We had the good fortune of connecting with Chynna Cline and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chynna, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
My creativity has always been a way for me to express myself, especially through clothing. Putting outfits together and seeing how certain colors and textures mix to create an esthetically pleasing look is my own form of art and it’s unique to my vision and creativity! I’ve also come to find that my creativity is something I’m very proud of and very passionate about. So pursuing a job in the creative field was something that just made sense!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to own my own business and be my own boss. It wasn’t until this past year where I really discovered what it was, and what I’m meant to do. I have decided to open my own secondhand vintage store. It showcases new style trends in old fashion ways, that will bring a fresh new outlook on the vintage and secondhand market. It’s still on it’s very early stages but I hope to have a full launch later this year. A big reason why I decided to open a secondhand vintage store is because of the major effects the fashion industry has on this planet. The fashion industry currently produces 10% of all humanities carbon emissions and is also the second largest consumer of the worlds water supply. By opening a secondhand vintage store I hope to do my part by helping to minimize the world of fast fashion and give consumers an ethical and trendy place to shop.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would immediately take them to Kurtz Vintage Market in Sports Arena. It is by far my favorite place to go in San Diego for all things vintage! For food I would definitely grab a pizza from Red Door in University Heights or tacos from King and Queen Cantina is Little Italy.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to all the small vintage shop owners who have created such a beautiful vintage community in San Diego! The love and support from shop to shop is so inspiring and really makes for an amazing city for vintage and second hand clothing! Definitely check out Bad Madge and Frock You vintage! Such cute shops with amazing owners.