“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ~ Coco Chanel
If you've attended any events sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California, you know that dressing up in deco style is part of the fun, and a preservation activity in its own right. Many of our members collect vintage fashion; others sew replicas, or study the grooming and etiquette of the era.
Below are tips on where to shop for all things Art Deco era -- the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s.
Clothing & Accessories
Theresa LaQuey Couture
Theresa LaQuey has been making clothes for 25 years inspired from vintage couture and Hollywood’s Golden Era. Her gowns range from the most simple bias slip dress to a sumptuous creation encrusted with countless beads.
Call for appointment
Dark Garden Unique Corsetry & Le Jardin Bridal and Special Occasion Couture
Dark Garden creates beautiful ready-to-wear and custom corsets and clothing for both women and men. Using the finest fabrics, Dark Garden’s amazingly talented craftspeople skillfully build each corset and couture garment. Dark Garden’s designs range from: under/foundation garments to outer garments, traditional designs to alterna-bridal options for bride and groom, silky prom gowns to leather club wear, couture evening attire to tailored business ensembles, and steam-punk fantasy to historically-accurate, museum-quality costuming.
321 Linden Street, San Francisco
Sun – Tue: 11am – 5pm
Wed – Sat: 11am – 7pm
The legacy of the Goorin Brothers is one that follows a timeless approach to the art of hat making. In its fourth generation of leadership, Goorin Brothers continues the tradition of authentic family craftsmanship and is supported by a team of individuals who share the same passion for the cultural, artistic and hands on approach to this century old brand that began on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1895.
Goorin has 9 locations in California! Click here to see them all: www.goorin.com/hat-shops
Paul's Hat Works
Custom hats from scratch! Come to the store for a fitting and consultation.
6128 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
Wed - Sun: 10am - 6pm
Alameda Point Antiques Faire
The 1st Sunday of every month! Clothing and much, much more.
2900 Navy Way (at Main St), Alameda
All Things Vintage
All Things Vintage is filled with vintage finds. They specialize in clothing and accessories but they have so much more, including vintage fashions for men and women, designer items, and consignment too.
3506 Woodruff Avenue, Oakland
Lucy: 415-297-7459, Claudia: 510-507-1901
Vintage day, evening, and military attire for men and women. A special emphasis on great men's wear chosen by Roberto Isola.
By appointment only
LOve street Vintage
A destination for lovers of vintage, designer, and ethnic wear.
1506 Haight Street, San Francisco
Mon – Sun: 11am – 7pm
My Lili Marlene Vintage Clothing
Featured at Chick-a-boom Vintage Clothing.
7 Western Avenue, Petaluma CA 94952
Overattired Vintage Fashion
OverAttired Vintage Fashion is a smart new vintage shop with an upstairs lounge in beautiful downtown Oakland, just two blocks from 12th St BART.
337 14th Street, Oakland
Mon – Sun: 11am – 8pm
Recapture Vintage and Bridal
Specializing in re-styled bridal gowns, but also featuring evening gowns from the 1920s-1940s.
1652 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
By appointment only
reVamp produces authentic vintage inspired reproductions for both men and women, focusing on fashions designed between 1910-1950. All garments are produced in-house in Los Angeles.
Platt Building, 834 South Broadway, Suite 1200, Los Angeles
Vintage Cuts & Hairstyling
On Mars Salon
210 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
782 Haight Street, San Francisco
Mon: 11am - 6pm
Tue - Thu: 12pm - 8pm
Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Open every 2nd Sunday of the month 11am - 6pm
Jane Xavier Barnes
Stylist, Colorist, Special Occasions
Kai, Retro Hair Stylist
Finger Waves & Sculptured Up Do's
Salon conveniently located in San Francisco's Crocker Galleria
Whether you're looking for lovely deco sconces to adorn your walls, or choice artwork to hang in your parlor, these vendors will help you find it.
Home Furniture and Objects D'art
The Bay area's finest selection of Art Deco furniture, art work and collectibles. We specialize in Belgian Art Deco ceramics, French furniture, art deco carpets, cocktail, French iron, and bronze art deco statues. Our inventory of hundreds of items, including bars, tables, chairs, lights, carpets, and decorative items such as paintings, sculptures, mirrors, vases and clocks, many carefully selected during our regular buying trips to Europe.
3227 14th Avenue, Oakland
By appointment only
With exquisite color sense and a deep grounding in period styles, Kimberly Manning Aker of KMA Create provides historical design and consulting, as well as beautiful, livable interior design. KMA Designs creates the comfort, beauty, warmth and function that you dream of; while facilitating all the daunting details - combining our resources, knowledge and creativity - revealing your style, at an excellent value.
Kimberly Manning Aker
Deco Revival Art & Tile Works
Deco Revival Art & Tile Works is the result of merging a love for the Art Deco period with the need to create. Through research, walking tours, and discussions with others who share a love for Art Deco architecture, art work, textiles and the like, we design our products to impart authenticity and originality—new work that has the character of the designers and architects of that period between 1919-1939.
1500 Shadowridge Drive #219, Vista
By appointment only
Martin Lawrence Gallery
Featuring the nation’s largest collection of artwork by Erte, the father of Art Deco, including bronze sculptures, original gouache, and limited edition serigraphs.
366 Geary Street, San Francisco
Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm