Launched in 2016, House No: 3028 is the brainchild of a sister and brother duo, Thressa Smith and Norrell Casey, and based out of Oakland, CA. With Thressa’s Fashion Institute training, backgrounds in sales and fashion inspiration from their mother, this dynamic team set out to shake up the world of nude shoes. On a wing and a prayer, they set out to make their dreams come true- to be successful black entrepreneurs, make a mark in the fashion industry that is geared toward the inclusion of all women of color, and buy back the family home. Thressa and Norell’s family home is located in the Oakland foothills and the house number is 3028!
The inspiration for House No: 3028 came from the frustration that Thressa faced when she went searching for nude shoes. Unless she wanted to pay over $600 for a Christian Louboutin nude, she was unable to find a shoe to match her complexion. Thressa decided to design and sell her own shoes. House No: 3028 pumps allow brown girls to perfectly match, complement or contrast their skin tone.
In December 2016, House No: 3028 made their first sales, offering the “NU” 2, 3 and 4 inch heels, in six stunning hues: Honey, Cookie, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Brownie & Cacao. After much success, it became clear that women wanted a little more edge and more variety. Thressa and Norell did months of additional research to find the right supplier and product development to provide the best product, the best quality and the best price. We are now prepared to relaunch, with a 5 inch pump and the option for other styles, by request.
Here's what happy fashionistas had to say:
"I love these heels! These are my color! I seriously love these heels!"
"I'm loving my House No. 3028 nude heels made for brown girls!!! They were definitely worth the wait and the packaging is absolutely beautiful, I can't wait to wear them."
"Y'ALL I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW! I got some nude heels from House No. 3028 and I am in love. They are very comfortable and I can feel the memory foam insoles....The heels from House No 3028 are more affordable, more comfortable and look a lot closer to my nude. I even ordered another pair with 3in heels and I can't wait for them to come in."
"The color is everything. "They are so comfortable."
"I found my perfect nude pump and they're comfortable! Win Win...there are 2 more pairs I need in my collection."
The Nu Pumps are made to order. Customers should allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. To get the perfect nude for each customer House No: 3028, will use the proprietary algorithm of MyNudest.com to match a customer’s complexion with the right House No: 3028 shade. These are all shades that are not typically accessible to women of color.