Carina Lindsay’s new clothing boutique, Thread and Bloom, perfectly matches her personal style: chic, put together and trendy. In the four months since Lindsay’s store opened on Imperial Avenue, she’s been welcomed with open arms — and shopping bags — by the fashion community.
A Latina mother-of-two with over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry, Lindsay had taken on all sorts of roles before launching her own business last year. Previous jobs ranged from intern at culture icons Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s lifestyle brand, Kendall + Kylie, to clothing production manager at Philcos, a clothing manufacturer.
“My dream has always been to have either a clothing brand or a clothing store,” she said. “I felt like I still needed work before I could take the leap.”
During the COVID-19 shutdown, Lindsay pursued an online master’s degree in digital marketing and analytics at Edward’s University in Texas. When she graduated in 2021, she decided to launch Thread and Bloom online from her home in San Diego, offering women’s fashion collections for all ages, from corsets to cargo pants and more.
In June, Lindsay opened her first store at 1835 Creative Studios, a boutique collective in Sherman Heights. Focusing on “affordable quality,” Thread and Bloom offers pieces that range in price from $48 to $80 in sizes extra small to large. Lindsay said she hopes to expand the size ranges eventually.
During the fall holiday season, Thread and Bloom offers a variety of designs and fabrics including faux fur, metallics, rhinestones, sequins and satin.
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Thread and Bloom is located at 1835 Imperial Avenue in San Diego. Visit shopthreadandbloom.com.
Roxana Becerril is a freelance writer.