This may seem like a fortuitous case of marketing synergy, but it’s all part of Mayock and Buhai’s plans to create the next great American lifestyle brand. “Vena Cava has proven its staying power because there is nothing trendy about it,” explains Zoe Schaeffer of LA’s Presse boutique, a longtime champion of the label. “The line has a designer look that tends to be more sophisticated than fad-driven, at a price that speaks to shoppers in a down market. By staying true to their vision and keeping a continuity each season, Lisa and Sophie have created a brand that will be successful in crossing into footwear and other markets.” With a winning spring/summer ’09 collection as well as jewelry, handbags, eyewear and even an umbrella line rumored to be in the works, it looks like Vena Cava’s star has only started its ascent.
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