Spanx! expands to Atlanta airport | Business
ATLANTA -- Atlanta billionaire Sara Blakely has been running in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for 15 years promoting Spanx!, and now her popular shapewear will be sold in the airport itself.
Rather than cutting a ribbon, her team cut tied-together Spanx! to celebrate their opening in terminal E.
The company headquarters is now in Buckhead, but she first operated out of her rented Virginia Highland apartment.
A fax machine salesperson by day, she invested $5,000 and convinced Neiman Marcus in Buckhead to be the first to sell her product.
Business took off when Oprah called Spanx! one of her favorite things in 2000.
Earlier this year, Blakely was named Forbes' youngest female self-made billionaire.