A loan of $4,000 helped purchase shoes, paint and embellishments, including marketing and advertising tools for shows and events. I will also be able to hire much needed help with designing and promoting.


Stacy's story

On November 10, 1981, I was born and raised in Queens, New York. Around the time when the fashion trends were very bold, loud, and upfront. I always admired how everyone had their own sense of style. But most of all, I loved how my mom had her eclectic style. Her sequin dresses, business suits and over the top sparkly sweaters, always matched her pocket books and shoes.

At the age of 12, I followed the same trends, by expressing my style with my personal designs. I would create the outfit in my mind, purchase the pieces and hand-sew it together. But when it was time for me to search for the perfect shoe. I could never find it.

And so, at the age of 17, I decided to design and customize my shoes and accessories, by adding my personality and character to it. Every shoe that I designed is handcrafted by me. Being that I have a creative way of thinking. And wanting to bring my ideas to life. I taught myself how to sketch, paint, add embellishments to shoes, and make jewelry.

As I got older, I thought about my future. I asked myself, “What if this doesn’t work?” “What if this is just a fad or a hobby?” And so, I enrolled into LaGuardia Community College. I graduated in 2012, receiving my degree in Liberal Arts: Math and Science. But after I graduated, I continued to design shoes and accessories. Because designing is my life.

I would love to have an affordable shoe and accessory line. I would love to help everyone create what they need and want, instead of settling for something they don’t like. Everyone has their own sense of style, and would like to express it. And that’s where I, Stacy Cole, come in.


This loan is special because:

This loan helps a woman entrepreneur grow her business and generate more jobs for her community.



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About StacyColeDesigns

Industry: Arts
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: Www.stacycoledesigns.com

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