There’s no denying the pervasive appeal of this handy trend: clutches are here to stay! If you haven’t tried one out yet, we’re here to help. I have heard a lot of friends and customers say that they like clutches but can’t find one that works for them. Here’s a selection of my favorites in store now that may suit you:
1. This Shiraleah clutch is so cute I can barely stand it! Try pairing it with a floral print or a monochrome look.
2. Another day, another Shiraleah clutch! Grab this style when you’re feeling saucy for a touch of rock n’ roll. Just add moto boots and you’re in biz.
3. Shiraleah for the win! We stock a lot of Shiraleah because they are fun, vegan, and a great price! This style would look great with a blazer and a girly dress, dontcha think?
4. This transformer bag is by Chocolat Blu. It comes with a crossbody strap, and can also be folded in half for a carefree look. What to wear with this style? Uh, anything! Jeans and a tee, work attire, tailored dresses… The list doesn’t end.
5. I am digging the youthful scout vibe of this toiletry bag from Izola. A cute makeup bag doesn’t have to stay in your suitcase! This little canvas number is lined in PVC so you don’t have to worry about spills, and we happen to have a bunch of different emblems on the front. Perfect for casual days. Maybe a vintage button up shirt and your favorite jeans?
6. If bags went to high school, Hobo would be the class president. And best dressed. And the prom queen. You know what I mean? The hobo “Lauren” clutch/wallet is perfection, and comes in a ton of different colors and finishes. This “stingray” texture is my favorite this season. This perfectly petite number can take you from the office to happy hour with your pals in no time!
Which style would you try?
It is midterm time for me which means all I can think about is school, school, school. With spring in the air, I’ve been looking for the perfect sandal to wear to class and for some studying at my favorite coffee shop (Ahem, The Fresh Pot). Clarks Indigo line makes this perfect strappy sandal to keep me looking fresh for all my endeavors! We have them in grey too so come meet your match!
Neosens always seem to strike a chord with me. I’m obsessed with this new “S872” style - simple, comfy, and a nice neutral color. I love the little detail in the woven leather on the back of the heel as well! I’m always a fan of a guy who can pair simple with fun so I’d pair these with basic jeans and throw in some pattern to spice things up. Come try a pair on!
We are happy to announce that we now carry the Brooklyn Grooming line of men’s products! From beard balm, to mustache wax, to facial serum, we have it all!
Brooklyn Grooming is simple and made from all natural ingredients to keep your skin and beard smooth and healthy. We are carrying all of their products in their “Williamsburg”, “Red Hook”, and “Fort Greene” scents as well as their Facial Serum and Tattoo Balm which come unscented. Come in and get yourself stocked up!
I am so excited that neon season is back! We’re all about NEON EVERYTHING! Well, maybe not quite, but neon accessories are a must. We have lots of options to choose from at Manifesto: you can do just a pop of neon -like the trim on the “Wayne” wedge by Esska- or choose a neon bag instead like the “Harper” from Shiraleah. I particularly love this bag because it has a cross-body strap that you can tuck in and make it a clutch, like the gal in this street style photo. Add some bright nail polish and a cute dress and you will be set for the warm season!
Stay Bright Portland!
Hi everyone! My name is Janessa. I have been a fashionista since the day I was born, thanks to my mom. :) I’m a lover of the outdoors, music, and art- these are the places where I find my fashion inspiration. Living a lifestyle that involves being in nature, seeing music shows, and attending school I want to remain fashionable and comfortable, that is why I am so grateful to work for Manifesto and pedx where comfort and style are important aspects. Shoes are the icing on the cake of any outfit!
When a bout of sunshine finally blesses PDX with its presence, there is a sudden, intense and collective inclination to run outside and not come back in until it’s raining again (a truism so accurate that it’s already a Portlandia parody.) All your friends are going to meet you at the park in half an hour, and you want to look fabulous in an instant and get outside, right? A fun print and easy accessories are all you need!
Slip into your favorite party pants (don’t kid yourself, it is NOT hot outside) and some sweet layers. Add some slip on shoes (the easier to slip off and rub your toes in the grass, the better; these peep toes are by Fiel,) a crossbody bag (much easier to ride your bike in; this one is by Shiraleah,) and a cute necklace (too many accessories will bog you down on your adventure; this turquoise dagger necklace is by Cities in Dust.) Don’t forget the necessities: your bike, a sweet bike bag (this little tool bag by Wheelman & Co. just so happens to fit exactly one can of beer,) and your sunglasses. Ah, that was easy! See you all at the bluffs later!
pedX is turning 10, woohoo!
On Saturday, April 20th, we are celebrating not only our birthday but our move into a new location!
Here’s the deets:
We’re going to be grooving to retro vinyl from Listen Lady, drinking bubbly and snacking on sweets from Candy Babel , PLUS an amazing photo booth from White Picture Box!
And y’all know we’re gonna have SWAG* to give away right?
We’re talking gifts with purchases and giveaways from some of your favorite brands: Frye, Miz Mooz, Tsubo, J Shoes, Happy Socks, and more!
We would love it if you could stop in and help us celebrate 10 amazing years! Can we all wear our favorite pedX purchases and be fabulous together?
*SWAG = Stuff We All Get, not swagger. All though I’m sure we can rustle up some!
You can RSVP here, we would love to see you all!
The Shoe Crew
Ladies, you need these new Kork-Ease platform sandals. They are just about the cutest thing I have laid eyes on! Don’t forget that platforms mean all the height without any of the pain, so these beauties are super comfy for a 3” heel. I can’t decide which color I like best! Come help me decide and take home a pair too!
In my line of work (shoe slinger, that is) I hear a lot of customer concerns. A Portland-specific concern that comes up often? Keeping your nice things nice when it rains a LOT. Don’t fret, my pet! We have all been there, and we’re here to help- well, Portlander Chris Chase and Otter Wax are here to help! His heavy duty fabric wax is all natural, locally made, and modeled after what sailors use to weatherproof their sales. You can’t beat that!
So when you find the perfect pair, and the only thing stopping you is the fact that they are canvas, think again! Otter Wax is easy to apply, plus Chris has how-to videos and helpful tips on his site. You can also use it on jeans, jackets, the whole gamut. Now you can survive Portland spring without soggy socks… something Otters never have to worry about!
(“KC” sneaker by Pointer, also available in a washed denim.)