Margarita “Margie” Floris is a self-made, successful businesswoman and entrepreneur with an extensive career in the fashion, accessories and footwear industries. As a pioneer in her field, she has established herself as a leading woman in the fashion industry through her experience in sales and management.
After acquiring her degree in marketing and management from the Tobe Coburn School of Fashion in New York, Margie became the international sales manager for BCBG Max Azria and led the management of launching its cutting-edge product line throughout the United Kingdom and parts of the Middle East, Hong Kong, Central and South America.
In 2001, Margie joined long time friend, Tina Aldatz, taking the footwear industry by storm through the launching of their innovative line of custom insoles for women’s high heels, Foot Petals. Margie was instrumental in globally growing the Foot Petals brand through her dedication, hard work and professionalism in developing and maintaining key relationships that enabled Foot Petals to be acquired by a publicly traded company. Through her direct management, Foot Petals consistently exhibited consistent and positive growth year after year.
Margie is also actively involved in the promotion of women in business; having helped fund the very first endowment fund for Two Ten’s Women in Footwear Industry by providing college scholarships to young women looking to succeed in the footwear business. She is also a member of the Cosmetic Executive Women, serves as a mentor for Hispanic 100, and is a founding partner and board member of Apparel Insiders LLC. Apparel Insiders is a media company founded in 2010 that publishes both an online and print magazine delivering an inside perspective of the contemporary fashion industry.
Currently, Margie has joined business partner Aldatz, once again, as President of Savvy Traveler, a premier lifestyle brand dedicated to the health and wellness of the on-the-go consumer. Savvy Traveler showcases a revolutionary line of products intended to make the life of a jetsetter more clean and convenient by offering smart, safe and simple solutions.
Margie continues to strive to be at the forefront of the fashion industry by creating unique, innovative solutions for today’s consumers.
ON THE WEB:
Visit Margie’s website at BeASavvyTraveler.com
ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow Margie on Twitter @BeASavvyTraveler
Follow Margie on Instagram @BeASavvyTraveler
ON KROLL CALL:
Kroll Call is a weekly, hour-long entertainment program that connects the audience to their favorite celebrities, offers advice and expertise on a wide-range of topics, and even lets the audience become part of the show. Kroll Call airs live every Friday at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific on krollcall.com and the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network. It is also available for free on-demand on iTunes, Stitcher, and krollcall.com