iheartnorwegianwood

Bohemian Modern Clothing, Jewelry, Lingerie & Homewares

California, United States · 6376 Sales

iheartnorwegianwood

Bohemian Modern Clothing, Jewelry, Lingerie & Homewares

California, United States 6376 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2677)

Announcement   IMPORTANT NEWS!!! We're moving the studio to California! THIS MEANS June 15th is your LAST CHANCE to grab things from the MOVING SALE SECTION, then they will be gone for good!

Currently my assistant Heidy is in Montreal, shipping most clothing orders from our studio there, while I'm in California, shipping homewares and jewelry from here, however as of July 2016 everything will be California based. We will be closing for a three week period from mid June to the first week of July.

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Every Norwegian Wood piece is handmade in Montreal, Canada or Novato, California Est. 2008, we've been selling on Etsy since the beginning. Check out the 2500+ positive reviews on the left, we couldn't have done it without all you wonderful customers!

Looking for the full Norwegian Wood experience? Lookbooks, our blog, links to our Pinterest, Instagram and more are all there for your browsing pleasure at www.NorwegianWoodOnline.com

We now have a Sale Section for items from past seasons!
Check it out here for last chance items at super low prices. Many items are so low that we're JUST covering our costs...but it's better than them sitting on a shelf! Let's get this stuff out into the world where it can be enjoyed!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/iheartnorwegianwood?section_id=15162460&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10

Check out our "Featured Shop" article here on Etsy: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/#comment-995873

Instagram: http://instagram.com/angienorwegianwood#
Tumblr: http://iheartnorwegianwood.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/norwegian_wood
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Norwegian-Wood-102959157638
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/norwegianwood/
Polyvore: http://angiemontreal.polyvore.com/

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 18, 2016

IMPORTANT NEWS!!! We're moving the studio to California! THIS MEANS June 15th is your LAST CHANCE to grab things from the MOVING SALE SECTION, then they will be gone for good!

Currently my assistant Heidy is in Montreal, shipping most clothing orders from our studio there, while I'm in California, shipping homewares and jewelry from here, however as of July 2016 everything will be California based. We will be closing for a three week period from mid June to the first week of July.

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Every Norwegian Wood piece is handmade in Montreal, Canada or Novato, California Est. 2008, we've been selling on Etsy since the beginning. Check out the 2500+ positive reviews on the left, we couldn't have done it without all you wonderful customers!

Looking for the full Norwegian Wood experience? Lookbooks, our blog, links to our Pinterest, Instagram and more are all there for your browsing pleasure at www.NorwegianWoodOnline.com

We now have a Sale Section for items from past seasons!
Check it out here for last chance items at super low prices. Many items are so low that we're JUST covering our costs...but it's better than them sitting on a shelf! Let's get this stuff out into the world where it can be enjoyed!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/iheartnorwegianwood?section_id=15162460&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10

Check out our "Featured Shop" article here on Etsy: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/#comment-995873

Instagram: http://instagram.com/angienorwegianwood#
Tumblr: http://iheartnorwegianwood.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/norwegian_wood
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Norwegian-Wood-102959157638
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/norwegianwood/
Polyvore: http://angiemontreal.polyvore.com/

Angie Johnson

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(2677)
chimarchi

chimarchi on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always a perfect transaction! I own 4 of these tops now! They are soooo versatile and drape so beautifully-whether its with a skirt or trousers it's always perfect! Thank you again and will miss you in Canada but glad that I can still get your items!!!

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Updates

Denim details on this vintage inspired wallhanging I made recently. It took me something crazy like 20hrs to make! So I probably won't make another this big, but I've been thinking of making minis, or maybe combining this technique with another fabric?
Every woman I talk to loves pillows, but all their male partners think they have too many pillows. I think we all know who's right. "Too many pillows" is not real.
All sizes back in stock! A classic crewneck shape with updated fabrics. I LOVE wearing this piece in every season, it's become one of my wardrobe staples!
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About

Clothing and Accessories for Modern Bohemians and Eclectic Creatives

Check out our Featured Shop article here on Etsy!
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/

The Norwegian Wood Etsy shop was started when I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and work for myself full time. I had worked in the mainstream fashion industry for about 9 years, and had been creating and selling my work on the side in indie boutiques since I was 16, but had never allowed myself to take the risk of supporting myself entirely on my own. Over the years I had learned a lot at those larger companies and now felt it was time to put that knowledge and experience to good use...it was the best decision I've ever made!

From the beginning I have been lucky enough to receive incredible support from the fashion blogging community. Within the first few months of opening I worked on custom pieces for bloggers such as Susie of www.stylebubble.typepad.com and Tavi of www.thestylerookie.com ...amongst many other lovely bloggers who've supported me over the years!

Their encouragement helped me continue on the path of creating unique fashion items for my customers, which then developed into full fledged seasonal collections and has now grown to include jewelry, lingerie and most recently...homewares!

Over the years I've created capsule collections for large companies such as Topshop, Anthropologie and Free People. Having worked for large companies previously and travelling to Hong Kong to work with suppliers, I've made a choice to keep all production of the Norwegian Wood line in Canada or the US. From the small run pieces I hand make in the studio to the large run collections I create for larger companies, I put a great deal of care and energy into making sure the end product is just right.

It sounds like a cliche but it really is true...you create your life through the decisions you make, it's what being self employed is all about. It's a constant evolution!

xo
Angie

Read the Norwegian Wood "Featured Shop" article here:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/#comment-995873

See past collections, artist collabs and more via my website at www.norwegianwoodonline.com
Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/angienorwegianwood#
Follow me on Tumblr: http://iheartnorwegianwood.tumblr.com/
Sign up for my mailing list for coupon codes and special events:
http://www.norwegianwoodonline.com/#/mailing-list/4549679927

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Shop members
  • Angie Johnson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Angie Johnson is the creator of Norwegian Wood, a clothing and accessories line based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Norwegian Wood was started in 2007 and became her full time job in 2008

  • Heidy Nyboer

    Shipper, Cutting/sewing, Patterns

    Heidy is my new wonder assistant! After my amazing assistant Lissa graduated and moved across the country (so sad!) I had doubts I could find anyone as good, but Heidy has stepped up to the plate big time!

  • Kimberly Fletcher

    Collaborator

    Kimberly Fletcher is an amazingly talented local Montreal leather artisan. Each season I collaborate with Kimberly on a special edition Norwegian Wood bag. Lately we've been having fun mixing my textile designs with her leatherwork. Love this girl!

  • James Kerr

    Collaborator

    James Kerr is a good friend of mine...also, my birthday buddy (go Virgos!) James has an witty and hilarious Tumblr called Scorpion Dagger. James created a tshirt design for the Norwegian Wood "Feast or Famine" collection.

  • Evan Melnyk

    Collaborator

    Evan is one of my previous studio mates! Back when we shared a studio together we decided we wanted to collaborate on a tshirt graphic. The collection I was working on was inspired by the movie "The Dark Crystal" and he totally nailed the vibe!

  • Jen Storey

    Collaborator

    Jen Storey is a talented painter friend of mine. I've admired her work for so long, so when digital printing on fabric became an option I KNEW I wanted to create something with Jen. Her paintings were printed on silk and the results are stunning!

Manufacturers
  • Grace and Eddie

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    When I receive large orders or need to use specialized machinery (hello buttonhole machine!) I call upon the experience, knowledge & mad sewing skills of Grace! She is an entrepreneur, single mom and all around amazing lady.

  • Art of Where

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    Local Montreal digital printing company who does all our digital printing, and creates our digitally printed leggings. They also do our embroidered toques! We love them!

  • Kimberly Fletcher

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    Kimberly is a local Montreal leather artisan that I collaborate with on all the leather and fabric bags for Norwegian Wood. I create the textiles used for the bags, and together we come up with a design that suits each collection.

  • The Inprint

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    All our tshirts are printed here in Montreal by the amazing Alex Chavel, owner of St. Henri printing shop The Inprint. We love working with these guys, and love that each time we pick up more shirts we get to spend a little time in St. Henri.

Local

Find iheartnorwegianwood at the following upcoming markets!

  • Patchwork Show Oakland Spring 2016

    Jack London Square, Embarcadero West & Broadway

    Oakland, CA

    Jun 4

    Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life's bi-annual makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly. Vendors are selected by a jury and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plush, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more! SPRING 2016 SHOWS: Santa Ana, California May 29, 2016 – Downtown – 2nd at Sycamore Street – Santa Ana, California Oakland, California June 4, 2016 – Jack London Square – Broadway and Water Street – Oakland, California Long Beach, California June 12, 2016 – Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore – Long Beach, California *All shows free to attend and 11-5pm

  • Winnipeg Folk Festival - Handmade Village

    Winnipeg Folk Festival - Big Blue Stem,

    Jul 8–10

    Folk music festivals have a longstanding history of fostering the craft of traditional folk art. The Winnipeg Folk Festival Hand-Made Village offers wares from the best collection of crafters and artisans you’ll find anywhere. Inspired instruments, clothing, art, crafts and jewelry, all together in a village at our festival. All handmade, no imports!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2016
Welcome to the Norwegian Wood Etsy shop! Our items are all made in Montreal (and now California, we're in the process of moving!) Read more about them in our shop "About" section.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is expected at the time of purchase, please note orders are not shipped until payment is complete.
Shipping
We're in the process of moving, so things are a bit "special" right now!

- All homegoods and jewelry ship from California, USA
- 99% of clothing ships from Montreal
- Please see individual listings for order fulfilling and shipping times, it varies by item!

**Please note that regular shipping via Canada Post includes insurance however does NOT include tracking (items shipped from the US all have tracking)

**WHY NO TRACKING? When shipping from Canada the cost of tracking packages almost doubles the shipping cost, so we do not automatically include tracking. If you would really like tracking let us know and we can upgrade. We highly recommend this if you have had problems with package theft in the past, and absolutely if you need a package by a specific date. It's totally doable though, and we're here to help!

ALL PACKAGES SHIPPED FROM THE US HAVE TRACKING INCLUDED. Check your confirmation email from Etsy and you'll see it!

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST enter the correct shipping address at the time of placing your order. Our shipping is done directly through Etsy, and we do not have a way of changing the address except manually at the time of shipping. Due to the large volume of orders we receive it is next to impossible to remember a change in address, and therefore we cannot be responsible for making these changes. If you make a mistake the best thing to do is cancel your order and you can place another one with the correct address, so it is in our computerized shipping system.

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SHIPPING TIMES:
**Please note, packages CAN be delayed by customs, which unfortunately is not in our control. This is a rare occasion, but it can happen.

Within Canada:
Post office says: 2 weeks or less
In our experience: 1 day for neighbouring provinces, usually around 1 week for anything further

Canada to USA:
Post office says: 3 Weeks or less
In our experience: 1-2 weeks for east coast & central 2-3 weeks for west coast

International:
Post office says: 2-6 weeks
In our experience: Delivery to many countries depends on the host countries postal system, and can vary greatly within the 2-8 week time frame.

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DUTIES/VAT/CUSTOMS CHARGES:
Duties are the responsibility of the recipient. Duties are a tax rate decided upon and collected by YOUR government to help with your local services and infrastructure.

They vary incredibly from country to country, and are based on the category of item you have ordered (ie a sweater vs. a necklace = different rates), the country that it was manufactured in and the value of the item. Read a bit about Duties/VAT/Customs charges here: http://www.dutycalculator.com/help_center/Import-duty-and-taxes-explained-in-a-nutshell/

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If you need something fast, fast, fast there are often other options, just shoot us a message and we'll tell you what's possible. We're always here to help!
Refunds and Exchanges
We offer refunds on all damaged merchandise, although we will do everything in our power to ensure your item is packaged properly to arrive safely, and would never send a less than perfect item. All our packages are shipped insured. If you do receive a package with a damaged item please take a photo of both the damaged item and the damaged packaging it came in. This is necessary to make the insurance claim.

REGARDING RUSTIC TEXTILES (used in our homewares):
Please note that these fabrics are made by hand in very rustic conditions, NOT a modern manufacturing facility. Variations in colour and weave, wavy, loose or inconsistent stitching, patching/repairs and a general overall aged look are part of the beauty of these textiles. We consider this a big part of using these textiles, and as a consumer of them you must understand that this is not considered a defect or mistake to warrant a return. This is part of the beauty of these artisanal African textiles...you can see the shadow of the actual hand that made them! Perfection does not only come from flawlessness.

In the past we had accepted returns/exchanges due to sizing, however people had taken advantage of the situation by returning goods that had been worn, smelled of smoke, had animal hair on them or did not carefully packaged the item to be returned and it was received damaged. Due to this we are unfortunately no longer able to offer refunds unless the item is received already damaged (as outlined above).

Please check our measurements and description carefully so you have a clear idea of what you're receiving and feel free to convo me with ANY questions regarding sizing, including your measurements, which helps a lot! No question is too small, and if you feel comfortable sending pics of yourself that can help too!

Angie (our designer) has MANY years experience with garment sizing and fit, and she is the one you will be dealing with directly regarding any questions about fit or sizing. You'll be talking to the expert, and the actual designer of the clothing. Please have your body measurements on hand when emailing us, as this is the first step to determining your size, since sizing varies SO much from brand to brand...body measurements are the only way to be 100% accurate.

Please note that as per Health Canada regulations, we absolutely cannot accept return/exchange of any intimates/swimwear.
Additional policies and FAQs
ORDER FILLING TIME:
Please see the individual item description for order filling times by item. We're usually able to ship out made to order items within a few days, but it could take up to two weeks at very busy times of the year or when we receive many orders at once.

Please keep in mind that we are a small business with a small team. We work very hard and do our best to get everyones orders out ASAP...but we are not a factory, and we try to take weekends off when possible...working 7 days a week is no way to live, although often this is the case for Angie (the owner of Norwegian Wood)!

Due to these time constraints, we would much rather spend the time MAKING your lovely items, rather than sending out e-mails, so we cannot send you a personal e-mail to let you know exactly when your order will ship (you WILL receive an order confirmation however, as well as a shipping confirmation once your item ships) and the approx. order filling time frame is always noted in the individual listing.

Please note that if you order more than one "made to order" item it may take a wee bit longer than if you had ordered one item, but it does NOT multiply by item (ie if a made to order item can take up to 2 weeks, to complete, THREE made to order items will NOT take 6 weeks...that's crazy!)

We know it's hard to wait for something you're excited for, but this is part of the beauty of handmade, there is literally individual human beings sewing your item just for you in our studio! That's pretty special, and we think it's worth the wait!

Please also keep in mind that packages do not go out on the weekend. So if you order an item on Friday, even if it is already sewn, it will not ship until Monday/Tuesday at the earliest.

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CUSTOM ORDERS:
Sadly we are no longer able to take custom orders due to time constraints, sorry!

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SENDING A GIFT:
Want to buy something to send directly to a friend in another city? No problem! Just make sure to put your friends address info as the "Ship To" address and let us know in the "Comments to Seller" section of checkout if you want us to include some kind of gift card or message. All items are arrive wrapped in natural coloured tissue with a black ribbon.

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WHOLESALE:
We are no longer doing wholesale at the present time, shoot us an email if you want an update when this changes.