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.
1. Raw Silk Infinity Scarf from Argaman & Defiance
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.
2. Travel Mug from Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery
Take your fall drinks to go in this solid ceramic travel mug from Red Wing, Minnesota.
3. Dunoon Jacket from Pierrepont Hicks
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.
4. Ferre Rolltop Backpack from Munie
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.
5. Canoeist Beard Oil from Sanborn Canoe Co.
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.
6. Millbrook Vest from Pierrepont Hicks
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.
7. Old Books Candle from Frostbeard Studio
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.
8. Deluxe Wool Shell Bag from Duluth Pack
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.
9. Beanie from Merit
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.
10. Continental Duffle from J.W. Hulme
Fall road trip, anyone? This duffle is the perfect size for a weekend getaway.
11. Growler Caddy from Fyxation
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!