Name: Hannah Duffy & Halie Moore
Age: 28 & 30
City: Natchitoches, Louisiana
Main Hustle: Behavior Therapy(Hannah), Medical Sales (Halie)
Side Hustle: August Grey, a social media based “boutique”
How did you get started?: We met through a mutual friend on a girls trip to Orange Beach, Alabama, and immediately clicked! Halie had been toying with the idea of a social media based boutique for a while, and so we decided to go in together! Combined we have close to ten years of retail experience.
When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: We work out of Hannah’s home! The dining room is now the office. We get together two days a week; otherwise we are on Facetime constantly.
What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: This is a startup, so there are quite a few challenges! Will women like what we pick? Competition is fierce! Trying to fit all body types without having the “brick and mortar” storefront. And then the obvious ones: money, business licenses, and time!!
What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: We feel passionate about bringing women quality pieces that make them feel empowered and confident! When we get a good review or positive feedback, we know that we have succeeded. Not to mention this has been a dream of both of ours for years, and we feel so blessed to be able to live that out. We have started a business together and gained a lifelong friendship in a few short weeks.
Who is your greatest supporter?: Our husbands, 100% . Not only have they been supportive of our dream, they have helped fund, cheer us on, and listen to our ideas along the way!
Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?: What inspires us the most would be all of the women out there who walk into a store and feel defeated immediately. “It’s too small, it’s too trendy, it’s too low cut, it’s too young, it’s too old, too bold, or too boring!” Because we are those women as well. We are not size 0. We cannot wear backless, ripped, cropped clothing.
We want to bring classic pieces with modern updates so that every woman can reach in her closet and leave the house feeling comfortable in her confidence, which is a feeling that we think every woman deserves.
What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: To become women’s “go-to” source for classic but modern apparel that not only fits your body but also fits your personality, inspiring you to be your best self.
Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?:
Be honest. Especially when working as a team! In order for both parties to be happy, you have to stay on a forward-moving path to allow your business to grow and flourish.
Have a partner who complements you. Halie is more business-savvy and organized, while Hannah has a more diverse network and is more savvy socially, so there is balance!
Check out August Grey on their website, follow them on Facebook, or take advantage of their VIP Facebook shopping experience. Stay up to date by following August Grey on Instagram, or reach out via email to connect or collaborate!