PPAI Magazine January 2024

NICOLE KACHMAREK Director of Merchandising Corporategift.com PPAI 754939, D1 Tenafly, New Jersey Kachmarek says quiet luxury means comfort. “I live in cozy but classic clothes year-round. Winter is my favorite time for dressing because I have a whole closet full of cowl-neck sweaters and sweatshirts that keep me warm but also add a bit of sophistication. I think quiet luxury is also about being confident in your clothes, which is easy to do when you feel comfortable and stylish. OGIO offers a ton of cowl-neck options.” This OGIO Ladies Luuma Sherpa Full-Zip joins sherpa fleece with performance polyester for the ultimate in coziness and mobility, and its exaggerated cowl neck and front zippered pockets provide extra opportunities for warmth. Available in black or ivory. SanMar / PPAI 110788, S16 / sanmar.com Kachmarek says she wants to try this chic jacket. “I love the look of English country outerwear. … It screams ‘quiet luxury’ and ‘old money.’ Stormtech has options that hit that look. You can just tell the materials are quality, the earth tones and plaids are incredibly classic, and the styling is so chic. This jacket reminds me of the royal family’s Scotland wardrobe on [Netflix’s] The Crown.” When the temperature unexpectedly dips, this Women’s Bushwick Quilted Jacket with a snap closure, center front zipper and zippered hand warmer pockets is guaranteed to keep you warm and protected from the chill. When it’s cloudy, use the adjustable hood and draw in the adjustable waist. Stormtech USA / PPAI 260245, S4 stormtechperformance.com Kachmarek would suggest effortless pieces. “Sweater fleeces are a great option for a client wanting the quiet luxury look. The cozy and textured materials give such an effortless look. While Patagonia has become the gold standard of this style, there’s also tons of other options available. This one from Fossa is timeless.” The Villa Sweater Fleece Jacket is a perfect sweater hybrid that promises comfort and fashion 28 • JANUARY 2024 • PPAI Essentials | Use Case