Danish brand crush: Le Port
As you know, I love going up to the summer house, and I may have just found yet another reason to love Rørvig! During our most recent vacation up there, I pretty randomly came across a very interesting and really new Danish clothing brand, which is actually based in Nykøbing and Rørvig. How cool is that?!
You might have seen that I’ve been busy posting on Instagram during the vacation, and while I was looking through other pictures taken in Rørvig, I came across a couple of shots of really nice, maritime clothes – fifteen seconds of Insta-research quickly revealed that it was a local brand that even has a little store (well, more of a cute little wooden booth, to be honest) at the harbor in Rørvig.
The brand is called Le Port, and its aim is to “celebrate the wonderful ports of Denmark” – which there are many of! They were founded in May 2015, so are only a couple of months old. Therefore, the collection is still relatively small and focused on basics for both men and women.
The style is decidedly maritime – which is soooo much right up my alley that I nearly jumped with joy when I walked into the little store! I’ve had a little bit of an obsession with this lately… basically, if it’s blue, blue-and-white, and/ or has an anchor on it, I will more likely than not buy it. I would say a solid 65% of my closet are navy, other hues of blue, and white. So that’s where Le Port fit the picture perfectly.
Le Port clothing is all designed by the owner, Tina. She uses 100% organic cotton, and the clothes are produced in Bangladesh under fair conditions – certified by the Fair Wear Foundation. Also, how cute is their logo, the happy little fish?! I love it!
I was lucky enough that they were running a big summer sale while we were up there, and everything in the store was 50% off! I walked out of there with a white polo, a blue and white shirt, and a grey polo for the boyfriend. The polos have a great feel to them, the cotton is really light without being thin or see-through. The women’s polo has a nice fitted cut, and what I love most about it is its length – I have a rather long torso, so often I’ll end up with t-shirts or polos that just reach down to the waistband of my pants, and then I’m always conscious about lifting my arms and stuff. But no more!
Shirts are a whoooooole other story! Don’t get me started on how hard it is to find a well-fitting shirt – I think that’s probably hard for every woman out there (or at least that’s what I tell myself when I have yet another frustrating changing room experience). Of course I can’t speak for everyone, but for me, the Le Port shirts have a great fit. I only got one so far, but I’m eyeing a denim shirt that might find its way into my closet very soon… I love the soft, stretchy material, the colors, and the details.
So, if you’re ever around Rørvig and Nykøbing, make sure you stop by the booth and see for yourself. If not, don’t despair, because they have a web shop with next day delivery! So if you like maritime clothes, great design, high quality, you should definitely support this local brand. I know I’ll definitely be shopping there more in the future!