The mid-1970s was an explosive time for extreme sports, and after seeing a flyer for a bike race at his school in Hacienda Heights, CA, an 11-year-old Dave Marietti asked his mom to buy him a Stringray bicycle. From there, Dave went on to win races and he became a member of famed BMX Team Torker.
Dave became one of the top competitors in BMX (ABA National #6 Pro 1983), but he wanted more. In 1984, Dave Marietti founded Hot Shoppe Designs. Dave took his lifelong love for cycling as well as an instinctive talent for art and design, and blended these (along with lots of hard work) into one of the most elite custom action sports apparel brands in the world, Hot Shoppe Designs. Today, over 28 years later, Dave is still actively competing and racing mountain and road bikes. He lives in Dana Point, CA with his wife, Stephanie, and their three daughters.
Striving to be the best and not the biggest in a time when outsourcing to countries other than the USA is common, Hot Shoppe Designs is very proud of the fact that 100% of our custom apparel is manufactured here in Southern California. Over the years, Hot Shoppe has expanded its production capabilities and product lines to include all cycling disciplines and a wide variety of other action sports from motocross to surfing to auto racing.
Our Mission: To create the highest quality custom sports apparel while providing our clients with personalized customer service every step of the way (including some of the leading names and companies in action sports). Total customer satisfaction is our goal.
Our Products: Hot Shoppe Designs strives to continually exceed the expectations of our customers in design, fit, and performance. All of our apparel is custom manufactured in-house for each order. Hot Shoppe also provides superior, distinctive custom artwork. We do not repeat designs, thus ensuring a one-of-a-kind creation for your custom apparel.
Dave and the staff of Hot Shoppe have first-hand experience in a wide range of extreme sports. We are constantly testing and retesting our garments and fabrics, providing feedback to our designers who continually improve the garment fit and function on already successful designs and styles.
Hot Shoppe’s fabrics are woven from the most innovative materials and are repeatedly tested by great champions. Our apparel is printed utilizing sublimation technology, which means that all graphics are dyed into the fabric prior to sewing. The result: vibrant graphics that will never crack or peel. We guarantee it.
Our Commitment: To give our clients the highest quality personalized customer service possible while constantly striving to improve our products. Hot Shoppe Designs utilizes the newest, most advanced materials, newest technology, and the latest techniques for manufacturing custom sports apparel.