Talk about perfect timing: This New Zealand–based company, known for its warm wool clothing, opened this Gold Coast store on a day when the city’s temps dropped to single digits. Chicagoans looking to warm up can stock up on lightweight merino wool products that are perfect for layering. The product line ranges from underwear to outerwear and socks and long-sleeve T-shirts. Looks like Chicago winters will be a little bit warmer.
44 E Walton St
|Cross street:||at Rush St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10am–7pm; Fri, Sat 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 36, 146, 147, 151.|
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There has been no better way to beat this arctic chicago weather! The clothing is stylish, versatile and most importantly warm without the bulky layers. The associates are knowledgeable and excited to get you to try the merino wool. Once you buy one piece you will certainly come back for more.
Hands down, Icebreaker knows how to layer up and keep warm in the most incredible merino wool I have ever experienced. It's soft, non-itchy and so comfortable that you want to just live all day and night in it. Plus, it hardly needs washing as it is anti-microbial. Great designs for outdoor activity and indoor fun. Definitely a few things that are perfect for work as well. Leave it up to someone from New Zealand to figure out how Chicagoans can keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer.