The Winter Luxe List | Features

7 must-have items this season
By Northern Express Staff & Contributors | october 15, 2022

1. Lakeshore Diamond Wave Pendant from Miners North
The hunt for the perfect holiday gift is over. Miner’s North of Traverse City has a stunning collection called Lakeshore Diamonds, meant to remind us of the shimmer of Lake Michigan on the sunniest of days. The collection’s Wave Pendant, now available in yellow gold, does just that. You’ll get a little shine, a little sparkle, and plenty of NoMi vibes with this understated piece. ($699; also available in sterling silver for $149-$159)

2. KÜHL Spyfire Parka from Crystal Lake Adventure Sports
A winter coat that is both flattering and truly warm? Impossible! Unless, of course, you head to Crystal Lake Adventure Sports (locations in Frankfort and Beulah) and snag one of the KÜHL Spyfire Parkas. Designed to keep you toasty even in NoMi’s coldest temps, this coat features a wind- and water-resistant nylon shell, responsibly sourced goose down, and a figure-flattering cut. ($319; available in kalamata and blackout)

3. Ralph Lauren Jersey Wool Dress from Trevor Furbay
New this year to Harbor Springs is the second location of Trevor Furbay, a bespoke clothier out of Cincinnati. The shop is all about timeless looks that fit to a T, and they’ll make sure whatever you purchase looks like it was made for you. This Ralph Lauren dress is the perfect little black dress for the cooler months—easy to dress up or dress down with the accompanying belt, accessories, and cute boots—and is fluttering on tons of body types. ($298)

4. Dubarry of Ireland Galway Country Boot from Robert Frost
Stay one step ahead of the snow this winter—and look good doing it—with the Galway Country Boot, found at Robert Frost in downtown Traverse City. Dubarry is known for their deck shoes and sailing boots, and they bring 85 years of expertise to these leather boots, which offer a classic silhouette and superior cold-weather tech. They’re waterproof, lined with GORE-TEX, and knee high to keep you out of even the deepest icy puddle. ($449)

5. Peter Millar Autumn Crest Quarter Zip from Bahle’s
Bahle’s of Suttons Bay has been delivering fashionable, functional wear since 1876, and they know some things never go out of style. Case in point: this quarter-zip, mock-neck sweater by Peter Millar. Merino wool blended with Lyocell (a rayon product) makes for incredible softness and a sophisticated aesthetic without compromising on comfort. Take it from the office to the trails to the holiday party, and never look out of place. ($189; available in navy, balsam, and black)

6. Leather Emerald Crossbody from PEcado
Did someone say custom handbag? We’re more than a little obsessed with the Leather Emerald Crossbody from PEcado in Petoskey. That shape! That design! It’s at once minimalistic and a statement piece. (Plus, it has credit card pockets inside, and the 9.5-inch by 6.5-inch size should fit all but the most giant phones.) All PEcado products are handcrafted right here in northern Michigan and made from genuine leather. ($435; available in cream, mint python, desert, and red ostrich)

7. Chunky Knit Throw from Nest
Curl up with a book—or your special someone—under the Chunky Knit Throw from Nest of Grand Traverse this winter. It’s soft, cozy, and pill- and pull-free, so you’ll really have no reason to wiggle out from under it until the snow melts. The 50-inch by 60-inch size is plenty big for two or to swaddle you up beside the fire, and is hand knit from 100 percent acrylic fibers. ($300; ​​available in denim blue and sienna)

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