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Check Out Dakota Brewer’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dakota Brewer.

Hi Dakota, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Growing up as the only girl of two brothers, I was dragged to any and all things sports! Getting to wear my blinged-out “Brewer’s Sister” shirt was just about the only thing getting me through those long days. But, as my love for sports & fashion grew, it became harder and harder to find women’s sports apparel I felt fit my style.

My passion for thrift shopping started at a young age. Every time I stepped into a thrift store, I was filled with excitement for what I might discover that day. When I spot something that catches my eye, my mind flows with ideas on how I can recreate it to give it a new life! The more items I recreated to fit my own style, the more I knew that this was what I was meant to do long-term.

After graduating from the University of Missouri, I felt very strongly about doing something I loved each day. That is when I decided to give my dream of owning my own clothing shop a real chance. ByBrew offers unique, one-of-a-kind sportswear pieces, custom apparel, and screenprinting. I wanted to make customers feel like this was a “one-stop-shop” for their game-day outfits/accessories.

Whether it be a fun trucker hat, KC hoodie, or even adding a child’s name to the back of a jersey… ByBrew has got you covered!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Owning your own business is amazing, but can come with its struggles as well. While my ultimate goal is to do ByBrew full time, I work two other jobs as well.

Prioritizing my time is sometimes difficult because I work a computer day job and wait tables at my family’s sports bar at night. Most of my work for ByBrew is done between 5-7 am! But it honestly feels like therapy in the dark of the morning when the world is still asleep.

I feel most in the zone at these hours!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
ByBrew offers one-of-a-kind sportswear that is guaranteed to turn heads! Each piece is hand-picked and recreated to fit YOUR style. We also offer custom screenprinting, which sets us apart from others.

Our process is very personal, with lots of conversation between the customer and I. By creating this relationship, customers are able to express their vision to me that way they feel their best in what they’re in! One of my proudest moments was creating a custom Rams jean jacket for one of the player’s girlfriends.

Seeing something I created on the Super Bowl field was a surreal feeling! I can’t wait to continue to do what I love and grow even more throughout the process.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My family and friends have played a HUGE role in the success of ByBrew.

My parents, owners of Brewer’s Sports Bar & Grill in Blue Springs, have always instilled in me to follow my dreams no matter how big. Their work ethic never went unnoticed by me. They are the definition of what it looks like to work hard and achieve your dream. They are big ByBrew cheerleaders for sure!

My little brother, Dustin, helps me A LOT! He is one of my fashion idols and is a creative mind like me. He thrifts with me weekly and helps me pick out cool pieces for ByBrew. My best friend Jorden has recently started to sew patchwork sweat pants for ByBrew, which has been so much fun! She does a really great job at customizing them exactly how the customer envisions them.

All of my best friends are saints when it comes to photoshoots! They all help me with modeling for ByBrew, which is so much fun to work with all of them. They’re so supportive and are my biggest fans. I definitely have the best gals in my circle!

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @shopbybrew
  • Facebook: ByBrew

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