Today we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Garcia. Them and their team share their story with us below:
Both Kulture and Kolores are owned by husband and wife David and Nancy Garcia. We both come from migrant families and have always been inspired by our hard-working parents, who immigrated from Mexico in search of a better future for themselves and their children. Growing up, we both worked in the fields harvesting different fruits and vegetables. The long workdays in horrible working conditions is what fueled us to get a higher education and to follow our dreams, and pick a career that we enjoy and love. As long as we love what we do, it will never feel like work. Kulture was established in 2015 in Midtown Sacramento. Although Kulture started off as a vintage/antique shop (the location was an established antique/vintage shop and was purchased with all of its inventory) it quickly evolved into Mexican imports. Once we saw that there was a customer base for Mexican imports, it all fell into place.
Since then, we expanded three years ago and opened our second Kulture shop in historic Woodland, CA. And a year and a half ago, we opened our third shop, Kolores, in Old Sacramento.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It definitely has not always been smooth sailing. The excitement of growth and opening our second shop was short-lived due to the global pandemic. Shortly after opening, we had to close our doors and had to face the realization that it was sink or swim. Thankfully, even with our doors closed, we were able to keep selling through social media and focused on curbside pickups, shipping, and even doing door deliveries. Our supportive communities is what helped us overcome this difficult time, and thankfully we continue to be in business.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Our businesses aim to bring a little piece of Mexico to our customers. From the colors on our walls to every item that we sell. Seeing the smiles on our customers’ faces and hearing their feedback is what fuels us to keep doing what we do. We pride ourselves on our customer service, and honestly, that’s what we feel sets us apart from others. Our customers become friends, and we love what we do because of our amazing customers.
Each one of our shops is a bit different from the other. At our Kolores shop in Old Sacramento, we focus on home decor imports from San Miguel de Allende, GTO. At our Kulture Sacramento shop, not only do you enjoy imports from all over Mexico at our shop, but you also get to enjoy the Placita in our courtyard. At our Kulture shop in Woodland, you will see a lot of local art and have the opportunity to support those local artists.
Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs, or other resources you think our readers should check out?
Instagram has been the largest free platform for us. Each shop has its own social media account, and everything available at our shops is posted on our pages. Our customers have the option to shop, if they don’t live locally, through direct messages. We also offer shipping for those that shop through DM’s.
- Instagram: @kulturewoodland @koloresbykulture @kulturesac