Tired of making clothing under other people’s names — for examples, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren — fashion designer Nicholas Kunz sought advice from a psychic, who told her that owning her own label was predestined. In 2003 Kunz joined forces with her brother Christopher and launched Nicholas K: a line of high-end men’s and women’s clothing distinguished by lots of zippers, drawstrings, toggles, grommets, and other details. From the military-ish yet softly draping Booker jacket in olive green to striped cotton dress shirts, front-zip cardigans and khaki parkas, Nicholas D’s casual chic is difficult to resist.
This array features some of our favorite picks from a quintet of top designers, with a tendency toward cropped jackets, mini-dresses, and slouchy knit tops. You’ll also find waxed leggings, an amazing leather bomber jacket, and loads of black—perfect for complementing the super-bright trends for spring.
Every once in a while, we wind up with some items that haven't found their way to a good home. It’s tragic, we know. But don't worry, there’s a silver lining: We’re offering them to you — at steeper-than-ever discounts — so we can make way for new gear. We’ve only got a few of each item in stock, so move fast.
Give your off-duty look some designer edge with this selection, which ranges from varsity-inspired outerwear and denim and corduroy shirts from Kai-aakman to slim chinos, shirting, and outerwear from Nicholas K.
Who these days can be relegated to just one time zone, let alone a single clothing style? New York-based Nicholas K provides a bit of East Coast edge with asymmetric silhouettes, rendered in dark, plush fabrics. Lightening the mood (and raising the mercury) are chic, drapey separates from Young, Broke & Fabulous—the label known for pairing California-cool basics with glam-rock embellishments.