Elna's Dress Shop
- Gifts & Collectables
Elna's Dress Shop was started by a Danish immigrant, Elna Larsen, who settled in South Dakota as a child. She moved to Solvang in 1942 and started the dress shop. The cornerstone of Elna's was authentic, handmade Danish costumes with patterns she developed herself - patterns that are still used in the creation of the handmade costumes today. Sue Manning worked at Elna's in 1997 and in 2004 she bought the store.
Today, Elna's Dress Shop caters to locals and tourists by offering a variety of items to suit many tastes. Some of the brands that are currently featured at Elna'ss include Alfred Dunner, Multiples, Tianello, Foxcroft, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Coobie, Jess & Jane, Damee, Katrina Marie, Fantasia and Rising International, just to name a few.
We still offer authentic Danish costumes in a variety of styles for children and adults, all of which are made using the original patterns Elna developed in the 1940's. We offer Danish skirts, pants, shirts, blouses, hats, hairpieces and aprons - all handmade in the USA!