Spring has sprung at Brightwater!

New York + Ely Lake


How are you? How’d it get to be October already? I want it to feel more like fall than it seems to be at the moment. I’m waiting for that morning when I can reach for the favorite sweater, but I’m afraid I’m still reaching for that favorite t-shirt. But, it not all bad. We snuck up to the Cottage last Sunday night, and had two glorious days. Warm and sunny and the colors were just wonderful. Even the evenings were warm and calm. Perfect for late night pontoon boat cruises. The stars were so amazing! 

That was a short but sweet getaway after the week before, which was quite hectic. It was Art and Apples on the Lake the 18th and 19th of September. The shop was busy during the days, and I poured beer at the Chamber of Commerce Beer Tent until late Saturday night. It was a successful weekend for both Brightwater and the Chamber! Sunday night was a late flight to NYC for the women’s Spring/Summer 2022 markets.  

We had appointments at the shows and showrooms starting early Monday morning through the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday. We saw many of the stalwart Brightwater lines, such as Ecru, Majestic Filatures, Margaret O’leary and Emerson Fry, and discovered a few new lines to consider…

We did make time for some good food and drink too! Favorites like Buvette, in the West Village, and Gemma, in the Bowery Hotel, in, of course, The Bowery.  If you ever find yourself down near Tribeca, There’s a hole in the wall, called the Ear Inn. It’s near Spring and Greenwich. They claim to be one of the oldest operating drinking establishments in NYC, dating back to 1770. It’s definitely worth a visit! 

While we were gone, the new fall product continued to arrive at the shop. Belstaff, Filson, Purnell, Gitman Vintage and a fleet of new sweaters from White + Warren, Dale of Norway, and Kokun, to name a few. Plus, a new shipment of Save The Duck parkas arrived today.  

Lots of new and good here in the shop! Swing by and take a look for yourself. I’ll be around all weekend. Poke your head in and say "Hi!" It’ll be nice to see you.

Take care, be well and please be kind.

Lots of love,
- Bill

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