Terra Cotta, LLC is a women’s boutique located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in the small town of The Dalles, Oregon. Terra Cotta caters to the modern bohemian woman who has a city’s sense of style and a small town heart. Terra Cotta offers apparel, accessories, shoes and gifts. Soulful styles of color, eclectic fashion and flared personality greet customers as they journey inside.
Nice to meet ya! I'm Kenya and the owner of Terra Cotta.
My passion for fashion was first discovered at the age of nine while learning to sew in elementary school. The result was simple, I fell in love at first stitch, viewing fashion and design as a means of unique expression upon which other means could not reach. Fashion became my art, my outlet and my calling. One of my most memorable experiences while attending senior year in high school was a mentorship at a local women's boutique where I learned how to pattern-make while job shadowing the owner running her shop. After graduating high school, my education continued as I attended classes at my local community college and then transferring to The Art Institute of Portland where I completed my degree in apparel design and became the first generation in my family to graduate college. Through further education, I honed my craft. I gained valuable knowledge through my experience in the fashion industry which grew to a position as an assistant fashion designer and developer at a small company in downtown Portland, Oregon. This new perspective in the fashion industry gave me the confidence I needed to follow the dream that began as a little girl. On June 30th, at the age of 23, I realized my dream in the opening of Terra Cotta, LLC, in my hometown of The Dalles, Oregon. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have towards my husband and family who've all taken part in the building of Terra Cotta. But most of all, I am thankful to all my customers. It's because of YOU that I'm able to live out my dream and offer you the unique styles you love.
Terra Cotta boutique is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm in The Dalles, OR and 24/7 online at shopterracotta.com.