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Welcome To The House Of Couture

Posted by on Jan 1st 2021



Welcome to the The House of Couture blog! Our seamstresses and tailors plan on using this space to share information about our dresses, tuxedos, and alteration services, as well as new wedding dress trends, prom dress styles, and more. As the Top Rated Local® dress shop and tailor in Walnut Creek, we are excited to share our knowledge with you, and we invite you to visit us anytime to shop wedding dresses, prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, evening gowns, men’s suits, and tuxedos. That being said, here is a little more information about us!


The House of Couture is a locally owned and operated dress shop serving Danville and Walnut Creek, CA. Our owner, Sharifa Raouf, is a custom tailor with years of experience, and she prides herself on creating beautifully tailored dresses from luxurious fabrics. Our fabrics are sourced from Italian, French, and Swiss mills, and our elegant dresses have a European influence while remaining comfortable, versatile, and fashion-forward. If you are looking for cosmopolitan style with incredible craftsmanship, Sharifa is the custom tailor for you!

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sharifa has traveled the world in order to live out her passion of design and custom tailoring. She studied apparel design in Europe and America, and launched a career in fashion when she designed evening dresses for Miss California. Since then, Sharifa has started her own dress shop and custom tailoring service: The House Of Couture. Visit us today to see what we have to offer!


At The House Of Couture, we offer everything from custom wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses to prom dresses, evening gowns, and men’s tuxedos and suits. All of our ball gowns are made with fine European fabrics, and our suits and tuxedos are of the highest quality. Our specialty is custom wedding dresses, and we always stay ahead of the latest wedding dress trends by creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind lace wedding dresses, A-line wedding dresses, princess wedding dresses, mermaid wedding dresses, and more. If you’re looking for the perfect wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and men’s suits for your wedding, we’ve got you covered!

In addition to designing and sewing custom wedding dresses and evening gowns, we also offer custom tailoring services at our local dress shop. Whether you’re looking for a custom bridal gown or just need some alterations done, we’re the ones to call. We size men’s suits and tuxedos as well, ensuring that they fit perfectly before your special event. Looking for a local tailor or dress shop in Walnut Creek? Visit The House Of Couture today!

About the Owner

Sharifa Raouf
Sharifa Raouf began her career in fashion as an Assistant Designer to Anne Barge. After earning her degree in Fashion Design, and with years of training, Sharifa opened The House of Couture in 2006. Her experience creating custom designs for The Miss USA Pageant laid the foundation for the very successful couture wedding gown studio Sharifa operates today.