This is a revelation to me. Can you believe I've never had a fleece anything? Not until today when this beauty of a North Face Jacket arrived. You know how flannel sheets are almost already warm when you crawl into bed because of their fluffy texture? This works like that. The Osito Fleece is sooo amazingly soft and warm to the touch and my favorite thing about it is that the inside has the same fleece too making me want to wear it topless, but that might go contrary to the trying-to-keep-warm mission.
Echo Design is this company in NY that I love that makes all sorts of fun accessories. I used to carry their things in my boutique Le Train Bleu. These gloves combine two of their technical innovations--one is their "warmer" fabric with fibers that react with your own body heat to warm and insulate. I know, sounds weird, but magically it really does seem to work. It also has their special Touch Glove fabric on the thumb and index fingertips which allow you to use your smartphone without taking off your gloves.