I absolutely love Marimekko's bold patterns and colors. My last purchase here was their Unikko tote bag, which is such a perfect bag for the spring/summer. I always carry it in my pocket book so that I can say "NO" to plastic bags at stores.
Marimekko is a Finnish company based in Helsinki that has made important contributions to fashion, especially in the 1960s and 1970s. They are particularly noted for brightly-colored printed fabrics and simple styles, used both in women's garments and in home furnishings.
The US flagship store of Marimekko, located on 200 Fifth Avenue, is a "veritable Willy Wonka Factory of textiles". Great place to find gifts too. Photos by Saara.