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Friday, April 18, 2014

Lizard Lounge Easter Weekend Sale

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Easter is this weekend, and many stores are celebrating by hosting egg hunts and such. Lizard Lounge is joining the action by hosting a special sale both Saturday and Sunday. They're encouraging kid presence, with an egg hunt while you shop for spring finds. A discount of up to 40% off your purchase will be determined at check-out. Oh, and you'll be offered complimentary mimosas while you shop too!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

A Beautifully Rusted Lookbook from R.A.W.

Posted by Katie Guinn on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:59 AM

We don't get tired of seeing all the new things that Portland designers are creating, and here's yet another intriguing lookbook from R.A.W. for their Spring/Summer '14 collection. It shows off luxurious scarves and a refreshing hue of aqua featured on Rio Wrenn's carefully hand-dyed (and some digital) silks and cottons, each a piece of art. The lookbook was photographed by model Meredith Adelaide.

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The collection is called "Daydream" and has the romantic notion of inspiration and intrigue. The focus for the patterns are semi precious stones and things found in nature. Two of the patterns are digitally printed with acid dyes. These were created with Rio’s original composting method and computer manipulation. All other patterns are hand dyed with natural dyes and iron. The fabrics used consist of silk haboti, silk chiffon, organic cotton gauze, and a silk seersucker. We hope you enjoy this collection as well as we have in manifesting it.

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  • Meredith Adelaide
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A selection of pieces will be available for sale on the store site. R.A.W. will also be moving from one studio space to another by the end of the month and will be having a "last chance" studio sale on April 26 and 27 from 11 am-4 pm.

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  • Meredith Adelaide

Friday, April 11, 2014

Portland Flea's First Run at The Colony

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Portland Flea lovers can't get enough! The Colony in St. Johns will open its doors this Sunday (and every second Sunday from here out) to host the Flea, plus the original third Sundays at Union Pine are still happening,even though this month it lands on Easter. In fact, to embrace the holiday they're having an Easter egg hunt, in which the eggs will hold awesome prizes ( think gift certificates).

The Colony has been a steadfast presence in St. Johns (in one form or another) for quite a while. It began life as the St. Johns Funeral Home (delectably creepy), before being converted into a new-age learning center called The Crystal Temple. And then, lucky for us, in 2011 it became a b-e-a-utiful, inviting event space, perfect for weddings, parties, and of course...flea markets. We hope you'll join us on April 13 to shop around and check out The Colony!

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  • Portland Flea

The Colony
  • Portland Flea
  • The Colony

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  • Sabi & Friends

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  • Hound & Hare

All that shopping might make you hungry and thirsty, so Kuza Burger will be there, as well as Field Day Feasts, who'll be bartending drinks with New Deal Distillery.


Sunday, April 13th, 10am-4pm
The Colony
7525 N Richmond Ave

Sunday, April 20th, 10am-4pm
Union Pine
525 SE Pine St.

Designer Highlight: 2550°

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Usually it’s the fall season that inspires us to seek out the best smelling candles to fill our newly closed-up homes with the scents of essential oils. Personally, I’m a year ‘round candle burner and although I have my favorites, including blood orange and sandalwood, I am constantly sticking my nose in candles looking for more intriguing combinations to add to my home or share as gifts. I recently discovered a candle maker here in Portland that I hadn't yet experienced: The brand is 2550°, and the maker behind these unique and clever combinations is Jason Linscott. You may already be familiar, but because we’re so fascinated with creative people who have that something special, we wanted to learn more.

One thing I noticed while checking out the 2550° website is Linscott's list of stockists—not only are his modern candles up for grabs at our own boutiques, but in cities like Austin, LA, and Korea! The packaging shows an acute attention to detail, from the logo design itself to the wooden lids that lend a rugged appeal. Each scent has a vivid colored sticker along with its well thought-out name, all of which are men's. We just had to learn more.

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  • 2550

We just had to learn more.

Mercury: How did the inspiration for these candles come about? Have you always been a creative person/maker? In other words, what's your story?

Jason: My background is in Design and Visual Merchandising, so I've always had a creative mind. Designing, illustrating, building things; my mind is always coming up with ideas and working through solutions. I've worked in the fashion and cosmetics industry on the corporate side, so I had great insight into the personal care category and into product development, marketing, etc., all of which aided me with the nitty gritty details of the line.

I had always enjoyed the warmth and intimacy that candles bring to a home, and scented candles are a great way to liven up a space and make it more personal. But I was having difficulty finding something unique, more masculine, and that didn't fall into a one-note scent profile. I remember becoming frustrated and dreaming up what my perfect candle would smell like. I eventually came upon the concept of a home fragrance that would mimic scent aspects associated with an individual's personality, and feature more of a layered, rounded profile. The first scent, "Joe," evolved from that initial concept. A smoldering campfire, a leather jacket, a slug of whiskey; scent aspects that could be folded together to create a kind of "home cologne." The subsequent scents carry through with that theme.

What is the significance behind the 2550 degree name?

Good question! 2550° is the maximum temperature of a candle flame (which kind of blew my mind when I was researching and ultimately stuck with me).

What's the process for getting your candles in stores worldwide? Do you travel to these cities or send them samples?

Both! I try to get out as much as possible and see the stores for myself. My product is unique and does best in a unique environment where it can shine, so when I'm out and about I look for locations where it will both be a good fit and the customer base would appreciate it. I'm so grateful to have the opportunity for the line to be carried in some of the best boutiques both here and overseas. I've been lucky enough that many of my stockists have sought me out as well. In that sense, there's a good deal of word-of-mouth that helps me getting them out to the world.

What is your biggest challenge as a maker?

There are many. It's not an easy endeavor. I'm in awe of the community of artisans we have in Portland who come up with a concept and "make it happen," because it's a herculean task, and I think everybody who has a unique product and wants to make a livelihood making it shares that opinion. As a business owner you have to juggle dozens of responsibilities, and you quickly find out the "making" is just one of many.

Do you have any events coming up? What can we expect from you in the future?

I'm working on several fun collaborations with some talented folks both locally and out of town; one of the most exciting projects is a pop-up for the next holiday I'm working on with my friend Heather Sielaff over at Olo Fragrance. We've worked together on a couple collabs in the past, and she's just secured a cool permanent space that we'll transform over the holidays. I'm also working through some fun new additions to the line, which will appear next Fall.

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  • 2550

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  • Jason in his studio

Linscott and Sielaff have worked on two scents so far: Gift sets that include an existing fragrance from her line, called Cedar Rose, and one they created together called Wyeth, which she has subsequently launched as a stand-alone and which he's working up as well. Each candle has a very layered and unique scent, and it really requires more than one sniff to understand the depth. You might expect "rolled cigarette" to smell like an ashtray; but on the contrary, fresh tobacco is actually quite nice, and while burning through a candle, that freshness remains. If you haven't experienced these intriguing and beautifully packaged and presented candles, put it on your to-do list. Find them at Beam and Anchor on N Interstate, which also has a dedicated space for Olo.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Time With Tilde

Posted by Katie Guinn on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Tilde has a lot going on in this lovely spring time month of April, and are adding some new stock to their shelves. Swedish brand, Unit Portables will be a new addition to the shop for those of you planning adventures on foot in the wild and need a new pack. Some new jewelry will be introduced by Charlotte N.C. based designer, Laurel Denise who inscribes personal affirmations as in "Love Life", "Breathe" and "Life Whispers, Listen Closely" on her gold, silver and leather pieces. Both will be available tomorrow. Also debuting that day is a soap line that comes from Brooklyn called, Pelle Designs: Soaps shaped as natural occurring gemstones such as rose quartz, onyx, aquamarine and jade are hand made with vegetarian based glycerin and infused with essential oils. (Pelle's other sleek, modern and high end interior decor items are also worth checking out.)

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  • Unit Portables
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  • Laurel Denise

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  • Pelle Designs
  • Soap Stones

Then on April 10th (yes, the very next day) another line of bags including totes, hand bags and backpacks will be added to the shelves. These bags from Fabric Horse are hand made in Philadelphia with environmentally conscience materials including junkyard salvaged seat belts and recycled yoga mats. (I'd be interested to see the cleaning process on their materials).
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  • Fabric Horse

New art work covering their walls by abstarct Artist George Perrou (You may have seen him featured on Oregon Art Beat) is available right now along with Orla Kielly's last spring shipment of hand bags. The weekend of April 19th & 20th Tilde will be hosting a trunk show for one of their favorite jewelry designers, Tasi Designs. For her 5th annual appearance at the shop on Saturday the 19th you'll get to meet Taya, the lady behind the sparkle of Tasi (Noon-3pm). With every purchase of Tasi jewelry during this trunk show weekend, you'll be entered in a raffle to win the pretty necklace pictured below! (the largest necklace on the left) and 15% off your purchased piece. They have plenty of new additions of their tried and true favorite brands too, so I'd suggest heading over there to see for yourself all the treasures available.
Win The Big One!

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  • Tasi

Orla Kiely

Tilde
7979 SE 13th

Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Sale at Reif

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

It's always nice when people celebrate their Birthday by giving others gifts, and that's exactly what Reif is doing. The designer is celebrating her 30th! Her gift to you is 30% off all turbans; All the colors, prints and textures available. That is very generous indeed, and if you've been coveting one (we certainly are) now's a great time to check out the stock. Use code Birthday30 at check out online. This sale is only for 4 days though, so act fast!


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lizard Lounge Warehouse Sale

Posted by Katie Guinn on Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM

This weekend starting Friday, Lizard Lounge is having a warehouse sale. There will be items available for up to 80% off and with each purchase customers will receive a 20% off coupon for future purchases. Shoppers will also be offered complimentary Widmer beer while perusing the goods.
April 4th-6th (see flyer for exact times)
Lizard Lounge
710 NW 14th

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  • Lizard Lounge

Friday, March 28, 2014

SummerSkin March into Spring Sale

Posted by Toby Robboy on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 9:59 AM

The Spring sales keep on coming, and right now it's SummerSkin's turn: Today through next Sunday (4/6), all orders on the sun-protective apparel brand's website are 20% off with coupon code SPRING20, and each purchase comes with a complementary purse mirror. Happy shopping!

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  • yoursummerskin.com

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jane's Vanity at Eden

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Jane's Vanity is keeping good on their plans to remain active IRL, even after closing their physical shop on SW Broadway. Their latest endeavor is an event at Eden to debut their spring collections from lines like Fleur of England, with live models and bespoke flowers from Spellbound. Oh, and cocktails too, of course.

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  • Fleur of England

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  • Fleur of England

The event will take place on Thursday April 3, 6-9 pm!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sale at Hand Eye Supply

Posted by Katie Guinn on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Make your list, put it in order and get yourself down to Hand Eye Supply by the end of March. All their Pointer brand chore coats are $20 off until March 31st. They're durable, functional and come in a variety of styles for both men and women.
Just enter promo code chore77 at checkout, or head over to their store and mention this entry.

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Hand Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Avenue

Who/What/Wear (This): New Yo Vintage! Lookbook

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM

It's shaping up to be a fine week for fashion-related photo projects, with a new debut from Yo Vintage!, "Who/What/Wear (This)." It was shot by Charise Ash, with MUAH by Randi Whipple, and modeled by Emily Mills and Serena Killion:


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Cleaning at Jet

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM

The pre-summer purge is on over at Jet: 30% off all regular items, with items starting out at 20 bucks on the sales rack. Sounds like a square deal to me.

Portland-made everyday basics.
  • Jet
  • Portland-made everyday basics.

Designer Highlight: Time Being Creative

Posted by Katie Guinn on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Jena Nesbitt has been designing in various forms for several years, and like many of us, trying to find her calling; trying new things, and not quite getting the right fit. Meanwhile, for the past 10 years she's been collecting vintage everything. She decided it was time to do something with this extensive collection and it's called Time Being Creative. This girl has taken re-purposed to the level it deserves. By taking sheet music from the '20s, mid century novels and dictionaries, sewing manuals, and even old-ass notebook paper, she has created unique notebooks that use almost all re-purposed materials. The fabrics that grace the covers are either from her own stash, given to her, or bought second hand; even the labels are made from scraps of paper. It's only fitting that she has also started a vintage venture, and the Instagram feed shows a wide variety of kitschy items along with some unique and high quality items.

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  • Jena Nesbitt

We caught up with her to see how it all got started:

How did Time Being Creative come about?
Jena: Time Being Creative emerged almost by accident in late 2013. My goal was to craft an assortment of personalized handmade holiday gifts for friends and family. I have been collecting vintage fabrics, paper, and magazines for over 10 years, and finally decided I was brave enough to cut them up and make something new. I had been wanting to try to make notebooks for several months. so I began prototyping on my 1947 Singer sewing machine.

I made and sent out over 60 notebooks, [and] a couple weeks later I couldn't believe the positive feedback that came pouring in from everyone! Many of my friends began insisting that I should start selling the notebooks. So, I turned to Instagram and began posting images of my products and creative process. Within six weeks I had over 1,000 followers and had sold 25 notebooks! I was blown away by the demand the notebooks were generating on a social media platform not designed for eCommerce. I have since created an Etsy site where folks can customize their notebooks and order stationery products I've created from vintage and repurposed materials.

Is it hard sometimes to cut up such old and unique pieces of paper that seem so special?
Oh my goodness, YES! A few weeks ago, I found a vintage dictionary that is identical to the one I used growing up. It took about 15 minutes of personal pep-talking to get me to pick up the scissors and start cutting. I don't know if it will ever get easier to cut up maps from the '50s or magazines from the '30s, but what I've learned is that once I see the finished product, it makes all the cutting anxiety worth it. I believe the creative process is enhanced by using re-purposed and vintage materials. It allows the craftsman to open their mind to the possibilities of changing one thought into another. I also feel it gives new life to these pieces that might otherwise be sitting on a shelf somewhere, in a box in storage collecting dust, in stacks in a garage getting moldy. So, as hard as it is, it's also liberating to actually re-purpose something that has so much potential. Plus, I'm proud to say that all of the products I create are made from more than 95% re-purposed materials—this also includes the packaging and shipping envelopes!

I must admit, I teared up a little bit the first time I opened one of my finished notebooks. There's a unique spirit to each one and I'm delighted by the thought of someone opening a Time Being Creative notebook and not knowing what they'll find hidden in its pages.

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  • Jena Nesbitt

It seems like your notebooks are really becoming popular. Do you think it has to do with the fact that you're specializing in custom? How do you customize each piece/ set?
Each product I make is one of a kind, which I believe naturally lends itself to customization. I think customization is a great format for allowing customers to get involved in my creative process. The standard customization I offer on all the notebooks requires the buyer to select a cover fabric and a theme for the interior of their book. I currently offer a dozen page themes. Some examples are: Vintage Ladies from the 1930s-50s, Medical & Science, and Maps & Travel (which is the current top seller). I also offer a selection called "Random Surprise" which gives me vast creative freedom. When a buyer selects this option I often use fabrics and pages that are limited in quantity. I also love to personalize products, [and] I can create a custom stamp or stencil to further enhance your notebook. I think personalized notebooks are perfect for weddings, party favors, and artist collaborations!

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  • Jena Nesbitt

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Teal Flamingo

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 8:59 AM

We recently discovered a new little shop, no—hair salon... okay, it's both. It literally sits in the US Bank parking lot on NE 42nd Ave. It's in one of the few little mid-century strip malls that exist in Portland, and the neighbors include a coffee shop and a Just 4 Kids used clothing store. Teal Flamingo was started by a hair stylist named Sara Chest, who worked at and managed several Bishops for five years. She'd always been drawn to recycled fashion and wanted to combine her two loves while expanding her own horizons. So after spending four months collecting stock, she opened up shop on February 1st of this year, with racks of clothing, shoes, and jewelry (including a men's rack) sharing space with the salon. It's a buy/sell/trade situation, so you can bring in your clothes, too, and bonus: You can trade clothing to get your hair did! (With Sara only).



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Friday, March 7, 2014

Pop Up Shop This Weekend

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Pop-up shops are becoming quite common and there's another one happening this Saturday. Some local favorites will be in the atrium at Olympic Mills Commerce Center, including Reif, Seaecho, Milk Money, Sturnelle Collection and Better Late Than Never. They're providing free bubbly while you shop their discounted items. Think of it as the perfect opportunity to get yourself something new to wear to The Malt Ball.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

A New Date for the PDX Collective Sale

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

One of the many things the snowpocalypse ruined was the all-important PDX Collective Sale, wherein almost a dozen boutiques (including Tumbleweed, Mabel & Zora, Ecovibe, Parallel, and Radish Underground, to name a few) band together at the end of each season to let go of their remaining merch at the cheapest prices you'll likely ever see them. The winter version always strikes me as particularly advantageous. While shops are getting in their lightweight dresses and short sleeves for spring, you'll be wearing warmer clothing for a while yet here. Yep, a while yet.

So it's a good thing that they've rescheduled the canceled event, which is now occurring this weekend at the Cleaners (403 SW 10th), 10 am-5 pm Saturday, and 11 am-5 pm on Sunday. Many deals will be had, much money may be saved.

A sneak peek of what will be offered by another participant, Solestruck.
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  • A sneak peek of what will be offered by another participant, Solestruck.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Vintage Love at Xtabay!

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Do you love vintage as much as we do? Xtabay Vintage is having a sale this weekend to celebrate that love, known for their special-occasion pieces of a bygone era that are so nicely executed: gorgeous fabrics in generous fullness, adorned with sweet details and charm make for a desirable date-night garment.
Sale starts Valentine's Day (today!) and ends Saturday at 6 pm. Sip on mimosas and heart-shaped
cookies served with love while you search for your—made for you—perfect dress at 25% off.

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  • Xtabay
  • Calendar from February 1952

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Xtabay

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snowed in Sale at Animal Traffic

Posted by Katie Guinn on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Animal Traffic is giving us a second chance to shop and get those awesome deals from last weekend. I personally was super bummed that I couldn't go to the Small Shops, Big Hearts event last weekend, because of being snowed in. They completely understand, and this makes me very happy indeed.

Swing by either location for 20% off all new merchandise and 50% off all vintage this weekend! (Saturday Feb. 15th-Sunday Feb. 16th)

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Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway on Instagram before Friday! Winner receives a Medium Fjall Raven Rucksack! This is your last chance!

The rules are simple:
1. Stop by any of the 3 locations.
2. Snap some pictures of your favorite things and create a collage (or just one pic!)
3. Post to Instagram and tag @animaltrafficpdx with the hashtag #iloveanimaltraffic

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mink's Thawing Out

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:59 PM

The snow is finally melting and Mink's boutique doors are back open, so they're extending their Valentine's sale through Friday, Feb 14. Score 15% off dresses, and 20% off jewelry, accessories, and gifts. Get on that!

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  • Mink
  • The Drina dress by Velvet

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Wedding Wonderland Looking for Vendors

Posted by Katie Guinn on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Crafty Wonderland at the Convention Center is announcing their 2nd annual Wedding Wonderland section. The annual Spring sale brings many crafty makers together for a huge sale (think a street fair but way bigger and indoors). If you are a designer of anything to do with weddings, check out the application, and please read all the details so you have the best chance possible.

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Wedding Wonderland is a grouping of vendors within the Super Colossal Spring Sale who make items that would be great for weddings! Accepted vendors will have the option of being located in the Wedding Wonderland row(s) or not. These rows will be connected to the rest of the craft fair so shoppers can flow through the room as they normally would, but having the wedding goods grouped together will make it easier on the bridal shoppers to find what they're looking for!

Ideas of what would fit well in that area include, but are not limited to: dresses, nice men's clothing and accessories, terrariums and centerpieces, pretty hair accessories, sparkly jewelry, card makers who love to do custom invitations, paper decorations, sweet treats, and jewelry, body care, and small items that would make nice bridal party gifts, etc!


Tips: Do your homework and make sure that you and your product would fit well with the environment. Only submit impeccable photos of what you plan to sell. Make sure your website reflects what you're submitting also, and that any links to your website go directly to that product. Follow the directions and read all the details before you submit your application, so you don't waste the team's time or yours.
You can find all the details and application here.

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
11am-6pm
at the Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!

Valentine's Day Sale at Lizard Lounge

Posted by Katie Guinn on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:59 PM

With the close of the lovely snow, nasty ice, and dangerous travel that went along with it, comes Valentine's Day this weekend. For some, the aftermath means going back out into civilization and preparing for the upcoming holiday. There are many shops celebrating the spirit of love and romance this year, including Lizard Lounge. From now until Friday they want to help you find that perfect gift for your special someone, so they're offering 20% off full-priced accessories.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

This Week's Style Events (with Addition)

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Okay, regardless of the fact that my frigid wait at the bus stop this morning made me long for the warmth of a witch's tit, as far as Portland retail is concerned this winter shit is over. They have awoken from their hibernation and are furiously populating the calendar with activities and incentives to get you out of your house and out into the streets, and especially if you are at all the type to participate in V-day shenans, they've left very little room for good reasons not to put your lovelorn dollars into local businesses.

Starting today, on this week's docket we've got sales and events from local treasures like Liza Rietz, Grayling Jewelry, Winn Perry, Sunjin Lee, Parallel, Tilde, and Palace, to name a few. Get all the dates and details on that here.

Plus in late-breaking news:

Bridge & Burn made you wait for it in terms of their end of season sale, but made it worth the while with a whopping 60% off fall stock, which we can all clearly still use. The sale will start promptly at 10 am this Saturday and run through the end of store hours (7 pm) on Sunday. Bridge & Burn, 1122 SW Morrison

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  • Bridge & Burn via Facebook

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mink Says: We Love You!

Posted by Katie Guinn on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Isn't it nice how all this love is being spread around for Valentine's Day? Mink is joining the love wagon and having a sale because they love their customers. It's nice to be appreciated!

"Because we love you so darn much we're having a "we love you" sale! We have tons of gorgeous V-day treats to choose from: candles, scarves, headbands, and tons of great jewelry and accessories & all 20% off! So share the love!"

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(For online customers use the coupon code WELOVEYOU.)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Veronica M. Trunk Show at Mink

Posted by Katie Guinn on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Reminder that here's another spot to hit on your Superbowl weekend shopping venture: Veronica M. is having a trunk show at Mink on Hawthorne. The label specializes in easy to wear knits donned with funky-fun prints. The styles are a perfect transition from winter into spring.
The show will be Saturday, 10-7 and Sunday, 11-6. Although they're in opposites neighborhoods, you could hit both the Superbowl party at Jet (Sunday only), and this one. Happy Superbowl weekend.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Small Shops, Big Hearts

Posted by Katie Guinn on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Many of the shops on N Mississippi are participating in the annual "Small Shops Big Hearts" this year. There will be trunk shows, sales, and a weekend full of wonderful treats up and down the block. One Mississippi gem, Flutter, for instance, will have a trunk show on Saturday and Tarot reading sessions on Sunday. They'll also have $2 Polaroids to ensure a very vintage keepsake of fun times being had. And, of course, there will be an abundant amount of romantic gifts for anyone on your love list.

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Animal Traffic is also doing a little something extra to amp it up: A contest to win a Red Fjall Rucksack on Valentines Day! All you have to do for a chance to win this baby is: Go to any or all of their three locations, (Mississippi, SW 10th, and their permanent pop-up shop in the new Grand Market Place on SE Grand) now until February 13, and take pictures of all the items you LOVE. Create a collage and post it on Instagram with the tag #animaltrafficpdx and hashtag #iloveanimaltraffic. They'll announce the lucky winner on Valentines Day, so you can give it to your friend, lover, mother or yourself.
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  • Red Fjall Rucksack

The festivities of Small Shops Big Hearts will take place both Saturday and Sunday, so grab your shopping partner and go make some lovely memories at some of our city's most rad and creative shops.

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