I have been working here at seastar 8.4.23 for a year and nine months. I can't believe time passes so fast.
seastar 8.4.23 did its successful run as a pop-up store for three years in Hawai'i and now is moving to NYC. I know that it is suposed to be a happy thing, but to tell you the truth I felt mix of emotions. It's because I got used to working at the boutique and I felt good team work, because Nana always stresses us that we should work as a team, not individually! I remember writing a blog about when I first got hired here, talking about how happy I am working at seastar 8.4.23
in Hawaii. (titled: "Dream come true") It's really too bad that I won't be working at this location anymore, but the fact that seastar 8.4.23 moving to the fashion mecca, NYC is nothing but GREAT NEWS!!
I had the chance to meet many wonderful people at seastar 8.4.23. - Many customers who shopped at the store and with our online shop, many repeaters and the crew of fashion magazines and guide books. I enjoyed learning about fashion and small business although it was my first time working in U.S.A. and working in the fashion industry. The experience certainly will become my knowledge and treasure. It's no exaggeration to say that the working experience here at seastar 8.4.23 gave me a cleared understanding in which directions I want to move on in my life. seastar 8.4.23 & the owner, Nana Fujisé's way of running a small business made me realize that I shouldn't give up on my dream and that I should keep on chasing my dream.
Although seastar 8.4.23 will be moving to NYC from Hawaii, we shall remain the same. And we thank you for your continued support in advance. Stay connected with us via social media so that you will know our progress in NYC.
Last but not least, thank you very much for loving seastar 8.4.23 here in Hawaii :)
And to our owner Nana, thank you very much for giving me such a great oppotunity!!
- akiko ♡