Or, Stuff to Buy for Members of the Ungrateful Mercury Staff
If your schedule allows you to beat the crowds of the 9-to-5-ers who fill out shops and sale events on the weekends, today might be your lucky day. Eclexion Boutique is throwing a shopping party at the University Club of Portland with gifts at friendly price points ($5, $10, $20, $30), with fashion shows and champagne at 2 and 7 pm. It's the first in a month-long series of to-be-announced events at Eclexion—look out for something called the "Hoppin' Holiday Boogie" coming to the shop on Dec 16. You can pop down to the Club anytime today between 11 am and 9 pm, but be warned: It's a fancy pantsed private club, and they take their dress code seriously: No jeans, no tees, no shorts.
A little farther down the line is R.A.W. Textiles' holiday sale, where they will be joined by Lavish Studio, Laura Page, Carla McHattie, Pastry Chef Laura Content, Lux Jewelry, Elizabeth Rohloff, and Gaean Allusions Pottery. Look for scarves, stockings, chocolate, pastries, ceramics, hats, and more there on Friday, Dec 16 and Saturday, Dec 17 from 11 am-6 pm.