The “Hot Mama” Story

In November 2004, Hot Mama opened its doors in the chic 50th and France shopping district. The concept was developed by Michael and Megan Tamte soon after the birth of their first-born, Allison, in 1997. Recognizing and appreciating the change parenthood brought on her life, Megan sought to build a store that focused entirely on serving moms and moms-to-be. Frustrated that most boutiques catered to singles and those in their early twenties, she targeted the missing gap – her generation – a group in their late twenties to mid-forties who had or were having children.

By building a theme around motherhood, Megan created an upscale boutique that nurtures, encourages, and supports mothers while offering only the most contemporary clothing to the fashion-forward mom. Megan and her team of buyers search the globe for clothing, jewelry, and accessories that will make women look and feel beautiful. For those who are pregnant, Hot Mama also offers today’s hottest maternity fashions.

Hot Mama is one of the few retailers designed by women and for women. Hot Mama’s team of buyers and stylists pride themselves on finding the best fit for women.


6 Responses to “The “Hot Mama” Story”

  1. Rachel Stephens Says:

    Hi Megan,

    I am a frequent shopper at your stores – just love them, especially for maternity wear! My sister and I are considering getting into the business of importing apparel and selling to retailers. We’ve identified a brand that we’d like to represent, but not having been in the retail business there are a lot of unknowns to us.

    We were hoping that we could sit with you to pick your brain about how retailers work with distributors and also to get any industry advice you have. We would really appreciate any insight you could give us!

    If you’re willing, let me know what time and location would work best for you. We can work around your schedule and would, of course, love to treat you to lunch or coffee.

    Rachel Stephens

  2. 1 Says:

    Hi Megan!
    I am a young business owner in the TC. This is a long shot and I understand that, but I was wondering if you had any time at all to connect with me (even 15 min phone call). I would love to ask you a few questions around starting a business and how you built your brand.

    Even if you feel comfortable connecting via email I’m appreciative of that! 🙂

    Looking forward to connecting

  3. Jennifer Says:

    Don’t know why that posted with out my number and name! Thank you!


  4. Ryan Tamte Says:

    hey mom its ryan

  5. c Says:

    I think it admirable that you have decided to donate money to help children out in a foreign country, however there is a huge need to help families right here in the US, Way to many children going hungry, middle class families needing so much help…could you please find a way to support the people that live here in our country that has been so good to you and your family…please.

  6. Shevaun Voisin Says:

    Megan, can you please email me directly? I have an international business magazine and some business development ideas for you and would like to meet with you in person. Thanks in advance, Shevaun Voisin


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