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BAD B*ITCH : THE EVOLVING STORE

"Unapologetic, she I said what I said bitch" - Yung M.A.
Shopping in stores for and owned by boys still?
Let's OWN our spot. Let's Go!

$1,100
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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2021

Project Description

  • What is the mission of your company or project?

The mission of this project is simple - to make a women's owned and operated streetwear store focused on women's needs in streetwear from high end fashion to activewear.

As a Lower East Side native, I've known nothing but walking into a clothing store knowing that it wasn't for me. There were no clothes my size, no clothes made for women, consistently wearing mens smalls, and that awkward feeling when you walk in... 'Am I really welcome here or are they just waiting to tell me they don't have my size and to keep it pushing.' With a few exceptions of course.

Although we have made a lot of progress in the culture since the times I was shopping in Transit on Broadway, there is still a lot more to do. Brands are starting to recognize the demand and catering more than ever to women's sports, activewear and high end street wear fashion. We are jumping on this opportunity to have the first women owned and operated streetwear store from the locals in the neighborhood and supporting the female community during this time of female hip-hop, culture and lifestyle being inspiring the current and timeless city culture. 

  • Describe the problem you are solving.

The problem we're solving??  Hellooooooooo - THERE IS NOT ONE REAL FEMALE OR FEMALE OWNED STREETWEAR STORE, even in the Lower East Side, one of the most progressive districts on the East Side of Manhattan. I'm giving women a safe, fun space and most importantly - community. We have spent our lives navigating through male dominated and owned spaces and we deserve to  come together and get our own!

NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR US, BUT US.

NO ONE CAN KEEP IT REAL, BUT US. 

  • What is the market size/opportunity?

The market size / opportunities are very expansive as we grow based on our relationships and trust with established, small business and local brands. We also hope to expand to open a children's portion of the store as well as offering some mens options.

  • What is your company/product about and how does it solve the problem? 

My company is about offering females products that they might not be able to find as easily as someone who is not connected in that industry. It will give female entrepreneurs a chance, and welcoming environment to sell their goods in. The rotation, along with the staples and community we will offer, will be the key to our success

  • Why are you seeking funding and how will you spend the funding?

In all honesty, I am seeking funding because I want to take this risk in this point of my life. I don't want to constantly be thinking about the what if's and all the amazing things I know my community members have to offer. 

The funding will go to - 

Getting the storefront in the LES. Trying to work out a deal but you already know. It's a former deli tho so the aesthetic is too popping not to shoot my shot.

Inventory, Promo, Outreach, etc. You name it, we starting from the ground up.

Who is on your team?

Everyone is welcome!!! Holla at ya girl if you'd like to be involved in any way, see the business plans and what I have so far DM ME . . . @skyelilly on IG

Right now - I'll keep it a stack, it's me, my girls from the Lower and my mom dukes, only people I trust.

 

NOW'S MY TIME TO THANK YOU!

IF YOU GOT THIS FAR ALONG, THANK YOU! 

IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING FINANCIALLY BACKING THIS PROJECT, THANK YOU!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS OR CONCERNS, THANK YOU! REACH OUT!

IF YOU FK W THE VISION, THANK YOU! 

IF YOU DON'T FK W THE VISION, FK YOU! LMAOOO

IF ALL YOU CAN DO IS SHARE, THANK YOU!! BELIEVE ME, IT IS MORE THAN APPRECIATED

FR, THANK YOU ALL AND I REALLY HOPE TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY THAT WE CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM. SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA BITE THE BULLET AND PULL THE TRIGGER.... IDK IF THAT'S POSSIBLE BUT YA KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

SOLUTIONS > PROBLEMS.

ADVENTURES > ACCEPTANCE

Skye

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Why not just do this online? Brick and mortars are dead... As I've attempted to drive home, I'm looking not just to create a streetwear store - but a lifestyle and community. To give women a space in streetwear that they've never had. A place to gather and meet the local peers in person. No matter what, nothing beats knowing people that have similar interests as you, that can also teach you. And let's keep it a 100, I am OVER ONLINE, WATCHING EVERYONE GROW FOR ALMOST A DECADE, NEVER MEETING IN PERSON -  AND BEING IN THIS HOUSE, GOT DAYUM! PHEW. 

 

  • Where do you plan to open the store?? In the Lower East Side. Currently looking at an old deli on 12th and 1st. Bodega Mami vibes. 
  • Why do you want to open the store?? Because women need a physical and community space in streetwear that they feel comfortable and welcomed in. 
  • Why are you asking for so much $$?? Because we want the spot to be official. We need compete with our competitors and we in NYC. (We coming for you!!!) 
  • What if I want to donate or get a reward not mentioned?? Please email: sheadimesheabosssheathugtoo@gmail.com
  • Have a question that was not answered?? Please email: sheadimesheabosssheathugtoo@gmail.com 

 

  • ANYTHING AT ALL! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME! THIS IS A COMMUNITY / COLLABORATIVE PROJECT. ALL ARE ALWAYS ALWAYS WELCOME, EVEN SMELLY BOYS LOL :) 
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10/08/2021
YOU'RE $$ IS GOING TO A GREAT CAUSE
$1,000
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10/08/2021
Free Pair of Kicks it's LIT!
$100
Monetary Contribution

Examples of Rewards we intend on giving: 

Name on a plaque in the store and mention online

Custom Design

A pair of kicks

Hour long session w/ Skye Torres discussing any Q&A's and how she got to where she is today. 

We'll ship all goods rewards when we secure our spot. Once that happens, we're on our way... and it was just a deli so we gunna stay true to the Lower and keep Bodega elements as well.

Keep hitting us via social regarding whatever, just know we're doing our best to make sure everyone gets their PRIZE! :) 

0 Supporters
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10.00 USD
SHOWING LOVE!!

Just to show love and say you were a part!

No proof tho lol! 

 

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0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Let the ppl know you showed love!

For $50 You will receive:

- Name on a plaque in the store and mentioned online

- Being a part of history!

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- An invite to the soft opening

Thank you so much for your donation, you have no idea how much it means to the community!!

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0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Free Pair of Kicks it's LIT!

Ok - I see you - you a real sneaker head!  Thank you, and... make sure you tell all your friends! 

For $100 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and mention online

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- A Pair of kicks worth $100 or less

- An invite to the soft opening

- Publicly announce to anyone who donated to make the store possible! Being a part of the right side of history!

- A pair of kicks worth $100 or less and first 5 people who donate guaranteed shoes only cuz you already know once we get the bread it's gunna be DIFFERENT.

Thank you so much for your donation, you have no idea how much it means to the community!!

We'll ship any items when we secure our spot. Once that happens, we're on our way... and it was just a deli so we gunna stay true to the Lower and keep Bodega elements as well.

 

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
You a real one!

Ok - I see you, we getting real now, let's keep these blue bills heading in our direction and make sure you tell all your friends! 

For $200 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and mentioned online

- Being a part of history!

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- An invite to the soft opening

- You will guaranteed receive a custom design from one of our design partners

- Being a part of history!

Thank you so much for your donation, you have no idea how much it means to the community!!

We'll ship any items when we secure our spot. Once that happens, we're on our way... and it was just a deli so we gunna stay true to the Lower and keep Bodega elements as well.

10000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
YOU'RE $$ IS GOING TO A GREAT CAUSE

You are a real supporter of women and you should be proud! 

For $1,000 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and get mentioned online

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- Publicly announce to anyone who donated to make the store possible! Being a part of the right side of history!

- VIP at the opening event

- A pair of kicks worth $100 or less only cuz you already know once we get the bread it's gunna be DIFFERENT.

- Being a part of history!

- Being a model in our first campaign 

- Utilize our network to get what you need done

- Become an official member of BBEV VIP Club

- You will guaranteed receive a custom design from one of our design partners

- Let us know what you thinking!! We would love to know anything that you're thinking regarding the store! 

If you are interested in donating more, something not mentioned above, or know someone who is, please let us know and we will be happy to work out whatever we can.

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
10 bands?? We <3 u!! *FAINTS*

For $10,000 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and get mentioned online

- Publicly announced to anyone who donated to make the store possible! Being a part of the right side of history!

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- VIP at the opening event

- A pair of kicks worth $100 only cuz you already know once we get the real bread it's gunna be DIFFERENT.

- Being a part of streetwear history!

- Being a model in our first campaign 

- Utilize our network to get what you need done

- Become an official member of BBEV VIP Club

- Get a limited edition T-Shirt

- Get custom clothes by featured local designer of the month

- Infinity amounts of love and good karma

- Get to choose a seller / be a seller for a one month pop-up

- Let us know what you thinking!! If we have 5 of you, we can reach our goal! 

If you are interested in donating more, something not mentioned above, or know someone who is, please let us know and we will be happy to work out whatever we can.

10000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Examples of Rewards we intend on giving: 

Name on a plaque in the store and mention online

Custom Design

A pair of kicks

Hour long session w/ Skye Torres discussing any Q&A's and how she got to where she is today. 

We'll ship all goods rewards when we secure our spot. Once that happens, we're on our way... and it was just a deli so we gunna stay true to the Lower and keep Bodega elements as well.

Keep hitting us via social regarding whatever, just know we're doing our best to make sure everyone gets their PRIZE! :) 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
SHOWING LOVE!!

Just to show love and say you were a part!

No proof tho lol! 

 

10000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Let the ppl know you showed love!

For $50 You will receive:

- Name on a plaque in the store and mentioned online

- Being a part of history!

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- An invite to the soft opening

Thank you so much for your donation, you have no idea how much it means to the community!!

10000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Free Pair of Kicks it's LIT!

Ok - I see you - you a real sneaker head!  Thank you, and... make sure you tell all your friends! 

For $100 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and mention online

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- A Pair of kicks worth $100 or less

- An invite to the soft opening

- Publicly announce to anyone who donated to make the store possible! Being a part of the right side of history!

- A pair of kicks worth $100 or less and first 5 people who donate guaranteed shoes only cuz you already know once we get the bread it's gunna be DIFFERENT.

Thank you so much for your donation, you have no idea how much it means to the community!!

We'll ship any items when we secure our spot. Once that happens, we're on our way... and it was just a deli so we gunna stay true to the Lower and keep Bodega elements as well.

 

99999 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
You a real one!

Ok - I see you, we getting real now, let's keep these blue bills heading in our direction and make sure you tell all your friends! 

For $200 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and mentioned online

- Being a part of history!

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- An invite to the soft opening

- You will guaranteed receive a custom design from one of our design partners

- Being a part of history!

Thank you so much for your donation, you have no idea how much it means to the community!!

We'll ship any items when we secure our spot. Once that happens, we're on our way... and it was just a deli so we gunna stay true to the Lower and keep Bodega elements as well.

10000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
YOU'RE $$ IS GOING TO A GREAT CAUSE

You are a real supporter of women and you should be proud! 

For $1,000 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and get mentioned online

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- Publicly announce to anyone who donated to make the store possible! Being a part of the right side of history!

- VIP at the opening event

- A pair of kicks worth $100 or less only cuz you already know once we get the bread it's gunna be DIFFERENT.

- Being a part of history!

- Being a model in our first campaign 

- Utilize our network to get what you need done

- Become an official member of BBEV VIP Club

- You will guaranteed receive a custom design from one of our design partners

- Let us know what you thinking!! We would love to know anything that you're thinking regarding the store! 

If you are interested in donating more, something not mentioned above, or know someone who is, please let us know and we will be happy to work out whatever we can.

999999 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
10 bands?? We <3 u!! *FAINTS*

For $10,000 You will receive: 

- Name on a plaque in the store and get mentioned online

- Publicly announced to anyone who donated to make the store possible! Being a part of the right side of history!

- A personalized shopping experience w/ stylist 

- VIP at the opening event

- A pair of kicks worth $100 only cuz you already know once we get the real bread it's gunna be DIFFERENT.

- Being a part of streetwear history!

- Being a model in our first campaign 

- Utilize our network to get what you need done

- Become an official member of BBEV VIP Club

- Get a limited edition T-Shirt

- Get custom clothes by featured local designer of the month

- Infinity amounts of love and good karma

- Get to choose a seller / be a seller for a one month pop-up

- Let us know what you thinking!! If we have 5 of you, we can reach our goal! 

If you are interested in donating more, something not mentioned above, or know someone who is, please let us know and we will be happy to work out whatever we can.

10000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward