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Mother's Day Gift Idea #1

Haven't thought of an appropriate Mother's Day gift for mom yet? Neither has Retail Therapist. So we're just going to do a little brainstorming here—no bad ideas. Idea numero uno: the Swissmar V-Prep Mand...   More
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Sexy Beast

Back off. I'm beautiful....   More
Monday, May 3, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Tomato: Fruit, Vegetable or Dress?

Retail Therapist scouted this adorable tomato-print spring dress at Radish Underground today for $194. Maybe those aren't even tomatoes, but that's the story RT is sticking with. Radish Underground, 414 SW 10th Ave., (503) 928-6435. MAP...   More
Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Get Your Craft On This Weekend

Readers, if it is your dream to spend a long weekend at the convention center bouncing from craft extravaganza to ceramic showcase to woodworking arts show to glass bead expo to creative metal arts exhibit to a handweavers showcase, your time is drawing nigh. The Oregon Convention Center</...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Imelda's and Louie's Launches Online Store

Portland shoe store Imelda's (for women) and Louie's (for men) now has a comprehensive online store that is super easy to use, and will provide you with hours and hours of shoe porn. Don't forget to check out the site's also-massive collection of bags and wallets. ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Esquire's Big Black Book is Neither Big Nor Black: Discuss

For the last few years, Esquire has published a handy compendium of fashion and lifestyle tips for the testosterone set, arbitrarily dubbed    More
Friday, April 23, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Do Yourself A Favor

You know what's always in season? Jewelry. And Retail Therapist just discovered Monika Reed, a Portland jewelry designer who calls her line of beautiful and affordable adornments Favor—and sells them through    More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Girlfriend Day at Mario's 3.10

Retail Therapist doesn't know why Mario's 3.10 calls this event "Girlfriend Day," but she does think it sounds like a pretty good deal. Tomorrow (April 21) from 10am - 6:30pm at the Mario's Bridgeport location—that's what the 3.10 means, people—you can check out all the latest spring merchandise, drink a glass of    More
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Obsessive Consumption: The Book

Portland artist Kate Bingaman-Burt's Obsessive Consumption (the book) is here. Kate makes art by illustrating her daily purchases, receipts and credit card bills. Out of that came her ...   More
Friday, April 16, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Cydwoq Sandals at Lizard Lounge

Here's the thing about shopping for warm weather footwear: do it now or all the good sandals will be gone. This has happened to Retail Therapist too many times to excuse. Thinking she had months before the weather actually merited partial foot nudity, she put off buying sandals until July. The problem? By that time, the stores are full of fall boots and just a few summer dregs. Mor...   More
Thursday, April 15, 2010 by Retail Therapist
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