The Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area is home to several past winners of Project Runway, proving that we’re a fashionable bunch. And we’re lucky to have some of the best clothing boutiques around to indulge our tastes.
The following are just a handful of the many apparel stores Portland has to offer, but you can’t start shopping in better places than these
One of Portland’s premier women’s designer apparel retailers, Mercantile showcases young American and European designer collections along with great handbags and accessories. The service is unparalleled and with such a great selection of clothes, you won’t leave without purchasing something.
Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery
This boutique is nestled in the cute Southwest Portland neighborhood of Multnomah Village. It may be a small space, but Anne Bocci carries some of the best clothes in Portland, including designs from Seth Aaron Henderson and Michelle Lesniak, two former Project Runway winners.
Frances May features the best of the best from innovative independent designers. The grandmother/granddaughter owner combo successfully curates an incredible collection of men’s and women’s apparel. Be sure to check out the great mix of trendy and timeless clothing.
With several Portland locations, Sloan Boutique is a locally owned boutique providing a wide selection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. In addition to nationally recognized brands, Sloan Boutique also carries several smaller, but equally fashionable lines.
Mink is another charming boutique found on SE Hawthorne. Make sure owner and veteran buyer and retail manager Carla Mink is there when you plan to shop. Her advice and insight are invaluable. An excellent selection of tops, dresses, jewelry and accessories from designers like Nic and Zoe, Akiko, Splendid and Yumi will ensure that your shopping trip is a success.