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Concentrate on Recovery

Retail Therapist has spent the last several nights testing the new Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl's ($42 for a one-ounce bottle). Made of essential oils and omega-6 fatty acids, it claims to give you younger-looking skin in one night with only two drops. RT q...   More
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Pigeon Toe Ceramics Turns One

Pigeon Toe Ceramics is celebrating its first birthday and offering 20 percent off online orders through the end of January. Added, feel-good bonus: they're donating 5 percent of all sales through the month of January to Doctors Without Borders, to help with the relief effort in Haiti.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Beard City, U.S.A.

Growing a beard is just about the Portlandiest thing you can do besides raising chickens in your yard and riding your vintage Schwinn really slowly down Clinton Street in the middle of the lane when Retail Therapist is behind you in her car and trying to get to work in a timely manner. And that is why Portland has a blog—be...   More
Monday, January 18, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Project Runway 7: The Morning After

Color Retail Therapist greige for disappointed. Until the herd is thinned, the new season of Project Runway—its seventh—holds about as much appeal as a reunion episode of Real World/Road Rules Challenge. The personality profiles are the same. The dramatic tensi...   More
Friday, January 15, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Classic Watch Round-up

Retail Therapist is a big fan of punctuality, and is therefore a big fan of wrist watches. As RT passed through the Fred Meyer jewelry department on her way to grocery the other day, she noticed a huge selection of very classic-looking Timexes. This brand has made a quiet comeback, offering lots of classic styles with big, round faces like you're seeing in all the magazines. And mo...   More
Thursday, January 14, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Mario's Winter Sale

Attention label whores: the winter sale at Mario's is ON. Do not miss this opportunity to pick up some designer threads for up to 60 percent off. Mario's downtown, 833 SW Broadway, (503) 227-3477. MAP; Mario's 3.10 at Bridgeport Village, (503) 601-7310....   More
Thursday, January 14, 2010 by Retail Therapist

The Elegance of (the Chicken and) the Hedgehog

Holztiger wooden animal and people figurines: Benign playthings or obsession-worthy love objects? RT thinks the latter and wants to give all ten billion of them a home (lions, tigers, bears, dinosaurs, knights, babushkas, the list goes on). How do you choose just one of the six styles of chick...   More
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Here Comes the Snide

Make no mistake—Retail Therapist is the last person on the planet to turn all Bridezilla on her loyal readers. But the spring 2010 bridal collection of Elizabeth Dye—Portland designer, renaissance woman and former Willamette Week writer—is so disarmingly lovely...   More
Friday, January 8, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Una Winter Sale

Una—the Southeast Portland purveyor of forward-thinking clothing, accessories and other uncategorizable treasures (shaggy blue earmuffs, anyone? Yes, please!)—is having a happy new year sale. Get 40 percent off all fall clothing, 30 percent off fall accessories, 20 percent off fall jewelry, and an additional 20 percent off all previously marked-down items.    More
Thursday, January 7, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Bib and Layered Necklace Round-up

Necklaces that stop just short of being breastplates and chain mails are still all the rage. Retail Therapist thinks these local options are tasteful and (relatively) understated. Pictured above is a creamy, jewel-encrusted number from Idom, $78. Idom, 827 NW 23rd Ave., (503) 477-6818.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 by Retail Therapist
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