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Sandals with vibrant tropical stone motifs are the signature of the Sand by Saya New York collection, as well as the wedge heel Bridal line, and mother-daughter pairing. Inspired by our vision, collaborations with the Swarovski crystal company, Barneys New York, the Athleisure Magazine, Japan Airlines and Marie Claire Bridal Japan, Sand by Saya has grown and flourished.

We have transformed the flip-flop, giving it class and elegance.

We welcome a fantastic group of new designers. Our design team includes many fresh faces who have designed for Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Steven Alan, and R13. Our awesome new logo is designed by Biggs and CO NY, who co-design for Marc Jacobs.  We are all based in NYC.  I’m sure you all will love it!

Sand By Saya's sandals are stylish, durable and easy to clean, making them ideal for commuting, shopping, or a fun night out. The sandals are non-toxic, energy friendly, recyclable, and crafted with a vintage sewing machine for unique stitching. Sand by Saya is environmentally conscious and donates a portion of sales to Green Peace .org.  

Our thong strap sandals were featured on Fox 5 as a "Must have item for a getaway trip to a resort". Stylish durable and easy to clean, our sandals are ideal for the fashion conscious shopper and practical commuter. Affordable in the luxury market, they are non-toxic, recyclable, energy friendly, and high quality.

Furthermore, as part of our new collection for 2019, we have designed a waterproof espadrille made with EVA and vegan leather, which is totally brand new to the market and a design first.  The idea is to keep your feet dry, due to the softness of the sandal, no matter the weather.  (Ordinary espadrilles are made of hard rope which hardens when wet and dries your feet out..ugh!). The concept was to design a lightweight sandal, perfect for travel, that you can wear pool and beach side, take romantic walks in, and not worry about those occasional tropical downpours!  

We attest to that quality - every sandal is handmade using our vintage sewing machine in the New York City the Fashion District studio. Specializing in embroidery, we use high end crystals and gems curated by Saya herself.

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The designer Saya, who graduated from Parsons Fashion Design, started her brand in New York City in 2010. Since then, Sand by Saya has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Bride Magazines. The brand is carried internationally in most major retailers such as Barney's New York and top resorts such as Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton. Sand By Saya collaborated with Athleisure Magazine during Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017, pairing sandals with yoga and swimwear.

Now regarded as a Top 25 NYC based Designer by DENYC, Saya is continuously recognized by leaders in the industry. 

There is no end to the press and accolades that Sand by Saya receives both in the US and abroad. Here is what some important people had to say;

"I strongly believe Saya is one of leading footwear designers in NYC"

~Mr.R. Ocampo, Design Director at Michael Kors

"Sand by Saya's designs are bright and fun. I'm sure many more people will fall in love with Saya's exciting ideas."

~Dott. F. Diaco, Former CEO of Gucci

"Her Drive and creative spirit make it clear as to why her designs are so popular..."

~Mr.N. Ishihara, CEO of Forbes Japan  


"New York City is my inspiration, the buildings, the culture: I want my designs to touch many lives and make them feel comfortable and beautiful"

Saya's signature







For the fashionista who wants to be glammed from head-to-toe, Sand by Saya design also marks the release of an amazing matching accessory collection including brooches, hair accessories, necklaces and key rings. The perfect compliment to the stylish sandals.  This new collection, will be available at,  department stores and boutiques in the United States and Japan. In addition to our sandals, our accessories are selling so well at local boutiques. Our beaded embroidery designs are incredibly unique and proving to be extremely popular. These include greeting cards, sticker patches and cell phone cases, all of which are a massive hit. The plan is to expand this line into bags for our Winter Collection 2019, as well as a new winter shoe collection, so please, watch this space.