GIAPENTA is built on the belief that your lingerie can and should work harder for you.
Founded on the promise to be forever innovative and forever inspired, the name GIAPENTA was derived from the Greek words meaning FOREVER.
Name : Kris Strouthopoulos
Birthplace : Florida
Métier : Founder & CEO at GIAPENTA
Sources of inspiration: I am constantly inspired by my travels. That comes out through the vibrant colors used in the collections including the bright red in the Rio set and the gorgeous GIAPENTA blue found in the Kavala styles, modeled after the striking blue rooftops in Santorini and cool blue waters of Greece.
Sources of motivation : My team. Every single person on our team has come together to help build something so inspiring. Also the incredible women and industry experts we have behind us including Sandra Campos the CEO at DVF, Rebecca Minkoff the Founder & CEO at Rebecca Minkoff, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson the Co-Founder at Gilt Groupe and Glam Squad and so many others. Their belief in our brand, our innovative products and myself as a founder, is a constant source of motivation.
What makes you happy :
Supporting and empowering women.
Favorite reads : “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike”, and articles about female founders killing it in their careers.
Favorite foods : Anything Greek or Italian
Beauty tips : Sunscreen, and drinking lots of water. Also, GlamSquad is a must when traveling or getting ready for appearances or events.
Favorite ways to unwind : Yoga is a must for keeping me balanced throughout the week, taking a walk with my pup, wine with friends and loved ones.
What gets you in a working flow : Mediating for 10 minutes in the am is the best way to start my day.
What are you working on now : We are building a brand for all women, so our focus in on expanding our size range based directly from our customers feedback. Also GIAPENTA’s exclusive TempPro® tech fabric proactively regulates body temperature and naturally lends itself to additional categories like sleepwear and active. Our customers are also actively asking for these categories, so we are letting them tell us where to go next!
Favorite motto / quote :
“Always believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to put in the work.”
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
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