by Adrienne So
Portland pop-up shop Flurry takes the ingenious retail trend sweeping much of the globe a step further. Re-imagined as a designer boutique, the former shoe store now houses fifteen local designers in an airy, elegantly-appointed showroom.
Glittering window displays and one-of-a-kind items entice shoppers to the downtown shop, providing an alternative to the typical chain stores in the area and giving new life to an empty storefront. The space makes a great way for smaller designers to come together for wide exposure, but keeps the experience it manageable thanks to vendors curated by nonprofit Portland Fashion Synergy.
Some CH favorites include Looptworks, a company using 100% pre-consumer waste fabrics to create limited edition jackets, skirts, shorts and T-shirts as well as the work of Sahlia Michelle, a Portland-based jewelry maker creating delicate hand-pounded molten silver accessories.
Also at Flurry, RYZ's crowd-sourced shoes. Founded by Rob Langstaff, a former Adidas employee, RYZ uses weekly online submissions by local artists to produce and sell custom sneaker designs. (Pictured above.)
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