SHO: Name 3 words that describe your brand.
Tommie: Vibrant, Dapper, Unique
SHO: What inspired you to build your brand?
Tommie: Since I was in 6th grade, between having a fitted cap to match everyone outfit and constantly being asked where I purchased my garments from let me know that I had a unique eye for fashion.
SHO: As creatives, we all have a story and we tend to give birth to our brand using a name that can express our journey. What’s your story behind the name of your brand?
Tommie: Growing up in the NYC/Long Island area the term “Get Money” was always used as a form of endearment. Whether you were playing sports, dancing, anything it’s just another phrase for doing your thing. And the type of person I am I want everyone around me and even people I don’t know to “Touch Money”. To do whatever it is that makes them happy & to make it happen by any means because that’s what life’s about. We as individuals all have our own talents and niche to fulfill, making clothes happens to be one of mine.
SHO: Fashion is constantly evolving. What direction can you see your brand heading in?
Tommie: I can see my brand branching out further into female and male markets. From comfortable street wear, preppy white collar garments, baby clothes, dresses, bathing suits, various styles I have plans for I don’t want to be put in just one category.
SHO: Does your brand follow current trends or do you rather go against the trend? Why?
Tommie: I was definitely inspired by the Ralph Lauren Rugby collections they always stood out to me, especially once it was discontinued. The styles and aura the clothing had stood out to me, I wanted to have the same effect with my gear. Fashion repeats itself so you can never fully go against the grain. However, I do like to add my own flair to whatever’s going on or have a head start on the next possible trend I feel is coming .
SHO: What’s the ultimate goal of your brand?
Tommie: My ultimate goal is to see my brand go global, continue to push the envelope and reach as many people I can in all age groups.