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About The Emerging Designer Program

Getting that big break can often be difficult for brand new designers starting their own line.  It can be a huge leap for them to go from selling their designs on their own website or at local independent boutiques, to selling at a major retailer.

At Zappos.com, we recognize that there is so much undiscovered talent that exists in the fashion industry.  We really wanted to be able to give new, up-and-coming designers an opportunity to present their designs on a national level.  With our newly created “Emerging Designer” program, we are reaching out to designers that are at the beginning stages of getting their collection off the ground.  We are looking for those distinctive new lines that have not yet made it to the mass market.  The “next big thing” if you will.

Over the past 11+ years, Zappos.com has continued to grow thanks to the overwhelming support of our customers and our vendors.  We want to turn that support around and help new talent get their first big break in the retail industry.  It is our hope that by giving a national platform and exposure to millions of loyal Zappos customers, we can help get the next great designer or brand their big break.

Do you or someone you know have an incredible talent and passion for design?  Have you recently discovered a great indie line that you would love to see on our site?  We would love to hear from you!  We are always looking for the next great Emerging Designer to bring on to Zappos.com.  

Please e-mail us at emergingdesigners@zappos.com and send us images of the line, a brief bio of the designer and/or a history of the line and where it is currently being sold.  We are so excited to see all the amazing talent out there just waiting to be discovered!


“Remember to always follow your dreams!”

-Alison Callaway and Natasha Pace

Zappos Development, Inc. Trend Managers

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