We had the good fortune of connecting with Jesus and Vanessa Rodriguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jesus and Vanessa, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind our success is the hard work and dedication we put in, to find our customers that perfect dream pair of vintage denim they have been looking for.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are curators of vintage denim; specializing in vintage Levi’s, Guess, Lee and Carhartt. What set us apart from others is the passion we have into finding each vintage piece. We are most proud of how far we have gotten and most excited about the future hold for us with our brand. It was not easy to get to where we are now. We had a few struggling years trying to establish a cliental and a location where we can be easily found by those individuals looking for vintage items. Even thought, we have a good cliental now, we still struggle when it comes to having a permanent location as we are currently only selling at Flea Markets. One of lesson we have learn along the way is that you don’t get anywhere just sitting in the couch. HARD WORK WILL ALWAYS PAY BACK!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of our favorite places in the city of LA is the Arts district because it was a little bit of everything. Great food places, breweries, art and most important small shops.

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?
First and foremost, we would love to thank our success to our family for believing in our dreams and being there every step of the way. We are always grateful to all of our costumers new and returning because without them we would not be where we are today!

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