Sarah Austin's passion has always been designing and creating and unique things. Sarah started making jewelry as a child, from her grandmother’s old jewelry pieces and stones she collected. After a 15-year career as a buyer for several department and specialty stores, Sarah left the corporate world to turn her dream into a reality. In early 2012, she launched Fig Tree Accessories (named after the beautiful Fig Tree in San Diego at Balboa park, where she spent many summers with her husband and their three children). Sarah began doing markets and home shows and in September of 2012, she launched the Fig Tree website. In the Spring of 2013, Fig Tree started to sell to retailers (by 2017 Fig Tree was in over 150 stores, including the Four Season’s Boutiques). In 2014, Sarah started designing a handbag line and the Fig Tree brand continued to grow. Fig Tree Accessories opened a retail store in 2017 in Rice Village (now located at 2405 Rice Blvd Houston, TX 77005).
The Fig Tree jewelry line consists of handmade pieces with vibrant semi-precious stones and other unique pieces. The Fig Tree jewelry line is often recognized by its delicate designs and vibrant stones that channel a boho-chic vibe. The Fig Tree Handbag line consists of handmade leather, python, and cowhide pieces accented with agates, tassels, and other unique components. Fig Tree now features other Apparel and Accessory Brands (THML Clothing, Lovestitch Clothing and Latico Handbags … to name a few) that complement the Fig Tree Line. Sarah’s goal is to create vibrant, unique pieces with a light-hearted bohemian spirit that will put a smile on your face. Fig Tree Accessories is inspired both by nature and the amazing women in her life.