Since we discovered Sweet Marcel’s over-the-knee socks in 2010, the Texas-based designer has expanded into knee-highs, anklets and Wee Marcel for toddlers.” Anklet socks are the hottest thing in Japan now and selling like crazy,” Sweet Marcel’s founder and designer Amy Anderson told Cool Hunting.
Sweet Marcel’s knee-highs are produced in the traditional textile heartland of North Carolina with yarn from locally milled cotton. The over-the-knee socks and children’s line come from a family-owned textile mill in central Turkey where Anderson travels frequently to oversee production. Each hand-drawn design is named after an influential figure, like Wee Lucienne, which takes its name from Lucienne Day, the 20th-century British fabric designer.
Sweet Marcel’s expanded product line is available in about a selection of U.S. boutiques and online from the site; each pair comes packaged with a vintage safety pin “too cool to not keep”. Prices range from $10-$20.