We love Austin–it’s no secret that we love to get away there when Portland skies turn rainy and gray. Maybe because it’s like looking at Portland through a lens where fir trees are turned to live oaks, the Willamette is Town Lake (I guess it’s Lady Bird Lake now!), and spotted owls become salamanders. One thing the two towns have in common is a signature, independent style, which you can see in all the locally-owned shops and boutiques.
There are too many of these to even hope I could make a comprehensive list, but I’ll at least try to shout out a few of my faves: By George, Parts & Labour, Strut, Blackmail, Envie, and Fetish. Great finds for wedding or engagement party stuff, bridesmaid stuff, gifts, or just when you need to look fab in general!
Photo: Envie Boutique