Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenny and Rachel Segura.
Jenny and Rachel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We would go to the thrift stores and find different collectible items of music and sports memorabilia. Rachel always had an interest in sports memorabilia and would often visit shops and collector events to buy items of her favorite sport teams. Jenny is the eldest sister who is more into music memorabilia and collected cassette tapes and vinyl records. We would find clothes that had our favorite sports team or music artists on it and then Rachel began to learn more and more about other type of vintage clothing and the vintage selling community and realized that the concert shirts that Jenny kept for so many years actually had value to them. We were collectors first and then the more we learned about the vintage community the more we got connected and expanded our passion for vintage clothing with music, sports and art pieces.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The challenges were faced early on being new to the vintage reselling community. We were new and didn’t know how to promote ourselves and we didn’t know much about reselling in general. We were just collectors with a passion for vintage but we still had to learn a lot and continue to learn more about vintage clothing and the culture.
Please tell us about Throwback Hussle.
We buy and sell vintage t-shirts such as band t-shirts, music t-shirts, vintage sports t-shirts, etc. We are building on our inventory of vintage collectibles that will also be available. We have built the business for over a year now and we are going into our second year and we managed to grow our Instagram following and connect with a lot of well-known vintage resellers. Our proudest moment to this day is being a part of our first event at Thriftcon LA last week. We are two sisters partnered in this business and we’ve sometimes gotten surprised reactions from people who say that it is unique and cool. We bring different characteristics to the company where Rachel is very business savvy and Jenny handles our graphic design and photography.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I think if we had to start over, we wouldn’t really do anything differently because everything that we’ve done and learned this far has really built the character of our business. It’s built our personalities as well as we continue to learn so much as we grow.
- Email: email@example.com@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/throwback.hussle
- Other: https://www.depop.com/rsegura995/
Shannon Morquecho, Jenny Segura