My Story is one of adaptation and change and Perseverance
Maria Lucce began as a local dressmaker over the years we have made a lot of changes. In 1986 we started just making gowns and special occasion clothing for women and children, out of our home. When we were awarded the Academy of Notre Dame, Graduation dresses, we needed to move into a retail location. 72 girls that year all in custom dresses. To fill the space we tried our hand at a full fledge Bridal and Special Occasion shop, along with our custom made gowns. Sadly The Market was pretty tough for a single Mom with 4 Children and we closed our business in Dracut mass for a short time. It did seem as though we opened several shops and due to life events we would have to work full time and closed many times. I never gave up I would work full time, Sew Out of my home, and work several part time jobs It wasn't ideal , but there was no way I would give up ! After all it was the one thing I really felt I was good at.
In 2010 We reopened again in Hudson NH as Maria Lucce Designs and Alterations, With the Children grown and on their own It was finally my time. I have participated in many Designer shows, locally, and, Boston Fashion weeks. Even doing NY Fashion Week for the first time at 60 years old in February of 2020.... We all know what happened next.... Covidf-19. No one was going anywhere.
We assembled a group of Home sewers through social media, while the shop was closed, donating over 3000 pocketed masks for hospital, home health facilities, and anyone that needed them. In September of 2020 Things were still crazy. With no one going anywhere, I invited some of those sewers who made items to take part in the shop....Trinkets and Treasures was born. Since there where no craft fairs at the time it made perfect sense. It was very difficult to put all of my beautiful designs in storage, but we had to Survive! Failure is just not in my DNA. Things are beginning to open up. but, people are still using much caution when it comes to shopping. We are now open for Walk in's both shopping the Gift shop and Alterations, Appointments for Custom made and Bridal Alterations. We also run Monthly Sip N Shop type Events. These are Facebook events. You can Relax, Join in and Order items from the show to Pick up locally or Ship directly to you.
Hopefully the story will not change to much for a very long time. I love the customers who have followed me all these years, Thanking them for believing in me. I also look forward to working with all of my new customers.