New Obsessions

New items just hitting the city will have you reaching for your wallet in no time.

By Eden Dawn February 5, 2013

In the fashion biz, we’re all spoiled with a constant desire for gotta-have-it items to magically appear in front of us. Around January, things take a little post-holiday dip, but now that Punxsutawney Phil has made his annual appearance, it seems things are picking up again. Behold a roundup of new hot tickets items we’re obsessing over this week.

S.RitterNYC Rings at Paxton Gate


Susan Ritter of S.RitterNYC creates her singular line of rings using "lost wax casting," a process she says has been used through all of antiquity including the Bronze Age and the Renaissance. It also means that there are no molds, so each ring is literally one of a kind. Paxton Gate is the first vendor to bring these killer (potentially literally, be careful with these!) rings made from toothy calcite, kyanite and agate to the west coast.

Available at: Paxton Gate | 4204 N Mississippi Ave | Portland, OR 97217


Ace Hotel x Alpha Industries Waterproof Fishtail Parka

The Ace, one of our hippest hotels, teams up with Alpha Industries to create a  waterproof fishtail parka for the extended spring weather that's sure to come. Based on the classic US Army M-65 Fishtail parka, the nylon shell is seam-sealed with an adjustable hood and waist for easy layering options in all wet weather conditions. Though it’s marketed as a men’s jacket, we know plenty of girls who could rock this no problem.

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Sseko’s Spring Clutches

Sseko uses fashion to provide employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty. You can learn more about their 9-month working program that provides women in Uganda with a full college education by reading our article on the Portland company here. Beyond the ethical awesomeness, their new line of cool clutches with high-quality oil-tanned leather from Kenya and sturdy canvas are ready for a jaunt about town. Raise your hand if you want the fringed one. (Both arms up)

Available at: or Eco Vibe Apparel | 921 NW Everett Street | Portland, OR 97209



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