We had the good fortune of connecting with Meno & Carmenn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meno & Carmenn, how does your business help the community?
Meno: One thing that Retro Klozett stands on is sustainability, providing a space where people all over the world can partake in something that can help support long-term ecological balance. With Retro Klozett one of our main focuses is to broaden the picture of saving the planet and letting people know that second hand shopping is not only fun and fashionable, but also for a better cause. Carmenn: Our business helps the world & community because we believe in sustainability. The best thing about thrifting, is that clothes are being recycled and reused. Even if some material seems damaged, it can always be made into something new. One mans trash can always be another ones treasure. Never throw your clothes away, they can always be useful to someone else.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We want the world to know that we focus on sustainability & inclusivity. We want everyone from all walks of life and different backgrounds to feel included when they shop with us. Our brand is here to make a statement. It screams “ Be YOU , Be ORIGINAL “ Not only that, but when we pick our items we believe in picking quality items with love. I think this is what sets Retro Klozett apart from others. We are most excited about how far Retro Klozett can go & how big Retro Klozett is going to be. We have so many plans & big ideas in the making. So DEFINITELY be on the look out. As far as being an entrepreneur we can both agree that it’s not always easy! When you’re an entrepreneur you’re in control. Which means you don’t have concrete obligations. We have to keep each other motivated. Not only motivated but also learn how to be consistent. Consistency is ALWAYS KEY! We’ve learned that through any challenges we may have come across to always stay CONSISTENT, FAITHFUL & OPTIMISTIC!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well first off let me just say Houston has so many spots to go to! So LETS GO LIT 🔥: Monday – Spa Day Relax Downtown Aquarium Tuesday – Turn up time! TACO TUESDAY Start at Pistoleros $1 tacos , $5 margaritas Then head over to Kamp Houston $5 drinks Wednesday- Avant Garden ( Poetry Night ) Thursday- Relax Go shopping Steak 48 for Dinner Friday- Turkey Leg Hut Club Space Double Apple for after Club Space Saturday- Seismique Art Museum Taste Bar to eat Clè Houston Sunday- SUNDAY FUNDAY Brunch at The Domain Then head to Atomic Bottle
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Meno: I would most definitely have to give credit to our supporters, my family and friends who have believed in our vision and last but not least Carmenn. We’ve been able to teach each other things and pick up the slack for one another. She has strengths where I’m weak and vice versa. Carmenn: Omg!!!! Yes BIG shout out to all my Retro Klozett babies who consistently support us. If it wasn’t for y’all we wouldn’t be where we’re at today with Retro Klozett. Also, shout out to my family. I appreciate all the love & support my parents show me. Another shout out goes to Meno’s family, they have been very supportive & helpful through this whole journey! Last but not least, HUGE thanks & shoutout to my business partner Meno. We have learned & grown so much as business women. Being an entrepreneur is not always the easiest thing but with her by my side things are a little more simple. We definitely keep each other focused, motivated, & grounded. It’s truly a blessing when you have a big support system .