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Meet Marveil Builou of The Lucky Onez in Lynn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marveil Builou.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
We started first with a concept of making people feel good about themselves and being comfortable in their own skin without the pressure of trying to compared to another individual. So we decided to express this concept through fashion. We started off with just a team of four and then slowly over the last two years added two more members. We started off selling just street wear on our website and locally to people we knew. We were looking for a way to expand our brand to more people outside of the Northshore area and out of state. So thanks to a good friend of mine we were able to enter our first fashion show in March of 2016 in Boston and from there we took that opportunity to showcase and ran with it. Slowly we started to get invited to do more shows, more pop up events, and created a new collection to appeal to a wider crowd.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t been a smooth road at all. We had times where we struggled with having very limited resources and being shut down by people who would not support us one bit.

Some of them were close friends at the time. Another struggle we had was sometimes was trying to balance out our personal lives with business because at the time we started the majority of us were still finishing up college.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the The Lucky Onez story. Tell us more about the business.
Our apparel line consists of three different styles which are urban, athletic, and casual wear. Just recently we have introduced a new collection called the luxury collection which consists of some high fashion pieces, dresses, and more custom handmade pieces.

My role in the company is CEO and fashion designer. I take care of the day to day operations of the business that includes, managing our website, managing our inventory, and as well as making sure deadlines are reached. When I’m not doing that I’m designing new clothes, sewing and developing new apparel ideas.

What I am most proud of is our growth as a company and the simple fact that we stuck to our morals when it comes down to brand image. We do not put our brand in any position to fail by not participating in activities or events that will damage or possibly destroy our reputation.

The thing that sets us apart from others is our willingness to take criticism and move forward. Also, our ability to stay consistent. We are always willing to hear feedback no matter how good or bad it was without getting discouraged. Also with staying consistent we do not take any breaks after a release or after a big event. We are always looking to get better and do not allow ourselves to have a grace period where we as a business are not active.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck has no factor in it. I’m a strong believer in “you get what you put in.” Meaning that the outcome of things heavily depends on the work and effort that was put into it.

Contact Info:

The Lucky Onez

Image Credit:
Claude Mondestin
Jeff Moy
Ben Teidra
Rising Stars Magazine
Hill Zou
Jamal Turner

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