Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha has been busy since basketball season ended. But shooting hoops hasn’t been on his mind lately.
Sefolosha, along with his wife, Bertille, and partner Zola Dias have been readying to step into the fashion world with the opening of Attom, an upscale men’s boutique at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta that has a focus on luxury sneakers.
It was a chance meeting with Dias at the tony Lenox Square mall in Atlanta that sparked the idea, according to Bertille. Dias, who like the Sefoloshas is from Switzerland, already had three Attom stores back home. The meeting turned into a business partnership with a store that bowed in July.
The store stocks shoes from footwear brands including Maison Margiela, Rick Owens, Kenzo, Balenciaga and Balmain, and Y-3, among others. “We believe more in sneakers than clothing,” said Dias, about the assortment of pricey kicks. Added Bertille, “Shoes are statement pieces.”
Thabo Sefolosha, who wears a size 15, admits to being a shoe addict, owning about 200 pairs. And as a Nike team athlete, he has a steady supply of sneakers from the brand. When Sefolosha’s in a dressier mood, he opts for styles by Christian Louboutin and Balenciaga, rounded out with more down-to-earth brands that include Cole Haan, Polo Ralph Lauren and Mark McNairy.