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.
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.
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.