Hot of the press

We've slowly been revamping our blog - have you seen our new Press page? We've been mentioned by Flea Market Style, New Times SLO, Rachel Ashwell, Lisa Leonard, and California Flea Market Show! Read the lovely words below:

Flea Market Style
We were honored to be featured in the September 2013 issue of Flea Market Style magazine in their Wine Country Wanderings guide to the Central Coast of California! "We kicked the shopping into high gear at Ruby Rose. The inventory is charming - and the selection of vintage clothing is impressive - but what really sets this store apart are the artful, fun displays. Taylor made herself part of one, doing her best impression of a princess by donning a tiara and pink 1950s gown and camping out beneath a makeshift tent of vintage linens."

New Times SLO: Best of SLO County 2013
Aw shucks, we are blushing! We were voted Best Antique Shop in San Luis Obispo by New Times "What separates a great antique store from a good one? Not being a slave to tradition. "We're antique, but on the side of vintage," explained proprietor Stephanie Hendry, who named the store after her daughter. "A lot of people think antique and think 100 years old, but we have things from the '60s and '70s too. I'm a huge fan of the '70s." You can find old globes, old flags, old maps, home furnishing, vintage clothing and jewelry, Western boots, tooled leather. Don't be surprised if every time you go in it feels like you're visiting a new store, since Hendry says it "changes weekely." For instance, the film Moonrise Kingdom charmed Hendry, so she set up a vintage tent filled with vintage camp gear. "Most items we find on the road. We love road tripping and the experience of being on the road. I'd describe the store as very eclectic and very curated. Follow her road adventures at rubyrose805blogspot.com."

Rachel Ashwell
We were absolutely over the moon when we were featured in Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture blog! Meeting darling Rachel in real life was a dream, we couldn't believe it! "The name of this store alone was enough to spark my curiosity....just up the road in San Luis Obispo but then to arrive with roses, shortbread cookies, and tea in a real tea cup. Ahhhhhhhh. A lovely group of ladies headed by Stephanie. They were excited to meet me, as I was them. I always find new stores off the beaten path exciting. I bought some old LPs for my kids, a bright red glass light for inspiration and a funny little painting. Some treasure come in disguise, and some more obvious. This little shop is full of charm and soul and I could have stayed and chatted for some time to come, but I did have a destination to get to."

Lisa Leonard Blog
Lisa Leonard makes line creates simple, lovely, personal jewelry; she runs a blog; and she is a full-time mama! She is an absolute sweetheart and has been our cheerleader for years. Thank you Lisa! She has featured us in the following stories on her blog > September 2013・Ruby Rose and Fall Collection, June 2013・Hello Monday (Ruby Rose, Poland, & other things), June 2013・Hello Monday (Remnants of the Past), February 2013・5 Local Hot Spots in San Luis Obispo, May 2012・Hello Monday (Ruby Rose Edition), May 2011・So Much Fun at Ruby Rose, and April 2011・Let's Hang Out!.

California Flea Market Show
"I do not enjoy shopping for clothes but you get me anywhere near a vintage or antique store, I am smitten. One of my goals is to visit every antique and vintage store when I travel in California. The old fashioned brick and motor type. Remember them? I think that we become so enthralled by seeing everything we could dream or wish for online that sometimes I think we forget the charm and enjoyment we receive when we can see the wonderful creativity of a store that has been merchandised lovingly by the handpicked items purchased by the owner. So, here I go. Ruby Rose located in the SoHo area of San Luis Obispo, CA is one of those stores that you have to make sure that you visit frequently because Stephanie constantly is restocking the store with wonderful treasures that she has collected on her travels. Not only can you spend hours in this little store just looking at the vintage furniture, maps, hardware, linens and vintage clothing but also spending time with Stephanie and her amazing team just shooting the breeze about all things we love, junking trips, family, friendships, food and just about anything that jumps to mind is shared at Ruby Rose. Recently, Ruby Rose was featured in the recent Flea Market Style Magazine. Next time, you are visiting San Luis Obispo, CA, be sure to stop by a see the Girls at Ruby Rose and pick up a treasure or two."