THE ORIGIN STORY
Two years ago when the pandemic threw all of our lives into turmoil, our classes went remote, we moved in together, and we basically never went back to normal.
Our lawyer and designer brains, overflowing with untamed creative energy finally had an outlet. Instead of spending time alone with our studies, we spent it together. For months on end we spent every free second together, swapping ideas, sharing clothes, and lamenting the state of adult fashion.
By the time fall arrived we had started a clothing label, and Smells Like Crime was born.
WHERE TF DID THE NAME COME FROM?!
Skye here. I'll tell this one.
I contracted COVID-19 in July of 2020 and completely lost my sense of smell for nearly 9 months. One day while walking the dog, Kinley scrunched up her nose and remarked "Ew, do you smell that?!"
I couldn't smell a damn thing so I said, "No, what does it smell like?"
Kinley shook her head, unable to identify it, and said, "Just city things."
"So... it smells like crime?"
We looked right at each other and started laughing, and then one of us, I can't remember who, said "That's it. That's the name."
And deadass that's the story.
CRIMINALS DON'T SLEEP
Co-Owner & CEO.
Co-Owner & Head of Design
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