the Boutique

 

Regina's Door is a customer-service oriented vintage boutique specializing in one-of-a-kind and beautifully exquisite vintage dresses and gowns from the Victorian Era to the 1980's. The boutique also stocks a limited and tightly edited range of treasured vintage tops, pants, suits, coats, and accessories. 


In a world where chaos can sometimes reign, Regina's Door seeks to provide its beloved customers with a slice of shopping inspiration infused with an atmosphere of solace and care. At it's very foundation, Regina's Door operates by the motto "Compassion is always in fashion.".

 

(Photo Credit: Olivia Krause)

 

CEO and Founder

 

Regina Y. Evans, a native of Oakland, California, is a Poet, Playwright , Social Justice Performer, and a Modern Day Abolitionist in the fight against sex trafficking. Her most current stage play, 52 Letters, a poetic stage play bringing awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in the United States, was honored to win a Best of 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival Award. Ms Evans has also performed 52 Letters as a part of the 2013 DIVAS Tell All series, curated by Catherine Debon, at The EXIT Café in San Francisco, CA, 2013 DIVAfest, at the EXIT Studio in SF, CA (as a part of the DIVAS Tell All Series), and at the 2013 SF Fringe Festival, EXIT STage Left, SF, CA.

Additionally she has performed 52 Letters throughout the Bay Area for events including the Love Don't Hurt Trafficking Awareness Community Event, Oakland, Ca, Rescue Is Not Enough Trafficking Awareness Event, San Jose, Ca, YWCA of Silicon Valley Anti Trafficking Freedom Week Event, San Jose, Ca, the Ignite Conference/UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Ca, and the Human Trafficking Freedom Seder, Beth Am Congregation, Los Altos, Ca.

Ms Evans is also the writer of Echo: A Poetic Journey into Justice, a stage play also focusing upon the issue of trafficking. Echo played to sold out performances in Berkeley, CA in 2010 (The Berkeley City Club). The play caught the notice of President Barack Obama who confirmed his support of the effort through a personal White House phone call in 2011.

 

In 2016, Ms. Evans launched Eliza's Pearl Arthouse, a healing theater and performance art sanctuary which supports and uplifts survivors of sex trafficking/modern day slavery, Oakland artists and creatives, and women of various generations.

As a Modern Day Abolitionist,
Ms. Evans is a member of The S.H.A.D.E. Project, an organization founded by powerhouse Sarai Smith-Mazariegos, which empowers survivors of exploitation and trafficking with the thought that survivor Leadership is paramount to creating positive change and empowerment within and outside the movement. Ms. Evans also volunteers with  Love Never Fails, a Bay Area Anti Trafficking organization, founded by the extraordinary Vanessa Russell.


Ms. Evans has traveled extensively throughout the world and resided in Sydney, Australia for 15 years where she operated and owned The Diva's Closet Vintage Clothing Boutique which catered to a celebrity clientele including Beyonce and Cate Blanchett. The boutique was also a costume and red carpet styling resource for the Australian theater, music, television and movie industries. Her dresses were seen at Cannes Film Festival, MTV Awards, Aria Awards, Logie Awards, and AFI Awards. 

She happily resides at This Side Of Justice.