torsdag 26 maj 2011

Baxter Of California Eau De Cologne

Taking cue from the early 1970's, eau de cologne was reintroduced to Baxter of California in 2009. Bravado 2 & Bravado 3 are the first from the brand since the original Bravado was defunct in 2000 after staying within the line for almost 30 years.

Advert for the original Bravado. Described as "A little lemon, a little lime, a little spice"

Just as with the candles, BoC engaged Marc Atlan to create exquisite package designs for the new fragrances. Unlike traditional box packaging, Atlan stayed away from using ink or glue. Instead, he created a bold study in contrasts by using a dense and intricate explosion of splatters, sprays & drips in foil application.

“The packaging is unapologetic, radical & absolutely masculine,” says Atlan.

Bravado 2 is a very modern, light & sophisticated scent, designed to fringe on unisex. Features notes of citrus, lemon, mandarin, basil, light florals, cypress & soft vanilla musk.
Baxter Of California Bravado 2 Cologne € 79 (SEK 799:-)

Equally light & sophisticated but a little less sweet, the Bravado 3 offers notes of citrus, bergamot, mandarin, white florals, lavender, nutmeg & woody musk.Baxter Of California Bravado 3 € 79 (SEK 799:-)

Both of the new Bravado colognes are now available for purchase both in store & on line @ the C Store.

View our full line up of Baxter Of California products online @

onsdag 25 maj 2011

PF Flyers x Freemans Sporting Club

Joining forces with visionary New York City retailer Freemans Sporting Club (FSC), PF Flyers have re-released two archival styles from their 1949 catalogue.

Produced to the standards of a bygone era when mens garments were mainly functional & built to last, & influenced by the natural surroundings of New York state, the PF Flyers x FSC collaboration is ment to honour the adventurous ways of hikers & outdoorsmen

The collab has resulted in the revised saddle shoe Taghkanic, which gets it's new name from the Columbia County Lake Taghkanic State Park, & the sleek chukka boot style Mohonk, named after the classic Hudson Valley mountain retreat.

Perfect for the warmer months, the PF Flyers x Freemans Sporting Club comes highly recommended for laidback lakeside days in the sun

Here's a look at the different colorways we currently stock

PF Flyers x FSC Taghkanic indigo €79 (SEK 799:-)

PF Flyers x FSC Taghkanic natural €79 (SEK 799:-)

PF Flyers x FSC Mohonk grey €89 (SEK 899:-)

PF Flyers x FSC Mohonk tan €89 (SEK 899:-)

The shoes are now available for purchase online @ & will also be available in store starting tomorrow

tisdag 24 maj 2011

Stussy Deluxe x Timberland Loafers

Here's a look at one of the, in our opinion, best collaborations this season. Incorporating high quality nubuck leather handstiched over a white Vibram christy sole, the shoe perfectly catches the streetwear cool of Stussy Deluxe & modern classic vibe of Timberland.

Kristoffer, one of the C Store staff, has worn his brown pair daily for about a month now & rates these as one of the best buys this summer. As you can tell from the pictures, the shoes are just starting to get that nice & rich, worn in patina

Stussy Deluxe x Timberland Loafer brown €199 (SEK 1999:-)

The shoes also come in this superb black version shown below.

Stussy Deluxe x Timberland Loafer black €199 (SEK 1999:-)

Both colorways are now available for purchase in store & online @

Get 'em while you still can!

måndag 23 maj 2011

Baxter Of California scented candles

Last week we introduced you to the classic L.A. brand Baxter Of California & their fine grooming products. As we mentioned in the previous post, the line also offers a selection of beautifully scented candles.

We currently stock four varieties from Baxter Of California's Flammable series; Tubéreuse Noire, Cassis Noir, Jasmin Noir & Lapsang Noir. The 9 oz candles are hand poured in Brooklyn, New York by the artisans at Joya using a black, soy-based wax.

All Joya factory images courtesy of Inventory Magazine

Joya is the brainchild of Frederick Bouchardy & has been in business since 2004. Joya makes everything from scratch in the small factory that employs a team of six, ensuring the highest quality & performance with every product.

Packaged in designs created by Marc Atlan, an art director with fragrance packaging credits including Comme des Garcons, Helmut Lang and Yves Saint Laurent, the Flammable candles makes for an ideal gift for the modern man.

The Tubéreuse Noire is a wonderful sweet scent with notes of Tuberose, Bergamot, White Tea Rose, Geranium & Camellia

Baxter Of California Tubéreuse Noire Candle € 59 (SEK 599:-)

If you want a slighlty sweeter scent, with hints of fresh berries, Cassis Noir may just be perfect for you. Notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, nectarine, redcurrant & fir.

Baxter Of California Cassis Noir Candle €59 (SEK 599:-)

Jasmin Noir tickles our noses with a fragrance reminiscent of a flower market somewhere in the far east. Notes of star jasmine, gardenia, woodbine honeysuckle & narcissus

Baxter Of California Jasmin Noir Candle € 59 (SEK 599:-)

The Baxter Of California 9 oz candles can also be purchased in a set of three. Delivered in a beautiful ebonized wooden box, it makes for an ideal gift for the man that already has everything.
Baxter Of California Wood Gift Box 3 Candles €149 (SEK 1499:-)

Joining forces with pioneering NYC lifestyle boutique Reed Space, Baxter Of California & Joya have created the Lapsang Noir. a half kilo fragrant candle which scent epitomizes the essence of lifestyle-cool.

Lapsang Noir is a Smoky, steaming black Lapsang Souchong Tea with inflections of exotic Indonesian herbal tones over a warm and radiant white floral complex of Tuberose, Pikaki, Ylang Ylang and Jacaranda blossoms.

Baxter Of California Lapsang Noir Half Kilo Candle € 99 (SEK 999:-)

All these products are now available for purchase both in store & on line @ the C Store.

View our full line up of Baxter Of California products online @

lördag 21 maj 2011

Rimini Season Finale

Make sure you visit Tranan tonight for the season finale of Rimini! Resident dj's Loffe & Perlan will be playing our favourite balearic disco, techno, reggae, rock & everything in between in an unholy but lovingly sweet mix.

See you tonight!

More info on facebook

fredag 20 maj 2011

Naval Influences

Stockholm is sometimes referred to as the "Venice of the North" as it is a city built on & surrounded by water with the beautiful Stockholm archipelago situated just outside the city. This has created a strong naval tradition with Stockholms population, basically everyone who lives in our fair city has gone sailing at least once in their life.

Stockholm painted in 1929 by Swedish artist Ewald Dahlskog

This may be one of the reasons why we Stockholmers have always held a fascination for classic marine clothing, such as striped Breton sweaters, duffle coats & deck shoes. At least we who work here at the C Store have a soft spot for naval apparel; Especially this time of the year when the sailors & boatsmen have started launching their ships & the sailing season is just around the corner.

Here's a look at some of our favourite pieces influenced by a life at sea.

Starting with the original, the Armor Lux Loctudy shirt is just about as classic as classics come. Still crafted in Bretagne, using virtually the same materials & methods, this shirt hasn't really changed its look since 1938. We carry the Armor Lux Loctudy in three classic colorways, Blanc/Navire, Navire/Blanc & Blanc/Braise. We feel it is obligatory to own at least one of the three. Priced at only €49 (SEK 499:-) this classic shirt is well worth a LOT more than what you pay for it!
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Armor Lux Loctudy Blanc/Navire €49 (SEK 499:-)
Armor Lux Loctudy Blanc/Braise €49 (SEK 499:-)
Armor Lux Loctudy Navire/Blanc €49 (SEK 499:-)

Updating the classic french sailor look, Norse Projects have crafted three shirts using a similar super soft heavyweight combed cotton jersey as Armor Lux, but in a more contemporary design. Hallur is a short-sleeve half striped tee which we stock in both the peacoat/offwhite & offwhite/peacoat colorways. Solmar is a more traditional looking long sleeve shirt, but with an updated fit & ribbed collar, made up in the same heavy & soft interlock fabric as the Hallur T-Shirts. Also echoing naval apparel with the nice peacoat blue colorway, are the Norse Projects Per Shorts. Made up in heavy denim like twill & featuring paspel & patch pockets, they perfectly complete the look together with a pair of quality deck shoes.

Norse Projects Solmar Sailor L/S Tee €69 (SEK 699:-)
Norse Projects Hallur Sailor Tee Peacoat/offwht €55 (SEK 549:-)
Norse Projects Hallur Sailor Tee Offwht/Peacoat €55 (SEK 549:-)
Norse Projects Per Shorts Peacoat €109 (SEK 1099:-)

Speaking of deck shoes, We just recieved the first drop from this years collaboratory collection between classic brand Sperry Top-Sider & hyped L.A. label Band Of Outsiders. Just as the previous season, Band of Outsiders have based their design on the Sperry Top-Sider A.O. model & reconstructed it using nylon & suede. The result is just as fresh & unique as it is classic & timeless.

Sperry Top-Sider x Band Of Outsiders A.O. 3-Eye €159 (SEK 1599:-)
Sperry Top-Sider x Band Of Outsiders A.O. 3-Eye €159 (SEK 1599:-)
Sperry Top-Sider x Band Of Outsiders A.O. 3-Eye €159 (SEK 1599:-)

Great for windy days & chillier evenings is a lightweight woolen sweater. This season Norse Projects offers us a beatiful breton striped version, made up in super fine Italian Merino Wool. Paired up with Han Kobenhavn's hickory striped Utility shorts, It makes for a look that works just as perfectly by the harbor as it does going out for after hours drinks.

Han Kjobenhavn Utility Shorts €99 (SEK 999:-)
Norse Projects Sailor Stripe Knit €169 (SEK 1699:-)

The chart over Stockholms archipelago that we used as a backdrop comes from our friendly nextdoor neighbours at VÖBAM, a store that specializes in vintage maps & charts. This particular chart is a replica of the 1849 "Karta öfver Stockholms Skärgård med tilgränsande del af Östersjön samt Ålandshaf" by Gustaf af Klint & can be purchased at VÖBAM for SEK 2000:-

Visit for more info.

Have great weekend!

torsdag 19 maj 2011

Baxter Of California

Baxter Of California
is the original. One of the very first brands to produce skincare for men. Already introduced in 1965, it ia a line that meets the needs of the ultimate playboy, offering everything from the Super Shape skin conditioner, which was the first Baxter Of California product, to shaving cream, eau de cologne, pomades & scented candles.

Baxter Of California is originated by Baxter Finley, a New York native who moved to Los Angeles in the 60's to become advertise man. As Finley had settled in to his new fast paced LA lifestyle, he also found that the constant shining sun & heat of southern California was doing a bad number on his skin. Fruitlessly searching the shelves of the department stores, barber shops & perfumeries for a lotion that wasn't pink or floral, Baxter Finley finally gave up & decided to create a line of skin care products that met the needs of men.

We proudly announce that we've just recieved out first shipment of groomin products from Baxter Of California. Below is a view of some of the items we stock from this historical brand

A great starting kit for your grooming experience is Skin 1-2-3 box set. Comprised of a 10 oz bottle of Daily Face Wash, a 10 oz bottle of Herbal Mint Toner & a tube of Oil Free Moisturizer, it is a great way to Cleanse, tone and hydrate your skin on a daily basis, balancing & controlling excess oil production without drying facial skin.

Baxter Of California Skin 1-2-3 €59 (SEK 599:-)

All three of these products can also be purchased separately at the cost of €15 (SEK 149:-)

Another essential need when it comes to grooming is a good hair product that works for your personal style & hair. We have recieved two different kinds, Clay Pomade & Soft Water Pomade.

The Clay Pomade makes your hair do exactly what you want it to. Clay Pomade is a product that separates, defines & molds styles. Infused with natural ingredients such as clay & beeswax, the texturizing formula lets you manipulate & retool hair looks for added styling versatility as it creates a strong, pliable hold.Baxter Of California Clay Pomade €15 (SEK 149:-)

If you want to go for a lighter look, try the Soft Water Pomade. Water-based & easy to rinse out, the light-to medium hold formula of the Soft Water Pomade easily disperses throughout the hair, delivering clean flexible control, natural non-greasy shine & textured separation to styles.Baxter Of California Soft Water Pomade €15 (SEK 149:-)

Equally important, if not more, is to have great shaving products. Nothing beats the luxury or pleasure of lathering up a quality badger brush and shaving in a traditionally masculine way.
Perfect for your shaving needs is the Shave 1-2-3 kit. This box set includes a bottle of Super Close Shave Formula, a tube of After Shave Balm & Baxter's german made 100% natural badger shave brush.

Baxter Of California Shave 1-2-3 Kit €79 (SEK 799:-)

Both the After Shave Balm & Super Close Shave Formula can be purchased separately at the cost of €15 (SEK 149:-)

For the most luxurious & closest shave possible, Baxter of California offers the Not A Replica Straight Razor. The razor blade features a matte black tang (handle) & blue steele blade proudly manufactured in the USA by Hart Steele. The blade is custom designed by the BoC creative team. The sleeve is designed in collaboration with MAKR Carry Goods & hand crafted from the finest Horween Shell Cordovan leather. Baxter Of California Not A Replica Blue Steele Razor €299 (SEK 2999:-)

This razor is now available for purchase in store here @ the C Store & will go live online @ shortly

Check out for our full selection of Baxter Of California grooming products.

onsdag 11 maj 2011

Gerry St Tropez S/S '11

These warm days we've been having recently has reminded us of long & relaxing summer days by the beach & the fun & crazy nights at classic Stockholm after hours swimming spot Stadshuskajen. Perfect for such an occasion are the great swim wear from classic spanish brand Gerry St Tropez.

For this season we recieved two different & equally awesome floral patterned swim trunks from the brand. Just as with previous seasons, the Gerry St Tropez swim trunks are created from fast drying polyamide with a unique & luxurious soft cotton like hand.

Gerry St Tropez North Shorts €65 (SEK 649:-)

Gerry St Tropez North Shorts €65 (SEK 649:-)

While we're on the case, Swedish mens fashion magazine King just featured our suitcase full of Gerry St Tropez swim trunks in their seasonal shopping guide. To see the rest of the selections from us, visit