Your Style Guide to Going Out

Hit a free fashion show, check out cool new shoes, and get discounts everywhere with our roundup of design related events.

By Eden Dawn April 25, 2015

A sneak peek at the new collection from 6/7.


Portland’s fashion vanguards are gathering together this week for a joint presentation of spring and summer collections at the 811 Burnside Building. Use your First Friday wandering to plant at the designer collective building to see new looks from designers who’ve been kicking it on the local scene for more than a decade including Liza Rietz, Boet, 6/7, Holly Stalder, Kate Towers, and shoes by Fortress of Inca.

The style event is free and open to the public. Other shops in the building are in on the festivities with 6/7, Haunt and Seven Sisters all open late with storewide discounts. Plus, as is customary at all fashion events, booze will be present!

Friday, May 1st
Fashion Presentation 7pm - 8pm
Shops open from 6pm - 9pm
811 E Burnside



Garmentory Hits Portland

Founded as an e-commerce community to support independent boutiques and designers in 2013, Garmentory has created a marketplace where customers can shop and discover emerging contemporary fashion at a single URL. Currently their marketplace consists of 120+ boutiques and 500+ designers with one checkout and even a “Make an Offer” sale model. On Thursday, May 7 Portland will be the final US stop on their #boutiquelove tour to celebrate the launch of Spring 2015 collections. 

The tour is hosted locally by downtown shop West End Select, with a shopping party open to the public from 6-8 pm. The festivities include a special pop-up and photo booth with Fieldwork Flowers, 10% off spring collections, a $100 giveaway and nibbles and sips for all. VIP guests will receive a Garmentory gift bag that will include an Enter Accessories iPad case, Woodlot candles, Ilia beauty lipstick, and Reassembly organic skin care.

Garmentory’s Pdx Tour
Thursday, May 7, 6–8 pm
West End Select Shop
927 Oak Street



Fun Fact: Woolrich has been producing outdoor wear for 180 years, but they just got into the footwear game. And those shoes happened to be designed right here in Portland. Head to The Annex on Mississippi this week for the debut of their Spring/Summer collection for men and women featuring boots, sneakers, and wool adorned clogs. In addition to those newbies, apparel/surf collaboration Wax + Wool  with Almond Surfboards shows off their stylin’ beach ready threads. Beyond the normal party activities and drinks, there are a host of prizes to win like wool sneakers and blankets, or even a sweet 2-night camper van trip from Road Trip Oregon.

Woolrich’s Summer Debut
Thursday, April 30, 5­–10 pm
The Annex, 4018 N Mississippi Ave





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