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Meet Savon Jones of StopShopandSay

Today we’d like to introduce you to Savon Jones.

Savon, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I really have a passion for fashion and I’ve always been told I could dress nice. As I’ve progressed through college, I started modeling and began to really love multiple facets of fashion. I took a step away from modeling but became more interested in vintage and designer fashion.

When the pandemic came, I was given the time to finally figure out how I wanted to get my foot in the fashion world. I also needed a creative outlet for myself. I started off selling pieces from my own wardrobe and StopShopandSay was born. I then expanded my business by going to thrift stores to resell items. I started getting a better inventory and saw more consistency in my business.

My store is mainly focused on selling vintage and designer items but I’m now working on expanding my business by supplying a service. I’m now offering consultations to sell items for people and I also now clean shoes for people. I will also add cleaning hats as another service in the future.

I realized if I wanted my business to expand more and become something much bigger than it is now, I had to make some additions to it. It’s been a lot of work but my business is bigger than it was when I started and it is only going to get bigger.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a road with many speed bumps, to say the least. It’s been a lot of ups and downs when it comes to figuring out your business but that’s the beauty of it.

I struggle sometimes due to the fact that I do everything myself and I’m also a college student. Marketing and having a social media presence is something that has been hard.

Also, the way to expand your brand and reach more customers than just locals is a challenging process.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about StopShopandSay?
Everyone should know that I don’t sell clothes, I sell pieces. I see fashion as a way of self-expression and being creative. I would consider the items that I sell as art pieces. My brand is known for selling vintage and designer items. I am mainly known for selling shirts and other tops.

I think my brand is different from others because there isn’t one group of consumers that this brand is geared towards. I wanted to have pieces that felt timeless so that the newer generation and older generation both could feel included. I am most proud of my progress when it comes to getting new pieces into my inventory.

My inventory has gotten a lot better and I think that’s a major reason why I am seeing better results. I want my readers to know that I supply great quality service and products. Also, I will be expanding my services to consultations, shoe cleaning, and hat cleaning.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I see this industry becoming more crowded with sellers.

I am hoping that this won’t damage the market too much but there may be a shift in a negative way. It is possible that the prices of items start to decrease because there is a lack of rarity.

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