Wednesday, June 23, 2010
"SABOT"-n. a shoe carved from a single block of wood.
Take a lunch break to run over the Sabot, a small but impactful little boutique in the Buckhead shopping district of Atlanta, GA. The store carries brands that are as clever and sophisticated as the name of this boutique that headlines shoes and accessories. Since I have an affinity for Rick Owens and Yigal Azrouel, I was immediately drawn to Zero by Maria Cornejo.
Mostly monochromatic color scheme with a few pops of color and lots of drapey action, of course was all I needed to get me "into" this brand.
I had a great conversation with Desiree, the sweet and savvy owner, about being in business and the problem solving that comes part and parcel with being an entrepreneur. Sabot has been in business for 7 years and has weathered much of the economic storm that has been the death of many retailers. We both agreed on two things: 1.) Do what you love, and the 4 letter W-O-R-K isn't so bad, in fact, it can be a lot of fun....and 2.) Go big or go home! There just isn't a happy medium...you just gotta go for it!
On that note, Sabot, is our first boutique in Atlanta carrying the SLEEVELESS accessory line, so if you are in ATL, please stop in and shop for all their fine offerings....or find them online Taigan.com.