Heidi Zak ExplainsThe brand now services an estimated 87 percent of women. Launched in 2013 with the help of her cofounder, co-CEO, and husband, David Spector, ThirdLove, with its half-cup sizes, its quiz to determine what bra works best, and its convenient direct-to-consumer format, has been a viral success, yielding annualized revenue growth that has exceeded 450% for the past two years.
ThirdLove, the data-driven bra company founded in 2013 by former Google marketer Heidi Zak (who was inspired after she struggled to find a bra that didn't gap or tug), has gained a reputation for making some of the best-fitting bras and having one of the easiest at-home try-before-you-buy programs.
The company has come a long way from its original data collection system — asking women, via a Craigslist ad, to come to its San Francisco headquarters wearing their best bra and take a photo of their breasts with an app that could calculate their bust size.
Whatever her shape or size, I want every woman to see herself reflected in our brand — and hopefully all brands — and feel welcomed by the retail landscape This is just the beginning, but my hope is that the majority of women will soon be able to find their size — whether petite, tall, big or small — in all shops and online retail destinations.
Several former and current employees spoke to the outlet about their experiences with the brand, charging that co-CEO David Spector — who is much less visible that his wife, co-CEO Heidi Zak — contributes to an intimidating, dismissive, condescending, and bullying management style, and the company as a whole isn't quite so pro-female-employee as its public image might make it seem.
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Once the company helps customers find their size, it's easy for them to order and reorder. Co-founding ThirdLove has been a rewarding experience for Zak. ThirdLove A screenshot of David Spector's Instagram Story about Victoria's Secret. Heidi Zak says she's on a mission to find the perfect bra for every woman.