Madewell Comes to Portland
A few weeks ago, I was walking around the Brewery Blocks when I saw it: MADEWELL! Cory pretended not to know me while I did a happy dance and snapped a few instagrams. Madewell has always seemed so perfect for Portland so I found it baffling that there wasn’t one in our city. Of course I had planned to go as soon as they opened, but to my delight I got a message from Yuri, part of the Madewell Marketing Team, inviting me to a special sneak peek the day before the grand opening.
I found out that the ever so lovely Solanah was also planning on going as well, so we decided to meet up beforehand and go together. We were greeted with warm smiles and glasses of champagne. It was so lovely to meet other Portland bloggers and individuals from the Madewell Team, including designer Somsack Sikhounmuong. The amount of beautiful pieces was nearly overwhelming. I tried on a few tops and dresses but didn’t have the chance to try on any of their raved about jeans. I don’t buy jeans unless I have Cory’s honest opinion about them first, so I guess we just need to plan on stopping in for another visit soon. Oh my goodness, don’t even get me started on their accessories!! These shoes, these earrings and this bag need to be mine. I knew it would be a dangerous decision to try on the ‘Afternoon Dress in Saltwater Stripe.’ I fell in love with it and it came home with me along with the most beautiful red sunnies. Oh, and guess what!? I was actually the very first customer at the Portland shop! They got to work out all their cash register kinks on me.
Thank you Madewell for hosting such a beautiful event. My pocketbook is sad but I’m so happy to have you in our city!