vintage style and feeling. For brides interested in an antique gown, we still have those too. We also carry a large selection of jewelry, including estate diamonds, antique, ethnic, & custom made, as well as contemporary styles to match most any outfit or make a great gift. Brides travel here from all over the San Francisco Bay Area, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Tiburon, Novato and more!


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