Heidi Zak ExplainsHeidi Zak (left) and Ra'el Cohen, founders of ThirdLove. Continuing her crusade against Razek, Zak further describes Victoria's Secret's ignorance, noting how obviously they market towards men selling a male fantasy to women” and the complete disregard for the reality we live in: the reality where women go to work, breastfeed their children, play sports, care for ailing parents, and serve their country” and aren't limited by archaic ideas of femininity.
ThirdLove, the data-driven bra company founded in 2013 by former Google marketer Heidi Zak (who was inspired after she struggled to find a bra that didn't gap or tug), has gained a reputation for making some of the best-fitting bras and having one of the easiest at-home try-before-you-buy programs.
Let's exceed their expectations.” Then, in case it wasn't already clear, she spelled it out: ThirdLove is the antithesis of Victoria's Secret.” The entire campaign seemed designed to show how woke, how feminist, how very different ThirdLove was from traditional bra makers — and it worked.
For ThirdLove, now may be the best time to grow in light of difficulties at rival Victoria's Secret With that in mind, the intimates brand is pursuing every strategy, from opening stores in select markets to bringing on board creative agencies, to bolster its marketing and branding efforts.
Heidi Zak previously held a position in Google, and underpinned by this experience in the tech sector, and fuelled by her passion for retail and finding a bra that was a perfect fit—her research revealed that 80 percent of women wear bras that do not fit them correctly—and supported by the financial experience of her co-founder husband David Spector, ThirdLove was born in 2013.
From marketing to product development, data has allowed ThirdLove to grow faster than any other online bra and underwear startup. The chief marketing officer of Victoria's Secret's parent company had recently made controversial comments about transgender models during an interview with Vogue.
Here, a few of the best reactions: To Victoria's Secret, with all their love, ThirdLove. Heidi Zak is the Co-Founder and CEO of ThirdLove Founded in 2012, ThirdLove uses proprietary computer ThirdLove vision technology to help every woman find the perfect fit bra. Heidi Zak was in her early 30s when she cofounded online bra startup ThirdLove with her husband, David Spector.