Get ready for cold sea­son with Ukrainian-pro­duced clothes

Kyiv Post - - Lifestyle - BY TOMA I STOMINA [email protected]

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.

Kat­su­rina Blan­ket

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

Pavlenki Work­shop

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.

www.face­book.com/pavlenki­work­shop

Sammy Icon

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.)

www.sammy-icon.com

Must Have

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.

www.musthave.ua

Seven Moun­tains

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.

www.7mntns.com

N&M

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.

www.face­book.com/nmukraine

Shoes

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.

www.wlad­nashop.com.ua

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Pavlenki Work­shop sells chunky knit­ted win­ter hats, snoods, scarfs, mit­tens, cardi­gans and vests.

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Kat­su­rina Blan­ket pro­duces down jack­ets that re­sem­ble blan­kets.

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