Looking to discover a brand new pair of fashionable, comfortable and protective eyewear? Try a pair of aviators. From polarized lenses to UVA or UVB protection, when selecting a stylish pair of aviators you’ll find there are many choices to select from here at The Village of Rochester Hills.

Quite a few of our stores carry aviators of many sizes, lense shades and different levels of protection for the eye. Aviators are acceptable for all ages and for both men and women.  In fact, we’ve seen many couples shop our stores and purchase his and hers matching glasses. They are the hottest accessory right now and we have just what you need to follow the trend.  Below are a few rules to follow to make sure the aviators you choose are right for you.

We are excitred about our latest addition to the Village of Rochester Hills, Hot Mama, recently celebrated their grand opening on May 16, 2012.  The event was a hit and the positive response by our local hot moms was amazing!

During the grand opening, the store was quite busy with women buying dresses for upcoming events, moms trying on comfy linen pants for a day with the kids, and fashionistas mixing and matching favorite pieces from the jewelry table.  The kids that attended had a good time too; all while their moms were having some quality shopping time.

All and all, lots of smiles were shared and the store manager, Anne Weber and the Hot Mama District Manager Jen Ware, were busy styling guests  in the midst of it all. Aside from these two lovely ladies who are assigned to our Rochester location, owners Megan and Michael Tamte have assembled a team of 300 uniquely trained employees who are committed to the company’s core purpose of empowering fashionable moms through designer merchandise, a mom-friendly store layout and exceptional customer service. It's nice to know many of the staff members are moms themselves and they know how important it is for the mommy clientele to have a versatile wardrobe.

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The merchandise is quite exceptional as well.  If you are a mom that cares about looking good and being comfortable at the same time, then you will have no problem shopping at Hot Mama. The store carries everything you need including; jewelry, scarves, handbags, cork wedges, wide legged linen pants & trousers, dresses, sweaters, jeans by Hudson and cropped jeans by Kut from the Kloth.  They also carry metallic tanks, regular tanks, shorts, blouses and jackets.  Current trends can be found in many of the dresses and blouses including those in floral, geometric and animal prints.  If you dig the color blocking trend, there are loads of bright solid colors to choose from as well.

Another plus is the store is kid friendly.  While you shop, the kids can play with toys, video games and eat animal crackers in the play area located in the middle of the store.  It's been known that the kids sometimes have a hard time leaving because the experience for them is so enjoyable too.  I thought this was great news because we all know a happy kid is a happy mom.


Hot Mama store hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday noon-6pm, the store located on Village Main, just south of Festival Park.



SHANNON LAZOVKSI is the Village's Fashion & Beauty Expert. Shannon is a blogger, fashion / beauty / image consultant and social media community manager.  She loves to collect jewelry, handbags and heels (typically the higher the better) and cannot get enough when it comes to the subjects of beauty and fashion.  And she is a Hot Mama herself!


vohr_spring_showThe Village of Rochester Hills Spring Fashion Show at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan featured new Spring arrivals from ten retailers of the Village of Rochester Hills.  The main focus on the runway were individual retail Spring arrivals and trends. Many of the ensembles displayed pastels, flower patterns, color blocking trends, trench coats, colored jeans and fun accessories. Each of the retail stores involved in the show had its own Spring flair. A bonus show by fiber artist, fashion designer and celebrity stylist, Cynthia LaMaide, wowed the crowed by starting the show (which she also styled) with her hand-made collection. Each piece was made by Cynthia herself specifically for the Rochester show.

If you missed the show and would like to see the collections click this photo gallery of the Spring Fashion Show courtesy of Olga of DSP Fotographie.

shot 1The Village of Rochester Hills celebrated the beginning of Spring by making fashion a priority with a Spring fashion show at the Royal Park Hotel. The show reported to have over 300 attendees and proceeds benefitted The Women’s Fund of Rochester, a local non-profit organization. Ten stores from the Village displayed their take on Spring by displaying current trends such as floral prints, color blocking, pastels, trench coats, colored capris and sporty basics. The lobby of the Royal Park Hotel, was decorated with beautiful fashions from the mall’s retailers as singer Olivia Millerschin entertained guests upon their arrival and during the Champagne & Chocolate reception.

Grand Opening Scheduled For March 24 in Detroit
ST. LOUIS, MO (March 15, 2017) – Soft Surroundings, a leading luxury lifestyle brand for busy women of all ages, maintains its dedication to providing an extraordinary shopping experience by announcing plans to open its first Michigan location at The Village of Rochester Hills in Rochester Hills. The Grand Opening event on Friday, March 24, will include an all-day event with exclusive gift bags for the first 100 customers, as well as drinks, treats, beauty treatments and more for all customers throughout the day.
Soft Surroundings is committed to helping their customers look and feel their best by providing stylish and comfortable clothing, accessories, and beauty and home goods while giving them an effortless shopping experience. The brand is best known for their extremely soft fabrics, global inspiration, customer service and convenience. Most of the apparel and home goods are designed exclusively by and for the brand. The beauty department in the store will also feature complimentary cosmetic and skin care consultations, as well as regular beauty events.
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“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Soft Surroundings to Michigan, specifically to the Village at Rochester Hills,” said Sr. Vice President of Retail, Danny Boddy. “Our brand is all about slowing down life’s rigorous pace and taking the time to rejuvenate and take care of one’s self. We feel strongly that this is something that the women throughout the Metro Detroit area can relate to and we are excited to give them an opportunity to experience what we are all about. We offer beautiful apparel, luxurious bedding, globally curated furniture and beauty solutions, all hand chosen for today’s busy woman. Our passion for customer service and the integrity of our brand gives us the ability to share our story and hopefully make our customers’ lives a little more fulfilled and enjoyable.” The Village of Rochester Hills location will be the 46th store for Soft Surroundings and is part of a seventeen store expansion planned for 2017, their largest expansion year to date. Join the conversation on our Event Page.
About Soft Surroundings: Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Soft Surroundings is a lifestyle brand and retailer of women's apparel, home, and beauty products. Releasing its first catalog in 1999, Soft Surroundings has been dedicated to making women look and feel their best ever since. Having experienced record growth in its online and catalog channels, Soft Surroundings opened its first retail location in St. Louis, MO in November of 2005. With forty-four current retail locations from coast to coast and plans for adding more, Soft Surroundings is continuing to expand its retail division nationally to meet the needs of its many devoted customers. Visit Soft Surroundings online at

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Every year the Village celebrates spring with the bunny coming to visit for a few days. It is an opportunity for families to visit the Easter Bunny in our brightly decorated gazebo and take their own photos with the bunny for FREE. Click for bunny visit days and times.

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And to get the whole season started, we are hosting a Spring Celebration on April 9th from noon-2pm for the entire community! It is our annual event to raise money for the Rainbow Connection. For only $5 per child (100% of the proceeds are donated) and they can partake in all of the activities.



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  • Bounce House
  • Train Ride
  • Petting Zoo
  • Village Scavenger Hunt with prizes and activities
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Meet us in Festival Park under the blue canopy to purchase your stamp to all the fun. Enjoy being outdoors and doing good for children and families that are making wishes with the Rainbow Connection.



March 21st marks the first day of spring, and we at the Village of Rochester Hills will be celebrating the following day!

 12654280 856431047812518 3989060989893235034 nMarch 22nd from 6-9pm the Village will be hosting their Spring Fashion event called “The Night of the Traveling Pants.” Why the name? It is about the community coming to the Village and traveling to all the different stores to see what fun events they have planned. It is about getting out and getting some fresh air since it is springtime. And it is about giving back. We are asking the community to bring donations of nice work appropriate pants for our charity of choice, Career Dress.

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Our special guest for the evening is Matthew Richmond, founder and designer of The Paper Dress Code. Matthew will be displaying his creations in a pop-up shop (located at 346 N. Adams, next to Jos A Bank on the north end of the Village). He will have his unique paper dresses displayed and have live mannequins onsite for you to take photos with. Plus, Matthew will actually be creating a real dress celebrating Soft Surroundings coming to the Village and being the first one in Michigan, the night of the event - a live demo for you to see what goes into these amazingly unique pieces of art. Photo opportunities will be available along with a meet and greet with Matthew himself. And if that is not enough fun, check  out the list below!

  • Douglas J Aveda Salon will be taking their guests on a Chakra Journey, Aveda Lip Application and giving hand massages.
  • The Village Art Gallery will have refreshments, a Funky Threadz Trunk Show and an opportunity to win a piece of art valued at $300!
  • Taylor & Colt is offering 20% off all service and retails sales, along with some free refreshments.
  • AR Workshop is hosting their Grand Opening event with during the event. Be one of the first to visit their studio, sign up for classes at a discount and get some free snacks too.
  • Banana Republic is doing a VIP pants styling event. Come and learn which style pants look best for your body type and get some refreshments, plus special discount for the night.
  • Metro D Store is offering 10-15% off the entire store for one night only.
  • Chico’s wants to help you get ready for spring travel, stop in to learn how and get some refreshments.
  • The Loft is hosting a raffle for those that stop in and check out their spring line, along with some refreshments.
  • Eddie Bauer is doing a drawing for a free piece of outer wear and having some treats.
  • Moosejaw is serving FREE beer and and two free gifts when they make any purchase from Osprey and/or Arc'teryx. They are limited edition gifts. It's going to be great!
  • Paper Source will be offering an Origami Dress Make & Take card at a discounted price of $6. In addition to making the card, customers will also receive a coupon good for 10% off of their purchase the night of the event.
  • GAP is hosting their friends and family and you will get 40% off all full priced items! 

You can learn more and stay up to date on the event by joining us on our Facebook event page. And don't forget to clean out your closet and bring gently worn pants to donate to Career Dress. See you at the VORH March 22nd!