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.
Spalwart, A.T.P. & Little Liffner
Just in between the menswear international fashion weeks and trade shows and the up and coming international women’s shows in Paris and London, Sweden manages to squeeze in a kind of fashion week as well. It’s not something that Nitty Gritty in particular is a part of, and as you know, we don’t work with that many Swedish brands. Main reason for that is that we first and foremost try to offer a unique mix of brands for our home market, and since most Swedish multibrand stores offer a big selection of Swedish and Scandinavian brands, we try to do it differently. We do like our fellow Swedish business colleagues, and have the greatest respect for their work, and some of them have made it into the Nitty Gritty concept.
The Bench – Idil Omar
Idil Omar is one of our locals. She lives nearby the Nitty Gritty Stores and became a regular when she moved to Stockholm 5 years ago from the south of Sweden. This hot and steamy Tuesday, properly dressed out due to the weather circumstances, she paid us a visit for some inspiration and autumn `New Arrivals´ for herself and also to find a birthday gift for a friend...
The Bench - Mr. Andrew Spiers
This is Andrew Spiers, we've known him for some time now. He represents Drakes, Johnstons Cashmere and Sanders on the Scandinavian market. Andrew is a true English gentleman who moved to Sweden many years ago for two reasons alone, love for a girl and the fact that Pubs are open late...
The Bench - Lords of Hometown
You know when you ask a person if they are good at something and they shyly look away, mumbling something about; "Yeah, I guess I'm ok at it…". The only thing you can know for sure when getting that kind of answer is that the person is hell of a something, probably pro...
The Bench - Adam & Jen
This is Adam and Jen. We had the pleasure of their visit in the Nitty Gritty men- and women stores the other day, flying in all the way from San Francisco. Adam was wearing a very nice Barena Venezia coat and we started chatting with him about it. It turned out that he works for the store Unionmade in San Francisco, a store well known for it´s genuine offerings of high quality clothing, not too far from our concept and how we work with our own Nitty Gritty Stores...
The Bench - Tim Dörpmund
The fashion journalist Tim Dörpmund was in Stockholm for the first time the other day. He came to visit Nitty Gritty to interview our Creative Director Hugo. Tim works for the German magazine TextilWirtschaft, a daily newspaper covering everything from stats to trends in the global shoe- and textile industry.
Nitty Gritty Entertainment System…
You have got to check out our website. Nitty Gritty is first and foremost a retail and agency business, but we are also children of our time. Today we are happy about the possibility we have to work our way around as stylists, bloggers, DJ’s, photographers and digital magazine producers. Because that’s pretty much what it is to run an online business if you want to entertain, inspire, educate and involve people that share our passion and interest for style, culture and clothing. The result is right here, where you are now, at www.nittygrittystore.com
Nitty Gritty Store Hours #5 – Art Alfie
The Bench - Namktyu Chun
Our eyes are well educated in the fashion scouting game. For example, we could easily spot a Doctoral Researcher in Fashion from quite some distance. Of course it helps if he´s wearing a bright yellow raincoat. Namktyu Chun from New York “stopped by” the Nitty Gritty Menswear store the other day on his way to Helsinki...
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!