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Wednesday
Sep282011

Nepenthes Purple Label Melange Socks

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—01. Made in Japan.
—02. Tan, Brown, Olive and Purple.

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Four perfect colours in these melange socks by Nepenthes Purple Label. Muted enough to sit neatly beside other autumnal tones, but at the same time unusual, interesting and beautifully well made.

Available at Eggplant

Monday
Sep192011

Needles Gradation Knit Socks

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—01. Unusual texture.
—02. Graduated colour.

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Part of a small set of Needles items that includes a short scarf and some fingerless gloves all knitted in the same graduated style, these socks offer an interesting alternative to the various patterned and melange options available this season.

Nepenthes Osaka News

Saturday
Sep172011

New York Made Us This Way

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—01. Familiar fonts.
—02. Printed interior.

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If they mean: cash strapped, highly strung, and homesick; then yes, New York certainly did. Meant as an ode to the city, and the people that inhabit it (some of whom are partial to a good outfit or two), New York Made Us This Way is an exhibition of works by Jake Davis cultivated from his Test Shot project, and currently on display at Nepenthes New York. To celebrate the event, which also coincides with the store's first anniversary, Nepenthes have released a rather interesting take on a traditional white pocket t-shirt. A familiar font adorns the center, giving the pocket an unusual looking placement; one that's perhaps more washing and camera trickery than design. The back features a montage of screen shots from various Test Shots Jake has produced over the last couple of years, which has been printed on the interior of the shirt rather than on outside of the fabric. Years ago I once saw a similar design on a Bjork t-shirt at Magma in London; I thought it looked good then, and still think it looks good now.

Jake Davis
Nepenthes NY

Friday
Aug052011

Nepenthes Scented Candles

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—01. The window display at Nepenthes NY.
—02. Full size version.
—03. Travel size version.

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I picked up one of these before leaving New York on Monday, have been burning it ever since, and would highly recommend it. The Wild Orchid scented candles are produced in collaboration with Land by Land, come in two sizes, and are available exclusively at Nepenthes stores.

Land by Land
Nepenthes

Friday
Jun172011

Nepenthes Arrow Moccasin with Crepe Sole

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—01. Leather tanned in the UK.

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Back in early May I picked up a pair of the Nepenthes Moccasins and have been wearing them consistently since. These heavy, Swiss leather mocs are nearly the same but have been tanned in England and built to mold to your feet and still breathe exceptionally well. The additional crepe sole accents the leather and extends the sole of the leather as well. The darker ring strap and white stitching are another small detail that solidify this shoe as another brilliant Nepenthes collaboration.

—Nepenthes NY

Tuesday
Mar152011

Help Japan: Nepenthes Sample Sale

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—01. Sample sale, March 16th.

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In an effort to help Japan's earthquake and tsunami recover, Nepenthes NY have opened their sample sale to the public, and will be sending all of the proceeds to the relief effort in Japan. This Wednesday the Nepenthes NY showroom will place host to the sale which runs all day. Be sure to pick up some great garments and help the effort in Japan.
More info below.

Nepenthes NY

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Nepenthes NY

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—01. Artwork by Hiroshi Kagoshima.

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After our appointment with Engineered Garments yesterday, we went down to the Nepenthes shop to have a look around. The shop had recently received quite a bit of Engineered Garments' spring collection and also is currently featuring some really nice art by Hiroshi Kagoshima. While there were a few new pieces I wanted, they just so happened to show up in Vancouver today as well. Our first delivery includes shirting accessories and the tote bags from the Workaday collection.

Nepenthes NY

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Monday
Nov222010

Some Accessories

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—01. Hand-sewn bandanas.

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Sure, you could maybe do this yourself after collecting some vintage bandanas and finding a seamstress to cut and sew them up for you, but will you? It would be much better to just purchase the finished article from Nepenthes NY. The unique accessories are simple in concept, but add a nice bit of texture and colour to an outfit.

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