H & M’s chic, high-fashion big sister, COS, is finally coming to the US! Previously only available in Europe and Asia, I was instantly hooked after my initial visit in Sweden. Their apparel and accessories offerings for women, men and children lean towards minimalist basics with a unique twist, such as an unexpected fabric combination or cut. While the price points exceed those of H & M’s, the product quality is noticeably better.
Opening Ceremony’s NYC flagship currently carries a limited selection of COS items, with a full-fledged NYC store slated to open in Spring 2014, followed by additional brick-and-mortar stores and online commerce across the States. Until then, I’ll keep my piggy back intact.