Lincoln native Sarah Flint hits it sky-high with her designer shoe collection and celebrates at her cherished Boston spots.
Sarah Flint isn’t tiptoeing around the fashion world. No, ma’am. Just two years after she launched it, the Lincoln native’s namesake footwear line has already high-stepped onto the prestigious shelves at Barneys New York and dozens of upscale shops across the country, including the Tess & Carlos boutiques in Cambridge, Weston, and Concord.
At 26, Flint has assembled a dynamic team, including Vice President Vicky Donevan (formerly at the chic shoe brand Tabitha Simmons), renowned patternmaker Richard Siccardi, and board of advisors member Desiree Gruber, an executive producer of Project Runway. It also doesn’t hurt to have Blake Lively showing up at movie premieres wearing Sarah Flint and Instagramming her affection for the brand’s flats and sandals on a regular basis.
Flint runs her company out of New York, but her soul (pun intended) remains in Boston. She graciously shared her favorite shopping and leisure haunts.
Hidden treasure: “Fancy Flea Antiques has the most incredible estate jewelry. I have a filigree gold band from the ’40s that my sisters gave me. I wear it every day stacked with the diamond and sapphire band my parents bought me there.” 1841 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, 781-862-9650
Shopping secret weapon: “I can’t go home without stopping in Concord Center. It is the cutest town center, with amazing antiques shops. I worked at French Lessons, which sells DVF and all the denim brands I love.” 8 Walden St., Concord, 978-369-6227
Staying current: “South Bridge Boat House on Main Street in Concord is the best place to rent canoes. In high school we did it all the time, grabbing a picnic and canoeing down the Concord River. It’s really beautiful.” 496 Main St., Concord, 978-369-9438
Farm to Sarah: “Everything sold at Wilson’s farmstand in Lexington is grown there. The produce is fresh, the plants are beautiful, and the apple cider doughnuts are not to be missed.” Wilson Farm, 10 Pleasant St., Lexington, 781-862-3900