Leaves are changing, daylight’s shrinking and pumpkin spice is in the air — and in everything else. It must be fall. To celebrate, we’ve picked out our favorite Midwest-made goods to help ring in the season in good style and good spirits.
Bring on the layers! One of our favorite parts about fall is bundling up (no parkas yet, just sweaters and scarves). This naturally dyed scarf from the Chicago shop adds a subtle splash of style.
Take your fall drinks to go in this solid ceramic travel mug from Red Wing, Minnesota.
Okay, we cheated — this jacket is made out in Seattle, Washington, but it’s for sale through Pierrepont Hicks, the Minnesota-meets-Brooklyn style shop. The olive green is a go-to color for fall, and the playful lining proves it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
The Chicago design shop Munie is dedicated to creating thoughtful products for life, and their rolltop waxed canvas backpack is no exception. The No. 8 Duck Martinex Original Waxed canvas is extremely durable and perfect for fall hikes, brisk bike rides or just heading back to school.
With fall comes the facial hair — break out the lumberjack flannel and beards seem to just sprout fully grown. The Canoeist beard oil keeps beards in prime condition; it seals split ends, revives shine and leaves a woodsy scent that lasts through the day.
If you’re not ready to go full-jacket yet, the Millbrook Vest provides needed protection against fall winds and falling temps. Another pick from Pierrepont Hicks, this plush vest is reversible for double the fall wardrobe options.
We’re looking forward to spending a few fall evenings at home with a good book. For anyone that can’t resist that old book smell, Frostbeard Studios has captured it in a candle.
If Paul Bunyan had carried a purse, we think it would have looked a little something like this. We love this lumberjack-inspired look from Duluth Pack.
Merit is a Michigan business with a mission: helping disadvantaged youth get to college. 20 percent of the company’s revenue goes to fund college scholarships. Their stylish line of hats, hoodies and t-shirts makes it a no-brainer fall buy.
Fall road trip, anyone? This duffle is the perfect size for a weekend getaway.
Both hands on the handlebars, folks. This growler caddy makes biking with your favorite brew a breeze. The leather caddy, handcrafted in Milwaukee, holds traditional 64-ounce growlers. Bike responsibly with your brew!