We had the good fortune of connecting with ANGELA and Spenser Goodwin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi ANGELA and Spenser, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Spenny Lane is mother-daughter owned and creates one-of-a-kind clothing from secondhand and vintage finds that are true pieces of art with a hippie-chic and rock and roll vibe. Think perfectly distressed flannels and denim jackets with cool band tees sewn on the back and customizable and trendy accents added. We began about three years ago as a fun hobby we could work on together. We both have loved thrifting forever. Daughter Spenser remembers being dragged to thrift stores a little kid and eventually falling in love with it. Mom Angie can outdress any 20-something year old on the planet with her insane eye for fashion trends. We started doing art markets and pop-ups around Tampa Bay and it was clear very quickly that this could be more than a hobby. Being a Mother and Daughter team, we bring a lot of fashion diversity from our generational differences; Mom having a fashion merchandising background and daughter having a marketing background, we were able to create our dream small business. The only regret is that we wish we would have pushed for our dream years ago. Now that we are experiencing our best life with Spenny Lane, collaborating for designs and business plans is most definitely a labor of love.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As mentioned before, Spenny Lane started as a hobby and then become a small business and we are extremely blessed that we get to work on something we enjoy doing every day. But with that being said, so much hard work and not-so-glamorous things happen behind the scenes. There have been so many trial and error situations, but without them, we would not be where we are today or gained the knowledge and experience. It’s so important for any artist or entrepreneur to take your failures with a grain of salt, and treat them as learning experiences. Trust and enjoy the process, never give up on yourself, and always keep pushing forward.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First and foremost, we want to shoutout anyone who has purchased from us, invited us to do a pop-up, hosted a market, or supported us within the local and maker communities. Also, major shoutout to our friends and family who have helped share our brand, set up at a market, and especially supported us during our beginning growing stages.
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