This Black History Month, theSKIN is highlighting Black founders and creators who are changing the world by letting their creativity shine – what’s more beautiful than that?
When it comes to design, what’s old is new (and very cool) again. Proving that point is Reegan Houston, founder & CEO of online vintage store Savoy’s Objects, which not only offers chic pieces from the past, but shares stories of Black women from those eras. We caught up with Reegan to find out where she gets inspired, what Black History Month means to her, and how she keeps her skin looking so good.
I moved to NYC with literally a dollar and a dream nearly 8 years ago. I began my career at a few publications, teetering the lines between journalism and experiential. After a few years of delving into that, I transitioned to produce massive experiences on behalf of the Condé Nast brands — spanning from the Met Gala to the Architectural Digest Design Show. After leaving, I began to delve into more high-profile talent/Fortune 500 brand production.
Being an executive producer that creates experiences at a very high level, it’s always afforded me the mental acuity to fully explore my innate interests of interior design and music. After years of thinking, I decided to birth a brand that tugged on both interests that were always there, but also played a huge part in what I do day-to-day.
The landscape of the vintage industry, from what I saw prior to me fully delving into it, looked the same and there was no narrative or story paired with pieces. In addition, the landscape didn’t (from what I felt) properly represent my community. I needed a safe haven built that not only allowed people to buy cool pieces, but also educated the consumer.