I have finally made it to May in the year 2016. I almost cannot believe this time has finally come. My son is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.This is going to be a very memorable time in my son Zack’s life. This is the start of […]
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The weather here in the Mid-West can be quite violent in the Spring and this Spring has been no exception. What is unique is that a wedding dress, packed in 1987 in a corrugated preservation box survived when the house it was in lost its attic and much of the second floor. Luckily, no one was […]
At Foster-Stephens’ we are very proudly celebrating 80 years in business this March. What began March 11, 1936, as a business selling posters of seasonal fashions to dry cleaning stores eventually became a garment and textile storage solutions company offering many different archival products that best preserve clothing, costumes, and of course wedding gowns. Owner Nancy Jones, daughter of founder […]
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Foster-Stephens’ was thrilled to join our biggest group of customers, the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, for their yearly conference in San Francisco. The seminars were quite informative and we were able to meet with members from the US, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Foster-Stephens’ has been the chosen vendor for the group since the inception of the […]
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Yesterday is here and gone and tomorrow is not promised. The most important things in life have to do with your family. These momentous occasions can fly by very quickly no matter how long you planned for them. Remembering and cherishing these moments with your loved ones helps to make them last several decades if not generations. Here are 6 […]
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We just had to do it. We had to go even bigger than our Super Keepsake which stands at 5.52 cubic square feet. Our handmade, pH neutral preservation box is not called Hollywood Heights for just any reason! This box is 29.53″L x 19.69″W x 17.72″H. 6 cubic feet and is perfect for not just […]
I am sure you have all noticed that fall is officially here. Not all of us may get the snow, ice and zero degree weather but we all experience some kind of temperature change as our weather patterns move and the heat drops farther south. So my topic today is covering your summer clothing but really, everything here is […]
We are so happy to launch our new website within the last 2 weeks! There are always fine details to work out but we are hopefully getting them ironed out. Our new website is responsive and our customers will be able to easily shop on our site with their cell phones and tablets. With our […]
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In introduction to our newest baby item, we are having our first BABY SALE! A designer of christening gowns that we do business with needed a much longer Archival MuslinChristening Kit for her beautiful creations than the 38” bag that we currently stock. Our new bag measures 48” so that the skirt will not have to […]
Every year, more and more brides are planning a destination wedding. Instead of having a “Wedding Day” it becomes the “Wedding Event”. For a new bride, a one day celebration can become a more memorable sequence of days with family and friends arriving with plenty of time to spare for rest, relaxation and celebrating at […]
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