Exclusive to navabi, amber & VANILLA is a premium, plus size label that specialises in luxury wardrobe essentials. Using beautiful fabrics alongside carefully considered cuts and the utmost attention to detail, each piece encapsulates timeless style. Think the perfect V-neck sweater with just the right amount of slouch and the sumptuously soft basic jersey top that goes with everything.
About the brand
amber & VANILLA was launched in 2015 with the mission to create premium, wardrobe essentials you’ll want to wear on repeat. Having noticed there was a real gap in the market for a luxury, plus size basics brand, they decided to go out and create one. Since launching 2 years ago on navabi, our customers keep coming back to invest in the label’s high-quality designs.
Knitwear is something the guys at amber & VANILLA are exceptionally good at, and it’s evident throughout their collections. From flattering V-necks to classic crew necks and cosy cardigans, you won’t be short of choice. Nor will you be faced with the dilemma over whether to choose style or comfort, the label perfectly combines the two. Using only the softest merino wool and beautiful silk, cashmere and cotton blends, there’s a real sense of being enveloped in luxury when slipping into one of the brand’s pieces.
Storing your knitwear to make it last
At the end of winter we recommend getting into the habit of packing away your knitwear. Not only does it make sense space wise – you’re not going to be wearing them for a good few months so why let them take up valuable wardrobe space – it means you can make sure they still look fresh when you pull them out again. The first thing to do before you put your sweaters into storage (whether that be under your bed or at the back of the wardrobe) is to make sure they’re clean. Bacteria can attract bugs, so we suggest either dry cleaning your knits or putting them through a gentle cycle. Of course always make sure you check the care label. Once they’re dry and folded nicely, pop each item into an air tight container or a zip lock bag depending on your preference. We prefer zip lock bags as they take up less space. It’s vital when you put them in you don’t trap any air or moisture inside, bugs need these to stay alive. The last step is to pop in a couple of cedar wood balls (you can usually pick these up from your dry cleaners) or lavender bags. They act as a great moth deterrent and keep your knitwear smelling lovely until you need to dig them out again.
Luxe basic tops
Made from irresistibly smooth jersey, amber & VANILLA’s basic tops are some of the softest we’ve felt. Ranging from long sleeved styles with classic crew necks to short sleeve V-neck tees, they’re adaptable enough to be worn on their own with jeans or layered under a pinafore dress or cardigan. Colours depend on the season, but investing in a timeless black or navy number is a wardrobe no-brainer.