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Getting What You Pay For

Many years ago, the majority of clothing that Americans wore was actually made in America. Today, only roughly 3-5% of clothing is still manufactured on our shores. Most of what Americans buy and wear is inexpensive, mass-produced clothing that might last one season. And while inexpensive clothing fulfills a desire for trendy selections or a […]

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St. Croix Collections – Our Story

It’s hard for a company to thrive for over 50 years in the fashion business if the foundation isn’t strong. Among our upscale, discriminating clients, we’ve built an international reputation of excellence by delivering it. But it all started with very humble beginnings. Over 50 years ago, Bernhard Brenner came to America as a young, […]

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When a luxury legend becomes a reality: Wool, Cashmere & Silk have arrived

Innovation takes many shapes. Sometimes it comes in the form of a new technology or gadget, like the now-ubiquitous iPhone. Sometimes it comes together by combining two or three existing things and creating something new. For St. Croix Collections, their most recent innovation comes in the shape of several new fantastic knitwear items featuring our […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Mr. B Clothing

Successful people often have common personality traits and habits. Certainly hard work and determination is part of the mix, but for those that are successful and content, there’s something more. You’ll find that for these people, there’s a passion for the work they do, a dedication to stay the course, and a willingness to listen […]

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St. Croix collars are different—and better.

If you’re of a certain age and you lived through the 1980’s, it’s likely that you wore the collar of your polo shirt flipped up. Or maybe you even layered two shirts together to get the collars to stay up in just the right way. Collar trends have come and gone over the years, but […]

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The Way It’s Done

Do you know what these items have in common: Crayola crayons, Red Wing Boots, and Zippo Lighters? If you guessed that all of these products are made in America, then you’d be correct. The movement toward supporting companies who are manufacturing products in the U.S. has grown over the last several years. What used to […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Partners’ Limited

Partners’ clothing store in Lafayette, Louisiana is loving their new location. They recently relocated to a new, stand-alone building in a thriving, energetic part of town. They love that this location brings in lots of new, fresh faces, but is still convenient for their beloved long-term customers. After all, relationships with their customers is the […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Nancy’s Fancys

One of the best things about independent retailers is that they are precisely that: independent. These stores aren’t the homogenized corporate versions of big box retail that removes all individual personality—they are filled with personality. Nancy’s Fancys in Highlands, North Carolina is exactly that kind of independent retailer— a place stocked full of great products […]

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Holiday Wishes

Hours of designing, planning, procurement, and craftsmanship go into each garment that St. Croix produces. Every single person plays an important role in crafting the world’s finest and most luxurious knitwear. We’re pleased and honored that our customers continue to support the work we do, and that they choose to live their lives in the […]

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Big Luxury in a Small Package

There are some luxuries in life that once discovered, you wonder how you ever lived without them. If you live in a cold climate, seat warmers in your car are one such luxury. Or maybe it’s the simple, yet ubiquitous GPS app on our phones. How did we ever get anywhere without that electronic map […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Pinstripes

If you visit Kansas City and ask a local to recommend something to do, it’s likely they’ll point you toward the Plaza. It’s a fabulous shopping and entertainment district near downtown Kansas City, complete with beautiful fountains, great shops and plenty of restaurants. A must-stop shop at the Plaza is Pinstripes—one of the best men’s luxury […]

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Handcrafted Legacy

Has anyone ever made anything for you by hand? Chances are, it’s become a cherished gift. Giving something that is handmade conveys thoughtfulness, care and quality. There’s an entire $30-billion-dollar craft industry based on creating, and often giving, things that are handmade. The term handmade has come to really mean something in our highly mechanized […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Kannon’s Clothing

St. Croix Collections is proud of its nearly 60 year American-made legacy. There’s a certain comradery among companies that have hit the half-century mark—it’s almost like a club. A club of determined, dedicated people who know that quality and service are the only real way to build a long-lasting venture, and it becomes part of […]

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Fresh Picked for Fall

Design Director Dave Gebhardt took some time away from his busy travel schedule (more on that another time) to share his favorite pieces from the Fall 2015 Collection. Not sure what to wear this fall? Let his choices be your guide! Textured Knits: From our very favorite Fashion Cable Knit Cardigan Sweater to our Classic Chunky […]

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Retailer Spotlight: The Foursome

This October, award-winning retailer The Foursome in Plymouth, MN is celebrating their 80th year in business! That’s a major accomplishment in the retail world. And when people talk about a “family business”, there’s no better example than the three generations of family all working together at The Foursome. The company began in 1935, founded by […]

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Whatever happened to Mr. Knitter?

Ever wonder where names of things come from? Names like Kleenex have become so ubiquitous that they no longer just represent a brand, they are the name of a thing. Companies often utilize the services of creative agencies and scores of focus groups to land on the perfect, multi-faceted, multi-national name for their company. Or […]

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55 Years of Excellence

This August, St. Croix Collections is celebrating fifty-five years of business. Fifty-five years of creating the world’s finest knitwear for men. Fifty-five years of honing our craftsmanship and our artistry into a reputation for excellence. Fifty-five years of dedicated workers, proud of our American-made heritage. Fifty-five years of partnership and collaboration with some of the […]

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