Sep 13, 2017
Sarah Shaw is a normal woman — Colorado single mom of two — who has spent her career dressing, collaborating and selling fabulous handbags to the most famous people in the world. Her secret?
"I never take no for an answer."
Career highlights, that you'll hear about in this Like a Mother episode:
Worked in the film biz after college for 11 years as a costume supervisor. Started two costume companies, that did huge manufacturing jobs for the movies like "Wind Talkers," "Matrix 2&3," "Out of Sight," "The Postman."
In 1997 started handbag company Sarah Shaw Handbags, available in Nordstrom, Sak’s 5th Ave, Barney’s NY, Bergdorf Goodman, Anthropologie, Fred Segal and 1200 other boutiques across the United States, that grew to a multiple 8 figure business thanks to press in magazines like ELLE, INStyle, “O” List, Marie Claire, and being on Access Hollywood, and getting products to celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Oprah, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hallee Berry and 70 others, and getting her bags in the movies Oceans' 11, Legally Blonde, & America’s Sweethearts, and on TV shows Friends & Will and Grace.
2003 I patented a closet organizer for handbags. Had an online company selling it and other brands that didn't have online stores. Got into People magazine 2 years in a row by getting products to Jennifer Aniston and sold 2000 units each time. Made lots of money.
2006 I launched my own company "Simply Sarah" (alone at last) and in 2 years did $500K from my garage with my one patented product in 12 colors. I finally had it down!
Today, with Sarah Shaw Consulting, she teaches women how to grow brands quickly and make millions.
Her new Podcast, Get a Street Smart MBA, has featured Venus Williams, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Marcus Lemonis, Rebecca Minkoff, Authors Ryan Blair and James Alutcher, Bill Blass designer Chris Benz, Erin Flett and Sarah Buscho...and many more (including me!).