DBP: Can you speak on what it’s like owning a business as a married couple?
KBD: So, my husband and I met doing business. At our core, we love entrepreneurship, and anything we enjoy, we tend to take to another level and see how to earn a living doing it. We joined forces and wanted to make a statement: that timeless style and the way you present yourself can make a difference. It definitely has for us. Kingsley and I love doing business together; it’s been 14 years. We’ve been able to juggle work life, home life, and we have three kids. There are always challenges but, we enjoy working through them.
DBP: What’s next for Privélege?
KBD: We look forward to raising even more awareness of our brand, designing more styles, and attracting more customers, which we’ve been able to do thanks to the opportunity here at City Point. Eventually, however, we want to expand beyond Brooklyn. We would love to become a household name around the world, and clothing is just a portion of it. We could take our brand and put it on anything — that’s what we’re really selling: the brand. We want to make sure it’s purpose-driven, and we want people to see that looking good and doing good can be synonymous.
Kizzie’s drive is a source of inspiration — especially for aspiring women entrepreneurs who have children. She’s living proof that women can find success in their professional lives in addition to, not in spite of, having a partner and children. Be sure to visit Privélege, and stay up-to-date with everything happening in Downtown Brooklyn by subscribing to our newsletter.