Total loan: $5,000


New York, NY, United States / Retail

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A loan helped me manufacture more products to sell and also rent an indoor permanent space.

Marie's story

I grew up in a house of classic style. After admiring my mother sketch and make her own clothes, I developed a personal and unique connection to fashion. With a mother as a serious government employee and a father writer, I was raised in a household of creativity and strictness. It was amazing to see my mother walk glamorously out the front door to a political meeting in a pristine black suit straight from the racks of Barney’s. It was observing my parents and travelling at a young age, that have tremendously influenced my life. I learned to be a strong renaissance lady, which simultaneously allowed me to discover my passion in fashion. As a pre-teen, I started a small thrifting business from my shopping trips during family holidays and raiding my mother’s chic jewelry collection. I sold whatever I could buy from my travels and wasn’t doing it for monetary gains (at first) but for the love of styling and interacting with interesting people. From here, I became the go-to stylist in my expanding social circle while still in grade school. From calling local boutiques to dressing my friends for big events, I naturally fell into the industry with happy clients all over town. Years later, after finishing my law education and working part-time at a boutique, I decided to start Preppy Trendy, an e-commerce site that pretty much portrays those fashion icons and rebels possessing that “je ne sais quoi.” However, more importantly, Preppy Trendy was birthed in response to that cliché question everyone struggles to find the answer to: What should I wear? Anything and everything that can make them feel like a million dollars I say!