We interviewed Bailey from @flybythrifts (https://flybythrifts.com). She runs one of the largest thrift accounts on Instagram, and has turned it into her full-time job.
Read on to learn more about her business, her insights on scaling, and her mindset as a full-time reseller.
Can you provide a quick introduction of yourself?
Hello everyone! My name is Bailey. I am 20 years old and live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I am a senior in college, majoring in communication. Running my secondhand shop on Instagram (@flybythrifts) is currently my full time job.
When did you start your business and why?
I started my business in 2015 just selling clothes I didn’t want anymore to people who lived locally. In 2019 I turned it into “flybythrifts” and have made it my full time job! I started this business just to make some extra money, not expecting it to get to where it is today.
What type of products do you sell on your website?
Trendy Thrifted clothing, sometimes vintage!
How do you use Thryft, and how has Thryft helped you run and/or grow your business?
Thryft has been amazing for the overall organization of my business. Before I was using tons of different apps/websites and thryft really has it all in one place !
How has scaling your business been?
Definitely a long process! I’m always investing in new ways to improve my business. As far as growth, it is definitely never the same. One day you could gain hundreds, the next you’ll just lose followers. You just have to find out what works for you and what doesn’t !
How has your experience as a reseller been overall?
I love what I do! Sometimes it can definitely be discouraging when a drop doesn’t do as well as you thought it would, or if you get backouts, but no matter what it is always worth it! Keep going and remember why you started and how proud your old self would be with where you are now. Being a reseller has changed my life for the better and I am so grateful. Fashion and sustainability are two things I am passionate about and I love that I get to do this as a job for however long I can!
Shop Bailey's items here: https://flybythrifts.com !