by Tre. W.
no where, Louisiana
February 17, 2007
This place is amazing! I went in there with my best friend and my sister, just to look. The staff were so nice. Normally vintage places with high quality stuff are really snobby but not La Rosa. I was greeted by a man in an all-vintage get up with a smile. He asked me if I needed help finding anything, I replied, "No I’m just looking." This answer would normally earn me a dirty looks, but instead he said, "Well, feel free to try anything on… even if you don’t think you will be buying today" and gave me a wink.
The selection was wonderful. Dresses, shoes, coats, men’s wear, hats and jewelry from 1920s to 1960s. Everything is in great condition and relatively good prices (it still is in San Francisco). We wandered the store for at least a half and hour looking at all the amazing clothes. I tried on several shirts and dresses, the staff was always very helpful with information about the style of the garment and how to accessorize and stay in period dress. In the end I found a 1960s black strapless dress with red and black stripe top part that fit like a glove. I fell madly in love and had to have it.
From journal Everybody's Favorite City