pssst, portland. meet maven collective.
by victoria comment

10/31/12

lucky, lucky portland. there’s a brand new collective in town, a brick and mortar vintage shop, maven collective right there under your very noses in the neighborhood of montavilla. do you have any idea how lucky that makes you? maven collective consists of kim ludy of ethanollie, sue teso of solstice home, rebekah dortmund of little byrd vintage, and jacklyn arvin who originally had the space on her own. the group shared a similar desire for forming a collective in portland — a space that could be shared and curated by women with a similar aesthetic and an appreciation for old, beautiful and handmade things. each of them loved the idea of working collaboratively since all have projects on the side as well, thus maven collective was formed.

not one of those traditionally musty old shops you have to hunt through to find anything of value, maven collective displays vintage wears in such a fresh modern way, you can easily picture them living among your own treasures — just uncluttered, simplified pretty displays that catch your eye. in addition to a great vintage home wares and clothing collection, maven carries handmade goods from local artisans and etsy sellers across the US. they will be featuring monthly pop up shops from some of their favorite makers, the first one being Enhabiten in December. and, in the near future maven has plans to open up the space one night a month to women who are needing a creative space to work in, looking to gather business info, or like the collective, are simply wishing to collaborate and network with other women who may feel a little isolated working alone from home.

oh, and go visit maven collective for their grand opening party Friday, Nov 9th from 6-9 pm and say hi for me. i’m jealous of you, portland! but i’ll be following along on facebook and twitter.

Maven collective
7819 se stark street
portland, or 97215
503•808•9442

13 responses to “pssst, portland. meet maven collective.”

  1. Maven Collective may just be the most exquisite shop that my eyes have ever seen. i’ve been stalking Kim & the gang’s progress via Facebook for some time now, alas, i will have to stick to buying from their Etsy shops for the time being as i live in Indianapolis. i do hope to visit this lovely dream shop in person one day very soon. the photos are drool-worthy. it’s almost too much talent all in one shop for me to handle! i love their idea of featuring monthly pop-up shops too! i just received the most beautiful, vintage, hand-dyed blanket from Liane at Enhabiten this week. Liane’s creations are fantastical! congratulations to this talented team! thank you for sharing, Victoria. oxo

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