Friday, March 18, 2011

JACK POT!


Located dangerously close to my apartment, the oh so chic Jack Roger's, creator of the classic Navajo sandal, opened its first flagship store earlier this week on the Upper East Side. The Jack Roger's sandal was designed in the 1950's as a casual resort wear shoe. Hand-crafted with whimsical whip stitching, the Navajo sandal became an instant classic in 1961 when Jackie Onassis was photographed in Palm Beach wearing a pair of "Jacks." 

  The shoe became an instant summer staple for the preppy set and over the years has gained a cult-like status as the essential summer shoe.
 Creative Director Lauren Dupont wearing a jacket from the new line.
Opening night fete was filled with fans of the preppy line, many snatching the glam beaded clutches and chic long jackets which are part of a stylish new collection. The line has expanded over the past few years with the addition of stylish platforms, ballet flats and handbags.


While I will always be loyal to my Navajo's, my newest crush is the Marabelle platform.  With it's familiar Navajo "face" and 4" platform heel, the sandal is the perfect summer shoe.


Look for "Jack" in a town near you. Word is the brand will be opening stores in Bal Harbour, Nantucket, Palm Beach and the Hamptons.

photos-WWD, Curbed,

16 comments:

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Party Resources said...

I have been wearing these since I was little and we would visit my great grandfather in Palm Beach. I love that they are ALL the rage!

Desire Empire said...

Hi
I love your style updates.Makes me feel a little closer to NYC. Lovely post and hey, I learnt something.

Best wishrs
Carolyn

Style Attic said...

Smiled at the dangerously close bit! I know the feeling, but in NYC, when you say close, it's literal :) Well after reading the first comment, whether it's Jack or Steve, they are still stunning and I'll strap on whichever one I run into first :) XO, Kelly

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh they are gorgeous shoes, shop, staff, wow wee, just a visual overload of beautiful things, love Posie

The enchanted home said...

I am a jack rogers nut and must have 8 or 10 pair in my closet...have worn them for many many years, they are always my go to sandal. Can't wait to visit the store...looks fabulous!

Anne said...

Love the platform! Didn't know about the Jack Rogers shoes, fun to learn a new fashion fact!

quintessence said...

Love the look but I can't wear them - they are too wide for me and considering I've already sprained my ankle several times, just can't take the chance. Next time I'm in the city, I'll have to stop by their new chic shop to see if perhaps there's a style that fits! So many other cute things as well!

designchic said...

love the new ballet flats...

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Great post! Always happy to read your blog and follow it!
All the best!
Jamie Herzlinger

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love these! And the wedges are terrific! Definitely going to add them to the list of things I need for summer!

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, this is serious jack pot info!! Yet, one more reason for me to get myself to the city this Spring!

xo Elizabeth

Katie said...

I LOVE Jacks, and I love that they come in narrow widths. They're one of the only slides I have any luck with.

I wish I was in NY to get to the flagship! I usually check Saks and Arthur Beren in San Francisco, though AB has better width choices. They need to do an actual Jack store here!

Dovecote Decor said...

Just found you! Loved the post! Drop by to see our fabulous imported French Basketeer Giveaway. To quote Andrea plastic bags are “so passé!”

Best,
Liz

red ticking said...

my favorites... all summer long.. so many they are multiplying all the time... love love...

Splendid Market said...

Oh my that is a danger. I love my Jack Rogers, the old pairs and the new. I love seeing all of the wonderful new items in the line.