Brooks Brothers is certainly one of the few high-end brand stores to make it to Portland that specializes in men's and women's formal wear. The brand was established in 1818 and is the oldest men's clothing chain in the United States; having dressed dapper personalities like Cary Grant, Clark Gable and more recently the cast of hit TV shows like Mad Men and Gossip Girl as well as renowned American politicians. The brand has also expanded to limited edition women's line of clothing and kids wear; but sharp suits and men's formal wear continue to remain bestsellers. The signature collection spans ready-to-wear coats, vests, suits, ties, dress shirts and trousers as well as accessories and shoes.
Looking for stylish berets, fedora caps and straw hats? John Helmer Haberdasher features a special collection of head-gear for men as well as women. Equipped with gloves, handkerchiefs, belts, leather goods, scarves, ties, and other accoutrements - a fashionable man will find all the essentials to add to his wardrobe. This men's shop prides itself in its attention to detail and quality-control which puts a smile on every man's face, who wraps himself in John Helmer Haberdasher garb.
Banana Republic is one of those brands that inspires shopping sprees, more so if you are a self-proclaimed shopaholic or a brand fanatic. With an exclusive selection of high-end casual wear, formals, shoes and accessories, plus, an unbeatable location the store will surely become your favorite shopping destination in downtown. The apparels are designed to suit every figure, whether petite or full, keeping in touch with the season's latest trends. New arrivals and sales are to watch out for; check out the website for more information.
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.
At Morrison & Broadway you will find Abercrombie & Fitch's downtown location, easily accessible and open on all days. This chain-retail store specializes in casual wear for men, women and kids. The brand's customer base is mostly comprised of young adults so the outlet is up-to-date with the season's hottest high school and college fashion trends. New arrivals and sales are to watch out for; check website for more details.
For those who want to explore Portland's music scene, come down to 360 Vinyl - home to a vast collection of underground Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Electronic and Dance Music. This place is mostly for audiophiles who prefer old-school vinyls over digital music. The collection spans not only classics and retro hits but even the latest releases which can be pre-ordered. Their website has the list of all records so go ahead and check it out.
Boys' Fort is a unique store in downtown Portland which offers an amalgamation of antiques, 'guy stuff' and gift accessories. From classic to rustic and even vintage items, Boys' Fort houses locally made leather wallets, bags, mini-robots and tasteful gift options. We are all aware of how tricky buying a gift can be, however, a great array of gifting options at this store, will make your quest for the perfect gift a much easier task.
A consignment shop located in Southeast Portland, Village Merchants is a perfect stop for those looking for some great deals on clothing, furniture and accessories. Whether you are hunting for a dress or looking for a vintage bookshelf, Village Merchants has everything. And if you are a nifty thrifter then you might actually find a rare treasure among the heaps of trinklets and knick-knacks. And don't forget to browse through through the one dollar clothes bin!
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Located in the Westmoreland neighborhood, Stars Antiques Mall brings over 75 dealers of vintage furniture and antiques under one single roof. Since starting out in 1990, this antiques market has remained a favored destination with enthusiasts, decorators and collectors in Portland. The vast collection spans valuable artworks, salvaged items, textiles, silverware, showpieces, furnishings and retro items. Watch out for the clearance sale to score good deals on these rare finds.
From delicate chinaware, paintings, grandfather clocks to rustic pianos, there is nothing you won't find at R Spencer's Antiques Inc. Tucked in a quiet neighborhood next to Sellwood Public House, this antiques and collectibles emporium is a must-stop for every art enthusiast and collector. Every item is original and unique, and comes with a fair price tag; plus someone from the knowledgeable staff will always help you if you are curious about the provenance of any special piece.