Never Had It So Fine
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR FLATTERING
women’s sportswear for an active day or a ca-
sual evening, Katanya is for you. Love color?
Its classic palette of sorbet hues is pure eye
Managing partner Kathy Grier of Mendham designs this luxury lifestyle line of tops,
sweaters, skirts, shorts, pants, handbags, accessories and footwear in fetching colors like
creamsicle orange, seafoam, light blue, orchid,
peony, taupe, navy, black and white.
When Grier founded Katanya in 2013, she
sold the line exclusively at country clubs.
Demand grew quickly, so she opened a retail
location in downtown Mendham last June.
The apparel line also is sold at katanyalife-
style.com and has expanded
its presence in select clubs.
The versatile collection
25 sun protection.
can take customers from
golf to business meetings
to dinner. (One cashmere
sweater style includes a
detachable feather collar.) “We’ve redefined
the stuffy polo shirt for the sophisticated
woman who has a passion for fashion, sports
and travel,” Grier says. “You won’t find black
and boxy here. We’ve created something
luxurious and formfitting from finely crafted
fabric.” Some of Katanya’s lightweight, long-
sleeve women’s polo shirts even feature UPF
Grier’s business partner, Chester resident
Bonnie Chanzit, adds, “Katanya uses fabrics
that are easy care and wrinkle free, so pack-
ing is a breeze for our customers who travel.”
In 2014, Grier and Chanzit launched a men’s
line of premium polos, cashmere sweaters,
suede driving shoes and matching belts.
Katanya clothing is made of imported
textiles, most from Italy, and manufactured
in New York City. The exceptions are luxe
cashmere sweaters and leather handbags,
shoes and belts, handmade in Tuscany.
“Clean lines, classic styling and just the
right amount of stretch accentuate one’s
best assets,” says Grier. “And who isn’t look-
ing for that?”
—SUSAN BRIERLY BUSH
27 East Main
Cotton piqué top
sports a crisp linen
leather tote, made
in Italy; $495.
FASHION :: ACCESSORIES :: HOME :: HEALTH :: BEAUTY :: ENTERTAINING
Stylephile EDITED BY DEBORAH CARTER & SUSAN BRIERLY BUSH
Bonnie Chanzit, left,
and Kathy Grier welcome customers to
their sunny Morris
Cool, comfy driv-
ing shoe, crafted in
Tuscany; $325. P H