Situated in Portland's eastside Warehouse District, this cavernous newcomer is a mini department store, carrying clothing for women, kids, and men, as well as housewares. The theme here is environmentally and socially conscious design, and it extends to everything in the shop, from Covet's knit dresses spun from soybean fiber to Form and Fauna’s insanely comfortable flats lined with recycled yoga mats. 1028 SE Water Ave., 503-542-5000, oliounited.com
These former art world insiders (who met while working at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center) opt for a curatorial approach, focusing on the coolest on-the-cusp clothing and accessories from Europe and America.
It would be easy to overlook owner Giovanna Parolari’s tiny and unassuming-from-the-outside spot, but Una, with its expertly edited supply of forward-thinking (but still totally wearable) clothing, shouldn't be missed.
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With its emphasis on natural materials and clean lines, this airy home accessories boutique feels like the type of place you’d come across in Stockholm—designery and modern yet really fun.
e love the low-key approach of this housewares emporium: Owner Jennifer June deftly mixes mint-condition vintage finds with pieces from emerging designers, and everything feels one of a kind.
An unlikely venture from two beloved local designers, this tiny storefront is at once boutique, showroom, and bespoke tailor. Though their stock is inherently disparate (Liza Rietz makes womenswear, while partner John Blasioli produces men’s clothing), the two both offer impeccably crafted styles, rotating in a small range of fresh options each week.
The flagship location of this art-filled, family-run megastore/minichain (there’s a second branch in Seattle) teems with hot-off-the-runway goods by Lanvin, Jil Sander, and Bottega Veneta.
With its mile-high ceilings and chalk white walls, this sprawling Pearl District outpost of a swiftly growing Canadian chainlet has the bones of a stunning, modern loft. Equally impressive is its all-encompassing inventory, which runs the gamut from Oliver Hemming's bright silver teakettles to an endless stream of perfectly cut basics by Michelle Mason, Biba, and Rag & Bone.
A sister shop to a Missoula, Montana, favorite, this loft-like clothier is dedicated to jeans and pared-down, citified separates. The denim bar features every conceivable wash and cut, while the racks are brimming with mostly neutral wear-them-forever pieces by the likes of Rhys Dwfen and Mike & Chris.