Taylor Gumz of LuxLooks Show Clothes is from a small, sleepy town in Northwest Indiana called North Judson. In 2007, when the Kentucky Incentive Fund launched, her family relocated to Morganfield, Kentucky to start the Kentucky branch of Gumz Farms.
Taylor is a 2017 graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Business and a minor in Finance. She did the majority of her college studies online while she traveled with LuxLooks, a business she developed that carries both new and consignment show clothes.
Being raised on a breeding farm, Taylor’s equine background started at day one. “I did not picture nor plan that my career would involve both horses and fashion, but sometimes, the best things are unplanned,” Taylor shares.
Q: When did you come up with the desire to have your horse show clothing store?
A: In 2015 and 2016, I ran for Congress Queen. My second year, Piccola Rosa sponsored my queen attire. At the end of Congress 2016, Darilyn (of Piccola Rosa) and I met to discuss having me as the United States Representative for Piccola Rosa. I quickly came up with a business name and of course a Face Book page. From there, it took off at an alarming rate.
Q: Do you travel to shows?
A: Yes – I try to hit two to three shows a month in the Midwest and South regions. And of course, I cannot travel without LuxLooks’ mascot, Marvin the Great Dane.
Q: What do you like about your business?
A: My absolute favorite thing about my job is pulling the perfect jacket, and before she can even look in the mirror, there is a smile on her face and a little more sparkle in her eyes. I also enjoy being able to travel, seeing familiar faces and meeting new people.
Q: How are you different from the other consignment shops out there?
A: Besides our low commission rate, I find that we offer a vast selection at every price point. Another thing that I believe makes us accommodating is the size range offered. I cannot tell you how many people have walked into the store and said, “You have beautiful things, but I’m sure you won’t have my size.” But when I pull out options that fit and are flattering, it makes for a great moment.
Q: Who has been the most supportive with regards to your new business?
A: Without question, I could not do this without my fiancé, Kyle Baird. He is the muscle behind the operation, whether it’s building the store in the cargo trailer or taking care of my eight horses while I am on the road. I am very lucky to have someone so supportive.
Q: Is your mother involved with your business?
A: Unfortunately, it’s a rare event that mom has a free moment to get off the breeding farm, especially at this time of year, but she is very supportive and offers her business advice.
Q: Why should someone shop with you?
A: There are a lot of options when it comes to show clothing. With 17 designer lines, plus high-end consignment options, there is something for everyone.
General Information/ About LuxLooks
Luxlooks was founded during the 2016 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Although a very young company, we have hit the ground running. We provide second none customer service, quality and in a timely manner. We take pride in finding the perfect outfit you that truly fits your style and personality. We carry only one of a kind items that will showcase not only its uniqueness but yours as well. We are based out of Morganfield, Kentucky. We do not have a storefront location but you'll find us at many horse shows throughout the show season.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. When you reach the checkout page, simply select the payment option you prefer. Please note that PayPal orders will only be shipped to PayPal confirmed addresses.
Do you offer a return policy?
Yes, we want you to be in the perfect outfit that you envision so if something isn't perfect please Click here to view our return policy.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship items promptly once an order is received with most orders being shipped within 2-3 business days. You will receive an email confirming that your order has shipped along with tracking number(s) and/or details about your shipment. In the event we are at a show and unable to expedite your order immediately, we will contact you directly to notify you of the anticipated shipping date.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship internationally. Our website is configured to accept orders from some international destinations, simply add the item(s) you wish to purchase to your cart and proceed to checkout. Any countries or destinations not listed at checkout can be processed manually- please email us to place your order.
Can you hold an item for me?
To provide accurate customer service minimize confusion, we have a first come first serve policy.