Zappos Blogs: new brand spotlight
A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, Shwood’s main focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.
Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted piece of wooden eyewear. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor.
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Since 2011, Cycleur de Luxe® has helped drive the rising trend of cycling footwear.
Founder Patrick Vanneste was drawn to Flandrien culture and the quickly growing sports and fashion communities surrounding the biking world. Whether in Tapei, London, Paris, SoHo, or his own neighborhood in Westkapelle, Belgium, Vanneste consistently encountered fervent fans, ever willing to impart knowledge or share stories that mirrored their love for the open road. Almost instantly, he was taken with their camaraderie, and has since been an avid cyclist and steadfast advocate for the biking community. His passion for which can be seen in the meticulous aesthetic touches throughout the line.
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Born in the UK and celebrating its 25th anniversary, Bench™ can be found throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S.
Driven by a demand for multipurpose clothing suited to conquering the many challenges of everyday life, Bench features adaptability, equipping you with functional yet stylish pieces for 24-hour living.
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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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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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Jofit™ is an extensive line of athletic wear made for women, by women. Each piece is designed to fit and flatter regardless of size, activity, or age. The fabrics are created to perform, wick moisture, and maintain their shape.
It is fit for you and your lifestyle. Wear Jofit to run errands, shop, or dine in. It always looks as good post-game as it does pre-game. Clean, cool, athletic, comfy and sexy!
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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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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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