“They’re clothes made for kids who love to play,” explained Pascale Suissa, manager of the new Tribeca outpost of Polarn O. Pyret. “They’re so comfortable.” They’re also for people who love stripes—while not everything is striped, it’s definitely the signature look. Being Swedish, the company also specializes in outerwear. Most of the clothing is unisex, the better to be handed down.
Polarn O. Pyret has locations in many European capitals, as well as one in Greenwich, Conn., and a brand-new one—it opened last week—on the Upper West Side. “Other U.S. locations are being planned,” said Suissa.
I was kind of hoping they’d have stuff for adults, especially when I saw the staff wearing striped T-shirts. Alas, it’s all for kids, with the exception of a few pieces for women who are expecting or nursing. (To that effect, the store will have a nursing room.) Although Suissa did say that boxers—to match the kids’ ones—will soon be available for men.
Polarn O. Pyret is at 200 Chambers (between West and Greenwich); polarnopyret.com.