TO TRAVEL IS TO LIVE and don’t we all want to live in style? DELYX LTD was founded in Tampa, Florida, but the styles behind this brand transcend state, country and continental boundaries. DELYX LTD provides its clientele with luxurious apparel and accessories that are timeless and classic; whether you are tanning on the white sand beaches of sunny St. Barts, or skiing the snowy mountains of St. Moritz.
DELYX LTD was founded by Sophia Stallworth and Sharice Barnes; the pair of friends, along with their husbands have spent over a decade traveling together. Years of their shared experiences revealed a glaring need for readily available, multi-use apparel and accessories.
The business idea first occurred on a ski trip in Park City, Utah. While perusing the shops and boutiques, they both came to the realization of their limited baggage space and budget! Then it clicked… what if the most luxurious and fashion-forward designs were multi-functional with interchangeable features? These features could essentially allow travelers to have multiple looks without sacrificing valuable packing space. On that premise, the idea to pair luxury high-end fashion with durability and practicality, gave birth to DELYX LTD.
Why the name DELYX [dom leeks] LTD? The founders wanted to pay homage to their “aha” moment. The obvious connection was the sport of skiing, which originated in Scandinavia. “De Lyx” in Swedish (one of the languages of Scandinavia), loosely translates to “The Luxury”. Luxury is the cornerstone on which the brand is founded. Gone are the days of designs that sacrificed function and comfort for style. DELYX LTD combines top of the line fabrics and materials with luxurious styling that is classic in appearance with a time-less allure.
The spirit of adventure is woven into every bead and stitch, as each line of seasonal products reflects the founders’ favorite travel destinations. Head to the DELYX LTD blog for photos and personal recommendations on the places that inspired your favorite products. There, you will also find travel tips, in case you’re feeling motivated to venture out yourself. Fall in love with the luxury of DELYX LTD and get ready for a fabulous adventure!
Meet the Owners
Sophia is a married mother of three and a University of Florida graduate. She holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree and spent years as a Clinical Pharmacist prior to devoting her time to her family as a stay-at-home mom. This self-proclaimed “country mouse” truly loves the simpler things in life, but has an insatiable hunger for adventure with a daredevil track record. During the winters, most likely she will be found on a slope with her snowboard in hand. In the warmer months she can be found enjoying a round of golf, engaging in a tennis match, or hanging out on the beach. Her design aesthetics are influenced by Carolina Herrera and Ralph Lauren.
Sharice is a native of Chicago, Illinois; she moved to Florida as an adolescent and fell in love with the palm trees and beaches…so much so that she’s developed the motto “so many beaches, so little time”! Sharice is married and also a University of Florida graduate. After years in Corporate America manufacturing a very successful career, she decided to follow her passion and embark on an entrepreneurial journey. She loves anything related to travel, and is always planning her next getaway. A few of her favorite beach destinations include St. Barts, Antigua, St. Lucia, the Hawaiian islands, and Bahamas. Sharice’s designs are influenced by Givenchy, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent.