Week Twenty: Makié

This weekend is Stationery Show weekend, and while on Sunday morning, I’ll be happily walking the aisles at the Javits Center in a haze of paper, Saturday is dedicated to shopping + eating + temporarily escaping from the stresses of our upcoming move.

Makié always tops my shopping list. In fact, it’s rare that I visit New York without stopping in. Owner Makié Yahagi’s shop on Thompson Street (SoHo) is an utter delight, from the first glimpse through the large display window to the store’s jewel box size – which only serves to ramp up the charm – to the meticulously curated and presented assortment of clothing and accessories for sale. Primarily a children’s clothing destination, Makié designer Yuji Ogata’s collections are always both simple chic and age-appropriate; fashioned from lovely, heirloom quality fabrics. (Complementing the in-house line is clothing from like-minded designers such as Tuss, Album di Famiglia, and Leoca: there is even a capsule women’s collection for those looking to translate the aesthetic to adult sizing and styling.) Luxe accessories including jewelry, toys and housewares, and even this sweet little cap* round out the offerings. I can’t wait to stop in again this weekend. Makié is truly the perfect little shop.

cashmere cardigan + shorts

gathered blouse + bloomers sora

hoodie + shirts kent

image credits, from top: 1. layout, photos + type by jane potrykus 2., 3. + 4. product images from makieclothier.com (images link to product) 5. photo by jane potrykus

* so cute that i purchased one in december for my niece.

ps if you’re feeling crafty and have a knack for reading Japanese, Yuji Ogata has published two children’s pattern books, available at amazon and etsy.