Thursday, June 30, 2011

New lovelies

Oh summer is... well we hear it's going to be here this weekend
And just in time for the summer wedding season to start!
Are you looking for a special flirty something for that casual outdoor wedding?
Or how about for the fancy formal evening wedding?

Here's a couple of ideas, brand new in the store from Elroy!

Elroy is an FABULOUS Canadian brand, practicing amazing sustainability AND amazing design.  check them out here and below

pretty shift dress in pine green pineapple silk
(what the heck is pineapple silk you ask? just look here! scroll to the bottom of the link)

lovely back detail!

comes in black too

pretty pleat detail on the hem

cowl neck dress in black pineapple silk
this dress is gorgeous!

amazing cruelty-free raw silk in shimmery gray
with pockets!

cute (and comfy) og cotton jersey dress 
with fabulous shoulder and hip draping
in light sage

perfect little tank in og cotton jersey
with front pleating and keyhole detail

See you soon!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Feel the love

We can't believe it's almost been 3 weeks! 
The love we have gotten from our fellow Alberta Street businesses has been overwhelmingly generous, we love you all too!

Also, Portland at large has been amazing. 

Especially nice have been the kind words and enthusiastic support of the lovely Allison Jones, stylist and fashionista extraordinaire.
Just look at the amazing things she said about us!

And while you're there, check out the rest of her amazing blog.  She'll even be your personal style consultant if you ask nice.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

so many...

So many pretty things in the shop...



American Vintage

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

oh betina lou

We just love love betina lou.  Beautifully designed and made in Montreal, Canada, and exclusive to a&d in the US!  Sweet dresses, little summer cami, adorable twill skirt (with pockets) and more! Come in and see before it's all snatched up.
Eleni dress

 Heidi skirt

 Simone cami

 Janette skirt

 Billie dress

Brigitte top

Saturday, June 11, 2011


it's true, we're here!  abrahams&duffy is open.  we are a boutique on NE Alberta carrying lovely women's clothing.  and we are officially open!
for now our hours are 11-6 m-sat, and 12-5 on sunday, but look for the little red neon open sign in the window, sometimes we show up early and crack the door.
we love you NE P-town!  thanks for making our first day so amazing and welcoming!

a couple of snaps!
 M pulling down papers.  and showing some leg!

 nice arty shot of D

 look at them! so proud, and happy, and nervous, and grinning
 here we are, in action

 the view

 Mr. D, who has given so much towards this effort (grinding cement floors on mother's day!), love you so so much, couldn't do it without you.

and Bob.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

we're here!

So friends and loved ones, and everyone else too, here we go!  abrahams&duffy is set for opening on Friday June 10th, 2011 at 11ish am.  Minimal blood, lots of sweat, and a few tears were shed in this endeavor, but as many hopes and dreams as we could come up with are stuffed in.  We can't wait to share it with all of you.

Here are a few teasers, and an old shot of one of our fearless leader toiling over some sort of paperwork that the OTHER fearless leader (I have to come up with separate nicknames for them) was incapable of doing or strenuously avoiding.  

see, toiling

we should come up with a nickname for this thing too.  the magic wand?  sylvester the magic steamer?  the un-creaser?

f*@$%#!ing curtains




and they're done
and I TOTALLY knew they would look this great

The evolution of Bob

we really didn't like it at first
you can barely see it in the back, hidden under the tarp

 here it is, freshly sanded, like a naked bread loaf

 one of our fearless leaders, on her knees in awe of the change a stain makes

a dark moody shot of Bob's almost finalized state

see Bob in it's final glory on Friday, June 10th!