Casa Vieja Boutique, home of unique Latin American fashion designers.

Leticia Klein has done a little bit of everything. She's helped open hotels, owned a restaurant with her husband for decades, managed her own store and balanced a family of 5 children. Having traveled extensively throughout Mexico, she talks about it with such a passion (especially Baja) that you'll be ready to pack your suitcase and see for yourself. In fact, she's so passionate about it that the tourism board often has her give presentations to travel agents.

Her enthusiasm for travel is also evident in how she stocks her showroom. From handmade Mexican shoes to famous Colombian designers like Pepa Pombo (now at Bergdorf Goodman), Leticia gives visitors a grand selection of hand-picked Mexican and Latin American designers. The key when selecting merchandise is pretty simple: to offer unique items to visitors, things not easily found elsewhere. She travels for us -either to the Mexican Sierra on mainland Mexico, or to find the latest fashion trends in Spain- so that her clients can enjoy stunning and exquisite items right at their fingertips. This is a full-time job that keeps Leticia on her toes, yet she doesn’t let a year go by without embarking on a journey of new findings!

Casa Vieja´s favorites

These shirts are made from cactus fibers. It's a lady and her daughter in the state of Michoacán (mainland) who produce them. They walk through the cacti fields wearing special clothing that make the fibers adhere to them. Next, they spin the fibers on old-fashioned foot looms to make the yarn, dye it in beautiful colors, and sit down to knit and come up with unique pieces! (Wondering if it’s scratchy? It’s not!).

Rebeca Rojas, an exclusive for Casa Vieja

A fabulous example of her goal of sending her clients home with something “different” (and promoting designers in the process), Leticia Klein had an exclusive fashion designer REBECA ROJAS from Colombia right here in Los Cabos early this year, showcasing her newest collection inspired by The Sea.

Brimming with imagination and creativity, Rebeca is a dynamic person, living and enjoying passionately every single achievement within the world of fashion, with a magnificent background that confabs to create her artistic personality. Says Rebeca: “My grandmother loved sewing, my grandfather was an architect, and many of our close relatives are engaged in some way with fashion -not as designers, precisely, but as clothing manufacturers. Initially, I wanted to be a psychologist, but when I finished high school, I wasn’t all that sure anymore. Luckily, I had the opportunity to chat with my cousin’s husband (a psychologist himself), who advised me to take on something else, that he couldn’t picture me in that profession. And then, very casually, said: “Why don’t you study fashion design, instead?”

Passion as Inspiration

When you’re passionate about what you’re doing, you are always looking for innovations that will please many, not just one person in particular. When creating a new collection, my mind might be blank at the beginning…suddenly, a burst of color in the natural beauty that surrounds us will do it! The Los Cabos Collection for Casa Vieja was inspired on the many shades of blue the Sea of Cortés has to offer which, to me, is related to Peace.

Leticia Klein, ‘discovered’ Rebeca at a fashion expo in Medellín. As Leticia puts it: “I’ve been in the business since 1982, and through the years have gotten to know many wonderful designers. At the time, I had this idea in my head: I wanted clothing made in linen, fine linen, simply cut and beautiful. I’d already visited many of the stands located in Colombia Moda, seen pretty things but, alas, not what I was looking for. Suddenly I see this palette of pastels, outfits in fine linen in rainbow colors; and, quietly sitting on the side, I see a blonde head crowned with unruly curls and an expectant smiling face. Since then, Rebeca has been a Casa Vieja staple, and we feel most honored to have her on the first of what we hope will be many visits to Los Cabos.”

Visit Casa Vieja and fall in love, not only with the latest Rebeca Rojas collection, but with the always dazzling finds from the best of Latin American designers.

These are handmade shoes from San Miguel de Allende. They’re quite comfortable, we can assure you, can be worn all day long and you won´t feel tired… and, most importantly, prices start as low as $29 US! They come in a wide variety of colors, heel-heights and styles.

Pineda Covalin is a must for foreign visitors! These designers, known as the Mexican Hermês, feature colorful prints on exquisite silk inspired on Mèxico’s diverse culture, as well as its flora and fauna. They are especially known for the Monarch butterflies pattern. Casa Vieja proudly harbors a Pineda Covalin corner featuring handbags, scarfs, ponchos, ties, shoes and many accessories from this collection.

Another favorite would be Frank Lowenstein’s silver poems, a fine jewelry line with unique pieces in .925 Mexican silver with natural, semi-precious stones.

At the time, there weren’t many fashion designers, and I plunged into this fascinating, seemingly very promising world, with the passion that has ruled my life. I then went to work at a cousin’s clothing manufacturing business, where I made hundreds of bows and ties for dresses that he exported to Puerto Rico in large quantities. Then came learning the art of dressmaking, and I was hooked!”


Patty Soto, General Manager

From Mexico 01 (624) 144-6999

From USA 001 (52 + 624) 144-6999

Carretera Transpeninsular KM 27.5

Palmilla, San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S. Mexico 23406.