There are a few options for buying Tango clothes here in San Francisco, but most of the time you need to hunt down the perfect dress or outfit at a variety of stores. One option is to order Tango outfits on-line or find vendors at Tango Festivals.
Now here in the Bay Area you can now purchase both new and gently used Tango clothes, shoes and jewelry at Yumi’s Twilight Boutique.
Open every Sunday at Studio 1924 Twilight Milonga from 5pm-9pm. Dance and shop or just stop by to shop. Yumi’s boutique is located in the back of the dance studio, next to the DJ. Visit the Facebook page to see the latest items.
Below are a few suggestions as to where to purchase unique Tango clothing. Find even more suggestions on SF Loves Tango Pinterest Page.
Tango Clothing Vendors
Hannah Louise makes beautiful handmade tango clothing. She is based out of Portland, Oregon. Everything in the shop is one-of-a-kind* and ready to ship.
“Poema means silk, feathers, fossils, gilded edges, tea-stained chiffon, layered sediment, oil on water, oriental rugs, smeared rainbows. I choose fabrics that evoke the freakish beauty of the natural world, combining them with old-world glamour and touches of modern sleekness. The poema silhouette is sensual, comfortable, and celebratory of the female form in motion.”
This Princess Parrot Tango Skirt is fun and sexy!
Linda Ayre, based in San Francisco, designs beautiful Tango dresses made to flow with the body. These dresses are great for performances or a special night out. Plus the models are some of our local SF tangueras.
Soft Chocolates by Betsy Henderson designs lovely, comfortable pieces made for dancing. These Tango clothes are designed to melt around you, feel sensuous, and are characterized by styles that allow the dancer to be you.
On the Tangoleva website you can find a variety of lovely Tango outfits, from dresses and tops to skirts and pants, all made with the Tanguera in mind. Tangoleva has two lines of dancewear. One is Tangoleva Retail consisting of reasonably priced dresses, skirts, tops, pants, cover-ups and accessories, all made in the USA. The fabrics are mostly stretch fabrics, comfortable, allowing freedom of movement, easy care and wrinkle free. The other is Tangoleva Private Label designed and made locally in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
TangoBabe, made in Los Angeles is inspired by the style of L.A.’s tango dancers, and is committed to quality, sensuality, affordability, and danceable.
The designer combines her passion for tango and many years of successful fashion designing to every detail, with the instinct of the dancer apparent in each style.
TangoBabe offers a variety of Tango clothes for women. Soft pants, skirts , tops and dresses.
El Enganche is based out of Buenos Aires but you can order their beautiful and stylish dresses, pants, skirts, tops on-line via PayPal and have them shipped directly to you for a reasonable price. You can also stop by their shop in Palermo next time you are there.
“The company was founded by Maria Celia Arias in 2009, while she was finishing her fashion design studies in Buenos Aires and learning tango at the same time. Celi (as she prefers) received a degree from Hollins University in Virginia, USA in Modern Dance and Arts Administration in 2003. El Enganche was inspired by the tango scene which was changing, becoming younger and more hip, but the clothing didn’t seem to fit this new environment. Celi felt the challenge to make something well designed and new, but completely comfortable and usable at the same time, and thus began El Enganche. We also use the best quality fabrics to be found, and pride ourselves on our small home grown production. It is important that all women of all ages and sizes can wear our clothing and feel comfortable and sexy at the same time, that is our main objective as designers today. ”