Our favorite clothing shop in Montavilla, Union Rose has supported local fashion for 7 years now. It will continue to be a go-to for Portland made goods, but under a new owner and it just so happens to be Rita Hudson-Evalt. You may recognize that name because she is behind the Hubris Apparel line that is a prominent seller at Union Rose. Nicole Prevost, founder of Union Rose says she appreciates the open arms she's received over the years as well as the support of her own line, Big Brown Eyes. She says it's time to move on and try other things.
"I am so excited and honored to be taking the helm at Union Rose!" says Rita. "It was one of the first shops to carry Hubris Apparel. My line has grown into a brand sold nationally because of the kindness and encouragement that Nicole, the clientele, and the shop itself have fostered."Says Rita.
"I fully intend to continue to support designers' growth in Portland and the Pacific Northwest through the best way I know - offering their products to happy customers. You can expect to see some new apparel, jewelry, and gifts in the shop soon! Of course, we'll still carry all the lines now found at Union Rose, but I'll work on expanding our selection as well."
To celebrate this handover, Union Rose is having a First Friday event on September 5th 6-9pm to welcome Rita as the new head hancho. All regular priced apparel and jewelry will be 15% off.