Introduce yourself! Who are you?
We are Hadley and Stephanie, the co-founders of ‘since we were young’ jewelry. Hadley has a background in public relations and influencer marketing and Stephanie has a background in fashion business management. We grew up as next-door neighbors and best friends in Boca Raton, Florida. We have always had a dream of starting a business together and both noticed the lack of trendy, affordable but quality online jewelry sites that are easily accessible. We therefore decided to create ‘since we were young’ so individuals are able to find amazing trendy jewelry without breaking the bank! We now live in NYC three blocks from one another and see each other almost every day!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Dress for the job you want not the job you have”. This is a quote we love to live by in every aspect of our business.
What would you say to 16-year-old you?
Figure out what your passions are and start working towards them. Don’t let the judgement of others affect or intimidate you.
Have you ever had anyone doubt you? How did that make you feel?
Yes, of course! There will always be people in life who put you down or don’t believe in what you’re working for. For both of us, it makes us work harder to prove them wrong.
What is your favorite thing about where you live?
We love NYC because of all of the inspiration that is continuously around us. We are constantly feeling motivated to work hard and hustle.
What is your favorite meal?
Anytime we have a good day in sales or a good meeting we always celebrate with sushi, which is our favorite!
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you?
Growing up we always made items such as shoes, tie dye shirts, and jewelry and sold them out of our garages to neighbors and friends. Hence our brand name ‘since we were young’
Were you scared to start the process?
It’s always scary to take risks and do something new but we figured this was our time to do it before our lives were crazy. We suggest to just start, and go from there, don’t wait for perfection!
Did you always know what you wanted to do as a career?
We both knew that we wanted to start our own business/brand but it took some time to put all the pieces together.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward?
We have a daily check list to ensure that we are completing our daily tasks and never falling behind. We also are constantly texting and DMing each other about new ideas, certain trends, and ways to expand and grow our business.
Since We were young
Since we were young was founded by best friends, Hadley Musinsky and Stephanie Saqui, who have always had a passion for keeping up with the latest jewelry trends. Having been childhood best friends and next door neighbors, they have always dreamed of creating a business together. They are based in NYC, bringing you the latest and greatest jewelry finds!