Fridays with Flea Style: Junk Gypsy Founders Amie + Jolie Sikes
Since 1998, sisters Amie and Jolie Sikes have built a cult-following business — in a town of 90 people, no less! — on a whole lot of heart and hard work that today includes a television series, book deals, major brand partnerships, giant retail store, online operation and so much more.
From celebrity collabs (hello, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton!) to their current challenges, tune into this candid episode that dishes all the small biz details you really want to know. Plus, read a few fun and sassy facts about them both below.
Both: “Well behaved women rarely make history!”
Book currently on your nightstand?
Jolie: Too many to name! Jack Kerouac, auto biographies on Slash, Amy Schumer and Jewel… Wildflower by Drew Barrymore, some Judy Blume….
Amie: Other than kids books, Circling The Sun by Paula McLain, a book on Pancho Barnes and Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour.
If you didn’t do your current job, what would you be doing and why?
Jolie: Running Old McDonald’s farm.
Amie: When I grow up I wanna be a cowgirl!
Describe your picture perfect day off:
Both: What’s that?! Lol!
Current playlist or radio station on repeat?
Jolie: Aerosmith or Willie Nelson
Amie: Ryan Bingham and Stevie Ray Vaughn
If money was no object, what would you splurge on for yourself?
Both: Massages. Every damn day!
What is it like working with your sister?
Both: Pure hell. Just kidding! We don’t know any other way. It’s all we’ve ever done.
If you could score a mentor session with anybody for an hour, who would you want to sit down with and why?
Both: Richard Branson!
Biggest misnomer about y’all?
Both: We just sit around and eat moon pies and drink Dr. Pepper while shopping all day. No, we work our asses off!
Don’t miss Jolie and Amie’s podcast. It’s so good! Check it out along with other Fridays with Flea Style episodes on iTunes here. Want to nominate somebody to be a guest on our show or have a question for Brittany to answer? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Featured image by April Pizana.