Yeezy Dips a Toe into PDX Retail
After quietly announcing on Tumblr they will be receiving Kanye West's Yeezy Season 1 Fall/ Winter 2015 in October, Machus announced its full spring line including pieces from Y-3 pieces, Chapter, Publish, Stampd, Represent, and local Portland brand Tabor Made. Machus also features other local products like Aaron Draplin's Field Notes, and store owner Justin Machus' own label. All of it is black and white, maybe grey, but Machus doesn't stock anything in color.
Adorning Portland's Power Moms
Adorn launched its spring collection of Prairie Underground pieces, including some made specifically for Adorn. Seattle-based Prairie Underground has a huge Portland following. It fits the ideal look of Portland's outdoorsy but image-conscious moms, featuring dresses and lightweight jackets in contemporary styles—lots of earthtones. They can be found in Nordstroms, but often stick to smaller, local boutiques.
Colorful Haberdasher Heads to TEDx
Poler Stuff Creative Director and Co-Owner Benji Wagner will speak at Portland's TEDx this year. He sells a lot of adventure gear under the "Camp Vibes" slogan, but Poler Stuff is really known for its hats. Polerâs vision is very much the zeitgeist of what Portland is exporting to other cities in America. Stumptown, Pok Pok and Salt ânâ Straw are leading the charge, expanding Portland's artisanal, outdoorsy and classic vibe to places like L.A. and New York, with stored like Tanner Goods in tow.
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