What does a curvy woman in a new state do in order to make a living and create something she's proud of? The answer, she starts an online boutique and consignment store and names it Urban Thick.
Hi everyone, I'm Dina, your curvy executive officer and I wanted to share my "courageous" story and hopefully you will share yours.
In 2005 I moved to Georgia from California to start a new chapter in my life. At the time I was married and the goal was to live our dreams and start a family. Six months later I was getting a divorce and starting over in a new state as a single woman. #Courageous- The first "courageous" thing was passing the Real Estate Sales Person state exam, then after 20-years of working corporate jobs, I stepped into a job that was commission only. Wow....how different is it to work a job that only pays commission versus getting a paycheck every two-weeks.
In 2007 the economy took a dive and my Real Estate career was over. Life became really scary, I had to find a way to earn a living. So from 2007 until 2013 I took odd jobs while getting my business off the ground. In 2013 the creation of Urban Thick was born and the rest is history. That's my courageous story, what's yours? Please share your story and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my most enjoyable pleasures is exploring new things.
Latatiana came to our recent auditions and was excited about modeling some of our cute clothes. So when we handed her a pair of capri pants made by a company called Woman Within she was pleasantly surprised at how great the fit was and how well the pants flattered her curves. She had never worn or heard of this brand before.
We get this reaction all the time. Many plus size women do not know or explore the numerous brands available to them. For so long, designers did not encompass "plus sizes" in their collections, so many women developed a routine of shopping at the same clothing stores which means wearing the same brands.
Urban Thick is working towards changing the myth that there's limited variety in quality plus size clothing. So when we saw the smile on Latatiana's face we knew her mentality shifted and by having this positive experience she would forever be changed and opened to trying new brands. We want all of our customer to experience this same reaction and excitement towards our wide variety of known and unknown clothing brands.
So the next time you're looking to step out of your everyday brand choice to find something new and different, take your measurements and visit our website. You'll be pleasantly surprised just like Latatitana, we have a lot of great options and styles for you to choose from.
Happy Birthday to our lead model Scheronda Thompson. She is a true team player and beautiful person to know. When I started Urban Thick, I had a fictional character in my logo, but after meeting Sheronda that silhouette became a real person.
We teamed up about a year ago and right away had mutual respect for one another. With each photo shoot, we transformed Urban Thick into a noticeable brand. Sales increased and our social media followers wanted to know more about the beautiful model that radiated so much confidence as you can attest to in the photos.
Scheronda served as Ms. Montgomery Alabama Plus America 2014 and 2015. She is also the brand manager for Vixenz Designs out of Clarkesville, TN, as well as a speaker and advocate against bullying. The road of acceptance didn't come easy, yet she managed to bypass the negativity of body shaming with the love and support of her family, friends, and faith. Happy birthday again to one of the strongest women I know. Your more than just a pretty face, your the essence of Urban Thick!
Below: Model Sccheronda wearing a black peplum dress with long side train Available NOW
We're often asked by our sellers, "which brands sell the best"? So I've provided the top ten brands that are considered our "hot list". However one of the best features Urban Thick offers is that we carry 100s of brands in one central location. By doing this we are introducing our customers to a wide variety of quality clothing as well as a chance to stand out from the crowd.
Every woman wants to wear a great outfit that no one else is wearing. The idea of walking into an event wearing an outfit that someone else has on, is a scene we all try to avoid. Many women find a brand that fits them and stick with that single brand, but by simply knowing your measurements you can easily experiment with a variety of brands.
We recently posted this video explaining the benefits of knowing your measurements with a model demonstration from German designer Ulla Popken. It's really helpful and informative. Our mission is to offer our plus size community the choices and quality they deserve. At Urban Thick we fit your curves and your wallet. Visit us today!
Welcome Home Seller Jamila -Here's A Beautiful Dress Available NOW atUrbanThick.com worn by plus size model: Claudia Floraunce Fortelka
"Garage sales can be hell, so welcome to the virtual selling world!" -Dina
I've been in sales since I was 10-years old. So now at age 47 I sell just about everything from books to boats. Being able to have a career as an online Sales Broker gives me such enjoyment. It's truly one of my passions. With that being said, I envisioned Urban Thick as a virtual thrift store, selling quality items that belong in a specialty boutique. We're working on doing just that.
Recently we've added the Resale Shop to Urban Thick and according to the numbers, our customers are embracing this concept. In addition to clothes, shoppers can buy items such as educational tools, electronics, toys, and books. Our philosophy is, "skip the hassle of a garage sale and embrace the convenience of using a virtual platform instead."
Urban Thick Sellers can earn extra income every two weeks by selling their items in a virtual clothing closet or specialty booth and the best part is we'll do all the work! Many millennials have already embraced this concept. However, it's going to take some time before the other generations get on board. Still, it will happen eventually, especially since so many social media sites have incorporated new selling and "buy now" tools to their platforms. We're not worried because when they're ready we'll be right here to get them started. To learn more listen to our weekly podcast on Sundays at 6:30pm eastern time. Until then, happy selling!
Your Sales Broker & Curvy Executive Officer
For the past 11-years, I've been building multiple streams of income and obtaining wealth through ownership. I've spoken with several groups of women about pursuing their passion and streaming their dreams. Some listened, started and stopped, others made excuses and turned a blind eye, while just a few stuck it out and are now on track to earning passive streams of income for themselves.
Now, I'm back on my weekly podcast talking about how to start the process of creating passive income and the importance of doing it now rather than later. We've entered into a new industry and most people are not even aware of it. E-commerce is here to stay and changing the way we live our daily lives. We're going to discuss this world and how you can benefit from it using simple technology and the many platforms out there.
Women around the world can listen to our podcast by streaming or phoning into our live show. We'll engage the audience by chatting in the chat room and taking their questions on air. Don't worry, if you've missed it, we'll have it as an archive file on the main show page.
Learn how you too can take positive steps towards a brighter financial future!
Ms. Scheronda is wearing: Red and Black Fitted Dress, Size 20 by SOHOLove, Peace and Blessing During This Christmas SeasonWe wanted to take this opportunity to send hugs, well wishes and blessing to everyone. May your Christmas holiday be filled with love, joy, family, and friends.
To those that have loss loved ones and may find this season difficult, I hope that you smile remembering the love and special times that were once shared.
Urban Thick is more than an online plus size boutique and consignment store. We are a team of passionate women that believe in building a brand that sells confidence, power, and beauty through clothes.
I am glad to report that a portion of our November & December 2015 sales from the "In The Spirit Of Giving Campaign" will benefit Hosea Gives formerly known as Hosea Feed The Hungry, an Atlanta based charity striving to bring awareness and resources to individuals living in poverty.
To learn more about Urban Thick, our many opportunities, mission and/or charity events, visit our website or call 678-310-5131.
Dina, your curvy social media consultant & owner of Urban Thick. The original online plus size boutique, consignment & resale store for women with curves, She is also a plus size woman that enjoys shopping for beautiful, colorful curvy clothing at affordable prices. Living a frugal lifestyle as well as an advocate for positive body images & acceptance. An Entrepreneur for the past 10-years. An Online Seller, lover of great music and most of all an authentic down to earth person, with high moral values and standards. Let Your curves be heard, by joining our community today!