Sarah Austin's passion has always been designing and creating unique things. She started making jewelry as a child and in 2011 decided to stay home with her three children (after a 15 year career as a buyer for several department and specialty stores). Her hobby started to grow and by the end of 2012 she began to do more markets and home shows. She started a website in Sept of 2012 and then began selling to boutiques in the Spring of 2013 (as of 2017 Fig Tree is in over 150 stores including the Four Seasons). In 2014 she started designing a handbag line and the Fig Tree brand continued to grow.
The Fig Tree Jewelry line consists of handmade pieces with vibrant semi-precious and precious stones. The line is often recognized by its delicate designs and vibrant stones that channel a boho-chic vibe. The Fig Tree Handbags consist of clutches, cross bodies, totes, hobos, and wallets. In addition to her jewelry, accessories, and handbags she features other Apparel and Accessory Brands (Chan Luu, Lush, Love Stitch, THML Clothing, Raven and Lily and others) that complement her pieces. Sarah opened her store in Rice Village in November 2017 (6132 Village Parkway Houston, TX 77005 next to Le Peep) and has a pop-up shop in Village Antiques (1200 Blalock Suite 350 Houston 77055). Her goal is to create a vibrant, feminine, unique brand that has a light hearted bohemian spirit. Fig Tree Accessories is inspired both by nature and amazing women in her life.