Pendleton’s star has been rising ever since Opening Ceremony launched their first collaboration with the 100-year-old company three seasons ago and made everyone remember how gorgeous their jacquard-patterned woven woolens are. Pendleton started when the Bishop family bought a defunct woolen mill in Pendleton, Oregon and began manufacturing blankets and shawls for Native Americans. They eventually graduated to men’s shirts and then all sorts of clothing, which was always very high quality but not always considered to be ultra stylish. So their partnership with Opening Ceremony, which includes staples of the female hipster wardrobe including harem pants and jumpsuits, is pleasantly surprising. But the line transcends hipsterdom, with truly gorgeous peacoats (worn recently by Jessica Szor on the set of Gossip Girl) and full skirts that need to be in my closet ASAP. Pendleton has also collaborated with Nike, Vans, Hurley, Timberland and Comme des Garçons.
For pieces a little easier on the wallet, check out Etsy and Urban Outfitters. And look for a collaboration with Levi’s in early November. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the capsule collection will include two trucker jackets for men, two trucker jackets for women, a men’s work shirt, a women’s cape and a blanket, and prices will range from $118 to $198.
Here are some of my faves! Oh, and a tip, if you’re on the hunt for vintage or Etsy finds, I suggest searching for the misspelling of Pendleton (that would be Pendelton).