In 2002, Kendra Scott combined her love for fashion with her creative talent and began her own line of jewelry out of the spare bedroom of her home. Her initial investment in the company was a mere $500, but combined with her design talent, passionate determination and fearless selling skills, Kendra Scott Design Inc. has become a multimillion dollar company sold to retailers around the globe such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom as well as her own stores in Austin, Beverly Hills, Dallas, Houston Scottsdale and with many more to come.
As Kendra continues to grow her company, she remains true to her three core philosophies: family, fashion and philanthropy. Kendra's "family first" philosophy has always been a core value of her growing company. While fashion is the driving force for this savvy entrepreneur, the heart of Kendra's business philosophy is in giving back to her community. Kendra sits on the board of local philanthropic organizations and works regularly with non-profits including Dress for Success, The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women, Blessings in a Backpack and The Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Kendra's creative talent paired with her savvy for building successful business relationships continues to foster new opportunities and growth for her company. Two of Kendra's high profile partnerships include those with couture fashion designers Oscar de la Renta and Randolph Duke, each who featured Kendra as their accessories designer for their runway collections. In addition to working with these designers, Kendra assists many other national brands with design and production.