Retail News: Blackbird Expands

Ballard’s essential menswear shop is opening a second location slightly south…in Portland.

By Laura Cassidy February 10, 2011

Portland residents can expect to see pieces like this one from Blackbird’s in-house line when the new, 600 square foot shop opens this summer.

Word went out yesterday morning that Blackbird owner Nicole Miller will be opening an outpost of her essential, edgy menswear store in Portland.

The shop will open this summer just two blocks from the Ace Hotel (holy hipster heaven) on W Burnside and NW 13th Ave.

As to what’ll be for sale at the new shop? Tell your bike-riding BFs in Portland not to expect woolly plaid shirts and the like. Miller says, ‘To me Portland doesn’t need another Pendleton outlet, so you can expect a lot of our own Blackbird label and our more seriously design-driven brands like Robert Geller and Rick Owens.’

I like it.

Portland, Blackbird’s gonna look good on you.

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