The latest collection from Portland designer Tiffany Bean has dropped!

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  • Mabel and Zora

You probably know Bean first as the owner of Mabel and Zora, which is also gearing up to celebrate its seven-year anniversary party on April 12 (3-8 pm), with mini-makeovers from Sephora, personal style tips from Gina Crowder, A Yen for Chocolate... chocolate, and the official debut of this collection as well as that of ASA Jewelry.

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  • Mabel and Zora

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  • Mabel and Zora

I love that Bean is making dresses that suit a wide variety of tastes and body types, all while keeping production local and prices reasonable ($74-248, with most dresses in the $150-180 range—it's not chump change, but it's on par with, say, a celebrity designer collaboration at H&M, and of way better quality). Its one of the instances I keep seeing more of that prove that local fashion doesn't have to only be super expensive or only occasion-wear, with more and more solid, go-to staple items, too. The more people see buying local as an everyday alternative to mass-produced or imported clothing, the more long-term success it will see.