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Collier is not Armani or Gucci but it's also not your average men's clothing shop. Collier's manages to design and sell well-tailored suits to an audience who appreciates the worth of classic garb. This store also imports fine suits from Italy and Norway, from people who seem to know their craft extremely well. Collier's might just be an oasis in the eclectic men's fashion scene in Portland, which focus on average sizes and round up measurements. Collier instead makes it a point to alter and tailor each suit with a fit made for no one but you. Apart from the timeless suits, Collier's also keeps loads of shirts, ties, jackets - all made from Italian fabric.
Tiffany & Co. is an iconic store which features some of the finest jewelry in the world. Here you can also find breathtaking crystal, flatware, chinaware, silverware, timepieces and fine diamond, gold, platinum, and gemstone jewelry. Shop for engagement rings and anniversary presents, or something special for a newborn baby. Anything wrapped in Tiffany's signature blue box is sure to be considered an heirloom that the recipient will treasure for generations.
Tender Loving Empire, associated with an eponymous record label, is located on 10th Avenue. A far cry from your run-of-the-mill record stores, this store has an eclectic inventory that features their own records, their line of tees and a huge collection of cutesy, local handicrafts and art pieces which are truly quite adorable. The also offer made-to-order tee-shirts at their screenprinting corner, located on-site. If you're looking for interesting souvenirs to take back home, or just something to decorate your place, even if you want a copy to your favorite Tender Loving Empire album, The Tender Loving Empire Store is where you should be!
Sure, you could order online from Powell's City of Books, but you would miss seeing one of the largest independent bookstores in the United States. With over 1.5 million books in 3,500 different sections, this shop covers an entire city block and offers new, used, rare and out-of-print books. Many come to browse, get out of the rain, drink coffee in the cafe and pontificate. Authors read their works several evenings a week. This iconic store is a Portland must visit.
For women who love to be active, Lucy is the place to get gear. Located in the bustling Pearl District among a plethora of great shops, Lucy brings women's active wear to the forefront. This store is all about ergonomic attire for athletic femininity. If ever there was a problem with a woman's sporting gear, these people have thought about it and have developed an ingenious solution. Perhaps strategically placed sweat absorption pads. Maybe a shoe that eliminates hip pressure. Nevertheless, one can certainly find a fashionable yoga mat.
The styles and colors that emerge from the designer's offices at Hanna Andersson are simple, bright and fun. Established in 1983, this Portland-based business is known for quality clothing and accessories for children. Now, the business has expanded to include clothing, shoes and accessories for women and toys as well. After over three decades in the business, Hanna Andersson's easy to wear and stylish creations remain a favorite amongst the city's discerning shoppers despite competition from newer children's boutiques.