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Girl Meets Life Loves Hugrz

Posted on: November 27th, 2012 by Hugrz

As fashion obsessed as we are, Hugrz can’t help but follow others who share our love for style. We reached out to blogger Gracie from over at GirlMeetsLife (GML) to get her opinion of our favorite product (Hugrz obviously). She choose the Flame Knit, and we think they looked with her boots. Read her blog post HERE

Photo Cred: GirlMeetsLife 

Snag your own pair of Flame Knit Hugrz HERE

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Hugrz CEO Named Female Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by Hugrz

Deb Miller, CEO of DB Designs Wins Bronze Stevie® Award For Women in Business

Deb Miller, President/CEO of Hugrz Boot Wraps, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year, 10 employees or less, in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
 
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PRLog Nov 12, 2012 - 
Winners Announced at Gala in New York City 

Troy, Michigan – November 10, 2012 – Deb Miller, President/CEO of Hugrz Boot Wraps, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year, 10 employees or less, in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Deb Miller is an accidental entrepreneur from Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She never intended to create a product, and certainly did not set out to start a company. Yet, within the last 12 months, Miller has turned her fashion creation into a mainstream must have fashion accessory. She is the creator of Hugrz™ Boot Wraps, the original, patent-pending, boot cover that allows you to change the look of your boots to express your personal style and/or imitate the top boot trends of today. Hugrz™ are now available in over 160 stores in the USA, and can be found in Canada and Austria. However, what means more to Miller is that the success of Hugrz™ Boot Wraps has helped create over 30 jobs in the hard hit manufacturing areas of Detroit, MI and Fall River, MA. Additionally, 2 families who can’t easily travel to work have pulled their homes out of www.StevieAwards.com/Women.  

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It’s a Glam Thing Features Hugrz Boot Wraps on The Daily Dish

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by Hugrz

It’s a Glam Thing Beauty/LifeStyle Expert Dawn McCarthy shared an assortment of items for the Thanksgiving holiday festivities that are worth boasting about, including Hugrz Boot Wraps!  The segment was on The Daily Dish on Utah’s ABC station, CW 30.

Von Maur Department Stores Carry Hugrz Boot Wraps

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Hugrz

Von Maur is known for its outstanding selection of brand name and specialty apparel, shoes, accessories and gifts. They feature products from leading brands such as Eileen Fisher, Free People, Coach, Joe’s Jeans and Tommy Bahama — and now Hugrz Boot Wraps.  

The von Maur family opened its first store in the late 1800′s. The rented store was 20 by 50 feet, located in Davenport, Iowa. They have come a long way since that cozy shop. Today, 27 Von Maur stores are scattered across 11 states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio; and still expanding. Their corporate headquarters and Retail Locator. 

Yahoo Women Who Shine Honor Hugrz CEO

Posted on: October 20th, 2012 by Hugrz

Deb Miller, Founder/CEO of Hugrz Boot Wraps has been recognized by Yahoo as a Women Who Shines.  We are proud to have her included in this wonderful group of women.  Yahoo Shine celebrates the women out there who are blazing new trails or touching lives every single day. Women Who Shine’s goal is to recognize real women who may not be famous, but who are making a significant difference and bettering the world around them.

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Hugrz Boot Wraps Salute American Workers

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by Hugrz

This Labor Day, we salute the American workers, and the history of labor here in the USA.  Hugrz is dedicated to making as much of our product here as possible.  Sadly, some of the materials, like the faux fur fabric and the faux suede, must come from overseas.  They simply are not made here, YET.  Hopefully we can change that — but that’ll be another chapter for the company.  

Last season we were able to create 30 new jobs right here in Michigan.  As we grow, we plan to do even more.

Click here to take a peek at the manufacturing plant and warehouse last winter. 

 

Happy Labor Day!

Hugrz: Made in America

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Hugrz

Despite the “Olympic Wardrobe Malfunction of 2012” –  American-made apparel is not dead.   In fact, there is a RETURN of manufacturing to the USA, and strong speculation that we could be on the cusp of  revival of “Made in America,” with workers paid good wages for building things again. The gap between the cost to produce goods in the United States or to produce them abroad has narrowed, thanks to a decrease in China’s competitive advantage. Products such as your very own Hugrz boot wraps are made right here in the USA — in the hard hit manufacturing sector of Michigan to be exact! Hugrz are one of the growing list of popular fashion brands are made here.  There are over 50 exhibiting at the MAGIC trade show this month, including American Apparel, N.Y.L.A., and Red Engine Jeans. What do you think about this new trend? Are you more likely to buy clothing that is made in our country? Vote and comment Below! 

 

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Hugrz Goes Down Under

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by Hugrz

As you may or may not know, you can find Hugrz in Austria and Canada and now you can add Australia to the list! The largest flash sale site in Australia, OzSale, just launched their Hugrz sale.  Everyday they host the top fashion brands in the world, so to be a part of that is AMAZING!

Watch out because Hugrz is taking over the nation, one pair of boots at a time!   

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Trend Alert: Aztec Prints

Posted on: April 15th, 2012 by Hugrz

This Spring Aztec prints are being seen EVERYWHERE —- from dresses, skirts, shoes, shirts and accessories.  The trend has even taken over nail art!  Many celebrities have been spotted sporting Aztec pieces.  Missoni is the popular fashion brand that is known for their Aztec inspired prints, and many other brands have picked up the tribal vibe.  We’re loving this trend and can’t get enough of it! Will we be seeing some Aztec prints in Hugrz this year? hmmm…. ;) 

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Same Great Accessories, Fresh New Name

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by Hugrz

You can breathe a sigh of relief to know that we’ve got the same hot product, phew! The only thing that has changed is that we have a fresh, new brand name.   We went on an extensive search for a new moniker, but only ended up dropping a letter.  Huggrz is now Hugrz™.

With the overwhelming response from our customers who loved their Hugrz, we decided to drop a ‘g’ and put an emphasis on the HUG portion of the name.  Just like your boots get a nice warm stylish hug from Hugrz, get it? 

Hugrz™ have been seen on stars of True Blood, CSI, The Office, Gossip Girl, Philly Brown, Sell This House: Extreme, and more.  They were also named “top swag” at the Sundance Film Festival and spotlighted on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, in the LA Daily Times, on EXTRA TV mobile site, in USA Today, in Family Circle Magazine, on the AOL Home Page, and in the Huffington Post.  Don’t forget to watch out for our 2013 line and to like us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Hugrz, Twitter: Twitter.com/Hugrz, Pinterest: Pinterest.com/Hugrz and lastly Instagram: Hugrz.  Watch and  see who’s wearing Hugrz this year!