We had the good fortune of connecting with Nancy & David Garcia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nancy & David, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Kulture was established in 2005 in Midtown Sacramento. When we first embarked on this business venture we intended it to be a brick and mortar to sell our clothing line, Keepin It Paisa, out of. We started Kulture in Midtown Sacramento with our business partner., Cuahutémoc Vargas. Although Kulture started off as a vintage/antique shop (the location was an established antique/vintage shop and was purchased with all of its merchandise) it quickly evolved in to Mexican imports. Once we saw that there was a customer base for Mexican imports it all came together and we found our nitch.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Our businesses aim to bring a little piece of Mexico to our customers. From the colors on our walls to every item that we sell. Seeing the smiles on our customers faces and hearing their feed back is what makes us keep doing what we do. We pride ourselves on our customer service and honestly that’s what sets us apart from others. Our customers become friends and we love what we do because of our amazing customers. We opened up our second shop in Woodland, CA on October 2019. Our excitement of having opened was short lived when we had to close our doors in March 2020 due to COVID. Thankfully the outpouring of love and support from our loyal customers got us through that uncertain time. We have now embarked on to our next venture with our third shop, Kolores in Old Sacramento.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We always tell friends and family visiting to shop hop!! Starting in Midtown Sacramento at Kulture (2331 K Street, Sacramento). This location is a hidden gem in what used to be a church building. You walk in and immediately feel like you are in Mexico. Behind Kulture there is a courtyard (Placita MX) full of Latin inspired shops and a beautiful mural. In the alley (Jazz Alley) behind the courtyard you can get the best Mexican food and the best Mexican craft beer at Midtown Cantina Alley. From there we would recommend making a stop at Kolores (108 L St Sacramento). Our focus at this shop is to bring a bit of the color and art from San Miguel de Allende, MX to Old Sacramento. After some shopping we would recommend taking a stroll along the river walk where you can enjoy the view and take some amazing selfies.
Last, but not least, we would say to travel North about 25 minutes to Woodland where you can enjoy some shopping at that Kulture location (526 Main Street, Woodland) Here you can appreciate the local art. This shop highlights the work of local artists and local CA brands. After shopping you can walk next door to the Main Street Lounge and enjoy some delicious oven baked pizza and a glass of wine.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We love to say “it takes a village” … we are very blessed to have that village that has supported us from day one. Our family and friends have literally helped us open every one of our shops.
Our little mom & pop shop has been able to grow over the years thanks to our amazing customers. Without their continued support we wouldn’t where we are today. Our growth can be attributed to our awesome community and their love for our culture.
Other: Kulture (Sacramento) IG & FB: @kulturesac Kulture (Woodland) IG & FB: @kulturewoodland Kolores (Old Sacramento) IG & FB: @koloresbykulture