About the Founder


Enveloped in a world of art and vintage allure from a tender age, Michelle's passion ignited under the loving guidance of her artist grandmother. The bustling streets of Haight Street, San Francisco, became her playground, where she uncovered the stories behind each vintage treasure that adorned the eclectic stores. Fueling her passion further, she pursued a degree in Art History and delved deeper into the art world, building a career in the museum, art gallery, and e-commerce websites dedicated to preserving and selling vintage furniture, art, and decor.

In 2015, her love for collecting vintage gems materialized into The Rubber Sol, an enchanting project that blossomed into a heartfelt endeavor to share her cherished finds with the world.

Over the last 6 remarkable years, her entrepreneurial journey has been firmly rooted in the magical realms of weddings and events. With over 200 enchanting weddings under her belt, she has become a seasoned expert in the art of creating unforgettable moments, tirelessly helping couples weave the tapestry of their dream day. Initially a humble vintage seller, her abundant knowledge of the event world propelled The Rubber Sol to new heights, offering rentals that cater to the pain points experienced by couples and corporate events alike. Driven by her unwavering passion for vintage gems and her wealth of industry experience, she curates an awe-inspiring inventory that breathes life into event designs, crafting stunning spaces that leave hearts brimming with joy.

  • Service with Purpose

    Our approach to helping people is rooted in intentionality. We take the time to truly understand the unique needs and requests of each individual, ensuring that our support is tailored and meaningful. Our team finds joy in making a positive impact, going above and beyond to provide genuine assistance.

  • Eagerly Joyful

    We choose a positive outlook. We choose to ground ourselves in gratitude and celebrate wins. We want to work in an environment with amazing energy-- the kind you can feel when you walk through the door.

  • Unapolgetically Ourselves

    We believe in embracing authenticity and celebrating individuality. We foster a community that encourages everyone to be unapologetically themselves, free from judgment or limitations. We strive to create a safe and inspiring space where everyone can confidently express their true selves and flourish in their uniqueness.

  • Unity in Diversity

    We are intentional about inclusion and creating opportunities within both our company and our community. We strive to be an organization filled with people who are more different than alike. We believe that you can’t serve a diverse world if your organization isn’t a microcosm of that diversity.

  • Better than Yesterday

    We are growth-minded. We believe that our only competition is who we were yesterday. We have a forward-thinking approach to how we continue to connect and serve within our community and the lives of our team.

  • Preserving Our Planet

    We carefully select products that are ethically sourced, eco-friendly, upcycled, and responsibly produced, ensuring minimal impact on the environment. By prioritizing sustainable materials, reducing waste, and supporting fair trade practices, we strive to make conscious choices that benefit both our customers and the planet we all call home.

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