No kidding, my heart is still racing after hearing the great news today: the terrific SF-based men's store Unionmade has just launched a sister site called Mill (the brick and mortar outpost opened in Aug). This is the store for girls who:
- are heritage-brand lovers
- recognize the intrinsic beauty of crumply linen
- love boy's clothes
- appreciate a sweater made from 100% Scottish lambswool
- want jeans that get better and better looking over time
- love the subtle beauty of Japanese ceramics and the perfection of German Weck canning jars
The Gitman oxford shirt becomes a shirtdress. The Danish fisherman's sweater is a little sexier. And the leather dress shoe has just the right amount of girl. At Mill, if it's good enough for him, it might be even better for her.
Mill is carrying the women's collections of many of the lines carried in the men's store such as Gant, Levi's Made & Crafted, Aesop, and Woolrich but the stellar lineup goes on to include Fog Linen Works clothing, Sven clogs, Imogene+Willie, Il Bisonte, Dieppa Restrepo and many more, making it quite possibly my favorite new store in the whole entire world.
**In celebration of the launch both Unionmade and Mill are offering free shipping on domestic orders over $100 with code "Mill". Good today and tomorrow.
Read on for just a few hundred of my favorite styles. What? I told you I was excited.
How did this Japanese brand Blue Blue escape me all these years? Thank you Mill for finally bringing us together. I really want to hug your buyer.
So simple but so right.
At $149, a very friendly price for a pair of clogs and I love the two-tone browns.
Mill has a nice collection of Japanese ceramics. This mug would be a great counterpoint to my Blue Willow.
I would never spend $1,000 on a bag, unless, you know, I had a $1,000 to spend on a bag. This would be a definite contender if that situation should ever arise. Isn't it so pretty? I can almost smell that leather.
Real Scottish lambswool, there's nothing like it. I have been drooling over all the guy's Howlin sweaters and am so happy to see they are making some for the ladies.
I hear these are very comfortable and they've been on my wishlist for the past few seasons. This color is my favorite so far--it would look amazing with grey and black and blue and white, which are pretty much the only colors I wear in the Winter.
This it totally like something Diane Keaton would have worn in Play It Again, Sam, which if you haven't seen by the way is terrific for fashion. I'm so stoked that Imogene + Willie is branching out from jeans AND that Mill is carrying a good selection of all their styles so I can go try things on in person next time I'm in SF. This top is one of my favorites from their first ever clothing collection. I love those billowy 70's sleeves.
Are we tired of stripes yet? Not me. This looks like something I would wear every other day.
Pricey but if I had the dough I would totally go for this dress. I love the flattering shape and the fact that it's indigo dyed. You know me and my indigo obsession.
Snuggle time! I guarantee you will get lots of hugs wearing this. Soft, merino wool. I want to bury my face in it.
You might think the English would make the perfect kettle but I'm not sure--this enameled metal number with wooden handle is looking pretty great. I've been admiring it for a longtime--check it out on my "Tea Time" Pinterest board along with some of my other tea time favorites.
I love thinking of all the fun layering opportunities with this style. They're calling it a dress but to me it's more of a tunic that would look very Cold Comfort Farm over a blouse and midi skirt.
I love a yoke sweater--so flattering. This one is really perfect and Gant's given us a choice of cardi or pullover. A tough call.
So cute! So handy! A portable radio that can also plug into your iPod. Perfect for those Fall bonfire/Nick Drake/whiskey evenings
Mill has a bunch of cozy looking socks but I'm always a sucker for anything indigo. I love how these are showing some of the inside fiber already--I imagine they will fade like your favorite blue jeans.
I didn't even know Fog Linen made clothes. Dreamy! They have a bunch of perfect layering pieces.