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Studio sale this Saturday! Fabric + Vintage + More!


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It’s high time we cleaned out our studio.

This Saturday, we’re having a huge huge sale to clean out our fabric stash, prop closet, and… pretty much everything else.

I will be selling off a TON of vintage jewelery, purses, hats and other vintage bits and bobs we’ve used for photo shoots.

We’ll also be selling lots of fabric (some shown above).


Date: Saturday, August 24 2013
Time: 10AM – 4PM (please don’t show up before 10).
Location: The lobby of The Ford Building @ 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR

A small selection of the wares:




Lots and lots of jewelery.


And bags. These are just a few.


Several pairs of shoes, including these hardly worn Bloch ballet flats (size 9), and many other shoes left over from shoots, in a variety of sizes.



We’re also selling this adorable blue rug (4X6) and cute vintage coffee table.


And gorgeous rolls of vintage wallpaper, perfect for small projects and crafts.

There is way, way more stuff, but this should give you a taste. If you’re in Portland, come on down!

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Oh, why do I live across the sea? It’s probably good for my bank balance that I don’t, though!


I can’t tell you how much I wish I lived in/near Portland right now!!


It is so unfair!!! buah buah I am on the other side of the country…..

Lisa S.

Dang! I’m in the Midwest. It’s too bad you can’t sell some of the smaller items online so that some of your fans from afar can also capitalize on your purge.


Sadly I live in Toronto, Canada, so this is not feasible for me.

Though my wallet is pretty happy about this. . . ;)

Claire (aka Seemane)

Maybe you could sell any unsold items on Etsy afterwards – would be great for your fans further afield or outside the US :)?

Sandy Woerner

You really know how to make someone depressed. How I wish I didn’t live in Maryland right now. I would love to be able to go through the sale items. It would be great if you offered some of them online for sale. That way those of us that live out of state would have the opportunity to participate in this great opportunity.


Just last night, I was trying to rationalize a trip to Mill End from here in Seattle, you know…


How awesome! And I am actually going to be out in Portland this coming weekend! Whoop whoop! :)


omygosh omygosh omygosh. I’LL BE THERE!


I live just outside Portland and can’t wait! I will definitely be there!


Oh, how I wish I lived in Portland! I have loved that vintage wallpaper since I first clapped eyes on it! It would look so cute papering the inside of my cupboards :)


Too bad I don’t live in Portland! As most of your readers outside Portland I’d love to see some of the stuff on Etsy.


Ahhhhh I am literally moving to Portland this Saturday and have been looking for a vintage coffee table just like that one, with the second shelf, for literally years! Any chance it could be put on hold somehow until I could come by on Sunday? My flight gets in on Saturday in the evening :(


I hate to say it, but the coffee table has ended up being claimed by a friend of mine.


Ooo wish I was in Portland for the weekend! You should put whatever you don’t sell online :)


I’m on the opposite coast, but if I could, I’d take that coffee table off your hands. We’re in need of a new one and that looks perfect.


I love the rug and so many of the necklaces — grr, why do I have to live in Brooklyn right now???

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