aaa.napA wise person once said to me: “never fall in love with something that can’t love you back.”  This is good advice which I have tried to follow my whole life.  The advice is meant to address things like falling in love with a fancy car or something out of your reach, but I have found it also means people, but that is for another time.

On my trip to Italy I fell in love with a couple of objects that I wish I never saw.  The two things were articles of clothing, a sweater in Perugia and a scarf in Florence.  The latter was a scarf I saw in the window of a shop after telling my niece that I was always in the market for a good scarf.  We went into the store to find that the scarf in question was a one-of-a-kind and cost more than 400 Euro.  I did not love it that much and settled for a 10 Euro scarf bought from a street vendor.

But it is the sweater seen in Perugia that I can’t get out of my mind.  The sweater, by the Italian clothier Napapijri caught my eye in a window display of a store we happened to walk by a few times.  We went in to check it out, but I just was not in a buying mood – I didn‘t want to carry it around and it was not exactly inexpensive.

I made a note to check out the brand, which I had never seen before, and when I saw their online catalog, I fell in love (against the sage advice) with just about everything Napapijri offers.

The sad thing is the sweater seen in the shop window in Perugia does not appear in Napapijri’s online store.  Alas, the definition of unrequited love.

See all the great fashions of Napapijri here.

The sweater in the window, lost forever: