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Conversations with Octavia Turner

Today we’d like to introduce you to Octavia Turner.

Hi Octavia, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Ochella Brand is my world. It’s a raw and authentic company, a black-owned business based out of Md. African American, Female entrepreneur ready to conquer the world through style, fashion, and being iconic. I have 2 different businesses under Ochella Brand. I have Ochella Thrifts, my thrifting business; I also have my Ochella Brand, my actual clothing brand. At Ochella I offer styling and personal shopping as well. I love to give my customers an experience.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not been easy, but it has been exciting and an adventure. I have learned soo much and have been networking with many awesome people. Getting sales, of course, is a struggle. I have been developing better marketing tools to brand my businesses and see income coming in.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Thrifting is a sport with more to it than you may think. I have broken down the quickest way to help upcoming thrifters through it. What sets me apart is how I always research and provide my customers/clients with an experience of lifetime free perks, quick hacks on how to style loyalty cards, follow-up calls/emails, and the best quality secondhand clothing. Clothing comes freshly washed, dry cleaned, and ironed, with proper packaging and bonus gifts. Right now, I am proud of putting together a 12-tip journal for thrifting and showing you step by step what to do and what not to do and how you can have so much fun in thrifting.

What’s next?
My plans for the future are to open both an upscale thrift store and my clothing line store, which I want to take up a notch and come out with a high fashion line. I want to work with local celebrities as well. Also, I want to be a part of fashion week.


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Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: @ochella_thrifts
  • Facebook: @ochella2021
  • Twitter: @ochella2021

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