OPENINGS

 

MARINE LAYER OPENS

The San Francisco line of oh-so-soft basics opens its second Portland location this week on NW 23 Avenue. Stop in Friday to greet the new kids on the block with 20% off the entire inventory plus appetizers and wine courtesy of Union Wine Company.

Friday, July 18 5:30–7:30pm
826 NW 23 Avenue
RSVP to party@marinelayer.com

 

IN STORE EVENTS 

VINTAGE JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW

Vintage jewelry dealer Arlene Abelow–known for stocking the cases at Barney's and having her pieces grace celebs on the red carpet–is coming to Portland for one night. She’ll be at Mag-Big with a number of different pieces from classic Victorian to Deco and costume jewelry fit for Grace Kelly. Her collection spans 35 years of selling to fashion icons and tastemakers in Film, TV & Music. Get it while you can. Cash or check only.

Thursday, July 10 5–9pm
Mag-Big
3279 Hawthorne

 

NATALIE JOY POP UP

Find one-of-a-kind stately pieces from local accessory designer Natalie Joy in an in store pop up at high-end home shop Woonwinkel.

 

Thursday, July 10 4–8pm
Woonwinkel
935 SW Washington Street

 

 

 

RUBRIC ART OPENING

On Thursday, July 10 Backtalk PDX (as part of the Mississippi Ave Second Thursday art walk) welcomes Rubric. Artist Kayla Mattes showcases her vivid new series of color and compositional studies. The weavings blend traditional tapestry geometries with bits of modern cultural iconography. See triangles, stripes, and squares intersect with smiley faces, pizzas, and pie charts in these boutique displays.

Thursday, July 10 6–10pm
Backtalk
3962 N Mississippi Ave

 

 

CREATE YOUR OWN LULU NECKLACE

Owner and designer of Lulu Jewelry will be in store Wednesday the 16 with a box full of cherished pieces she has selected especially for this event. You and your girlfriends will have the opportunity to dig through mounds of semi-precious stones and treasures from all over the world to create a unique one of a kind Lulu necklace. The designer herself will finish off your carefully curated pieces (no jewelry making skills are required for this event). RSVP and reserve a space.
           

Wednesday, July 16 4–8pm
Adorn
4120 NE Fremont St

 

SALES 

This weekend 13 of the Pearl District's best boutiques join together for the4th Annual Summer Style Sale. Find varying discounts at each shop with participating locations including:

Mabel and Zora
Bonnet
FOLLY
FlairWalk
Silkwood
Monique's Boutique
Garnish
Christopher David
Flor 
Jack Spade
Consigning Women Handbags
Porch Light
Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion     

July 11 - July 13
Hours vary by store
Mabel and Zora
748 NW 11th Ave

 

EVENTS

 

DESIGNER FLEA AT MISSISSIPPI STREET FAIR

This weekend the inaugural Designer Flea takes over Lot 13 on N. Mississippi Avenue during an offshoot of the annual street fair. Find several of our cities best local designers in one outdoor stop next to The Rexall Building. Make a day of it by taking in the street fair and taking home a new treasure from one of these splendid vendors:

Time Being Creative
Haunt
Julia Barbee
Seaecho
Rogue: Minx
Sticks & Stones
Reif
Gretchen Nation
Susan Chaney 
Lilac Wine
Mag-Big
Make It Good
Nell & Mary
Katie Guinn

Saturday, July 12 10–5pm
Lot 13 N. Mississippi 

 

SUMMER STRUT FASHION SHOW

On Sunday let the "Fatshion" revolution begin. Learn all about the first runway offering from the newly formed Pdx Fat Fashion Collective here and snag tickets while you still can.     

Sunday, July 13 3–10pm
White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th Ave

 

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