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Our favorite brands and their founders.

Highly Recommend is a place to celebrate entrepreneurs, quality products, and, above all, great style. Here, we share some of Argent's favorite fellow fashion brands—ones we turn to when styling our own collection—and the founders behind them.

Pictured: Emme Parsons Ernest Sandals

Function and style are at the forefront of every Argent design. So it’s no surprise that when styling pieces in the collection—for office or OOO days—we look for like-minded brands. Emme Parsons is at the top of this list. And the label has its own phrase to describe this blend of beauty and practicality, too: “Eloquent Utilitarianism.”

Founder and designer Emme Parsons launched her eponymous footwear line in Los Angeles in 2017. With no formal experience designing shoes, she started with a thoughtful approach and kicked off with just three sleek, minimalist designs.

Highly Recommend Style Tip

Pair breezy, loose silhouettes with more substantial fisherman sandals. It's a balanced combination for casual work days or relaxed weekends.

While the brand’s grown significantly today, the same principles of intentionally have carried through. Parsons has high standards for sustainability, from the quality of materials to the manufacturing processes to plastic-free packaging. On the design front, the footwear features pared-back details, clean lines, and are classic in nature, never adhering to a hyper-specific trend or era. In other words, these are wear-forever (and often) kind of shoes.

While the brand has a strong assortment of boots and flats, this summer we’re especially keen to keep its chic and simplistic sandals, like the String or Susan, in rotation to pair with jeans or wide-leg trousers. Meanwhile the Ernest—a timeless fisherman sandal—is a throw-on-and-go essential for all lightweight dresses and flowier silhouettes. 

Pictured: Emme Parsons String Sandals

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