WESTPORT: Four years on at AT, virtual boutique has become a real storefront on government street.
Opened on Friday, the Women’s Clothing and Accessories Store offers DJ designs, stylish, best-branded, “fitting” modern and vintage clothing based on owner DJ Degras.
“I want to help shape a lot of people and build their self-esteem and self-confidence,” Degras said.
The 25-year-old New Bedford native said: “I know this has been very difficult for people over the last year and a half. So I want to help raise more women. ”
Degras’ interest in the fashion world began at an early age. She lives on the west end of Campton Street and wears a doll in a variety of thin clothing. During high school, Degras always said she was “dressed to impress” and was once awarded the “Fashion” Award.
“I learned that this was my intention and my desire,” she said. One day I dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur and running my own business.
Being part of the fashion industry
Degras specializes in fashion design and is involved in fashion shows for New Year’s Eve in New York and assists in modeling, photography and video recording.
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Working as a tailor at Joseph Abdu’d Manufacturing Corporation, Degras continued her studies at Business Management College at Bristol Community College. She is also a visionary in Hannos jewelry.
I was always looking for more, I have a strong desire to follow what I believe and to succeed. ” “If someone liked something or saw something I had: I was offering to sell it or get it, duplicate it and sell it.
Degrass said she had always been “noisy and noisy” and that she had a reputation in the South Coast community for her driving. “Many people know me,” she said. Or because I did not have a storefront, people knew where to find me.
A.D. In 2016, she came up with the idea of ”Deja Designs” and shortly after her ATC store, one day her own store front.
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“They think you have a plan to go to ABC, good and smooth, but they know there are twists and turns,” she said. “I am grateful that I learned a lot and corrected my mistakes.
I have learned to be patient and things do not go right or go your way.
Launching her own storefront
Finally, in July 2021, when she was given the keys to the Westport Store, Degra’s storefront dream came true. Degras spent just five minutes away from his Dartmouth home in preparation for the grand opening of the boutique.
I had a lot of family help, but most of the time I was preparing from seven to midnight every day.
DeJa designs are unique in women’s clothing that suits all shapes and sizes. Degrass said she went to trade shows in California and Las Vegas to choose from a wide range of clothing and styles that fit everyone.
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“No matter how much, or how much they pass, they have to get up automatically when someone comes to the store,” says Digrag. I want to empower women.
Listed as a member of the New Bedford and Fall River Chamber of Commerce, Degrass hopes customers will see her as a friend and confidential. She also wants to give some imaginary or physical style advice in the near future.
“I want to give women a good feeling and full experience that they want to come back when they go out with me,” she said.
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