Texas-based Kendra Scott rings up dazzling new Disney World boutique

ByJohn Egan CultureMap logo
Friday, December 31, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas -- After a big win, you might hear a sports champion proclaim, "I'm going to Disney World!" as part of a Disney TV ad campaign. Now, Austin jewelry entrepreneur Kendra Scott can legitimately utter the same phrase.

Next spring, the Austin-based Kendra Scott brand - a purveyor of jewelry and other fashion accessories - is opening a store at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Disney Springs is a retail, dining, and entertainment center.

The 1,650-square-foot Disney Springs store will pay tribute to the Kendra Scott brand's work with Inheritance of Hope, a nonprofit that brings hope to young families facing the loss of a parent due to a terminal illness. For the past five years, the brand has collaborated with Inheritance of Hope to host an all-expenses-paid weekend retreat to Walt Disney World Resort for families coping with a parent's diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. To date, more than 70 families have gone on these retreats.

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