You ended your love affair with Scandinavia after your last trip to Ikea.
One parking lot showdown, three temper tantrums (you: one, the kids: two), and a pound of Swedish fish later, you swore off the Nords forever.
But Polarn O. Pyret may win you back once and for all. The Swedish brand has just launched a U.S.-based webshop of basics perfect for playgrounds, camp days, school days, and bumming around the house. The colors and designs have a retro vibe, from preppy striped rain boots and sailor tops to cotton undies and brightly colored denim, and are meant to be worn in and worn out.
We were won over by thoughtful touches like interior adjustable waistbands and removable hoods that make for a longer life — and more bang for your buck.
Skål to that.
Available online at polarnopyret.com.
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