My Style: Anna Zietz and Erica Tankesley, owners of Glad & Young Studio

Their high-octane leather line has a growing cult following

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Anna Zietz and Erica Tankesley, owners of Glad & Young Studio
Anna is wearing a blazer by the Fifth Label (through Poshmark), a Hanes x Karla tee, and vintage lime pants. Erica is wearing a Nooworks top, vintage floral pants, and Topshop shoes.

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Anna Zietz, left, and Erica Tankesley, who met as bartenders, wanted to inject a little fun and whimsy into a handmade leather goods market that was mostly utilitarian. In 2015, they mixed Zietz’s graphic-design background with Tankesley’s seamstress skills to launch a high-octane leather line, Glad & Young Studio, with a growing cult following.

Neighborhood Studio at Ponce City Market

Brand Colorful, fun-loving, upbeat, and energetic products inspired heavily by our personal style

Color Confidential Pink! Always pink. When in doubt, pink!

2020 life lesson
Tankesley: Go with the flow.
Zietz: Embrace being scrappy. Make it work!

Best-kept Atlanta secret
Tankesley: Highland Row Antiques
Zietz: El Tesoro in Edgewood

I can’t wait until we  ____ again
Tankesley:
travel
Zietz: hug

Style Statement
Zietz: Pattern, stripes, bright
Tankesley: Floral, neon, velvet

Muses
Tankesley: Michelle Norris of Tropico Photo
Zietz: Michelle Obama

Closet staples
Zietz: Chunky sweater, patterned pants
Tankesley: Doc Martens, polka dot overalls

Take Two (accessories) Both: Fanny pack and a hair tie

ATL shopping dossier Megan Huntz, the Bombchel Factory, Press Shop, Brick + Mortar, Citizen Supply

Zoom ready
Zietz: Mascara and a good window
Tankesley: Eyeliner

Vintage or new Secondhand

You as a cocktail
Zietz: Aperol Spritz. The color is so me!
Tankesley: Hemingway Daiquiri

This article appears in our May 2021 issue.

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