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by on August 17, 2012

There’s something kind of funny about walking into a store where the office space in back is exposed, one of the bags for sale seems to be constructed out of paper, and Applause indicator hangs on the wall. But this store’s no joke. Owner Diana Kim stocks the small space with the avant gard, the local, the functional, and the unseen. A true independent, she’s consciously not driven by trends, but rather by designers that experiment, like Nancy Stella Soto and Nomia. See who’s got the latest laugh in Portland at Stand Up Comedy, and why Portlandia‘s Carrie Brownstein shops there so often.


See their Margiela-esque, super minimal website,


Contributed by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.