Phyllis Estrella turned to her husband Ray after seeing the play Zoot Suit at the Mark Taper Forum one night in 1978 with a new passion for the fashion. A young Edward James Olmos, donning a red dress shirt with flared collars covered by an oversized jacket, leaned back onstage as “El Pachuco” in the landmark Chicano production. Phyllis sought a zoot suit just like it for her brother. “We looked high and low, but could not find one anywhere,” Ray recalls. Taking matters into their own hands, Ray and Phyllis decided to open a new store in Fullerton that same year. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Phyllis turning her love for Zoot Suit into an iconic blue building with pink trim along Harbor Boulevard. The Estrella family is planning on marking the occasion, but for now is focused on the play…Continue Reading