Get to know the Kids’ National Sales Rep at Blowfish Malibu, Jacqueline Losseff.
Thanks for taking the time to meet with us, Jacqueline! We’re excited to learn more about your role at Blowfish Malibu, what inspires you, and what excites you about the future with the brand. Read on to learn more about Jacqueline:
Tell us about your role at Blowfish Malibu.
I am the Kid’s National Sales Rep – which means I sell Kid’s shoes coast to coast! I’m always traveling whether it be attending tradeshows in different cities or visiting corporate offices meeting with buyers.
When did you first become interested in Sales?
I’ve always worked in sales on a retail level and have always been passionate about fashion so taking on this position came very naturally to me. Although I am new to the Kid’s industry, Blowfish Malibu Kids’ shoes are so cute – I knew I would have so much fun selling them.
What did you do previously before joining the Blowfish Malibu team?
I worked as a Sales Manager for a chain of women’s fashion boutiques. I traveled between stores overseeing each of their day to day operations, sales training, and was responsible for hiring employees.
How did you get started with Blowfish Malibu?
I got the job through LinkedIn. I was immediately interested once I read the job posting because I was familiar with the brand. Plus, I would be traveling a lot. Once Scott, the Director of Sales for the Kid’s Division, called me with the same New Jersey area code as me, I knew it was a good sign. I’ve now been with Blowfish Malibu for almost 3 years!
What creative projects at the brand have you been working on that you’re excited about? Can you tell us about them?
@BlowfishMalibuKids on Instagram! Allie in the Marketing Department runs our Social Media and has started the Kid’s page within the last few months. Currently, we’re teaming up with some of my top independent retailers who have a presence on social media and encouraging our followers on the Kids’ account to shop through them directly. This is especially important during a time like this where buying/selling has become mostly virtual.
PS: If you’re reading this, go give us a follow 🙂
What do you like most about working in the fashion industry?
I love being able to see firsthand what each department does, and what goes into making a product and building a brand. As a result, I have more appreciation for the products I buy.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Traveling around the country has to be my favorite. I’ve visited places I otherwise wouldn’t, so I always make the most of it. Last year I went to Bozeman, Montana for a meeting, which had the most stunning mountain views. I stayed in the small downtown area and ate local grass-fed bison – it was a great experience!
The Blowfish Malibu offices are in LA. What’s your favorite thing about the city?
The weather! I love the sunshine 🙂
Which is your favorite pair of Blowfish Malibu shoes?
The Play sneaker, I have about 10 pairs. They go with everything in my closet.
What advice would you have for someone who’s trying to pursue the same career as you?
Believe in the product you’re selling! Having confidence will make it easier for you to do your job.
JUST FOR FUN
What was the last thing you were obsessed with?
Queer Eye! I’ve been binging episodes all throughout lockdown, but I still have to finish the last season.
Where are you from and how has that shaped you?
I’m from Point Pleasant, NJ which is a small beach town at the Jersey Shore. I never lose sight of who I am being from a small community, so even when I’m in big cities I seek out small businesses and local eateries to support. It gives me a sense of home.
What’s your dream travel destination?
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
When do you feel best about yourself?
In the morning after a hot yoga class and a nice big cup of coffee.
What’s your personal motto?
It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.
What’s a fun fact about you most people don’t know?
I’m really into genealogy and working on my family tree… and my friend’s family trees haha!
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I learn the most from: Talking with people and asking a lot of questions.
I can’t live without: Chocolate!
You can find me shopping at: Zara
My astrological sign is: Aries
I’m scared of: The middle of the ocean.
The last book I read was: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Most people would say I’m: Positive
I’m currently listening to: Oldies music!
My style mantra is: Comfy chic
I feel most comfortable: After a bath in my bed with just cleaned sheets that are still warm.
When I woke up today I felt: Happy!
Most people don’t know: I had a Seal Point Himalayan cat when I was growing up named Miss Moppet.
Thank you, Jacqueline Losseff! We’ll catch up with you soon.