Scottie Shoes $87
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tiffany Chantra has always had her own sense of style. But she never knew she would be designing shoes until the job fell into her lap when, at a crowded career fair, the head footwear designer at Coach approached her. “She came up to me, said she liked my shoes…and then she asked when I could start!”
After the summer internship, Chantra completed her A.B. in Psychology at Harvard, moved to New York, and found that she needed a very different set of shoes for living in the city. When she realized it was not just herself and her friends, but that women everywhere were in a constant hunt for fun, different, yet wearable shoes, she had the idea for DRU New York™. While attending Parsons, her work with designers Kim Phan and Mary Ping inspired Chantra to launch her own line.
” So, DRU New York™ began with the Spring 2006 collaboration and launched independently the following season. It has developed into a collection as smart and edgy as the style mavens who covet them.