Stop Staring Clothing
Stop Staring Clothing is a Los Angeles-based, American online retro chic Pin Up clothing store featuring show stopping rockabilly, pin up and 1930s through 1960s-inspired original fashions by founder Alicia Estrada.
Each piece is appropriate for day or night, work or play and is designed to fit like a dream. Selling everything from cocktail and prom dresses to plus size, vintage-style bathing suits, Stop Staring Clothing is very affordable, with full outfits averaging $150 apiece.
As one of 10 children of Mexican immigrants, Alicia started sewing her own clothes at age 16 to save cash. She turned her hand me downs into original outfits, and dressed up differently every day, striving to stand apart from the cookie-cutter punk rock scene she was surrounded by.
She got tons of attention, negative and positive, so she one day wrote the words ’Stop Staring!’ in black marker on the back of a skirt made out of a shower curtain and her brand name was formed. As a student at CalState Fullerton Alicia was a big part of the music scene, hanging out with No Doubt and Sublime in their early days.
When she heard The Cramps were playing at the Hootenanny Rockabilly Festival, she set up a booth to sell her dresses and was an instant hit. Soon her fun sewing ‘hobby’ had turned into such a profitable business that her accounting teachers encouraged her to drop out of school to pursue fashion design full time, which she did with relish. As her business expanded, so did her figure, which is why Stop Staring!
Clothing’s sizes go all the way up to 26. As she became more voluptuous, Alicia honed her skills in custom-tailoring clothes to show off feminine curves, flatten bellies and flatter all sizes. She works hard to make sure that all her designs have classic fit, timeless style and flawless construction so anyone who wears them will feel confident and empowered.
Stop Staring! Clothing accepts returns on an exchange basis only, and only on non-custom orders. They ship Mondays through Fridays all over the world via UPS; the customer decides how fast they want their order. They accept credit cards, checks, money orders or PayPal. Payment can be faxed or processed online.