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How Kendra Scott Became the Jewelry Queen of Texas

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She went from making hats to running a $160 million accessories business.

Kendra Scott, the namesake of the jewelry brand which now has 38 stores spread throughout the South and Midwest, tells how her business blossomed into a $160 million enterprise in a well reported deep-dive piece by pop culture website Racked. In the feature, Scott recalls her Wisconsin upbringing and how she dropped out of college to make and sell hats before she turned to jewelry. She also discussed the bountiful amenities of her company’s new 43,000-square-foot headquarters site that will open in Austin, TX this May. “I want it to be Vogue meets Google,” she says of her plans for the space.

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