I met Sari Bibliowicz, co-founder of Bib + Tuck, through mutual friends a little under a year ago. She's one of those people you feel comfortable with from the start, and she's just as brilliant an entrepreneur as she is a kind person. With a strong career background, she ultimately set off to start her own company. Bib + Tuck is a website that allows users to buy and sell clothes using virtual money. It saves your bank account while keeping your wardrobe fresh. Just create your own closet, upload photos of quality clothes you're ready to pass on, and use the virtual dollars from your own clothing sales to browse and spend in other's closets. It's as simple as... bib, and tuck!
Learn more about Sari's NYC perspecitve in the Q+A below:
Give a brief intro to yourself.
I'm originally from Bogota, Colombia moved to Miami when I was 10, then headed over to college at NYU, worked a couple years in the advertising and hospitality world, landed a job at Gilt Groupe's Jetsetter where I spent a year and a half and later decided to start Bib + Tuck.
First impression of New York in 3 words?
Caffeinated, caffeinated, caffeinated.
One item you moved with and will keep forever?
I'm not a hoarder so I rarely keep anything. The only things I actually hold on to are hand-me-down jewels. Maybe one day I'll Bib them too!
Looking back, what advice would you give to the freshly arrived version of you?
When did you first consider yourself a "New Yorker"?
I guess a couple months ago when I purchased my first apartment. Yet, I still find myself calling Miami and Colombia home.
How has New York influenced your career?
It has not only influenced my career, it's actually built it. I would not have started my company or worked in the fashion industry if it weren't for this city. I owe it all to you, New York.
If not New York, where else?
What can you call your proudest moment?
The day we launched Bib + Tuck! All that hard work actually came to life.
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My favorite nights are... filled with alcoholic beverages.
I'm not a tourist but I still... haven't been to Queens.
You'll usually find me... stuck to my phone,unfortunately.
Don't trust... shoes.
Do trust... yourself.
When it comes to NYC I hate... the smell.
When it comes to NYC I love... the smell.
I'll move out of NYC when... I can move to Paris.
[Visit Bib + Tuck here.]