Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your business?

My name is Brooklynn McCray. I’m 23 years old and born and raised in Ohio. My business, Golden Girly, started on Depop, a clothing resale app, in 2019. After many trials and errors of finding a niche for my Depop shop, I finally landed on loungewear. This eventually grew into me creating my very own loungewear designs. To add my own creative touch, I began offering the option to allow my customers to choose their own colors and pieces to create their very own lounge set, which luckily my followers loved!

And if you had to sum up your business in five words or less?

Customizable luxury.

How did you get interested in designing clothes? Do you have formal training or are you completely self-taught?

I’ve always been intrigued by the fashion world, and it has always been part of my life in some way. I have a modeling background, and I attended school for fashion merchandising, but I never entertained the design side of fashion until now. Everything I do now has been completely self-taught by watching many YouTube videos and through trial and error by experimenting.