Hello, my name is Anneta and I want to welcome you to my website.
I was born in Russia, but lived in Israel for a few years before I moved to the U.S.
On my way here, and while living in Israel I made many stops and visits to many countries around the world. At each place I found many things to love; clothing and accessories in particular, and I always came back home with a backpack full of new styles and ideas to try out on myself; though I always loved the hippie and Boho styles more than any other.
On one stop in Thailand, back in 2015, I found a pair of handmade rope sandals that made me fall in love with this country all the more. Suddenly, as I walked down the street with my new found treasure at my feet, I thought, “What is one reason I shouldn’t bring these sandals back to the States with me to sell?” Alas, that was not to be at the time.
Ever since I was a little girl I always loved entrepreneurship; I would sell candy bars at my school, bracelets I would fashion out of thread and plastic beads, rings, and many other little accessories. Eventually I graduated from kiddy stuff to the adult world of cosmetics and glamour. At some point selling Israeli beauty products and very random knick-knacks I brought from my travels. This I did at a small brick-and-mortar store I opened here in Los Angeles in 2016, but I always kept that idea of bringing my favorite sandals to sell here too.
Now, I’m happy to say, I have been able to make my thoughts come true. I have brought my babies to you, and I present them here for your viewing and shopping pleasure.
Here, at my online store, eventually, I hope to bring a true assortment of products I have loved for years from around the world, but for now I will only give you my favorite footwear and hair clips; which are also handmade in Thailand.
My friends, I present to you The Tuk-Tuk Sandals!