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The Beginning...

It all started when Tenisha was 8 years old in Berkeley, CA cleaning her grandmother's jewelry, hosting weekend rummage sales in her grandmother's  front yard with her twin sister and selling the most candy in elementary school every year to raise money.  From an early age the entrepreneurial spirit was blooming. 

While attending UCLA, Tenisha was discovered by a talent agent at a comedy club and began a modeling career with FUBU and traveled extensively throughout Europe.  This was her first introduction to world culture and the fashion industry and further sparked her entrepreneurial grind. Teaming with a college friend, Tenisha designed some custom jeans that were sold at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, CA.  Eventually she founded Girlfriendz with her twin sister; a belt accessories label  and earned over $10,000 in the first year.  

After College, Tenisha relocated to New York City with her twin sister and pursued a career in publishing, college advising and non profit management. It was during this time she married and bought a historic Brownstone in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. In her new home she actualized a life long dream most women have; building her own walk in closet and a showroom  for her collection of shoes, clothes and accessories. While still working a full time job she started exploring on weekends a side hustle of selling some of her personal clothes and a small collection of vintage clothes and jewelry.  The response was overwhelming and soon she was selling every weekend at flea markets throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. 

In 2010, Brooklyn Bleu was founded to celebrate the beautiful things Tenisha had collected over the years and to her passion for vintage, accessories and fashion. Brooklyn Bleu celebrates the fierce, fabulous and fun sides of world culture and different lifestyles. We meet so many amazing individuals from all over the world who appreciate the style, craftsmanship and history that comes with owning vintage fashion and jewelry.

Our commitment is to curate a collection of timeless and covet-worthy vintage jewelry and accessories that can complement your style and stand the test of time and fashion trends.


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