Tchoup Vintage is a vintage clothing shop based in the heart of Atlanta that carries imperfectly perfect clothing for babes. Founded in 2013 by SCAD alumna and New Orleans native, Lesly Washington, as an antidote to overpriced vintage clothing. She decided to fill the void by bringing rare, bold, bright colored vintage pieces online and to Atlanta.

Lesly has been an avid thrifter since she was 13, all thanks to her sister and brother and has been collecting vintage clothing ever since. She knew at a young age that she wanted to be a “ladypreneur.” She would spend hours in the library with her mother reading business books on entrepreneurship and trying to figure out how to make money at a young age.

In Lesly’s downtime, you can find her venturing out to new restaurants, scouting out coffee shops with the best iced lattes, cooking Creole + Thai infused foods, napping, hanging out with her chiweenie, Kahlo, traveling to places on my bucket list whenever she finds the time. She beleives in creating the change she wishes to see in the world.

She currently working on expanding the Tchoup collection and other endeavors to give back to the community.