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 Faith & Begorra

40 Broadway, Denville, NJ



Faith & Begorra Communion 2017 Will Be Opening January 2nd. 

 Communion Event 2017 

February 3rd - 3-8PM

February 4th - 10-5:30

February 5th - 11- 4th


Hampton Inn of Denville, 350 Morris Ave, Denville, NJ


New This Year - Book a two hour pre-store opening shopping experience.  Available only on Sunday, must have minimum of 4 girls, up to 6.  Call for additional details,

First Holy Communion Services
About Our Irish Catholic Shop
Showcase Designer
Communion Dresses
Communion Veils, Bows, Headbands, Pantyhose, and Gloves
Dress and Suit Information
Communion Gift Department
1st Holy Communion Business Experience
Dress Styles
European Exclusive Dresses by Special Day
Sleeveless Communion Dresses
Princess Style
Fitting a Dress
Shop Information and Directions

New Service- We will have an independent seamstress here on three dates.  This is separate from our shop, set up as a convenience for you.  The seamstress has over 20 years experience designing and sewing bridal and communion dresses.  She will be here if you need alterations.  

March 12th - 1-3PM

March 19th - 10-12

April 9th - 10-12

Please note; No appointment taken, and alteration pickups are arranged between parent and seamstress. The fee is not included in dress cost. However, all our hanging dresses are now 20-50% off. 

We are an Irish Catholic Shop located in the center of Denville, NJ. With over 24 years experience, we realize how important this special day is in a childs' religious growth.  We want the experience of shopping for a communion dress to be something each and every child will remember with fondness, and are committed to making it so.  We feel we have a very nice selection of dresses for 2016 and reach many price points and styles.  We have a wonderful selection of dresses in plus sizes.  All of our in stock hanging dresses are 20% off.  Once you have your dress picked out, check out our Communion Accessories and Communion Veils We do not accept appointments; however, if your child has a reason to shop in a more private, less busy environment, please call the shop and ask to speak to Susan or Robin. 

 fiathpatrick.jpg   Grandson, Patrick Bruseo in one of our suits

Robin & I are Grandmothers, and together we have over 39 years of Communion attire experience. Patrick, my grandson will be receiving his First Communion this year at Our Lady of the Lake in Sparta, NJ. We do our best to fit your child so they will feel comfortable on their special day (although the final decision of size is  yours). Always keep in mind little ones grow. 

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        Granddaughters Lola & Abby are very willing models for us!

 Showcasing Designer Communion Dresses by Christie Helene

We have a very large collection of Christie Helene Dresses in Exclusive, Couture, Signature & Angel. We carry about 90% of their entire collection, and have the largest selection of sizes in the Tri-State area. 

NEW Europeon Exclusive

Dresses by Special Day & Sarah Louise

Dresses Designed in Ireland & England

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 Dress by Sarah Louise (note the adorable sleeves) Special Day Dress With Beautiful Back Detail.                                                                                                              

See Our Department Information  &

Shop Directions & Hours Below

- Dress Designers

- Dress Styles

- Fit Guide

Please note we have a beautiful collection of over 700 dresses in the shop, sizes 4 to 18 & Plus Size Dresses 8.5 to 18.5(very good selection). 


Patrick & Abby wearing 2016 Communion Attire

  Welcome To Our Shoppe.



Our Communion Department


It is important to us to provide many price points for our families.


One of our Couture Dresses.

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Dress- Kylie               Headpiece- 



 Our veils, bows, headbands, pantyhose & gloves.

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Our handsome suits for boys in White & Navy.


Dress  & Suit Information

We do not sell our dresses online.  We have over 800 dresses in the shop from several designers including Christie Helene, Joan Calabrese, US Angels, Special Day, Sarah Louise, Isabel Garretson, Lito, Sun Star, Tip Top, and Haddad. If you want a specifice dress, and we have it, we will be happy to send it to you, knowing it is a final sales, no exchange, no return.

Our sizes start at 4 and go to 18.5.  We pride ourselves on having a good selection of dresses in half sizes.  We have always been able to fit a young lady.  For young men, we have suits starting in size 6 in white and navy, going to 18.5.  We have husky and some slim sizes.  There are several white or navy ties to choose from along with armbands, shirts, tie clips, and lapel pins.


               We will even setup your daughter so you can photograph her both front and back at the same time.


Shop Our Communion Gift Department

We continue to renovated and enlarged our Communion Department.  We have a couple of new Communion gift companies and continue to sell Bliss Religious Jewelry in sterling silver.  We have Saint medals, rosary bracelets, rosary,  & pins for Baptism. We have very special Communion Jewelry by GPD Designs featuring blessings for Communion Day.

We carry panty hose, gloves, sweaters, capes and shoes. Along with the attire we have all the gifts appropriate for this very special time in a child's religious growth.  We have traditional Communion sets, just like you had as a child, rosary, statues, jewelry, crucifixes and more.



 I have over 24 years experience with young children celebrating their First Communion. The shop was started because I had trouble finding the right gifts for our own five children when they went through their sacraments.  Here I am over 24 years later with the finest and largest most complete Communion Department in the Tri-State Area.  We have sent our dresses to many foreign countries and families from over 18 different states have traveled for our selection.  We are a small shop with personalized service for each family.  Robin, Patricia, Kelsey, Kristin  & I look forward to your coming in with your little one as you journey through this very special time.  We want to guide you through having their special day remembered.

Dress Styles

There are many styles of Communion Dresses to Fit all girls, below is just a snapshot of a few dress and veil styles. We have dress styles to suit any young lady.  It is very important that the young one feel comfortable on her day, and if shopping early there is room for growth. We have dresses in 100% cotton, we have plain dresses and we have very fancy dresses.  


European Exclusive Dresses by Special Day


We are the ONLY Shop in the United States to carry these very special dresses.  They are different, special and sized in European Sizes. Maxine is wearing two styles, a short sleeve dress with a jacket like look in lace and a lace belted design.  On the right Maxine is wearing a featured 3/4 lace sleeve dress with a Peter Pan collar and sweet premade bow to highlight the waist.  The dresses are very sweet and run a little longer than the American dresses.  Her headpiece is a simple headband.

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-Dress - Special Day, short sleeve- 83G0332

- Dress- Special Day, long sleeve- 51G04470

- Headpiece- Simple Headband, one of many available, sold by price not style numbers.




Maxine is wearing a sleeveless dress pearl designed bodice and sweet simple front bow. Her headpiece is a very easy to wear front, a white floral headpiece with a comb that goes in the front and secures back.  It is mostly seen from the back rather than the front, perfect for the young girl who does not want anything too close to her face.

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- Floral Front with long wire streamers and long floral accents


Princess Style 


Our Little Princess, Maxine is royal in her Christie Helene Couture Dress, Taryn. The delicate shoulder straps can either be worn up and spread apart to create a little sleeve, or completly off shoulder or all up on her shoulder.  The back of the dress has many pickups and each one has a rhinestone enhancement.  There is a big premade bow on the back.  Maxine has chosen a Crown only headpiece the style is the Kate Middleton.  Sometimes, a Tiara only is enough for a very pretty dress, no veil needed.  The dress is in Diamond White.

- Dress by Christie Helene, Taryn

- Headpiece by Anjas Dreams, Kate Middleton 

Faith & Begorra  Limited  Couture Collection by Christie Helene


Faith & Begorra has a lovely selection of Communion Dresses made exclusively for them by Christie Helene.  These dress are made one by one in the US with the same materials as the Couture line.  Materials used to sew these dresses are selected by us and used in a variety of ways. Maxine is wearing a simple headband, adorned with three diamond white fabric soft rolled roses. These dress styles are not available at all shops. They are each a little different in sizes 5 to 12.5 and have been made at the Couture level at a good price. We encourage you to stop in and see our Exclusive Couture Collection. 


Dress- Faith & Begorra Exclusive Couture by Christie Helene 6250 (styles may vary in our Exclusive Couture)

Veil-Anja's Dream 1296-V-SBB (as Shown)


Jacket Dress


Maxine is wearing a dress and jacket by Haddad. This sweet dress has a multi tier dress body and is not poufie.  We have many dresses that are not real poufie, some girls feel more comfortable in an Aline style. Most of our designers have jacket dresses or we offer jackets separately. Maxine  is wearing a wreath headpiece made of tiny roses and a soft veil.  Four satin ribbons hang down the back.


Dress - Haddad 57501

Veil-Tiny Rose Wreath, sold by price not style number.


Couture Collection by Christie Helene


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Christie Helene has a  collection of Couture Dresses. This year in addition to Christie Helene's Couture Dresses, we have many more styles in couture, over 70  couture in the shop.  Maxine is wearing "Julia". 3/4 lace sleeves highlight this stunning dress. The back detail shows why these dresses are so special. Not every little girl likes to wear a headpiece, so we are showing Maxine without any adornment in her hair. If you plan on a Couture Dress, and we do not have it at our shop, please know the dress should be ordered by February 1st.


Also shown is our Diana Dress. lace cap sleeve with matching lace skirt.  This couture dress as all couture dresses are completly lined and have many layers of fabric and crinoline.

Dress- Couture by Christie Helene "Julia"

Dress- Diana


Dresses by Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri





Here is a simple style with very pretty box pleats and lace detail on the cap sleeves and bottom edge.  Abby is wearing a floral headpiece by Anja's Dream.  This dress would look very pretty with a little cross necklace.


Dress-Joan Calabrese by Mon Cheri 113361

Veil-Anja's Dream 1297V-SBB


Dresses For All Young Girls


At Faith & Begorra we have many price points.  It is our policy to not quote dress prices over the phone. We invite you to come into our shop, peruse our selection and shop. Our dresses start at  $75.00 and goes up to Special Order Couture pricing.  Headpieces start about $20.00 for a bow and go up from there.  Abby is wearing a beautiful A-line dress with jacket by Sunstar.  

Dress-Sun Star 1138

Veil- Anja's Dream Mantilla 1472

Fitting  A Dress

 At Faith & Begorra, we do our best to fit your child for their big day.  You, the parent however, make the final decision on what size you want for your child.  Below are photos of Abby having a dress fit check.


 Abby is zipped and from there we check to see sleeve fit,  and front/back fit. Dress should be smooth and without gaps. Across the top edge you should not be able to see down into the dress. If a dress is sleeveless, we make sure you can not see into the side of the dress, and we make sure the sides are not too high and cut short under the arms.


 Here the dress is being checked for growth.  Most dresses are purchased way before the Communion, we want to make sure Abby has wiggle room and can sit comfortably in the dress. We have the girls sit, go up steps and twirl.  They will be very excited on Communion Day and we want them to choose a dress that fits them and will be fuss free.


Abby is checked to make sure she has a smooth fit front and back and that the length of the dress is correct to keep any excited little one from tripping on her big day.  We suggest the children practice walking in their dress and always make sure to scuff the soles of their shoes.


Once we make sure the dress has "spin" and everything is ok, we celebrate with a thumbs up. Abby is my granddaughter, I am her Grammie Sue, and she was one very patient young lady as we photographed her.  I want every young girl to have a good experience at Faith & Begorra.  First Holy Communion is a very special time in a child's religious growth and we are here to help guide your child through the journey.


Shop Information  These hours are during Communion Season.

We are open 7 days.  Our hours are:

 Monday-Thursday, 9:30 - 5:30,
 Friday Evening until 8 PM. 
 Saturday 10 - 5:30,

 Sunday, 11 - 4 PM 

Directions to Shop...

We are located at 40 Broadway, Denville, NJ, right off Rt. 80.

We are located 30 miles due West of New York City.

From the East (New York)

Rt. 80 West to Exit 39, Denville.  After you exit Rt. 80 you will be on Rt. 46 East, make 2nd right hand turn (Rt. 53/Denville)At Stop Sign, make a right and go to second traffic light, make a hard right onto Broadway.  We are last store down on the left hand side, the corner of First Avenue and Broadway.

From East Using Rt. 46

Bear right off of Rt. 46 Westbound. by Sogo in Denville.  Follow Bloomfield Avenue along River straight into town.  We on on right hand side at the corner or First Avenue and Broadway. 


From The West ( Pa)

Rt. 80 East to Exit 38, Denville.  As you come off the exit ramp, get into left lane.  Go thru the first light by Burger King, at the second light, bear left thru light and follow flow of traffic into town.  At next light, go straight down Broadway.  We are last store down on the left side at the end of the first block

From RT 46 and Dover

Follow directions above "From the West, PA".

 From the North Via Rt. 287

Rt. 287 South to Rt. 80 West about 4 miles to Exit 39 Denville, follow directions above.

From the South Via Rt. 287

Take Rt.287 North to Rt. 80 West, follow directions above.

From Rt. 10. 

Take Rt. 10 East or West to Rt. 53 North.  Follow 4 miles into center of town, make hard right at clock tower.  We are last shop down on left hand side at the end of the first block.

Susan B. Banks, Owner, Est. 1992
973 . 625 . 0070 


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