We had the good fortune of connecting with Charley Worthington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charley, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
There has definitely been ups and downs with the vintage business , but it always feels like a success when you get the perfect shirt for the client.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Like I said, I’ve worked in high end fashion sales for years. I work with a lot of celebrity stylists, celebs and some just really cool people. I’ve worked my way up the food chain by working hard and finding the right places to work to meet the right people. When you do good work, people tell their friends about you, and things move forward from there. For my day job I recently started with GOAT.com, and it’s been great. Kind of a marriage of the high/low esthetic that has defined my personal style and interests over the years. I’m a Midwest guy, so I’ll always love Levi’s and cowboy boots , but I love spending time keeping up with all the fashion brands and runway shows.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Anyone who knows me knows that we are going to at least 2 places. Jumbos Clown Room, and El Condor. I love going to movies, but they need to re-open the Arclight and Vista theaters. Those were my go to spots. I’m always down for a drink at the Short Stop and dinner at Delilah as well. I’m always looking for a cool new place to grab a drink or bite. It kind of depends on the night and what’s going on in town.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It really comes down to my clients. I’ve worked in high end retail for a long time, so I’ve been able to meet cool people over the years. When I first started out, it was a few of my long time clients who really supported me in the beginning. Lauren Amos, who was a client and now a close friend, just recently opened her new high end store in Atlanta, called Antidote. Behati Prinsloo was another long time client who supported me in the beginning. Her and her husband recently started a new tequila brand called CaliRosa that’s one of my favorites. Ali Tamposi, the song writer , also has been a long time supporter and even referred people to me. Without the support of the people I’ve known, I would have never even started this.