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Midday in the Parking Lot of Flourish Interiors

While Retail Therapist was wandering the streets of Portland's southeast industrial area yesterday, she felt a very Midnight-in-the-Garden-of-Good-and-Evil vibe emanating from a fenced-in section of the Flourish Interiors parking lot. A closer look revealed the store's sale area of vintage yard adornments of the wrought-iron and concrete variety. There were some very interesting pi...   More
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Retail Therapist's Trip to Juvie

Early last week, Retail Therapist received the Rejuvenation House Parts catalog at her humble and not-so-rejuvenated abode. This catalog is so gorgeous, such a world unto itself, that it can suck you in and make you forget that you're reading it by the light of a bare bulb dangling from a cor...   More
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Sword and Fern is More Online Than Ever

Emily Baker, owner of lower Burnside's eclectic workshop/boutique Sword + Fern, has built a new website showcasing her jewelry collection. Retail Therapist hasn't seen this much great jewelry in one place since…ever. Visit the new website, browse Baker's enchanting jewelry line, and fill up your cart at her    More
Monday, February 22, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Project Runway 7, Episode 6: Janeane Marie Goes Home To Portland

It's true. Janeane Marie's life on Project Runway 7 is over.

After a poor showing last week that landed Portland's contestant in the bottom two, the seam queen lost her allowance. (Wow, sewing jokes are really a bad idea.)

Anyway, last night's challen...   More
Friday, February 19, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Janeane Lives on at Radish Underground

Retail Therapist is still working on Project Runway contestant Janeane Marie's full autopsy and post-mortem, but here are a few photos of her clothing. Pictured above: Commander Tank, $140, and the Montmartre Dress, $135.

And here's the luminescent purple Moonshadow skirt, $178. All available at ...   More
Friday, February 19, 2010 by Retail Therapist

You Gotta Have Heart

We're riding the heart theme into a second week over here at Retail Therapist HQ. Today's featured retailer is Heart, a semi-new coffee roaster and cafe on east Burnside that looks good and tastes even better. RT is struggling with adjectives to describe the unique experience of drinking their beverages, so here goes. Their coffee drinks all have a c...   More
Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Taking Solace in White Jeans

Retail Therapist was recently on a Daniel Craig bender and noticed that the current James Bond spent most of his last movie—Quantum of Solace—kicking bad guy ass in a seemingly indestructible pair of white jeans.


Upon further investigation, RT learned these were a pair of Levi's ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Scout Books Online Shop

Pinball Publishing just launched a website devoted exclusively to the sales and promotion of their unique and ever-popular Scout books. These handy little 3.5 x 5-inch books come in pre-printed designs and are general...   More
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Retail Therapist: The Newsletter

Read the latest edition of Retail Therapist's newsletter online or    More
Monday, February 15, 2010 by Retail Therapist

Corporal Punishment for All

Men, it's the equal opportunity you've all been waiting for. Spanx—the company that lives to go medieval on women's asses (and abs and thighs) with their super tight, body-slimming undergarments—has come out with a men's line of "compressio...   More
Monday, February 15, 2010 by Retail Therapist
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