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And Cut The Feet Off Of Them.... The Rest Is HER-Story!

" Sara Blakely had been selling fax machines and office copiers door-to-door for seven years when she had an idea for a clothing line that would transform her from an employee into a successful entrepreneur. In a moment of inspiration, Blakely, frustrated with her "unsightly panty lines," cut the feet off a pair of panty hose that she could wear under her white pants with a pair of open-toed sandals—and voilà, a primitive version of Spanx was born. "


 By The way I read about this amazing Woman in a book called The Leap by Rick Smith... There are quite a few good stories about great beginnings- including the Author's...

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Mellisa Louise  Jan 21st, 2010
So that's how she came up with it! It's frustrating being a woman sometimes, congrats on creating a great product Sara Blakely. Another great product made by a frustrated woman is the Butler Bags. After digging around in her very large purse searching for car keys Jen Groover came up with the idea to create a bag with a built in organizer that keeps everything exactly where you put it!

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