Portland's own Wildfang is marking their one-year anniversary this month. You may be well aware that this store and their brand have in a way taken over our town with their carefully curated boyish pieces. They present their items in a way that doesn't separate the men's from the women's, but hangs them all together to let each piece speak on its own to an individual. Their flag ship store opened in mid-August of last year, but that was after the original online store debuted five months earlier. The plan was just that: a web store that could reach like minded gals with a flair for a guy's touch of style.
The result was a success, and a lot of their customers, they realized, were based in Portland so they figured an actual store was appropriate. This home base, which they call "The Fort" or "Fort Wildfang" has proved to be equally attractive to customers. There's a swing for photo-ops, and one entire wall is ready to be carved into, so if you happen to have a pocket knife on you... tag that shit! (Well, I'd ask first just to get the OK). Their debut house collection featured sweat shirts and tees bedecked with a modern interpretation of a tribal style wolf. The same wolf in its massive carved version hung in the front window. They've collaborated with another Portland based artist to create a new window display that will debut close to their anniversary.
Don't forget! Wildfang's anniversary bash is this Friday, from 6-8 at the store and from 8 pm on at the White Owl.
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