It always makes me a little sad to hear when an independent Portland retailer closes, but sometimes that is just the way things go. The latest is NE Alberta Street's abrahams&duffy. They explained eloquently why they decided to close:
After two amazing and wonderful years on NE Alberta Street, abrahams&duffy is closing.
This decision has been made out of love and respect - for each other, our families, our vendors, and our customers.
If the walls of 2215 NE Alberta could talk, they would tell about how the boutique started by two great friends quickly became a second home and a source of connectivity for our friends and neighbors.
Looking back, we are so proud to have held strong in our decision to support lines made domestically and/or sustainably. We strove to bring you garments that were both beautifully designed and ethically produced. We built relationships with artists, designers, tourists, grandmothers, neighbors, and the countless passersby who wandered into the shop.
To each of you who helped us make our boutique dreams come true, thank you, we loved every minute of it.
So, why close? For us, it’s simply time for a shift in priorities to accommodate growing families and new ventures. Going forward, Daisy will dedicate more time to her two daughters and event-based floral design business, Wildwood Flowers. Marissa has already returned to her food and beverage industry roots and is enjoying having weekends free to spend with her family.
The always present silver lining whenever a retailer closes is the massive sale to move out all of the merchandise, and the ladies of abrahams&duffy have supplied us with a handy little calender:
July 26th-28th - 30% off
July 29th - Closed
July 30th-Aug. 2nd - 40% off
Aug 3rd & 4th - 50% off
Aug 5th - Closed
Aug 6th-8th - 70% off
Aug 9th - Closed
Saturday, Aug 10th - Last day of business! (This is also the day of the Alberta Street Fair. Bring cash and be ready to make a deal. Everything must go!)
Discounts apply to all merchandise. Put these dates in your calender stat!