Posh Italian sailing and crew wear company Murphy & Nye set up shop on Bowen’s Wharf last year much to the delight of discerning sailors and enthusiasts alike. Sporty but chic pieces for men and women include knitwear, jackets, trousers, tops, shoes and accessories. delight of discerning sailors and enthusiasts alike. This week, the outpost of fashion and function has slashed everything to 60% off. Not to worry, this is not a “going out of business sale,” but rather, an attempt to make more room for inventory, before heavier winter gear moves in.
The company was born in Chicago back in1933 as quality sailmakers and in the 1970s was sold to today’s Italian owners who added a dash of European tailoring for a more flattering cut. Fabrics are treated and dyed with special processing techniques designed to recreate sailing fabrics of old, and cutting edge materials keep wearers warm on the water or off.
PS: Stayed tuned this week for an exciting Newport shopping event!!!