The twins walk in runways for renowned designers living in New York for a decade, but it’s in their hometown, where the family roots are, that they are investing in footwear, clothing, and wine businesses. “Deux Sampaio” is the footwear brand, which they recently presented at MICAM in Milan. The same place where they curiously gained prestige in the fashion world for walking down the runway for Dolce & Gabbana in 2007.
The idea came up three years ago, when they were still in New York, and it brought them back to Portugal, intending to create a “whole brand that one can wear from head to toes”. They offer sports models with the label “made in heaven”, which directly refers to the paradise of “made in Portugal”.
DEUX SAMPAIO works in partnership with Carité Calçado who employs 520 workers and produces a million pairs of shoes per year. With a turnover of 30 million euros in the international market, it is one of the top 5 biggest Portuguese footwear companies.