The magic carpet ride continues for Milicent Armstrong, whose family history in weaving and Turkish textiles goes back to the 1800s. Her inspiration for brightly colored patterned loafers crafted from vintage rugs began as a small operation in her South End apartment, though these days she’s pairing up with boutiques and companies as far as Bermuda and Japan as well as U.S. trendsetter Madewell. While Armstrong continues to travel frequently to source for future collections, orders still ship from a space in Allston that’s not too far from her original location.
2015 Winner: Saks Fifth Avenue
Ladies and gents agree that when it comes to kicks, Saks steps up to the plate…...
- The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston
- (617) 262-8500
2016 Winner: M.Gemi
We can’t help but feel serious amore for M.Gemi, the brainchild of Rue La La mastermind Ben Fischman. ...
2017 Winner: M.Gemi
By commissioning Italian mom-and-pop makers for its e-commerce biz, M.Gemi has brought handcrafted heels, sneakers and flats to the masses...
- Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston