Manhattan – West Village
379 Bleecker St between Charles and Perry Sts
Thanks to the innovative notion of featherweight cashmere, this cold-weather knitwear staple has become a year-round fixture. One mine for these warm-weather sweaters is Italian cashmere purveyor Brunello Cucinelli, whose provincial-chic West Village outpost feels like a slice of the Umbrian countryside. Behold a bounty of earthy pieces in mouth-watering pops of tomato red, mint green, lavender and other shades that hew close to nature's vine. A classic men's cable-knit crew is finished with suede elbow patches ($895), cardigans bear metal-clip closures ($1,115), and crisp button-downs sport cherry-red piping inside the collar and sleeves ($365). Expect such witty details to carry over to autumn, when the company introduces a harvest of handbags, shoes and home accessories.
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