Thanks to my pal, fashion maven Sheri Radel Rosenberg, I got motivated to check out & Other Stories this past Saturday. It has a really cool Scandinavian vibe – very open, light woods, clean lines and I just LOVE their use of plants throughout the store. The clothes look a little more grown-up and sophisticated – something you’d wear to work. Coats were awesome. Also cool, they are doing a line with Iris Apfel – although their in-store merchandising of the line is a little sad. They have a large (expensive) shoe collection and their toiletries and cosmetics are well merchandised but the products I tested, leave a lot to be desired. The scrub literally left my hands taut and dry for 2 days. Here’s the background/philosophy on the line from NY Magazine: The clothing (along with shoes, and clutches, and body scrub, and nail polish) is designed exclusively in two small ateliers, in Stockholm and Paris, and the philosophy is simple: Perennial closet staples don’t need to be subtle. Think dramatic black palazzo trousers and gold stud earrings inspired by water lilies.