Founded in 2015 by former Harvard classmates Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson, Margaux has quickly established itself as the direct-to-consumer brand for uber chic (but deceptively comfy) flats, sandals, and heels that segue easily from climbing up and down subway stairs to professional meetings and date nights to off-duty strolls around the neighborhood.
Lifelong aesthetes and savvy entrepreneurs, the New York-based pair frequently tout fellow female business and creative gurus—dubbed “Gaux Girls”—on their blog, which is how they came to know Schumacher Creative Director Dara Caponigro. They were so blown away by her vision and the colorful history of the 130-year-old design house that they turned that conversation into a brand-new collaboration: Schumacher x Margaux.
Buckley and Pierson canvased the extensive Schumacher library, eventually whittling it down to five lively patterns that would be splashed across five different Margaux silhouettes that range from the classic ballet flat to an on-trend mule to a strappy Audrey Hepburn-inspired sandal.
The Pointe in Cassis Floral
The Mule in Campagne
The Flat Sandal in Exotic Butterfly
The Demi in Cabanon Stripe
The Ballet Mule in Le Castellet