Spring has sprung at Brightwater!

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How are you? It’s hard to believe that November is right around the corner. With temperatures in the 60’s, it feels more like September. Yet, I've been busily filling up the shop with cold weather apparel! The last few weeks have been nose to the the grindstone at Brightwater. There’s so much new fall and winter product that I’ve barely been keeping up with getting it all out! Lots of new cashmere sweaters for men and women, plus I've got one of the best selection of Parajumpers jackets and parkas than I’ve had in a long time. Brightwater’s fall offering of Bogner has been well received, as have the Barbour collections. Folks have been loving the new Hartford 1979 for men...

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NYC & Piled High with New Deliveries

    It seems that summer may be sliding away, as the thermometer said 49F this morning. It’s alway a little bittersweet. There were too many things on my summer list that I didn’t get to. It seemed to evaporate this year. Yet, I also can’t help but celebrate the arrival of fall. I love these cool mornings, crisp air, combined with the brilliant colors of the trees. I’m going to make time to get out and enjoy it! We returned Monday night from the Spring/Summer Markets in NYC. It felt much more like summer there! Hot and muggy. We saw some great lines, both new and known! Now comes the hard part of selecting what’s right for Brightwater’s Summer '23 offerings....

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Labor Day

It looking like a beautiful Labor Day weekend is upon us! Are you headed to the State Fair? Hanging out at home? Heading north? We are opting for the later. We’re going to grab a little bit more of summer, as well as get to a laundry list of fall-type projects that need doing, from firewood to yard work. Funny how that list never seems to get any shorter! It still will be wonderful. The nights are getting cooler, which means evening fires. I can sit in front of a crackling fire for hours… We’ll be getting together with friends, sharing boat rides and hopefully spending time just relaxing. The next few weeks are busy ones.In other news, our first...

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Chicago Collective for Spring/Summer 2023

  I’m trying to figure out how it got to be darn near the middle of August, and how I’m going to cram in the rest of my summer bucket list! Maybe the smart thing to do is forget the list, and just enjoy! The cooler nights make for better sleeping and the rain has been good for my tomatoes!We got back late Tuesday from the first of the summer 2023 markets. This time it was the Chicago Collective. I think it’s the best Men’s Market in the country. We flew in Saturday evening and had appointments hourly on Sunday, Monday and part of Tuesday. It’s always fun to see what’s new for Spring/Summer ’23, as well as meet up...

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2022 Crazy Days Tent Sale

Starting Thursday, it runs through Sunday. The Big Top tent behind the shop will be holding sale items that are up to 80% off! This is your opportunity to save big on all the great merchandise you’ve come to expect from Brightwater‚ from summer shorts and tops to parkas and sweaters! You'll find the names that you know and love from Brightwater: Parajumpers, Ecru, Billy Reid, White and Warren, Hatley, Anatomie, Gitman Vintage,  Lilla P, Amundsen, and so many others! Best selection is always Thursday at 10:00 a.m

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