Long before we started Fancy, I was buying and selling the coolest stuff in my world. When I was a kid, I took an interest in trading cards and comic books. I liked the idea that those things were portable, so I could share my favorites with others. As a teenager, I moved on to fashion because instead of taking my best stuff with me in my pocket, I could wear it for everyone to see. I was mainly interested in Polo by Ralph Lauren .. especially the bear knits. The Downtown Bear was the crown jewel of my collection. I got it from Jermel who I met through Dan who I knew from Ray. We had a social network based around commerce.