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Meet Meghan Markle's Favorite Shoe Designer, Sarah Flint

By Michael McCarthy | October 5, 2020 | Style & Beauty

Sarah Flint’s sophisticated fall-winter collection pays homage to her New England roots.

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Pictured above, designer Sarah Flint.

Meghan Markle’s favorite shoe designer, Sarah Flint (sarahflint.com), says when it comes to creating little luxuries for our feet, she takes a cue from the great women in her life. “It’s amazing and humbling to see celebrities choose to wear my shoes in their everyday lives and keep returning to them because of the comfort, quality and style,” says the Lincoln, Mass., native. “I always have the same goal—design shoes that are both functional and beautiful.” Flint’s fall-winter collection continues this mindset, with warm colors and luxe textures inspired by the decor found in England’s Newby Hall and Broughton Hall Estate. “One of my favorite styles is the Mackie, which is named after my late grandmother Mackie, who passed away this year and was a style icon to me,” says Flint. “She loved a good ornamental trim. The collection also introduces two new decor collaborations, a capsule with interior trim company Samuel & Sons and an exclusive print with iconic British textile company Morris & Co.”

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From Flint’s fall-winter collection, the Perfect Emma

Despite Flint’s move to New York and jaunts to Italy, where her shoes are crafted, she says New England isn’t far from her creative thoughts. In fact, she lived in her family’s South Dartmouth home during quarantine. “On my socially distanced walks through town, I’ve been reminded of the more relaxed sense of style I grew up around. It’s a naturally elegant, timeless approach to dressing and very nostalgic for me. I’m really drawn to the colonial reds and coastal blues found in towns across the Northeast. I like to think of my brand as New England sensibility meets New York style.”

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From Flint’s fall-winter collection, the Perfect Pump

Flint says shoes have been a passion since she was a child. She launched her eponymous brand in 2013 and watched hosannas come in from clients who admired a combination of design and craftsmanship. “I studied at Arsutoria in Milan and even trained alongside the artisans in the factories there, so it was important to me to continue to support that generationsold, Italian craftsmanship,” Flint says. “I’m always amazed by our artisans’ skill. We then go through rounds of prototyping and fit testing. It’s so important to me to get even the tiniest details just right, and I think that thoughtfulness comes through in each pair.”



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Photography by: Sarah Flint