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The Jack Rogers Story — from Inspiration to Icon

Jack Rogers shoes had an inspired beginning on the isle of Capri in the early 60s. It was the heyday of the international jet set, a swirl of famous faces and names, lounging poolside in colorful caftans, wearing sherbet shades against the Mediterranean backdrop. Chic as it was, one person stood out as the most vibrant of all: Jackie Kennedy. The First Lady, known for her impeccable style, never looked better than when she was off-duty—with her innate charisma, she had a way of making simple pieces look absolutely sublime.

It was on one of these Italian holidays that Jackie first met the shoe style that would become the Jack Rogers Navajo, a flat sandal characterized by whipstitched leather and an iconic rondelle. On her return to Palm Beach, Jackie brought the shoe to a local cobbler and an icon was born. Easy and elegant, it quickly became a warm weather essential for women of all ages—not to mention their sisters, best friends and daughters.

Over the past half century Jack Rogers has evolved beyond the Navajo and, in recent years, was inducted into the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Today, Jack Rogers continues to channel the effortlessly luxe spirit of its origins in a complete range of accessories.

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