Toss aside any prior notions of itchy sweaters before hitting this Nolita boutique, whose entire inventory revolves around lightweight layering basics made of 100 percent wool. The house-brand designs of husband and wife Stian Tolnaes and Cathrine Wessel directly reflect their experiences dressing for the weather in Norway, where they both grew up. Floor-to-ceiling birch trees frame each clothing rack, featuring neutral-hued pieces such as racerback maxidresses ($170), lightweight tulip-hem frocks that can also be fashioned into skirts ($175) and slouchy French terry sweatshirts ($165). For men, boxer-briefs ($35) and striped cardigans ($150) are among the I-can’t-believe-this-is-wool wares. Closer to the dressing rooms, an inset wall hosts a small selection of accessories, including ribbed thigh-high socks ($45) and sterling silver spike rings ($175) by Norwegian jewelry designer Linn Lomo.
|Venue name:||With & Wessel||Contact:|
247 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|
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