About Our Dress Shop

Our seamstress's East-meets-West aesthetic features minimalist, tailored dress designs cut from luxurious fabrics. Sharifa Raouf is one of the Bay Area’s must sought-after custom tailors, who specializes in custom dresses for every special occasion. Often referred to as "a magnificent colorist," her custom-made dresses are flirty and tasteful, yet not shy. Her one-of-a-kind dress designs and unique color approach have made her name a closely guarded secret of some of the world’s most beautifully clothed women.

The House Of Couture dresses are made with luxurious fabrics from the most legendary French, Italian, and Swiss mills, incorporating the conceptual flair of European couture, while maintaining a level of comfort and versatility that is distinctly American. Sharifa’s look is defined by sophisticated, cosmopolitan styling and impeccable craftsmanship, which shines through in each of her custom wedding dressesevening gownsprom dresses, and even men's suits and tuxedos.

Sharifa was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and has undergone a long journey to be where she is today. Her unique dress designs are an embodiment of the experiences gathered through several of her other passions: travel and human contact with truly valuable and unique people. She received her education in both Europe and America, and began her fashion career designing evening wear for Miss California. From her entry into the United States, Sharifa has been maturing the idea to make a line of clothing and accessories for the dynamic individual who loves to shine in comfort and dress well in articles of clothing that reflect quality at good prices. She takes that touch of the Afghan woman and the overwhelming brightness of the American woman to all corners of the world, creating beautiful dresses that are worthy of any wedding, formal dance, or black tie event.

Today, Sharifa is the founder and owner of The House Of Couture in Danville, CA. Come visit our bridal shop to check out our wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, and men's formal wear. We also offer dress alterations and custom tailoring services, as well as sewing classes for people of all ages and experience levels.


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