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AGA Couture

Company Name: AGA Couture
Alexander Garcia Acosta (owner/designer/CEO)
Men’s & Women’s Clothing and Jewelry Designer
Address: 909 E Pierce St, Phoenix AZ 85006
Phone: 602-367-0981

Where the line is sold:
About Face Boutique
7000 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 1530
Scottsdale, AZ 85254,
Toll Free: 1-877-239-4687
or 1-877-BE-WHO-U-R


Designs are available for special order. Exclusive custom designs of evening and bridal wear also available.

Born in Dominican Republic, Alex Acosta spent his childhood in the beautiful town of Duvergé, in Dominican Republic. Heavily influenced by his artistic mother, Miriam Acosta, who was a school principal for a local elementary school and also full time seamstress. Leaving Dominican Republic at the young age of 21, Acosta moved to Phoenix  to Pursue the “American dream.” Although Acosta enjoyed the study of social science, he decided to pursue his first love, fashion. From his childhood, Acosta learned from his mother to sew and cut fabrics by helping her, where she noticed he had a gift for sewing. He would sit for hours looking at his mother working as she prepared beautiful gowns for weddings and Quinceañeras.

Acosta Produces one-of-a-kind custom designs for his Clothing Line called AGA Couture by Acosta which he defines as “Elegant and Casual clothing for men and woman”, inspired in Hispanic and Gypsy trends with a touch of Victorian Modern Chic, layered with beautiful fabrics and Laces.

Additional Info: Store Hours: Monday 11-4, Tuesday to Friday: 10-6, Saturday 9:30-5, Closed on Sundays and Holidays.


Angela Johnson is an award winning clothing designer with over 13 years in the fashion industry. Angela is best known for her “T-shirt Ballgowns” made from “thrifted” T-shirts. Angela's clothing is sold online, in boutiques nationwide, and at her fashion and trunk shows. She got her start working in design and production for X-Large Clothing, the line owned by Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys and X-Girl, the line owned by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. Today, she designs under her own line and has been honored as Fashion Group International of Arizona’s Rising Star in 2004, Artist of the Year by the Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Chairman’s Committee, Chicest Local Designer by 944 Magazine in 2007 was a finalist in the Scottsdale Fashion Week’s Designer of the Year contest in 2007. She teaches fashion classes at Mesa Community College and is a speaker for the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She currently holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Fashion Group International of Arizona as well as Arizona Bridal Week and is in charge of Scottsdale Fashion Week’s Designer of the Year competition.


Angela Johnson Designs

Innovative, eco-friendly gowns made from "thrifted" T-shirts



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