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Meet Alexa Buckley & Sarah Pierson

Alexa and Sarah co-founded Margaux, a footwear brand that makes beautiful, comfortable shoes you can wear all day long. With a passion for quality products, customer-centric design, and a high-touch retail experience these two ladies are bringing a new meaning to buying shoes.


Name: Alexa Buckley & Sarah Pierson

Occupation: Co-Founders, Margaux

Location: New York

Alexa's Greatest Indulgence: Ice cream cone from Van Leeuwen 😊

Sarah's Greatest Indulgence: Alone time!

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5 questions for you...
1. What's the best advice you’ve ever given or received? 

A – "You don't have to be an expert in everything you want to do, you just need to be willing to work hard enough to figure it out." 
S – "Ask for what you want."

2. How would you describe your personal style?

A – Timeless design, versatile staples, and powerful splashes of color. 
S – Naturally minimalistic with a penchant for monochromatic looks, interesting constructions, and investment pieces I’ll wear again and again. I invest in high-quality pieces that make me feel my best and wear them often.

3. What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

A – Falling (face first) while trying to balance one too many boxes amidst the move to our new office - right in the middle of 6th avenue (All in a day's work?).
S – "Meme Fridays" on the Margaux Slack channel.

4. What’s a productivity tip you swear by?

A – The email app, Inbox for Gmail! In a dream world, you can get to "Inbox 0" by the end of each day (an increasingly rare feat for me, but still possible...) by having the choice to answer, archive, or snooze a message until you're ready to tackle it.  
S – Carve out the time you need to find your balance, whether it's an hour for yoga after work, or a time to read the paper over coffee in the morning. Once you've defined that time for yourself, schedule it and rigorously respect those boundaries. It took me years of over-scheduling myself to figure out that this practice makes such a difference in my productivity throughout the week and my sense of well-being overall. 

5. Think of the woman you most admire and name three qualities she exhibits.

A – My mother - strong, compassionate, and resilient, without ever taking herself too seriously. 
S – Passion, grit, and emotional intelligence. 

What's in your desk?
Desk items

Glossier skin salve, water bottle, and planner

What's your power outfit?
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The Minetta Dress , The Hester Dress

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