Heidi Zak, CEO ThirdLoveThe brand now services an estimated 87 percent of women. How in 2018 can the CMO of any public company — let alone one that claims to be for women — make such shocking, derogatory statements?” It was signed by Heidi Zak, co-founder and co-CEO of ThirdLove , a direct-to-consumer bra company and Victoria's Secret competitor.
Avid Victoria's Secret enthusiasts and critics alike have voiced their disappointment, one of the most angered being ThirdLove co-founder and co-CEO Heidi Zak, who took a full page ad in the New York Times to pen an open letter to the lingerie brand.
CMO Ed Razek said in the interview that he didn't think the company's annual fashion show should feature "transsexuals" because "the show is a fantasy." He also said that the brand would not be adding larger sizes to its assortment and that it had no plans to feature plus-size models in its runway show.
Too much padding, not enough padding, uncomfortable under-wire — ripping off that ill-fitting bustiere for the umpteenth time can make you throw your hands up and shout WHY ISN'T THERE AN APP FOR THIS?!” Well, thanks to ThirdLove , there now is, and consequently the experience can be a lot less harrowing.
Heidi Zak previously held a position in Google, and underpinned by this experience in the tech sector, and fuelled by her passion for retail and finding a bra that was a perfect fit—her research revealed that 80 percent of women wear bras that do not fit them correctly—and supported by the financial experience of her co-founder husband David Spector, ThirdLove was born in 2013.
But more than 30 percent of women are in between standard cup sizes—and they are all too keenly aware of it day in and day out as they uncomfortably tug at their bra straps. I walked out of the store with a bra that didn't really fit, and I had that pink-striped bag in my hand and I took it and stuffed it into my backpack because I was embarrassed to be shopping there,” she said during an interview for this story.
Our team in Chico are experienced fit stylists who consult with our customers on their particular bra fit issues. First, they wanted an online brand that enabled women to shop Heidi Zak from comfort and security of their home. She was proposing an ecommerce company solving a pain point few VCs intrinsically get: How horrible bra shopping is for most women.