Keep it classic with this month’s #WCW Marie Carter the owner of “The Classic Shoppe”.
She’s an educator, a soon-to-be mommy, a business owner and did we mention she’s full of #BlackGirlMagic.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marie decided to go to Tennessee State University after her earlier education in the suburbs. Her experience in the the HBCU taught her how to embrace and appreciate her culture but also was where she first saw Black kids taking pride in their education and handling their business. It gave her a sense of pride and made her want to inspire others to gain the same new found strength.
Marie has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and went on to earn her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction concentrating in Reading. She’s currently teaching middle school in the heart of Milwaukee. Yes, this is part of her #BlackGirlMagic.
She started her company after realizing there was a need for this in the market. “She did not want to wear something with a band she never listened to or a face of someone that she really did not have that much in common with, just because the colors matched what was needed to complete an outfit. And when she did find a rare gem with a person or a quote with whom she could identify, it seemed like it was the same person or quote, just served up different ways.”
We all can relate to that.
The Classic Shoppe is her way of appreciating and putting her culture in the clothing she loves. Because like they said on their site:
“It all boils down to this: if we don't honor and preserve our culture, who will?”