Name: Sarah Tam
Lives In: Manhattan, NY
Age of Kids: 3 years and 6 years
About Me: I’m the mamma of two rambunctiously fun boys and wife to a truly amazing man that happens to be a total super dad as well. I’ve grown up in the fashion world spending the majority of my career within the merchandising organization at Saks Fifth Avenue concentrating in Women’s designer RTW. I enjoyed discovering and launching new brands as well as accelerating growth in existing brands. I left about a year ago to join forces with Rent the Runway heading up the Merchandising and Planning teams. It has been so invigorating to work with the brands I love and partner with them to innovate and introduce a new concept that will further develop the fashion landscape.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: Merchandising/Brand strategies, fashion collaborations and advice.
Interested In: Collaborating with fashion brands/companies on ways to grow their businesses.
Mama Likes: Traveling to new places around the world, interior design, spending time with family and friends.
Mama Inspiration: My mama was so transformational in making me the person I am today. She was widowed with 3 kids when I was six years old, started her own business, is a four-time survivor of cancer, and always made me feel like the most loved girl in the world. Her courage, strength, love and generosity inspire me every day.
Words you live by/quotes you love: Complete happiness is not defined by what you have, but in what you give.
Best advice you’ve ever been given: If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten. You should acknowledge when it is time for change.
Worst advice you’ve ever been given? People don’t have to like you, so long as you do great work. (Strong relationships and collaborating go hand in hand with success.)
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? I’m a space and astronomy fanatic (dream trip – journey to the moon!). I love to ride horses and I could spend hours on end gardening veggies.
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