ever since we opened our doors twenty three years ago (and yes, we still feel that young on the inside), we have sought to provide a distinct retail experience. fresh out of architecture school, amy gardner founded scarpa in 1994 as a shoe store. her formal training coupled with her innate sense of form and function have remained the guiding principles for our expansion into apparel and accessories.  we choose items for their thoughtful craftsmanship, smart design, and timelessness. at scarpa, no piece is an afterthought.

of course, the goods on our shelves would mean nothing if we weren't able to share them with a community.  we love the relationships which continually give scarpa its vitality; its true and lasting meaning.

  

MEET TEAM SCARPA

this multi-talented bunch works together to make your scarpa experience an unparalleled retail pleasure.

Amy Gardner

Amy Gardner

What's the best thing about the way you were raised and the worst thing about the way you raised? How do those two things make you who you are?

They’re usually one in the same. My mother always said ‘You’ll break your arm patting yourself on the back’. Keeps a girl humble AND makes it hard to accept a compliment.

What superpower do you wish you had?

To heal people’s pain: physical, emotional and mental.

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

Silk pants with a jogger cut: worn with sneakers, oxfords and heels; tees, denim jacket, blazer, sweater; for work and dress.

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

After a delicious and prolonged cocktail hour with a perfect Manhattan served up, it’s a hard choice: macaroni and cheese OR scrambled eggs with cream cheese and scallions. We go high and we go low.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

A year without a cell phone. Easily.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Always give someone the benefit of the doubt.

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

As long as I had her figure: Mary Kate Olsen. Chic. Layered. Interesting.

Who is your favorite artist?

Rothko. Massive and intense and enveloping. I could stare at one all day.

Capi Bowles

Capi Bowles

What's the best thing about the way you were raised and the worst thing about the way you raised? How do those two things make you who you are?

My parents always said that they trusted me to make the right decisions for myself— and I’m pretty sure I have with their guidance. As for the poor choices? Chalk it up to my legend!

What is your favorite genre of music?

Varies daily. It’s pretty fun when Amy starts dancing around the store to Michael Jackson, though.

What superpower do you wish you had?

The boss said that being “Mom” is my superpower….

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

Probably the leather jackets. There is surely a bit of a sting at purchase but I wear them for years, and I like the way they work with anything.

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

Seared foie gras and champagne.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

What’s a weekend?

What activities/traditions do you look forward to/enjoy most for each season?

I look forward to not having to rush for the school bus in the summer time— and finding some time at the river. My boys love being there.

Elaine Browning

Elaine Browning

What is your favorite genre of music?

At the moment it's country, but I really do like all music.

What superpower do you wish you had?

To be able to fly

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

Leather and fur vests and coats – never go out of style.

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

Filet mignon, baked potato and salad – very old school.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

I would definitely give up my phone for a year vs. my weekends.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

"Buy those shoes!" Haha

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

Sarah Jessica Parker

Who is your favorite artist?

At the moment, Adele.

Amanda Callaghan

Amanda Callaghan

What's the best thing about the way you were raised and the worst thing about the way you raised? How do those two things make you who you are?

Manners are the most important thing. Treating people with respect and always trying to be empathetic. The worst part about that is sometimes there may be some gray areas. Throwing some lipstick on and acting like a lady can sometimes mask being true to yourself.

What is your favorite genre of music?

I can't box that. I love all music and depending on my mood, I usually need to jam to something to go along with that.

What superpower do you wish you had?

The power to time travel. Would love to be able to go back and forth and have conversations with my loved ones for guidance and understanding.

What items in your closet have been the best investments?

Jackets, Jackets, Jackets

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

No way in the world I can answer that. Tons of seafood and would not need Rolaids. Fried soft shells, fried chicken, pan fried speckled trout with marinated jumbo lump on top, oyster rockefeller, more jumbo lump, messy barbecued shrimp, french bread, banana foster. Ok, now I’m starving.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

No brainer… no cell phone.

What activities/traditions do you look forward to/enjoy most for each season?

Winter: Toasty at home with a roaring fire. Fall: LSU football game. Spring: Watching my kids play lacrosse. Summer: Getting up super early before everyone else and watching the sunset over the gulf at the beach then going back to bed and sleeping late.

 

Will Frazier

Will Frazier

What's the best thing about the way you were raised and the worst thing about the way you were raised? How do those two things make you who you are?

As with Amy, mine is one in the same: being treated and spoken to like an adult from a young age. I think I matured early on which was mostly beneficial, but the downside was that when I just wanted to behave like an irresponsible kid, everyone already expected so much more from me!

What superpower do you wish you had?

A photographic memory. A power some people actually have.

What items in your closet have been the best investments?

A Patrik Ervell bonded cotton blazer — sturdy and versatile. Officine Creative shearling-lined boots — bye, bye bulky wool socks.

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

A lavish, hours-long feast at Mas on a seductively warm summer night.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

No cell phone.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

“It’s easier to be critical than to be correct.” Disraeli, as often quoted by my Dad.

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

I think male celebrities are pretty poorly dressed. So maybe Angelo Flaccavento, an Italian fashion journalist, whose outfits are always deeply desirable and of course, perfectly tailored.

Who is your favorite artist?

Hard to pick just one. Lately, Cy Twombly.

Jane Hur

Jane Hur

What is your favorite genre of music?

Country

What superpower do you wish you had?

Teleporting

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

Officine Creative Resnais Sandal (from Scarpa), Sigerson Morrison Solar Sandal (from Scarpa), F&B Elf Bootie (from Scarpa), Want Les Essentiels O’Hare tote (not from Scarpa but now available at Scarpa!), denim jacket

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

Appetizers- Oakhart Social’s shaved salad, an assortment of Korean banchan, oysters on the half shell Mains- Mom’s beef soup with Napa cabbage, a sushi boat with extra uni and ama ebi, spicy Korean tofu soup with seafood, Five Guys hot dog with onions and jalapeños, pho, Taco Bell Crunchy Taco Supreme with Diablo hot sauce Desserts- black sesame sesame mochi ice cream, a large fruit tart

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

A year without my phone. Help.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

It can always be worse.

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

Taylor Tomasi Hill

Who is your favorite artist?

I don’t have a favorite artist but I definitely have favorite works- Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #21, Jeff Koons’ Puppy, and I’ve always wanted to go see Prada Marfa by Elmgreen & Dragset.

Lydia Jacobs

Lydia Jacobs

What is your favorite genre of music?

Rock

What superpower do you wish you had?

Be able to fly

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

My leather jacket and my Doc Martens

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

Just give me some bread. Yeast rolls from Texas Roadhouse, hands down.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

A year without a cell phone.

What activities/traditions do you look forward to/enjoy most for each season?

Christmas Eve at my grandmothers house and going to the beach for the 4th of July

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

Kendall Jenner

Who is your favorite artist?

Jackson Pollock or Michelangelo

Dagmar Kuttner

Dagmar Kuttner

What's the best thing about the way you were raised and the worst thing about the way you raised? How do those two things make you who you are?

To be still alive…and kicking...

What is your favorite genre of music?

All of it…it just has to touch your heart.

What superpower do you wish you had?

To protect this world.

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

Cashmere sweaters.

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

Pasta with fresh truffle and a nice chianti.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

Without cell phone.

What activities/traditions do you look forward to/enjoy most for each season?

Spring, when the light comes back…

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

”Entbehren sollst du lernen.” You must do without. – Goethe.

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

Daphne Guinness

Who is your favorite artist?

There can’t be only one for me…every day you see things differently.

Jake Milton

Jake Milton

What is your favorite genre of music?

Like, really awful, frothy, pop. Think vintage Britney Spears or current Ariana Grande

What superpower do you wish you had?

I wish I could fly. I dream about it. And yes, I flap my arms in the dreams...

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

A simple navy sport coat from Jil Sander.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

What's a weekend anyway? Don't touch my phone.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Don't do anything you wouldn't want your mother to know about. I even follow this advice occasionally...

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

I'd like to take a peek inside Michael Bastian's closet.

Who is your favorite artist?

The sculptor, Martin Puryear

Binky Wheeler

Binky Wheeler

What's the best thing about the way you were raised and the worst thing about the way you raised? How do those two things make you who you are?

Worst thing growing up: had to ride my pony everyday with my sister - We have a beautiful friendship because of it and I know we can get through anything together. Best thing about growing up: Life was always an adventure, so you roll with the punches.

What superpower do you wish you had?

The ability to transport myself from one location to the next in a blink of an eye

What items in your closet have been the best investments?

Malone Souliers rose gold metallic pumps. The most comfortable and I can wear with everything!

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

Marinated lamb chops, potato salad, and green salad. The perfect dinner made with love by Colin Dougherty.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

I would give up my cell phone for a year

What activities/traditions do you look forward to/enjoy most for each season?

Spring- New beginnings Summer- the time spent with friends and family Fall - apple pies and crisp mornings Winter- fresh snow fall and warm fires

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

You put out in the universe what you want. And it comes.

Who is your favorite artist?

My boys, Jackson and Davis Wheeler. 

Susie White

Susie White

What is your favorite genre of music?

Bossa Nova

What superpower do you wish you had?

Grant life happiness

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

Every pair of shoes purchased from Scarpa (really).

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

Lobster

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

A year without a cell phone… as long as I still have internet.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Do one load of laundry every day

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

Audrey Hepburn

Who is your favorite artist?

Hundertwasser