I never knew Stitched by Sukie would be where it is today. If I could go back and talk to the clueless freshman attending Morgan State University in 2011 I would tell her to not choose fashion as a major go bigger. However that is not how things worked out. I have no regrets. Who knew the girl that had dreams of owning a major fashion blog and attending fashion shows. Thinking she would be on a VIP list front row would be here today. I always knew I wanted to be in the fashion world but I never knew what I wanted to do. It was a struggle finding my true calling. This whole time I knew how to sew because I was self taught and got my first sewing machine when I was 16 ( That thing sat in a box for about 4 years smh). Sewing was just not my passion and I just didn't like sewing clothes at the time.
In college I ran 3 fashion blogs with my friends but things just didn't work out. I started a custom clothing business where I was distressing jeans and whatever my friends would throw at me. But that all stopped when I got my first retail job.
After being in retail for so long I quickly thought okay this might be my career. I mastered the art of visual merchandising in stores and moved my way up to management. While working at Nordstroms that's where Stitched by Sukie started brewing and who knew I would make a business out of it.
Buying so many handbags over the 4 years I seriously got sick of myself. After getting ready to buy the most expensive bag that my little check could buy. I picked it up and said I honestly think I can make this. I immediately went home and did my research went to the store got the few supplies in the store that I needed and created my first handbag. Once I was ready to post it, I went to twitter and announced my new business. I honestly didn't expect that tweet to go viral but it did and I sold out of my first 10 handbags in one day
Stitched by Sukie is more than just a handbag company I want the experience to feel like every bag is customized to your style and look.
As I still continue to support myself with a full time job in hopes of fully becoming self employed one day. It brings me great joy to be able to do this every day. Each bag and accessory I make is like a butterfly breaking the cocoon for the first time. The cocoon is me brewing and developing this crazy Idea I have inside and the butterfly is the release of that bag. I just hope that I am able to inspire and make every one who shops with me feel that effect.