Located in Orange County, California, Crystal Soles is led by founder Laurie Barbarosh. Laurie’s journey to business owner and designer began at a young age when she would make custom gift cards and jewelry as a way to fuel both her entrepreneurial and creative talents. Her childhood dreams of owning her own business stayed close to her heart for many years, but were put on hold until her two children reached school age. Laurie began creating fashionable flip-flops during the hours her kids were in school and immediately felt connected to the artistry that goes into creating beautiful, handcrafted shoes for style conscious women. As her designs grew, and she and her friends began wearing the sparkling creations, word spread, and soon, Laurie had the business she’d always dreamed of.
Crystal Soles marries the casual laid-back comfort of Havianas flip-flops with the dazzling beauty of Swarovski crystals for a look that is classy, fun, trendy and perfect for nearly every occasion. Each crystal is hand placed using the finest products available. Today, Crystal Soles can be found in boutiques throughout the country and on the feet of celebrities, sports figures, and glamour girls everywhere. Havaianas popularity has exploded thanks to press coverage in countless magazines such as People, O, Us Weekly, In Style, Redbook, and Travel & Leisure. Women are actually hanging up their high heels in place of Crystal Soles thanks to the creative embellishments and bejeweled designs of Laurie Barbarosh and her team! Laurie remains at the top of her industry by staying abreast of the most fashion-forward trends, and offering numerous styles and jewels that can’t be found anywhere else.
Laurie resides in Southern California with her husband, two children and dogs Roxy and Riley.