Today we’d like to introduce you to Austin Manigo.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Austin. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
How did I start, how did I start… $$$OON started when I was back in college, I wasn’t fine with where I was at in life & felt as if I was supposed to be pursuing something else. Initially, I just wanted to wear how I felt.. I had no intention of turning it into a Brand but then I kept getting asked about it so I said well, why not? I made the decision to drop out of college after my first year to fully pursuit my dreams & aspirations, that was.. 3-4 years ago? I really didn’t start releasing pieces & running the website until early 2018 though. Since then, I’ve been growing, networking & staying true to myself & $$$OON. Everything is organic… Never forced & never for the love of anything else other than the art/expression.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, I would not say it has been a smooth road. It’s not supposed to be & I’m not expecting it to be, you know? I love this & all of the lessons that come with it. I’m not doing it for anyone else, I’m not in competition with anyone else. It just feels good/right & makes me happy. I’m big on maintaining my happiness, although It can be amazingly difficult at times.
Some of the struggles along the way that I’ve ran into are production issues, money issues, & structure issues. Another struggle I’ve ran into has been seeing & acknowledging how much the brand has grown. I’m always so ready to start the next design, event, etc. that I don’t take the time to let it sink in.. like for example I’ll still be surprised when friends tell me stories of others talking about $$$OON or hearing about it like, “Damn, for real? That’s sick.” all the while the person telling me this is looking at me dumb like…”Do you not see how much the brand has grown?.. or “Do you not see the impact that it has?” or “Are you really that surprised??” It’s just different from the inside looking out as opposed to the outside looking in, I always tell people that.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with $$$OON – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
$$$OON is first a mindset above all else.. We represent those Dreamers, Creators & Believers who have goals in life that can’t come to let themselves fail. Keep at what you’re doing, trust the process & before you know it results will show.. $$$OON.
We specialize in hands-on quality garments.
We are known for good vibes & experiences, staying true to ourselves, & never giving in.
As a company, we are most proud of our originality & the ability to connect with others in a way that no other brand can. We set the bar high for those following & we are super big on quality and perfection in our own way.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our plans for the future are continuous growth in every area. $$$OON will only get better and better with age, we will never ‘go out of style’. There is no ‘style’ that we are following, this isn’t a ‘trend’. This is a pure & honest US… You never know what you will get..
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