This summer, Draper James, the Southern-inspired lifestyle brand founded by Nashville hometown girl Reese Witherspoon, will launch an exclusive capsule collection with Jack Rogers, the iconic shoe and accessory line.
These fashion marriage made in classic meets preppy heaven will be a year-long partnership to collaborate on original products that marry Draper James’ Southern sensibility with Jack Rogers’ timeless style. The limited-edition summer collection will include three exclusive designs featuring the classic fabrics and witty Southernisms signature to Draper James: pink seersucker, blue and white gingham, and a “Hello Darlin’” monogrammed sandal.
Jack Rogers had an inspired beginning 55 years ago on the isle of Capri. It was on an Italian holiday in 1960 that First Lady Jackie Kennedy met the shoe style that would become the Classic Jack Rogers Sandal, a flat sandal characterized by whipstitched leather and an iconic rondelle, affectionately called the “Jacks.” On her return to Palm Beach, Jackie brought the shoe to a local cobbler, and an icon was born.
Draper James, founded by Creative Director Reese Witherspoon, offers a contemporary take on timeless Southern style for women everywhere. Launched in 2015 to honor her heritage, the company is named the brand after Reese’s grandparents who taught her everything she knows about gracious living. Through original designs and unexpected details, Draper James answers the call for a style that is at once polished and totally approachable. The website launched as a direct-to-consumer business in May 2015 followed by its first brick-and-mortar store in Nashville.