SLOW FOOD SATURDAY
KRUKMAKARGATAN, 24 NOVEMBER
Four fashion shops and a literature-shop, all located on Krukmakargatan, has invited four restaurants and a coffee shop slash roastery from the region to jointly create a pleasant experience with a focus on well-cooked, slow cooked food (slow food) and tailored and sustainable fashion. Saturday, November 24th is now known as Slow Food Saturday. Between the hours of 12-16 the restaurants Sjögräs, Steam, Södermalms Delikatesser and Tjoget together with Johan and Nyströms Kafferosteri will offer slow food and drinks inside the stores of Nitty Gritty, Nitty Gritty Grit Girl Store, Our Legacy, Papercut and Uniforms for the Dedicated.
Beyond Sofo, Millennium walks and plain chilling at Medis, there is a part of Södermalm that during almost ten years now has grown older, stronger and braver. The area extending from Mariatorget and all the way down to Hornstull is a driving and an entrepreneurial spirit that has during the years given birth to shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, theatres and hotels. Here you will find commitment and core values and a long-term thinking with a focus on sustainability and quality. We believe that more people would like what we do if they only knew that we were doing and have therefore created the Slow Food Saturday.
NITTY GRITTY IN COLLABORATION WITH STEAM
Nitty Gritty in Stockholm was founded in 1991 as a reaction to the increasingly homogenised clothing store chains that dominated trade in Sweden at the time. We value each product as much as we value the strength of its brand. Today we have one women’s store, one men's store and a online shop where we offer men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories, skin care and fragrances in a unique mix that constantly interpret the signs.
Steam serves dumplings, Asian-inspired soups and salads prepared with their own recipes and flavours as clean as possible. The raw materials are carefully selected and all that is served should be as fresh, locally grown and fairly as it can be.
NITTY GRITTY GRIT GIRL STORE IN COLLABORATION WITH SÖDERMALMS DELIKATESSER
Södermalms Delikatesser / Delikatessen Bistro Bar is housed in what was previously one of Stockholm's oldest fire stations from the late 1800's. The focus is French, and here you can enjoy classic French bistro dishes for both lunch and dinner.
Nitty Gritty Grit Girl Store (see Nitty Gritty above)
OUR LEGACY IN COLLABORATION WITH SJÖGRÄS
Our Legacy was founded in 2005 by Jockum Hallin and Cristopher Nying. Our Legacy currently operates two stores in Stockholm, a shop in Gothenburg and is found in approximately 230 of the best fashion boutiques around the world. The men’s collection of Our Legacy combines the seriousness of a 90th century business look - confidence in sharp cuts - with the soft likes of artist - aesthetically experimental and emotional.
Sjögräs creates honest, well-prepared food from the classic French cuisine with a spice of Swedish influences. In addition to serving food from both sea and forest they carries Northern Europe's largest rum selection. Over 18 years Sjögräs has housed Södermalm and has become a well known classic among Stockholm's restaurants
PAPERCUT IN COLLABORATION WITH JOHAN & NYSTRÖM
Papercut provides a personalized selection of international magazines, DVDs and books. You'll also find gift items such as Penguin products. A perfect blend of inspiration and pleasure. In short, a deli counter for the popular culture enthusiasts.
Johan & Nyström founded his coffee roastery in November 2004. It all started with a bunch of passionate coffee enthusiasts who wanted to change the Swedish coffee culture and convey a sense of craftsmanship, exclusive roasting techniques, more fun, and just more and organic coffee.
UNIFORMS FOR THE DEDICATED IN COLLABORATION WITH TJOGET
The brand Uniforms for the Dedicated has shaped a name and expression by combining playful design with environmental awareness of products and projects in fashion, furniture, music and film. Creative Processes coloured by a passion for the previously unexplored combined with a focus on contemporary craft and quality, this with the ambition of creating timeless products for the inquisitive gentleman.
Tjoget consists of three parts; the restaurant Linje Tio is one of those. Linje Tio’s goal is to take their guests on a continental trip through southern Europe. Chef Daniel Gustavsson, formerly Gordon Ramsay’s in London and head chef at F12 in Stockholm, interprets Uniforms for the Dedicated by a warm merger between the French Riviera and Stockholm autumn. Slow cooked, of course.
Roll on towards lazier days…
We are heading towards lazier days, summer season means vacation and vacation means dressing down without loosing style.
The Bench - Maj-La Pizzelli
A true grit girl is Maj-La Pizzelli. After spending a major part of her career building a strong design and production organization at iconic Swedish fashion brand Filippa K she decided that the time had come to try to fly on her own…
The Bench - Niclas Lydeen
Niclas Lydeen is a Swedish visual artist and Art Director and founder of the perfume brand Agonist. Niclas and his wife Christine founded the label in 2008 and have had great success internationally getting in to some of the worlds finest boutiques and department stores. When they now decided to also launch their label in their home country they choose Nitty Gritty as their exclusive independent partner.
The Bench - Vu Bui
Vu Bui is one of our best and friendliest regulars. He and his girlfriend Lydia, who by the way has promised herself only to buy her clothes from our Women’s store, always bring some good American spirit when they drop by. Vu is Chief Operating Officer at Mojang, makers of Minecraft, here in Stockholm and travels a lot, but always visits us when he is in town.
The Bench - Roland Philippe Kretzschmar
Roland has been a loyal Nitty Gritty customer since the very beginning back in 1991. But this day, when we caught him on The Bench, his main purpose of visiting Krukmakargatan wasn´t to shop for new clothes, but to collect the latest issue of the Japanese Outdoor Fashion Magazine “Go Out”, sold by our shop neighbour Papercut. Thanks for stopping by Roland!
The Bench - Lydia Winters
One of our sweetest regulars is Lydia Winters, with the totally cool job title Director of Fun at Mojang - the company behind game sensation Minecraft. She has the natural quality of making people feel good in her presence, so we love every time she walks through the door of the store. And we are so happy when she tells us that she treasures the pieces she has bought from us season after season, this is just they way to do it Nitty Gritty style – invest in what you will love for a long time to come. Thanks so much for lending us your style on The Bench today, Lydia!
Parisian Chick or British Sophistication…
Well, maybe you are a little bit of both, or maybe you are all in with one look but at different occasions? Intellectual librarian at day and French gypset at night.
The Bench - Gisela Rydberg
This is Gisela Rydberg. She works at Nitty Gritty. Well actually she doesn't, but she's hanging out here a lot and she lives just up the street from our stores so she's more or less like one of us.
I have nothing to do if you take making clothes away from me…
… says Ichiro Nakatsu from Osaka. As a young boy he used to go to the America-Mura (American Village) area of his home town and visit the vintage store located there. At the time they offered a great selection of American casualwear such as numerous variations of five pocket denims, button down shirts, Hawaiian shirts, military pants and jackets. He did this with the purpose of finding something as beautiful, comfortable and well aging as his childhood overalls made of Cone Mill denim cloth.
Refined Craftsmanship and Rugged Italian Tailoring
Nowadays Barena is a very established brand among the high quality stores that share the same values as Nitty Gritty. Besides giving you a lot value for money Barena also allows you to be comfortable, yet elegant, relaxed bohemian, yet chic and safe in shapes, yet brave in fabrics.
Nitty Gritty Store Hours #3 – Slow Blow
This Saturday on March 7th, it’s time for another edition of Nitty Gritty Store Hours, when two DJ’s team up to play a 4-hour all vinyl set in the men’s store.
Comme as you are
Colourless yet not collar less. Rei Kawakubo's second line of her Commes Des Garcons universe named Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons has created a spring collection that explores the symmetric, the patterns and collars more than colours.
”For years, I was the best-kept secret in Milan…”
The quote comes from Serbian born, Milan based designer Dusan Paunovic. With his self titled brand ongoing since 1999, he has kept true to his values of being very personal with his customers and clients. He keeps a small distribution in order to have control over it and to develop long term relationships with the stores he supplies. From this spring, that now includes Nitty Gritty.
Things that make a difference
Maybe you are aware of the heritage of Nitty Gritty, or maybe you are not? The whole thing started back in the early 90's with three guys who actually where more into northern soul music than fashion. But they still felt an urge to create a platform in Stockholm for different kinds of sub cultural phenomena's whether it was driven out of music, fashion, sports or whatever that they felt interesting for the moment. This is probably why we have taken quite a few different directions throughout the years, but still maintained our backbone of inspiration and development in the sub cultural sphere. We have always admired people that come from different backgrounds and makes their own things and are dedicated to their beliefs and that “goes all in”.
G-Shock X Kevin Lyons
G-Shock X Kevin Lyons Multi talented street artist Kevin Lyons has teamed up with Casio to design a limited number of their model GB5600B-K8. We are proud to be one out of very few selected retailers who can offer this unique timepiece. Included within the model’s Bluetooth capabilities are music control, time sync, incoming call alert, incoming email alert, incoming social media alert, phone finder, and out-of-range warning. The model was also designed with a tap-function that allows the wearer to double-tap the watch screen in order to silence the alarm/vibration alert.