Friday, July 30, 2010

Now Online: J.W. Hulme Co.

(Barbour umbrella sold separately)

(Pozu slippers available at Umeboshi Shoes)

J.W. Hulme bags for men and women are now available online

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Arrivals: J.W Hulme Co.

A Brief History

John W Hulme and his brother found themselves agreeing to a business deal to make tents for the looming war. Along with their expertise in making awnings, they were eager to do their part for the war effort. From the time they started the company to the early 1920s, tents and awnings were the main focus of the business.


J.W. Hulme Co. remained actively involved in the production of large heavy duty canvas tents highly sought after in times of war. As the need for canvas tents waned following the wars, the company turned its attention to providing awnings for the elite. J.W. Hulme Co. also began to design and manufacture canvas and leather bags and accessories for Minnesota sporting hunters. 

Fast-Forward to 1975

J.W. Hulme Co. was purchased by Norton Cross and a new phase of interesting historical development began. Norton – being an avid outdoorsman - kept the canvas awning business going while designing and beginning the manufacturing of sporting duffles. Based on the old duffles his grandfather had shown him, Norton created a line of canvas carrying bags. 

Fast-Forward to 2003

J.W. Hulme Co. was purchased by Chuck Bidwell and Jen Guarino. They quickly re-established J.W. Hulme Co.’s commitment to top quality and Made in USA products with the promise to keep all design and production in the US. They furthered their commitment by backing the products with a lifetime guarantee and offering unsurpassed customer service.

Each bag comes with a lifetime guarantee

You may return any bag with defect or normal use damage, and J.W. Hulme will either repair in a presentable fashion, or if not possible replace it at no charge including shipping. Non-normal damage such as dog-chewing, will be repaired at cost. 

The J.W. Hulme Co. collection ranges from duffle bags to brief cases to sporting and hunting gear. J.W. Hulme Co., which has been in St Paul, Minnesota for over 100 years, has 25 employees. 

Available in store & coming soon to our online shop
Email us if you have questions

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We are back

The Lark sale is still in full swing

We have just returned from New York with pictures and stories to tell. Mostly we want to share what we wore with you.

Slim Ghost Oxford on the left, and Oxford Bomarzo on the right

Natsumi's suitcase:

 White shirts
1 day bag and 1 evening bag
Casual jeans and pants
2 pair of high heels, 
1 pair of ballet flats
1 pair of oxfords

"My travel essentials are my shoes, my day bag and white shirts. 
I wore my oxfords every day, I was so comfortable walking in them for hours."

Veronika's suitcase:

1 pair of painter pants
4 button down gingham shirts
1 casual top
1 day bag and 1 evening bag
1 pair of ballet flats and 1 pair of oxfords

"I couldn't travel without my Chimala painter pants, or button down shirts." 

We suffered sweltering heat in total style. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010


It has been a while since we've done any updates on the Lark Blog. 

We are currently in New York City viewing collections for next spring and summer, at the end of each day we run out of  time to update you. 

(Our Zeha-Berlin's are doing more walking then you could imagine)

Next week we should be back on schedule with regular news. In the meantime our sale is going strong, so visit the store to check it out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Timeless Shoes

Zeha-Berlin cream oxford shoes are a beautiful luxury and now they are on sale!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Arrival: Saint James

Popular styles, colours and sizes have been fully restocked in the store and online
We have a new colour in Levant called gris clair/gris chine which is two tones of heather grey stripe. 
You can never have too many French striped shirts! 

Do you remember Huitriere
This style (women's only) was introduced at Lark last month and got sold out so quickly! Now THEY ARE BACK in stock!

We also have a new style for women called Galathee which is a similar fit to Huitriere, but it is made with lightweight cotton jersey, perfect for summer. The Galathee is not yet available online so you'll have to visit us, or send us an email.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sale Feature: Lark Gingham for Women

Since it's sale time at Lark we will be keeping you up to date on what to look out for.

The Makie for Lark gingham shirt is made in New York with 100% cotton from Japan.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday
What will you wear Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Special Summer Sale Day!

This is the summer version of our boxing day sale

Don't miss out on great one day deals:

60% off

50% off
Fred Perry

 40% off
Yoshi Kondo 
Burkman Brothers

....just to give you an idea

*Our regular summer sale will continue on Sunday through to August*

Online customers keep your eyes on our men's and women's sale sections as we start to mark things down Saturday through to Sunday. 
Already marked down items will be further discounted.