If the Shoe Fits

Yosi Samra

Lauren Scheinin  |  Photos by Yosi Samra
January 17, 2014

There’s a new man in town with the answer to our prayers. Yosi Samra, a second-generation shoe designer from New York City and the pioneer of the fold-up ballet flat, has set up shop and opened a Dallas headquarters, in addition to his New York office. “I have made amazing contacts and great friends in such a short period of time,” says the designer of his move. “My new post here only betters the label because we have an understanding of two different customer mentalities: east and south.” His eponymous footwear line is available in more than 1,000 boutiques across the U.S. and in 85 countries. Launched in 2009, the collection incorporates beautiful leathers with unique details and has since expanded to include children’s shoes and handbags. “Dallas is the new land of opportunity,” Samra says. “I’m looking forward to building my brand here, cultivating relationships with amazing people — and, of course, the food.” $66 to $150, at Stanley Korshak; yosisamra.com.