Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Americana at its best! Pendleton, The Portland Collection

Josh and I spent last week in the desert picking out your Christmas presents.  Its a weird life, this shopkeep thing.

We were attending Magic, the world's largest fashion tradeshow checking out fall/winter collections.  We were thrilled to find that many of the brands that we have had in the store have many good things on the way.  More exciting, though, is finding new lines to cozy up and call Tigertree home.  Our favorite new line from this show is Pendleton, The Portland Collection.
I should say that we really love Pendleton's mainline- its a family owned 140+ year old brand steeped in Americana. We have a couple of great thrift store finds from the brand in our coat closet.  Think of the Portland Collection as Pendleton's super cool daughter who got ahold of all of the amazing vintage pieces in the attic and slimmed down all the fits to make them current.
Pendleton commissioned three local designers from their hometown of Portland to create the line.  It takes their iconic textiles and marries them with independent design.   The vision for this collection is to take the best of what Pendleton has been, an iconic brand for decades, and interpret it for a young, vibrant and global audience.  

We are thrilled to be a part of the launch of this line!  The first shipment will be available at Tigertree in September!  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

when she said you didn't have to get her anything, she was lying

I'm just going to say it.  I'm a great gift giver.  Some people are and other just aren't.  If you fall in the latter category, I've put together a little cheat sheet for you.  You're welcome.

1. Orla Kiely laptop bag
Every girl needs a stylish way to keep everything she needs close at hand.  This particularly roomy laptop bag comes with coordinating lap top sleeve!  Go ahead- wrap is separately, we won't tell.

2. Instax mini instant camera
Fujifilm has created a new era of instant photography.  Think Polaroid, but in a light, compact case which creates beautiful credit card-size instant color photos!  Include a note about how you will use it to capture all of the adventures that you will have together.  

3. hand carved hanging swallow clips
The above photo is actually from the flock of swallows that we have hanging in our dinning room.  Its a great way to display photos of the two of you without being too "hey look, we have framed pictures of ourselves everywhere."

4. forget me knot rings
A perfect symbol of remembrance.  This is my #1 Valentines day gift recommendation.  Each one is hand poured from a cast created by a real string.  Available in silver, brass and powder coat red.

5. bestow vase hand
Its like you are presenting her with a bouquet of flowers indefinitely!  The vase component can also be switched out for a candlestick holder, which is included.

6. catty clubmaster Ray Bans 
Ray Bans are just a great gift for any occasion.  You cannot go wrong with a classic!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Stem Maze print from Orla Kiely!

The brand new Orla Kiely print, Stem Maze, arrived at the store yesterday in many forms!
The midi sling has been updated with an exterior magnetic snap to keep everything together.  $158
I love the added leather patch detail on the new super maxi sling! $168
In this new pattern, we also got the medium tote in pebble (grey with red stem) and the bucket bag in navy (blue with green stem).
The amazing business bag also came in with this shipment!  It comes with a stem print laptop sleeve and has compartments for everything you could need to carry with you!
All of these new arrivals means that the older patterns are all on sale!  All remaining fall/winter bags have been marked down 40-50%.  They will all transition easily into spring, so its a great time to get these at an amazing price!  The above classic shoulder bag is now $78!
Remaining maxi sling bags are now $88!