This evening, while y'all were driving home from work, or to the mall to do a little Christmas shopping, I ventured into Cambridge to follow up on an earlier post and check out the the first Marimekko concept store in the U.S.
Man, the place is GORGEOUS! You'd never know that the site used to be a pharmacy. The store itself is a canvas of white walls and gray floors. This allows the product to stand out in a way unlike many other stores.
And the product... well, the store is stocked with a full line of men's, women's, and children's clothes, as well as linens, home and personal accessories and, for this season at least, hand blown Christmas ornaments. The women's clothes are a combination of mod and modern. One example was a plain black dress, with a shawl made of felted wool shaped into 3D blocks; the texture was incredible. The men's line is anchored by the classic Jokapoika shirt, a striped dress shirt with metal buttons that was originally released in the 50's.
Of course, the store was loaded with signature Marimekko fabric. There are so many options and colors to choose from, it's mind-numbing. I'm going to go back with Alicia to find just the right pattern to put up above out sofa. I'll be sure to put up photos when it happens.
350 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
ps - A special thanks to Holly from decor8 for emailing me to ask if I'd been to Marimekko yet. You kicked me into gear!