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Nu Shooz

Solestruck—the Portland-based online shoe source with a storefront in the Pearl district—is having a grand re-opening sale on Saturday, March 27, from noon to 4pm. Grand re-opening? What? Were they ever closed? No. The sale is to celebrate their conversion from pop-up shop to permanent retail store. Enjoy a 15 per...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Retail Therapist

H&M Reminder and Update

Rumors that H&M will open in Pioneer Place and in Washington Square have been confirmed by a source within the organization. The Swedish discount clothing retailer with upscale designer connections has plans to open both stores in September....   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Interior Design Porn

Retail Therapist was out scouting this afternoon and found this lovely tome of interior design porn. Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors With The Things You Love, $35, is chock-full ...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Sown Textile Design Will Open Storefront

Sown Textile Design—a Portland company that designs and makes durable bags in natural fibers and classic shapes—is opening a showroom next door to Pigeon Toe Ce...   More
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Saks Fifth Avenue Closing

In a statement released this morning, Mayor Sam Adams announced the impending closure of the downtown Portland Saks Fifth Avenue stores. The men's store will close on April 25, 2010, and the main store will close by July 31, 2010. Over the past year, Mayor Adams and...   More
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Word on the Street

Retail Therapist has it on good authority that Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics—the Canada-based, super good-smelling natural soap company—is vacating its current, zig zag-shaped space at 803 NW 23rd Ave. and is moving across the street to more feng shui-friendly digs at 708 NW 23rd A...   More
Monday, March 22, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Calling All Alterna-Brides

The Jupiter Hotel is auctioning off a fancy-ass wedding package on eBay, to take place on October 10, 2010. That's 10/10/10, and bidding starts at $2,010. Clever, no? It ain't the Plaza Hotel ...   More
Monday, March 22, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Project Runway 7, Episode 9: Grow A Pair

It was team time on Project Runway last night when the eight remaining designers were paired up to create two outfits based on different Manhattan neighborhoods. Chinatown, the Upper East Side, the Lower East Side and Harlem got their chance to shine. But really it was Seth Aaron's budding bromance with Emilio that took center stage. For working together like (sewing joke alert!) harmonious   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Pigeon Toe Sets Up Shop

Pigeon Toe Ceramics is setting up shop in Adam Arnold's former location at 727 SE Morrison Street—and a storefront is coming. For now they're open by appointment only, but they plan on opening to the public as a retail store and working studio in a few months. They'll also be hosting summer workshops...   More
Thursday, March 18, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Who Killed the Gas-Powered Car?

On Saturday, March 20, from 12-5pm, Mario's is having a promotional event that offers you a rare chance to go for a test ride in a Tesla Roadster and meet Agave Jeans owner and designer Jeff Shafer, who'll help you find your per...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by Retail Therapist
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