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Meet Lorelei Chrystalilly and Violet Chazney of BUG OFF

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lorelei Chrystalilly and Violet Chazney.

Lorelei, Violet, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As sisters we decided to make a big move together to Atlanta in 2011. It was a year of complete change for us. Let’s say a metamorphosis of sorts. With no anticipation we moved to the city. Calling ATL our home happened to open our eyes to a whole honey comb of opportunities. Atlanta felt so alive! Honestly, it was buzzing. With the move came new inspirations and friends. At the time both of us were interning with a well-curated online market, Lemonade Yard Sale, and that was coming to an end. The internship showed us how capable we were of making it on our own. We decided, what the heck… sign us up!

Speed up to 2015, after various trade names, we started selling vintage clothing under the name Sports Bar Online. Our excitement led us to selling on multiple platforms: eBay, StoreEnvy, Etsy, Depop and currently proud to say, our very own website BUGoOff.com

Est. mid-2019, BUG OFF is where we sell all of our handmade clothing, jewelry, stickers and accessories. We’d love to have you buzz by to check out our rad custom-tailored clothing, handmade jewelry/stickers/accessories @ BUGoOFF.com or Depop.com/SportsBarOnline

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Violet- “Learning something new always comes with obstacles.”
Lorelei- “True. I believe the biggest challenges were the learning curves we faced with different mediums.”
Violet- “Time, patience…”
Lorelei- “…consistency…”
Violet- “Just keeping up with life in general..”
Lorelei- “Honestly, being passionate of what we truly enjoy and trying new challenges.”
Violet- “All in all we’ve loved this journey, and we aren’t going to stop.”

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Lorelei- “Our newest adventure is slow fashion…”
Violet- “We want to provide people the opportunity to shop for affordable handmade pieces.”
Lorelei- “Exactly, it’s easy to find fashion in ATL that is cheap and affordable, but most often you will find that it is unethically made and most likely mass-produced”
Violet- “Right, it’s something we are trying to change. We shop at thrift stores…”
Lorelei- “… we up-cycle secondhand clothes. Pretty much anything that isn’t bought outright from a fast-fashion company”
Violet- “Everything is made in our at-home studio”

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If we had known how fun it could be to own an online shop we both agree that we would have started sooner and have engaged more on social media.

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