Shopping for Her
It makes sense that apparel designer and maker Rita Hudson-Evalt would take the reigns of designer Nicole Prevost’s women’s boutique. After all, Union Rose has carried Hudson-Evalt’s Hubris line for years, and it’s one of the shop’s best selling. Not much will change, Hudson-Evalt says, so women should expect the same from the apparel they’ve long come to expect from this Portland shop that specializes in “locally made stuff with soul.”
Queen Bee Studio & Store
Rebecca Pearcy caught the "sewing bug" at the age of 13 and spent her subsequent high school and college years reclaiming vintage materials from thrift stores and sewing them together into a personal wardrobe of her own design. She's since parlayed that skill and folded into her own shop refelcting her own unique, one-of-a-kind, functional products.
What began in 2008 as an online clothing shop run by a husband-and-wife team has now blossomed into a 1,100-square-foot women’s boutique. Tightly tucked into Beaumont Village, Nicole and Ethan Whitesell's shop features tops, dresses, skirts and premium denim pants designed for women by well-known national and local brands, such as Bridge & Burn, Nau, Hubris, Curator and Prairie Underground, as well as lines of local jewelry.
Amelia Blakeman has a degree in psychology and was a clinical researcher before she realized that cubicles and computer screens weren't her thing. She'd been making her own clothes for years and, in 2011, decided to start making them for others too, selling what she'd sewn wholesale and on consignment to boutique retailers like Radish Underground and Union Rose. Check out her very own women's clothier, stat!
Is the lady in your life fashionable and sophisticated? If that’s her, Union Rose, Queen Bee, Adorn and Amelia have all the accessories and duds she’ll ever want or need.