A few weeks back a friend invited me to attend the grand re-opening of Portland’s designer denim destination – Blake. The store had been a staple on Portland’s famous 23rd Ave until this summer, when Blake shut down and moved shop to a bigger location off the main drag.
The store (owned by yup, you guessed it, Blake) is the place in Portland to get hard-to-find jeans. Blake stocks his shelves with only the best of the best (True Religion? Blasphemy!). From Rich and Skinny to AG, if you can’t find it elsewhere odds are Blake has it. The store now has room to stock more, including tees, jackets, dresses, even socks. Blake also stocks one-of-a-kind antiques – all available for purchase – which is one reason I had to stop by and check out the opening.
See the new store for yourself:
Be sure to check out the store and owner Blake’s blog. Sure, he’s little full of himself (his clothing is vastly superior to H&M, obviously), but at least he tells you like it is. He’s refreshingly knowledgeable about denim. And that is why the people of Portland love him.