While I’m usually never caught dead with a big ass pair of gold hoops on, I AM in the market for an earing that isn’t a stud nor a hoop. Welcome the Foxtail Jewelry.
I had these adorable customers try them out for me the other day, and, um, yea, super freaking cute, come in today and get a drink at Hazel Room while you shop, there’s even outdoor seating if you wanted to order food!
Blithe and Bonny Body care. Handmade candles, soaps, and lotion. (tip: Rose is unbelievably wonderful).
Amira Jewelry (photo from Amira Jewelry on etsy.com). Gorgeous silversmithing and macrame.
A new designer here at Mag-Big, Amarette Gregor. These are a beautiful combination of silversmith and textile art. Each is one-of-a-kind, and absolutely unlike any jewelry you’ve ever seen before. Great for a bohemian, adventurous mother.
5th Season never fails to impress us with her wide array of functional homewares. These plant holders are $16 each, and come with beautiful succulents and cactus plants. They’re an easy gift for a mom with a green thumb!
Botanical Bird was our best seller for Mother’s Day last year. What is it about this jewelry? It is perfectly balanced between a vintage inspiration and a contemporary savvy. This jewelry is delicate and tasteful, but still has the colorful, playful inspirations of Spring.
Haha, Ok, your mom will probably not want this awesome outfit made by Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty, but she might!! I know my mom would LOVE this (~full disclosure: Cassie’s mom is an awesome punk rocker babe).
Gorgeous hand-pulled silk screens by Animal Sleep. These come in all sizes and shapes, and each is a one-of-a-kind work of art by Daria Tessler.
Nell and Mary broccoli raab tea towels and pillows. So amazing! Can also be found in more colors on their etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/nellandmary
Seahag and Walrus Jewelry. Whimsical, organic, distressed, gorgeous, and delicate. Truly one of our favorite gift items in the shop!! We.love.everything.
This barely scrapes the surface, folks. We have nearly 600 designers from Portland in our shop. You’ll definitely find a treasure or two, plus a great card for your mom!
As many of you know, Mag-Big is not just a boutique, but an independent clothing company produced above our boutique by Cassie Ridgway and Kellie Kotlar.
Our clothing is made from dead stock bolts of vintage fabrics. Most dresses are implicitly one-of-a-kind due to the limited supply of select fabrics, and each piece is given special attention in detailing.
Our garments are manufactured to stores across the country, too! You can currently find us in San Fransisco, Austin, Chicago, Eugene, Portland, and Seattle.
You can also find us on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagBigOnEtsy?ref=si_shop
This is just a little note to let you know that Alley 33 has made the move to legit-town! You can now keep up with all the news, up-to-date info and highlight posts showcasing the stories of our designers, models and others involved with Alley 33.
Head over to http://www.Alley33.com and check out the awesomeness… starting now!
It’s not that holiday gifts from Sears and Macy’s won’t be appreciated, but giving the gift of a specialty handmade products is just that much more special. For this holiday season, let’s make a point of shopping locally as much as possible, and be proud that our gifts are unique, high quality, and sustainably sourced.
Quite simply, it’s WAY more rad.
At Mag-Big, we’re making this pretty easy on everyone. We have 500 designers from our city who have created apparel, jewelry, house ware, craft, body care, and visual art that makes for amazing gifts.
Here are just a few examples, and each piece tells a story of it’s own:
Amazing prints available NOW. Each silk screened by hand. AnimalSleep Designs By Daria Tessler
Or these awesome journals by Rags+Bones Designs:
And for the ladies; you CAN’T go wrong with Pigeon Heart Jewelry:
We’ll be posting more ideas for holiday gifts! Stop by and find everything you’re looking for.
Mag-Big is a maker’s department store.
This year Mag-Big’s fashion show, Alley 33, showcased the work of over twenty designers. We represented a broad spectrum of design talent from easy-fit/ready-to-wear to conceptual/couture apparel. After such an amazing show, and SO many incredible Portland designers, many are asking, “so which designers can we find at Mag-Big?” To make it easy on everyone, we wanted to announce the Alley 33 designers who can easily be found at Mag-Big:
(photos by Sarah Giffrow Creative, Alley 33 Fashion Event 2012)
Make It Good
Some products may be different than those seen above as many designers make one-of-a-kind pieces. If you are interested in custom orders, custom fits, and locally produced clothing, stop by and see what all the rage is!
For the other Alley 33 designers, we may be carrying select pieces, and can also give you information about how to order their garments directly.
Thank you for fashionably supporting local production.