Tragically, Grant Dowse and Pegge Kirschner were killed in a plane crash in 1985. The Hamblin family took over the company. In 1997, they sold Garnet Hill to Cornerstone Brands, owner of such catalogs as The Territory Ahead and Travelsmith. Cornerstone Brands was bought in 2005 by IAC, the force behind the Home Shopping Network.
The main office of Garnet Hill is still on Main Street in the same New Hampshire town. And those thick flannel sheets have been in every catalog for the last 38-years.
Green Cotton is a partnership with a Danish company to produce organic women’s sleepwear (pajamas, nightgowns, robes) and little girls' casual clothes.
Zinni is yoga wear available only at Garnet Hill.
They also work with Eileen Fisher, Chan Luu, and Lilly Pulitzer to provide exclusive designs.
Garnet Hill carries a bevy of non-exclusive merchandise from many brands: Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Sanctuary, Born, prAna, Gentle Souls, Trink Turk, The North Face, and more. (The range of brands can cause sizing confusions. Pay attention to the number Garnet Hill puts next to a brand’s size. This will show you, for example, that they consider an Eileen Fisher XL to be similar to a Garnet Hill 18 but a Velvet by Graham & Spencer XL to be similar to a Garnet Hill 10.)
The best finds are in the Garnet Hill house brand. Their great value lies in the fine fabrics: Pure merino wool cardigans. Pima cotton tops. 100% silk flowing skirts. Soft cashmere sweaters. Breathable linen pants. Dresses out of viscose/model knits that have a beautiful drape. (I could live in their maxi dresses!)
Items made by Garnet Hill will have their RN (manufacturing ID) number on the label: 102816. They also occasionally do deals with two wholesalers, in which case the RN numbers will be 76971 or 104386
If you want quality casual clothes enlivened with a touch of romance, an air of glamour, or a little retro kick-- start shopping for Garnet Hill!