How does one go from being a high school ceramics art teacher of ten years to concept store retail entrepreneur? For one, it takes a lot of guts. But more than anything it takes a willingness to reinvent. I got to talk to Karen McClelland, the boss lady behind MANTEL in Kenton, Portland during my visit earlier this Fall. I recall immediately being drawn to the brick and mortar’s sleek , modern curb appeal while wandering the neighborhood. After stepping inside and meeting Karen there was an obvious warm connection between the store and its owner.

Check out our chat below.

Friday by Friday

It’s one thing to see really cool girls, – Kitty Cash and Justine Sky, to name a couple – wearing really cool fashion. But it’s even cooler when that same cool fashion brand makes an impact on your best friend. Somewhere between risqué and everyday fashion, lie the meticulously handcrafted chain objects of Friday by Friday.

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