Today we’d like to introduce you to Domonique Quinn.
Hi Domonique, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My sister gave me the idea of selling/styling my thrift finds. She would always say, “You find such good items. You need to sell these clothes.” I had been going back and forth with the idea because it required a lot of time. Finally, it stuck and I felt like I had no choice but to keep it going because a year after that idea, I lost my sister to liver disease. Not only was she my sister, but my best friend. I felt like a big part of me had left, not realizing that she is still with me all the time.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road at all! Working, going to school, and taking care of my daughter took a lot of my time away from my dreams. A lot of self-doubt and fear always knocked on my door. However, when you pray and talk to God daily, he guides you in the right direction.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I specialize in thrift resale, styling thrift clothing, and also reworked thrift items. Everyone just about in Sanford knows I love to style, model, and anything thrift.
One thing I can say I’m proud of with what I do is that whenever I failed, I didn’t quit. I always get back up.
The way I give back, to me is like no other. I’m always doing giveaways, sharing other women’s creations, just overall super supportive. I don’t care about how many people follow you or where you’re located. Showing other people off is not a problem for me.
Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
From the previous question, I am always making sure to support others as much as I can. Being very supportive is not just about the networking but also it opens up so many other blessings. Some people fail to realize that being a blessing to someone else can open up other blessings for you too. It’s not that we look for them, but know that they are waiting for us patiently. That’s my favorite way of networking. Just being supportive of others has helped me grow so much.