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New Brand Spotlight: Yosi Samra

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Yosi Samra was the start of something new, the fashionable yet comfortable foldable flat. Women concerned with their appearance are usually familiar with the lack of comfort in stylish footwear. Yosi Samra felt the need to give the industry what it needed by designing a beautiful collection of classic ballet flats, flip-flops, T-strap ballet flats, classic loafers, crossover ballet flats, and handbags.

Yosi Samra’s shoes not only incorporate comfort, but also stunning flair. Coming from the mind of someone born into the footwear design business, it’s no shock that Yosi Samra creates eccentric footwear designs for women and kids that even celebrities adore. Accentuating patterns and textures unfamiliar to the usual flat, Yosi Samra is most definitely for the extraordinary woman.


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New Brand Spotlight: Soludos

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During the hot New York summer of 2010, Nick Brown found himself searching for the traditional jute soled espadrilles he had worn as a kid on holidays along the Spanish coast.

Stylish enough for evenings out, comfortable in the sweltering heat, and perfect for heading to the beach, he knew they would be the perfect summer shoes.

With nothing similar on the market, Nick decided to transport a dose of Mediterranean sunshine to the U.S.A., and Soludos™ was born. The name is taken from the Spanish "salud," meaning cheers, and "sol," which equates to sun, together forming "cheers to the sun!"


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Fresh Picks: Sheer Thing

More often than not, we find the sexiest pieces in our wardrobes are those that leave a little something to the imagination. Take sheer panels for instance. Strategically placed sheer peekaboo panels or all-out sheer fabrication with a subtle baselayer worn underneath just makes for a more dynamic outfit choice.

Check out a few of our sheer favorites below:

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1. Free People “Ginger” Top

2. Townsen “Jive” Top

3. Chaser Chiffon Longsleeve Raglan

4. BB Dakota “Cher” Tank Top

5. Jack by BB Dakota “Mikaella” Top

6. Townsen “Jive” Maxi Dress

7. L.A.M.B. “Freeda”

8. Free People Ruffle Neck Cami

9. Schutz “Eshana”

Recruiter Spotlight: Mikell, This Week on @InsideZappos

#InsideZappos,@InsideZappos,@zappos,inside zappos,summer internship program,Zappos Careers,     zappos core values,zappos culture,zappos employees,zappos family,Zappos Family,Zappos interns,Zappos Internships,zappos finance,Zappos on Twitter,Zappos Recruiters,Zappos Recruiting, Grandma’s homemade apple crisp, confetti cupcakes with buttercream frosting and chewy chocolate chip cookies that you must eat two at a time because they are THAT good. I bet right now you are doing one of two things… a) salivating and reminiscing about your favorite sweet treat or b) wondering where in the world I am going with this blog post. Well, just like every homemade recipe, we all have our own signature ingredients that brought us to where we are today.  The recipe I’d love to share with you is my very own journey here at the Zappos Family. 

- Mix together 1/4 cup “WOW”, 1 Tablespoon of Laughter and 2 Teaspoons of Inspiration in a large mixing bowl

I’ll never forget the day that I walked into my manager’s office and spotted a book entitled “Delivering Happiness."  I had no idea what the book was about but I remember thinking, "who wouldn’t want to deliver happiness?" and, being the book nerd that I am, I asked to borrow it from my boss.  After reading about these things called “Core Values," laughing at Tony’s first entrepreneurial adventure in the worm farm industry and finding out that Zappos was located in my hometown of Las Vegas, I had to learn more!  I was wowed by this company and wanted to be a part of it! I took a chance and applied and it seemed like just yesterday that I told my boss of eight years, after reading the book that he let me borrow, that I was leaving to join Zappos.  Let’s just say he hasn’t let me borrow a book since. ;)

- Add in 1 cup of “team and family spirit”

Here I am now… a part of the Zappos Family and when we say family, we really are. My favorite core value is #7 (Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit) and this is something that I am surrounded by every day of the week that ends in Y. My team challenges me but at the same time helps me. They encourage me to work hard and play hard. We have so much fun together here in Recruiting. Whether we are volunteering together on a Karma Adventure, winning the big bucks at Bingo or listening to our favorite jams while we work, we are always lifting our family spirit.

- Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees and then sprinkle on a dash of “Passion”

Passion is what led me here and passion is what keeps me here. If you can’t tell, I am a little passionate about the Zappos culture and being able to share this with our candidates on a daily basis is just a beautiful thing. My day consists of meeting new faces, even if it is just an e-meet (yes I said e-meet), sharing our company culture and welcoming new family members to the most passionate, hard-working, fun group of people I have ever been around. Let’s just say I love my job!

I am honored to be this week’s #InsideZappos Social VIP and being able to tweet with all of you through our careers handle @InsideZappos. As the Finance recruiter here, I am also happy to have two of our amazing Financial Analysts (Nick Bortolotti and David Forbes) joining us this week as well, tweeting from the @ZapposFPA account. Be sure to follow me @mikelldonttweet. (Don't worry… I really do tweet!)

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New Brand Spotlight: Sovereign Code

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Since its formation in Los Angeles in 2009, contemporary label Sovereign Code has created vibrant collections of timeless and wearable men's fashion. Sovereign Code doesn’t spend time on runway shows or marketing gimmicks; creating great clothes that meet the needs of its customers is the brand’s sole driving force.

Sovereign Code began as a meticulous line of woven shirts running the gamut from classic to trendy, from dressy to casual. In time, the line expanded to include nostalgic tees and vintage prep-inspired jackets. From upscale blazers to casual shorts, Sovereign Code clothing embodies the brand’s core principle of "substance over form."

Sovereign Code clothing reflects the brand’s core belief that "well done is better than well said."


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Spring Colors from Coach

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Soften up your spring-to-summer color palette with new arrivals from Coach. From sea mint to crisp white to timeless neutrals, this season proves to be a great time to take a look at all the fabulous things Coach has to offer your wardrobe!

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Designer Picks: Alka Tolani

With global prints being such a standout detail this season and beyond, we caught up with Tolani founder and designer Alka Tolani to get her expert insight on this vibrant trend, particularly when it comes to packing for all those warm-weather travels ahead!

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1. Tolani "Zoe" Tunic

2. Tolani "Holly" Tank Top

3. Tolani "Phoebe" Top

4. Tolani "Gia" Shorts

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New Brand Spotlight: K-Swiss by Billy Reid

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First launched in 2011, K•Swiss® by Billy Reid was created to update the shoe that Reid had known, worn and loved for years. This first collaboration set off an undying relationship. Each year since, the collaboration continues to marry the qualities of K•Swiss’ tennis heritage with the Southern aesthetics of Billy Reid designs to create a collection of classic footwear.

The endurance of these shoes represents the principal of Billy Reid’s namesake leather footwear; made from the highest quality materials and built to last a lifetime. This season’s K•Swiss for Billy Reid collection marks the fourth year of the collaboration and is the broadest line up, featuring new colors, fabrics and textures.


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Recruiter Spotlight: Kiersten, This Week on @InsideZappos

Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world, she took the midnight train going anywhere…

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Okay, the small town part is true! BUT I am not lonely and it was a 2004 Honda Accord to Las Vegas, Nevada. Ten years ago, this small town girl packed up her bags and headed out west to the glitz and glamour of Vegas. So many stories and such limited writing space but let’s flashback four years ago when my life drastically changed with the introduction of a small, start-up company called Zappos. (Okay, maybe not so small!)


I started with this great company in the Customer Loyalty Team (call center). I then had the amazing opportunity to do a Z’apprenticeship (internal internship) with the recruiting team. To my surprise, they offered me a full-time position after my internship ended. Since then, I’ve had the craziest progression path EVER!


I had the opportunity to work as an assistant and recruiter for numerous departments. Then one day I was asked to join and help build the amazing summer internship program on the college recruiting team. I jumped at the chance and it has forever changed my life. I have always considered myself a hard worker and I enjoyed my job but I never knew I could fall in love with a program and be so passionate about something as much as I have with our College Internship Program. It has been absolutely awesome working with amazing, eager and passionate college students.

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We started with 19 amazing interns for the first official internship program in the Summer of 2011 (#zinterns). The program then grew to 30 last summer (#zpc13) and we are looking to have 42 summer interns this year! (We are in the final stages of filling all of our positions as we speak!) This year, we did things a little differently than in years past… okay, completely different. We actually didn’t travel to a single college to recruit interns… say what?!?! Yep, no career fairs, no information sessions and no onsite interviews.


With this new recruiting strategy, every candidate that applies has the chance to complete a virtual interview and technical challenge (in relation to the position they applied for). They are given a couple of weeks to complete both. Once they do, that’s when we kick it into high gear and review their challenges and virtual interviews. Each team narrows their selection down to 3-4 finalists. Those finalists are flown to Las Vegas for a fun and activity-filled two days. They do technical challenges, tour the office, team-building activities and, of course, interview!  And it just wouldn’t be Zappos if there wasn’t a happy hour afterward where we can get to know everyone outside of the office setting!


I will be the #InsideZappos Social VIP this week and the voice of our Twitter Careers page - @InsideZappos. Thankfully, Twitter limits me to 140 characters or I would ramble ridiculously. (I tend to do that!) Thankfully, I will have Jessica Chiu (@ahhchiuuu) as my co-pilot. Jess was part of our very first official internship program (#zinterns), starting as a Merchandising Assistant intern with our Casual Lifestyle team. She is a rockstar and has since received numerous promotions, most recently to Assistant Buyer. Get it girl!


Super excited to represent @InsideZappos and you can also find me at @kiersten34!!

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David Bromstad's Spring Collection for Naturalizer

When Naturalizer asked artist, designer and TV host David Bromstad to create a one-of-a-kind paining exclusively for them, he naturally infused his signature use of bold color into his vibrant creation.  

Translating Bromstad’s painting into a fresh spring collection of footwear and accessories only made sense for Naturalizer. His love of color came to life in this bright yet wearable line—perfect for adding pops of color and print to your springtime ensembles.

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1. Naturalizer "Bromstad Ursela"

2. Naturalizer "Bromstad Harsta"

3. Naturalizer "Bromstad Clara"


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With minimal running, or “barefoot running” as it’s often called, becoming such a popular subcategory in the running world, there’s no reason why the same principles can’t be adapted for everyday life!

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In comes the Freud heritage tennis shoe by VIVOBAREFOOT™. This smart and ultra-versatile sneaker was designed in England by head designer Asher Clark, marrying modern-classic style with the brand’s Pure Barefoot™ technology. This means that not only does the Freud offer all-day comfort, you’ll also get total flexibility and the natural motion control that VIVOBAREFOOT is known for. 

Day in and day out, your feet will be free to move as nature intended in this durable weather-resistant shoe that goes so well with all your everyday casual outfits.

In short: it looks like your dream shoe has finally arrived!

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New Brand Spotlight: Zac Posen

Zac Posen, Zac Posen ready to wear, Zac Posen cocktail dresses, Zappos Couture, Zac Posen evening dresses, couture dresses, A prodigy of avant-garde proportions, New York designer Zac Posen was an overnight sensation in what seemed like mere seconds after completing design school. He launched his namesake label when he was just 21 and had his first show in 2002, where he quickly established a theatrical precedent and a cult following among the young and trendy New York socialites and industry insiders.

Posen's niche revolves around the poised and elegant figures of glamorous women with fascinating social calendars and the desire for smart ensembles in which to entertain. Posen dresses women for the red carpet and the cocktail hour, a concept quickly becoming endangered, but one that inspires his designs season after season.

Zac Posen's work has gained respect for its streamlined aesthetic of forties-inspired tailoring, shapely evening gowns, and itty-bitty cocktail frocks. The Zac Posen woman, like Posen himself, is a patron of sensational fashion; she is always dressed to the nines and believes in robing for the thrill.


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New Brand Spotlight: Deuter

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Deuter Sport GmbH of Gersthofen, Germany, celebrated its 115th year in 2013, and is one of the leading international technical pack brands. Deuter’s major focus is on the development of innovative, high-quality multiuse packs.

Deuter’s current strength in pack innovation is the ventilated Aircomfort back system they developed and refined over the last 30 years, as well as their complete line of child carriers.