Scott moved to Austin at the age 19 and started her first company in a mall, a small hat store called Hat Box. Scott designed hats for people undergoing chemotherapy, to be "comfortable but stylish".
Kendra Scott Design
In 2002, Scott started Kendra Scott Design, Inc. and began making jewelry out of her spare bedroom. She was frustrated that jewelry options were either high-fashion and expensive or low quality and she wanted to fill the gap. She began by creating and selling jewelry to local stores. In 2010, Kendra Scott Design opened its first store in Austin, Texas. Kendra Scott Jewelry is now available in over 800 stores internationally. The corporate headquarters are located in Austin, Texas.
In 2012, Kendra Scott Design was named the number one Fastest Growing Company in Austin in the under $10 million category by the Austin Business Journal. She now is very popular among this generation.
Awards and recognition
In 2010 Scott was named the most influential woman in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal. She was listed as a "Fashion Influencer" in the Pantone Fashion Color Report in 2013 and 2014. Scott won an Austin Under 40 Award in the Business & Entrepreneurship category and was named the Austinite of the Year at the 2013 Austin Under 40 Awards. She was given the Lady Bird Johnson Humanitarian of the Year Award at Luminaria 2013.