PDX Collective Sale

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I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning lately, getting rid of a lot of stuff.  Partially through some of the projects in The Artist’s Way, but also just because I’m on a spring cleaning kick.  Out with the old, in the new.   I have donated a lot of clothes.    But I have not been replacing them and that’s becoming a problem.  I’m not much of a shopper.  for me, it’s more of a chore than a pleasure.  I love OWNING nice clothes, but I don’t like shopping for them.  The bottom line behind this, is i need some new clothes.  And I’m tired of turning to Old Navy and H&M for cheap, poorly made stuff.

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So this weekend I jumped at the chance to pick up a few things at the PDX Collective Sale.  This is a bi-annual event where some of the best local boutiques have a joint weekend sale.  This year it was at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel.  2 Days, 11 Local businesses.  I stopped in Saturday morning.  I didn’t do the math on everything, but most of the stuff I saw was 30-50% off or more!  I could have easily spend $500 to get all the things I wanted,but I walked away with 3 items.  One dress, one sweater, one blouse.  From three different boutiques:  Ecovibe Apparel, Radish Underground & Adorn.

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I had a fantastic time at this sale.  It is a great way to get deals on small and local designers.  After about 90 minutes and 2 trips to the dressing room, I walked out with three great purchases.  For a grand total of $160.  Yes, I could have bough a lot more at H & M, but these pieces are higher quality plus it supports local business.  Win Win.  I’ll give a shout out when the next sale comes around in the fall.

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5 Comments on PDX Collective Sale

  1. Very neat! Have you checked out Modo on the east side near Burnside Brewing? My favorite resale shop to date in Portland. So much gorgeous stuff and you get 10% off on the 1st of each month I think? It’s 1st or last day 😉

  2. What a great sale! I’d never heard of it!

  3. What a neat find! Good way to shop, when you support local business. Thanks for telling us about it.

  4. No I have not but I’go past it all the time on the bus. I’ll have to make a stop one of these days.

  5. Oh I went to this sale as well! My friend, who owns a shop in HR, created and runs the PDX collective Sale. I think its great!

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