Finally… here to usher in a revival of beauty AND comfort is ‘new luxury’ footwear designer Sarah Flint. And I’m so glad to discover her line.
Frustrated by the predictability of expensive yet uncomfortable designer shoes sitting unworn in the back of her closet, Sarah became determined to make stylish functionality attainable for ‘real life’ women. Designed with feminine lifestyles (and foot anatomy) in mind, Sarah’s self-named shoe line is created with the finest materials and craftsmanship Italy has to offer.
And as much as I love Sarah’s mission to design gorgeous heels and flats with intention (rather than an afterthought, like many high-end designers), it’s her savvy business sense that I find most intriguing…
Sarah Flint amassed a nearly cult online and celebrity following in the brand’s early years—and garnered a greater audience than expected, considering its small retail presence. Today on Glambition Radio, you’ll hear about Sarah’s bold marketplace moves to grow the brand, including pulling out of department stories entirely to focus solely on direct sales.
Sarah launched her eponymous footwear collection in 2013 at the age of 25 and has since gained significant recognition in the fashion industry. In 2016, she was appointed to the CFDA, the association of America’s most prominent designers, after having been sponsored by Michael Kors and Zac Posen. Her press coverage includes Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ and a 2016 feature in WWD, ‘Ten of Tomorrow’, which showcased the best new talent in the fashion industry, as well as regular coverage in Vogue, People, InStyle, Town & Country, and NY Times.
On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear:
- Sarah’s surprising New York day job that supported her budding footwear business—plus her #1 tip to generate support + opportunity in your early years of business
- The first big name celeb to bring media attention to Sarah’s brand… and where she was spotted wearing Sarah’s 100mm stilettos (I can’t say I’m surprised… this woman pulls it off 😉 )
- Exactly what ‘new luxury’ means, and more importantly… why women are more than capable and deserving of a little more luxury in life!
- An exciting personal announcement for Sarah—proof that life and happiness go on, even in wacky seasons and years like 2020…
And she’s offering Glambition Radio listeners a generous $50 promotion on her site (just in time for the holidays)! Just mention ‘SARAHFLINT-GLAMBITION’ at checkout.
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