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2014-06-10 06.31.52

It started with a Facebook post. I saw, HIT LIKE, HIT SHARE, clicked onto another site, clicked again and a sisterhood was born!

Miesha Suber is the founder of Legendary MV apparel. You may or may not know about it but all I can say is I saw her sweatshirts on a few friends and I knew I needed to have one.

This isn’t just about a sweatshirt but about the vision Miesha and her husband had to make a mark in various communities and show support for black owned businesses.

Plus, she’s my sorority sister so you know I had to show some sisterly love!

Here’s a little more on Miesha Suber and what makes her story so LEGENDARY:

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Why name the company LegendaryMV? The name came out of a discussion between the founders, Jon and James, about what could best describe their time spent on Martha’s Vineyard in the town of Oak Bluffs. They met at the age of 13 and every summer afterwards would have experiences that can only be described as Legendary. It’s not a vacation destination for them, they both moved around a lot as kids, and Oak Bluffs was the only place that was a constant in their lives

When did you first realize this was could be a big move for you? I realized that Legendary was going to be a big move last summer once people who bought items from us the year before not only wore their Legendary gear, but bought more.

Did you have to go to school for that? What was your major? I went to UMCP and earned my B.S in Journalism.

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What is it about LegendaryMV that makes it different from other apparel vendors? What makes us different is that everyone can wear our clothing. Everyone wants to represent what is Legendary to them. Young, old, lounging or going out, everyone likes to be Legendary!

What is the most irritating thing about your job? Not being given any superpowers. If I had the ability to stay up all night and all day without being tired I could help take this thing global next week!

What makes you most proud about being the COO of LegendaryMV? One of my greatest strengths is to be able to execute a vision. I am so proud to help bring to life the vision of Jon and James

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How many hats do you wear and which hat makes you the most proud? Right now I hold a few hats. I’m chief operating officer, inventory manager, administrator, customer service rep, and social media coordinator.

Can owning this company be stressful? (hard on your personal life?) My husband and James are the owners, and I’m the sole employee. But we try to keep everything light and fun. I mean we go to work on the beach during the summer, so we can’t complain too much.

Is it hard to get the Baltimore community to support you? We have had a lot of success working with local fraternities and sororities, specifically my sorority Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. We definitely have ideas on how to bring this to communities in the local area. We would be happy to work with schools or youth organizations.

What project are you the most proud of? Overhauling our website. We are finally able to convey the vision of our company in a visually pleasing way.

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What don’t people know about the LegendaryMV? That we don’t think of our brand as just clothing. It’s really a lifestyle, a feeling. We really want people to wear our brand with pride, Martha’s Vineyard is legendary to us, but our brand is about what is legendary to you.

What would you want your legacy to be? That we helped so many people through our philanthropy and that it is ok to take risks when it comes to being happy

 Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself still managing the business and a couple others. But my main goal would be to empower and employ others who one day may have a vision of running their own company.

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If the you of 10 years ago ran into the you of today, what would she say and how would she respond? I  knew you wanted a job that would have you on the beach, but Martha’s Vineyard??

How can you be reached? (email, social media, etc.) miesha@legendarymv.com or follow us at LegendaryMV on Instagram

 

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