Back in the '90s Portland only really had one thing going for it if you didn't have money to throw at clothes but didn't want to shop at Ross or Target: tons and tons of amazing vintage. Since then there's been a massive surge in personally curated, lovely boutiques, but vintage continues to proliferate, even if competition is fierce and the vintage crowd often puts as much back into creating lookbooks and online shopping as anyone else. It's not only one of the most cost effective ways to dress, it's one of the least impactful, and if the fashion industry's efforts to reform its toxic ways is going to stick, that's a quality that should be glamorized.
Doing its part is Vintalier Vintage, opening next week at NW 13th & Flanders.
Click over to MOD for more info.