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10 Ways to Tie a Travel Wrap

October 19, 2015

Travel Wraps are perfect for surviving the winter winds, bundling up by the fire, and packing for on-the-go. There are so many ways to wear them and express your style. We have a variety of colors of White + Warren Travel Wraps available at our store now. Here are a few ways to help you get started.


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Sweater Weather

December 14, 2012

I’m not sure about you but I’m seriously so cold during the winter that I’m constantly wearing a sweater. I know some of you ladies are nodding your head, agreeing with me right now. Guys, I’m not sure why your body temperature is ten degrees warmer than ours, but good for you. I’m always cold. If I could shower in a sweater, I think I would. So if you wear them as much as I do, you’re going to need to know how to maintain your sweaters. Luckily Valet Magazine put out a guide to sweater maintenance and I’m here to summarize it for you:

De-Fuzzing: to get rid of pilling, get yourself a sweater stone that pulls the little guys from the threads, but leaves a smooth finish on the sweater.

Snags: fix a snag or loose thread by turning it sweater inside out and using a pin to pull the thread back into the inside of the sweater. Then knot the yarn close to the fabric and trim the excess.

Soften: Yes, there’s a way to fix the scratchiness of a sweater!! I wasn’t too far off when I said I wanted to take my sweater into the shower…

First hand-wash the sweater by filling your sink or bathtub 3/4 of the way with cold water. If you don’t have Woolite, add two spoonfuls of regular hair shampoo, stir, then immerse your sweaters into the water. Let it soak for 5 minutes. Swish around and work the suds through the fabric. Drain the water and rise with cool water to remove suds. Ball sweater slightly and then press out excess water.

Then, fill the tub halfway with lukewarm water and mix in two or three tablespoons of high-quality hair conditioner. Submerge the wool sweater for at least 30 minutes. Rinse the sweater throughly and once clean, lay onto a clean towel and roll up, pressing out the excess water. Unroll, smooth out any weird lines and wrinkles, and shift the sweater back into shape. Lay flat to dry completely.

Take good care of your sweaters and they’ll keep you warm and take care of you during these chilly months! If you’re lacking, A.K. Rikk’s has some terrific sweaters, men’s and women’s, that will definitely keep you cozy!

** UPDATE **

Thanks to Mary in Battle Creek, a “fiber artist and knitter,” we’ve recently learned that Woolite can remove color from some fibers and sweaters. She recommends using Soak or Eucalan for more delicate fibers. Thanks, Mary!


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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

November 30, 2012

So now that we’re well into the Holiday season, we thought we’d help you out when it comes to your Holiday shopping. The staff here at A.K. Rikk’s chose some of their favorite things in the store to create a women’s and men’s wish list!

Women’s Wish List:

Marc By Marc Jacobs Bag $498

White + Warren wraps $385

alice & olivia red pump $345

Judith Leiber Novelty Cupcake Purse $4295

rag & bone tailcoat $1395

Tom Ford Violet Blonde perfume $185

Marc Jacobs gold watch $250

Green rag & bone hat $195

Red Badgley Mischka gown &595

Olive Brunello Cucinelli overcoat &5615

Tibi sleeveless top $385

Salvatore Ferragamo riding boot $725

Men’s Wish List:

Ralph Lauren silver signet ring $495

Isaia green and navy check sportcoat $3825

Brunello Cucinelli down cardigan jacket $4135

John Varvatos shearling coat $4698

Isaia green cashmere sweater $1295

Brioni reversible down vest $1415

Paul & Shark Corporate Page sweater $585

Donald J Pliner glass beaded loafer $575

Etro Official shoulder bag $1743

Salvatore Ferragamo Double Monk strap shoe $740

Ralph Lauren briefcase $4500


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One more…

October 4, 2012

…trunk show this weekend! If you are like all of us, fall dressing is so much more interesting than the rest of the year. Layering is what we do, and what we do it with is cashmere. Join us Friday and Saturday for our bi-annual White & Warren trunk show. Amazing cashmere, unique cuts, and subtle coloration make this line so easy to insert into the rest of your wardrobe! See you there!

Trunk Show Hours:

Friday: 10-7PM

Saturday: 10-5PM

Sunday: closed


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