We had the good fortune of connecting with Sharana Horton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sharana, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My love for thrifting came from being a broke college student who loved vintage fashion and retro style. I’ve always had a unique fashion sense. When I was in college at Savannah State, I didn’t have the funds to go to the mall and ball out, so I started thrifting. The gems I would find in the thrift stores were unbelievable. I loved it. I got a rush from going in a Goodwill with 20 dollars and seeing how many dope pieces I could find. I started a blog about my thrift finds. It was getting some traction. When I graduated college and moved back home, I needed some extra money so I decided to sell my vintage clothes.

What should our readers know about your business?
Catch Our Thrift, LLC. is an online resale shop that sells curated vintage and thrifted clothing. Most of our pieces are considered authentic vintage, created in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Catch Our Thrift is one of a kind, eclectic, funky, idiosyncratic clothing you never knew you wanted, but your closet definitely needs. Bold, “stop and stare” staple pieces are our specialty. Our business is also environmentally friendly.

I’ve noticed a lot more vintage resellers and thrifters popping up now more than ever and I love that people are becoming aware, but what sets us a part from others is our genuine love for thrifting. This isn’t just a quick buck for us. It’s a family business. What drew me to my husband was our shared love for thrifting and vintage styles. I thrift for my kids’ clothes and interior design pieces for our home. This is a lifestyle. We do this!

This ride hasn’t been easy. I’ve stopped and started so many times, I’ve lost count! Mostly because life happens. My husband and I have had 4 kids in the past 6 years. We’ve both lost parents in the last 4 years so it’s been a journey. Often times, I would get discouraged because sales were slow or social media posts weren’t getting a lot of traction. No matter how many times I’ve put this business down to focus on life, God always brings me back. There’s something big here. I know it. I feel it. I’m not passing it up anymore. I’m getting what’s mine.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly, I don’t hang out much! I’m a mother of 4 (16 months – 6 years old) so we rarely have a chance to get out.

The Georgia Aquarium, Coca Cola Factory, or Atlanta Botanical Garden is always the move when you’re looking for family fun.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Awww man! I have such a strong support system from my parents, my sister, my colleagues and my girlfriends. But the number one person who deserves some credit in my story is my husband. That man has shared and supported my dreams since the first day I met him. He pushes me to go bigger and do better. He’s my best friend.

Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/shopcatchourthrift

Instagram: Catchourthrift

Facebook: Catch Our Thrift Vintage Clothing and Apparel

Other: Tik Tok : @Thethriftybitch

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