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The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe makes an appearance at The Factory Girl in Forney

Sean Clay Jessie at tfg mlk dayOn Monday, January 21, Sean Lowe from ABC’s The Bachelor spent the day in Forney at The Factory Girl, a store he co-owns with Forney siblings Clay and Jessie Silver. A crowd of women ages three to 70 showed up throughout the day to meet Lowe, and each of them left with pictures and giddy smiles on their faces.
The Factory Girl notified the public via their Facebook page that the blonde bachelor would be at the store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet and greet fans and take photos with them. Lowe is the President of The Factory Girl, and because he had a rare day off he made his way to Forney. Lowe said, “We thought it would be a good day to have a sale in honor of MLK Day and to get people out here to the store.”

Lowe takes his role as the President of the company very seriously and said that he oversees operations and is “looking to grow the e-commerce side of the business and become a national presence.” The store in Forney sells handbags, purses, jewelry, accessories, and one of a kind pieces of furniture. Lowe says, “I like Forney, I usually only get out here to our store, but Jessie and Clay live here in town.”

Related: Forney businessman Sean Lowe chosen as ‘The Bachelor’ 

Lowe could not speak about details of his time on The Bachelor, “ABC wants me to be very careful about what I say,” he admitted. Quite understandable given the fact that only two episodes of this season’s show have aired so far. Giiving away whether he found love and with whom would be very bad for ratings and would ruin the fun for the fans that are invested in watching love unfold for Lowe on TV. Lowe did say this about his plethora of dedicated female fans, particularly those who came to see him in Forney, “It’s flattering for sure, but I still haven’t grown accustomed to it.” Being as he blushed slightly when he said it, it sure seems like he is as genuine in real life as he appears on TV.

Some of Sean Lowe’s fans were on hand at The Factory Girl to meet the man they describe as cute, dreamy, sweet, and a host of other glowing praises. Sherry King of Dallas, came with her daughter Michelle White and granddaughter, eight year-old Kaylee White of Forney, just to meet their favorite bachelor. King described Lowe as, “A sweet guy with morals.” Michelle White said, “He is giving Texas a good name.” Shy Kaylee admitted that she mainly came to see Sean because “grandma and mama wanted to meet him…and he is cute.”

Some inForney.com Facebook followers spotted our post about Sean Lowe making an appearance in Forney and they showed up at the store 30 minutes later. Blanca Lester is a Kindergarten teacher at Blackburn Elementary who describes herself as, “A huge fan!” She brought her four daughters to the shop, Sadie 15, Myrah, 14, Jacey, 12, and Brianna, age seven. The Forney family of females were thrilled to meet and take photos with Forney’s most famous bachelor. They didn’t realize Lowe is an owner of The Factory Girl and said now that they know they will definitely be back. When asked which of the ladies on The Bachelor they would like to see Lowe end up with, opinions differed. Blanca chose Lesley M. from Washington D.C., while the girls lean towards Desiree H. from California.

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What Is Bachelor Sean Lowe’s Job? His Business Partner Explains!

2 minutes ago by Beth Sobol

Clay, Sean, and Jessie From The Factory Girl

Photo Credit: The Factory Girl

When we first met Sean Lowe during Season 8 of The Bachelorette, he was a single guy who, according to his bio, was an insurance salesman. Cut to seven months later and Sean — who went on to star in the upcoming season of The Bachelor — is not only reportedly engaged, he also has a brand-new career!

But while we can’t go into too much detail about the new lady in Sean’s life just yet, we can fill you in on his cool new job as a partner of Factory Girl, a custom furniture and accessories company based in Forney, Texas. Speaking exclusively with Wetpaint Entertainment, co-founder Jessie Silver filled us in on what the company is all about…and what its like to work alongside the most eligible man in America!

Wetpaint Entertainment: How did Factory Girl come about?
Jessie: Well, my brother Clay met Sean six or seven years ago through mutual friends. They became best friends right off the bat. And I met Sean through my brother.

The concept for Factory Girl was something my brother and I had been working on for a while, but it all came together just last summer. We knew we wanted to stay close to Forney, which is 20 miles east of Dallas. We had grown up there and wanted to do something locally within the community.

The business sells both custom furniture and accessories, like handbags. It’s an unusual combination…
Right, initially it was just supposed to be purses, but one day my brother put a piece of furniture he had custom painted out in the store and we had a ton of people who inquired about buying it. The idea just sprung from there. It is an unusual combination,  but we’ve found it works really well.

Sean Lowe Works It at The Factory Girl on December 11, 2012

Photo Credit: @FactoryGirl

When did Sean join in?
Sean came into the picture a year ago. We wanted to take on a partner and we thought, who better than Sean? He’s loyal, positive and trustworthy — plus he’s already a great family friend. So we brought him on. Now, we each have a third share stake.

How are the duties shared among the three of you?
Sean is the president. He’s the brains of the operation. He handles the accounting and marketing and he’s the face of the company. My brother and I are the creatives – he does all the furniture and I handle the purses, picking different lines from the vendors and all that. Right now, I’m also working on a new line we’re launching in 2013.

Aside from the store, you’re selling merchandise online as well, right?
Yep, we started selling online about two or three months ago and it’s been going really well.

If they’re local, what are the chances someone will run into Sean if they visit the store?
Ha ha! Pretty good.  He’s here regularly unless he’s traveling. At least four days a week.

Have you had a ton of female gawkers come by since he returned home from filming last month?
Oh, he was catching plenty of women’s’ eyes before this whole thing even started! But, yes, now we have a lot who come in just to whisper, take a picture and go. It’s hilarious.

Last question: Assuming Sean’s engaged, could he potentially do his job if it meant relocating to another city? Or would she have to move here?
It’s tough to say, but as a company we’re still pretty new.  He needs to be here with us, in my opinion. But we’ll see how everything plays out.

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Sean Lowe Gets Super Pumped While Selling Women’s Handbags

about 21 hours ago by Mehera Bonner

Sean Lowe Works It at The Factory Girl on December 11, 2012
Photo Credit: @FactoryGirl

Bachelor Sean Lowe has a secret: he’s obsessed with ladies’ purses. Basically, he’s the Carrie Bradshaw of Bachelor Nation, only with blonde eyebrows and a six pack.

When he isn’t busy slaying us with his devastating good looks, Sean works for The Factory Girl, a Dallas-based company that sells purses, wallets, furniture, and one-of-a-kind pieces custom-made by Sean’s best friend, Clay Silver.

But what does Sean do at The Factory Girl (other than fondle handbags all day)? From the looks at this Instagram picture, he answers phones while looking extremely cheerful. But we like to think he spends his free time daydreaming about the perfect clutch.

Intrigued by Sean’s job? Head over to The Factory Girl’s website and check out his goods! Also, why do we get the feeling that the “Big Buddah” was named after Seany himself?

Source: InstagramThe Factory Girl

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Sean Lowe: 5 Things to Know About the New Bachelor

By DAHVI SHIRA

09/29/2012 at 06:30 PM EDT

Sean Lowe fell short in winning Emily Maynard’s affections on The Bachelorette.

But he’s no longer brokenhearted; he’s ready for love on The Bachelor on ABC.

Here are five things to know about the 28-year-old beefy, Dallas-based insurance agent.:

1. He has a close connection to handbags
Lowe knows a thing or two about ladies’ accessories. Signing on as a business partner of The Factory Girl website, the reality stud joins pal Clay Silver – the designer of the colorful, one-of-a-kind handbags and custom furniture pieces – and her sister, Jessie, who is the CEO.

2. He’s involved with charity work
Through The Factory Girl and his Sean Lowe and Friends organization, the businessman as recently as Sept. 8 helped raise money for the fight against cancer. Charging all guests $20 at local Dallas bar Dyer Street, proceeds benefitted Micaela’s Army and 1 Million for Anna. Both are named after childhood friends who died from the disease.

3. He calls his experience on The Bachelorette therapeutic
He didn’t end up with Maynard as he originally hoped, but Lowe says he “wouldn’t trade [my experience on the show] for anything.” In an interview on Vimeo, he says, “It forced me to open up and I learned a lot about myself. It was very cathartic; very therapeutic.”

4. Religion is his top priority
In case it wasn’t clear by his Twitter bio where he says, “Most importantly, I love Jesus!” Lowe also types out psalms and other religious posts regularly. As recently as Sept. 24, he wrote, “Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Romans 8:38 I’d be lost without it.”

5. His sister auditioned him for The Bachelorette behind his back
Lowe embraces the Bachelor franchise now, but he was originally against it after his sister signed him up as a hopeful contestant behind his back. “She gave me no advance warning,” Lowe has explained on Kidd Kraddick’s Texas-based radio show. “I got a call one day from the casting department at The Bachelorette. It took me by surprise. At first I was totally against it. I was like, ‘I’m not going to subject myself to this. I’m not going to be one of those guys.’ ”

 

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WFAA Channel 8 Dallas – Catching up with ‘The Bachelorette’s’ Sean Lowe

by JAMIE TOBIAS
WFAA
Posted on September 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM
FORNEY – He was a fan favorite on ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”

Sean Lowe, of Dallas, has launched a new business. Lowe partnered up his best friend, Clay Silver, and Silver’s sister, Jessie, to create “The Factory Girl.” It started as a business handling women’s handbags. Now, they’ve branched into custom-painted furniture.

From bar stools to buffets, the pieces are colorful and unique. You can visit The Factory Girl showroom on Highway 80 in Forney, or go online atThe FactoryGirl.com.

Lowe and his partners are holding a special charity event on from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday at the Dyer Street Bar in Dallas. You must be 21 year old to attend. Admission is $20 and goes to two foundations, “Micaela’s Army” and “1 Million for Anna!” Both girls lost their battles with cancer and both were big fans of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”

Lowe is not confirming any rumors that he might be in the running to be ABC’s next “Bachelor.”

 

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Dallas’ Bachelorette contestant Sean Lowe on … purses?

by Rand Duren

DALLAS — He was one of the favorites to win on the last season of The Bachelorette, and while there are rumors that he may be the next Bachelor, Sean Lowe is wasting no time while back in Dallas.

What does the very handsome Dallasite has to do with purses, handbags and furniture? Business. Yes, Sean has joined The Factory Girl, a business that since its inception has sold purses and handbags but is now branching into custom furniture. Because we all know that there is no better place to put your purse than in a fancy, custom-made chifforobe. Right?

Lowe explained that the one-of-a-kind pieces are custom made by his friend Clay Silver, who he calls the genius behind the artwork. Clay comes from a family that has done well in the furniture business and has been one of Sean’s best friends for a long time — which helped Sean make the decision to join the business. Clay’s sister Jessie is the CEO of Factory Girl.

If ABC were to ask him to be the next Bachelor, Sean says that hypothetically he would have to think if there was a realistic possibility that he could find his wife on the show and if he wants to put himself through that whole process again emotionally and physically. If he were to say no it would be because he isn’t ready to be in that position and that he might have better luck finding a wife in Dallas.

So there you go single ladies in Dallas: There’s still hope.

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Forney: The Factory Girl Offers Fashionable Handbags at Reasonable Prices

12 February 2012
Written By Sherri Thornhill

The Grand Opening of The Factory Girl took place over the February 10-12, 2012 weekend. A number of happy women converged on the business to peruse all of the beautiful purses and handbags in the store at 204A E. Hwy 80 in Forney.

The store is located on the north side of the highway, between FM 548 and Pinson Road. A big Philbeck’s sign partially blocks the sight of the building for some drivers. Until it can be moved, just look for the sign and then make an immediate right into the Factory Girl parking lot. The store is owned by Debbie Silver and her adult children, Jessie and Clay Silver. If the last name sounds familiar, it’s because they are all part of local business owner Steve Silver’s family. Debbie and Steve are married and have lived in Forney for over 30 years. They have raised their seven children here. Mrs. Silver said, “We love it here in Forney!”

The interior of the building is striking in the way it was designed. They utilized the spacious area by blending a Texas attitude with a little bit of Beverly Hills. Jessie and Clay Silver came up with the design concept, using grey, black, and red paints, with wood accents. They also did parents a favor by adding a comfy couch, large TV and a Play Station game console to a corner of the store, allowing the kids something to do while the adults shop. Jessie has a degree in Interior Design as well as Facility Management from Oklahoma State University. Clay has used his talents to refurbish wood furniture as well as photos, and turn them into works of art that are also for sale in the store. They are literally “one of a kind” furniture pieces and they are reasonably priced.

The Factory Girl carries a large variety of purses, handbags, messenger bags, and backpacks, as well as wallets, scarves and jewelry. They carry Big Buddha, Navoh, Nila-Anthony, Cleobella and Jesslyn Blake brands. Jessie went to Los Angeles to pick out just the right styles and brands of purses for their Forney customers, as well as their online consumers. You can find a purse to fit your style and the prices range from $10 to $400. Canvass, leather, subdued or blingy, they have something for everyone. Jessie Silver said, “We want to provide something different than Forney already has.” For those of you who don’t like being attacked by a sales person when you walk into a business, you’ll be safe at Factory Girl. Debbie Silver explained, “Come on in, there are no pressure sales, very relaxed here, though we are happy to help you if you need it!” They offered 10% discounts during the Grand Opening but insist there will be more sales and special deals regularly.

The Factory Girl is another example of the entrepreneurial spirit that is taking Forney by storm. The Silver family took a 4-year dream of owning this shop, and turned it into a reality.

Store hours: Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.
Store phone: 972-552-9033

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