Were you aware that there’s a highly curated vintage clothes store right here in Santa Rosa? Hot Couture is where it’s at, not only for vintage clothing, but also for unique and authentic costume rentals. The vintage clothes are the main draw, however, with a constantly evolving collection managed by our owner, Marta. She attends vintage shows several times a year in Southern California and San Francisco where she meets people from all over the world to buy and sell vintage clothes.
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A quick glimpse into our boutique’s front room reveals racks of clothing from across multiple eras, from the flowing lines of the 70s to the bold patterns of the 60s and all the way back to a handful of classic 1930s pieces, plus everything in between. Marta has built our collection in the same storefront over 35 years, which makes it an impressive collection indeed. It’s not something you’ll find at any other vintage clothes store in Santa Rosa. You’ll find acid washed jean jackets alongside beautiful cocktail dresses, classic business appropriate separates, unusual purses, and so much more.
One of the biggest appeals of vintage clothing, besides its timeless fashion, is in its connection to sustainability practices. Finding, restoring, and wearing vintage clothes goes a long way toward reducing textile waste and maintaining a reasonable clothing budget. Budgeting concerns are another piece of our business puzzle. We know that for sustainability models to work, the products must be affordable. We strive to keep as much of our offered clothing under the $100 price point as possible, even when we’re offering gowns or leather goods. Many of our dresses are between $40 and $80.
Come browse our boutique floor the next time you’re in historic Railroad Square and you’ll see why we’re far and away the best-curated vintage clothes store in Santa Rosa and beyond. Marta offers decades of experience and knowledge on textiles and fashion, so please come to us with questions. Need a unique time period costume for an event? We offer custom costume rentals, where we help you select items from our costume collection that work for you, including recreation pieces from as far back as the Renaissance Era. Visit us soon!