Get ready for cold season with Ukrainian-produced clothes
The old annual dilemma of choosing between stylish or practical winter clothes is a thing of the past, as new Ukrainian brands now offer outfits that both look classy, and keep out the cold.
Ukrainian companies are producing everything from scarfs, hats and mittens, to winter boots and winter coats.
The Kyiv Post checks out some of the best Ukrainian brands of winter clothes.
On a winter day in Kyiv, when temperatures might fall to – 30 degrees Celsius, some feel like wrapping themselves up in a blanket before going outside. Katsurina is catering exactly to these people’s wishes. The brand produces long down coats, which resemble large duvet blankets, fastened with either ribbons or clasps. The down coats by Katsurina were a fashion hit on the city’s streets last year, and this year, the brand has come up with two more sizes of coats — short and medium — in 15 colors. The coats are made of real duvet blankets inside, and waterproof fabric on the outside.
Prices: short coat — Hr 6,500, long coat for women — Hr 7,500, long coat for men — Hr 8,000.
Katsurina Blanket. 36 Andriivskyi Uzviz. Order coats and register for a fitting via phone or the brand’s Facebook page. +380 (63) 965 91 51
www. f acebook. com/ katsurina. blanket
This brand first became famous for its chunky knitted winter hats, which look comfy, yet cute. Apart from that, Pavlenki Workshop sells knitted snoods, scarfs, mittens, cardigans and vests. Made of natural wool, the brand’s accessories and clothes are not only warm, but also colorful, and will brighten up any winter look.
Prices: winter hat — Hr 550–750, cardigan — Hr 2,700–5,200.
Pavlenki Workshop (50 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St.) Mon, Wed-Sat. 11 a.m.— 8 p.m. Vsi.Svoi store (27 Khreshchatyk St.) 10 a.m.— 10 p.m. UAmade (4 Mytropolyta Andreia Sheptytskoho St.) 10 a.m.— 9 p.m.
Sammy Icon, Kyiv’s own brand of colorful socks with unusual designs, says that their socks are the best present for a person who has everything. Sammy Icon’s high socks will fit in with any classical or casual look, while warming up feet even on the coldest days. The brand offers a range of sock sizes and designs for women, men and children. The socks are made of either cotton or wool.
Prices: cotton socks — Hr 60–85, wool socks — Hr 100–120.
Sammy Icon. Sock vending machines can be found in Hlobus (1 Maidan Nezalezhnsti Sq., 10 a.m.— 10 p.m.) and SkyMall (2T Henerala Vatutina Ave., 10 a. m. — 11 p. m.) shopping malls next to Lush stores, and also at the Shtuki store (Metrohrad shopping mall, 8 Velyka Vasylkivska St., 10 a.m.— 9 p.m.)
Since Must Have started selling its womenswear seven years ago, it has grown into a popular brand, with six stores in Kyiv and one in Odesa. The brand mostly sells smart-casual clothes and accessories. For the colder seasons, the brand offers jackets, trench coats, sweatshirts, jeans and trousers, knitted dresses, cardigans, turtlenecks, sweaters, hats and scarfs. Cozy and warm, yet elegant and stylish, the clothes are a great pick for both office wear and a walk in a park.
Prices: coat — Hr 2,599–3,999, sweater — Hr 399–1,399.
Must Have. 14 Yuriya Kotsubynskoho St., 22 Anny Ahmatovoi St. 10 a.m.— 9 p.m.
1V Hnata Hotkevycha St., Hlobus (1 Maidan Nezalezhnosti Sq.), Ocean Plaza (176 Antonovycha St.), SkyMall (2T Henerala Vatutina Ave.) 10 a.m.— 10 p.m.
Seven Mountains mostly sells clothes for men, although it does stock some items for women. The brand offers casual and minimalistic apparel, including jackets and coats, sweatshirts and hoodies, pants and flannel shirts. For women, the brand produces casual jackets and parkas.
Prices: sweatshirt — Hr 495–620, jacket — Hr 1,150–2,500.
Seven Mountains. 34 Pyrohodskyi Road.
N&M’s high quality apparel for women is elegant and stylish. The brand offers oversized wool coats and cardigans, trousers, suits and dresses, turtlenecks, sweatshirts and sweaters. Their clothes not only have a stylish look, but will also keep women warm and comfortable.
Prices: coat — Hr 3,600–4,200, dress — Hr 1,300–2,100.
N&M. 12H Kozhumiatska St. 12 p.m.— 7 p.m.
There are now lots of Ukrainian shoe brands that offer good-quality products.
Check out Gem for leather and suede boots for women. The brand makes shoes in various styles — highheeled, Chelsea, brogues, and many others.
Gor is a great pick for those who like stylish and comfortable shoes. The brand offers casual leather boots for both men and women.
Wladna footwear is elegant and comfortable. The brand produces various leather and suede shoes — high-heeled, flat, and kneehigh boots.
Gem. Prices: boots — Hr 2,199– 2,899, knee-high boots — Hr 3,299–3,699.
44B Khreshchatyk St. Mon-Sat. 12 p.m.— 8 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m.— 7 p.m. www.gem.shoes Gor. Prices: Boots - Hr 2,800-3,300 Vsi.Svoi store (27 Khreshchatyk St.) 10 a.m.— 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/gorshoes Wladna. Prices: boots — Hr 1,350–2,850, knee-high boots — Hr 1,899–3,400.
4 Viacheslava Lypynskoho St. MonFri. 12 p.m.— 8 p.m. Sat-Sun. 12 p.m.— 6 p.m.
Pavlenki Workshop sells chunky knitted winter hats, snoods, scarfs, mittens, cardigans and vests.
Katsurina Blanket produces down jackets that resemble blankets.