Portland Swimwear Boutique Popina Swim is opening a Pearl District Swimwear Store. This will be the second bathing suit shop in Portland for Popina. The first store was opened in 2005 and has gained growing popularity for Popina’s unique ability to create a fun, comfortable environment to do the thing that a lot of ladies dread buying a swimsuit. The grand opening of the new Pearl District Swimwear store will be November 4th First Thursday. Stay tuned for more info.Popina Swimwear Downtown/Pearl Portland 318 NW 11th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209 503.243.SWIM (7946)
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Popina Swimwear will be opening their second location in Portland’s Downtown Pearl District in November 2010! Once open, the Popina Pearl store will be the largest women’s swimwear store in the Northwest. The Pearl store will have a similar feel to the Northeast Portland store, but will be brought up a notch with all that owner/designer Pamela Levenson has learned in the past five years. The goal with the Pearl store is to create a world class swimwear store where women have fun shopping for bathing suits. Come in for a visit to compare the two shops and look for First Thursday Travel events with expert guest speakers!
There will be a huge grand opening party set for First Thursday 11/4 (from 6-9pm) - it will be a blow out! Beverages will be provided by New Deal Vodka, Kona Brewing and Hip Chicks do Wine. Cupcakes Jones will be providing….Cupcakes. Studio Luxe in the Pearl will be providing free nail changes and cosmetic consultations. Plus there will be a fashion show produced by Frayn Masters of Back Fence PDX! Thank you for helping us grow, please come help us kick off Popina Pearl in style we want to party with you!
Here is our list of models:
- Alison Hallett, Arts & Web Editor for The Portland Mercury
- Marjorie Skinner, Portland Mercury Managing Editor
- Viva Las Vegas, Writer, Singer, Famous PDX Stripper
- Monica Drake, Wrote the amazing novel, Clown Girl (Hawthorne Books)
- Nora Robertson, Host of New Oregon Interview Series
- Joan Hiller Depper, Owner of Riot Act Media
- Sadie Medley, Actress, voice over artist, and designer
- Michelle Erickson, Copywriter and awesome gal
- Annie Wilkins, Writer
- Nathalie Weinstein, Back Fence PDX assistant
- Pat Janowski, Siren of Sound for Live Wire! Radio
- Sarah Hoopes, Posts her teenage diary entries from 15 years ago
- Anne Adams, Culterphile writer at Portland Monthly
- Haley Talbot, Actres, Performed with the oregon Ballet Theatre
Plus the cherry on the sundae is that Alaska Airlines, in celebration of Popina Pearl opening in November, has offered two round trip tickets to Hawaii as the Club Maillot prize (Popina’s VIP Club).Popina Swimwear Downtown Pearl District 318 NW 11th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209
Portland Swimwear Boutique Popina Swim is ready for the summer! We have never had a larger selection of Tankini Swimsuits, One Piece Bathing Suits or Bikinis ever. Our Boutique has been designed to make the Swimsuit shopping experience fun. We have recently celebrated our fourth anniversary of selling Swimsuits in Portland and we love it.
So come on in and meet our great staff of Shayda, Anna, Kristen and Lauren. We strive to provide the best Swimwear shopping experience you have ever had and to make it fun!
Also, we have been considering opening later for the summer - what do you think let us know!Popina Swimwear 4831 Northeast 42nd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97218 503.282.5159
Portland Swimwear Shop - Popina Swimwear offers Portland’s largest selection of Swimwear in Portland. We are open year round and offer the largest selection of Women’s Swimwear in Portland. Owner Pamela Levenson designs the Popina Swimsuit brand which is currently sold in over 40 boutiques, spas, resorts and water parks in twelve states. Looking to set up a Wholesale Swimwear account? Contact Popina and we will be happy to set up a Swimwear Wholesale account.
Popina is easy to get to and has lots of off street parking so for some it might be out of the way if you are looking for Beaverton Swimwear, Gresham Swimwear or Lake Oswego Swimwear but at least it is very easy to get in and get out with our own off street parking lot. We are also very easy to get to for Vancouver, Washington Swimwear shoppers, we are just over the I-205 bridge.
So come in to Popina and see what the buzz is about, many of our customers say it is the best swimwear shopping experience they have ever had. See our on line reviews :
Portland Swimwear Boutique Review - Yelp
Portland SwimwearBoutique Review - Citysearch
Portland Swimwear Boutique Review - Insider Pages
Portland Swimwear Boutique Review - Merchant Circle
Do you love to travel, do you like bargains, most importantly do you LOVE Popina? Popina has introduced Club Maillot (French for Bathing Suit, pronounced like Cinco de “Mayo”). You can register for Club Maillot at checkout; all we need is your e-mail address. Every quarter we will be giving away a free weekend stay at an awesome Northwest Destination at our Portland Swimwear Boutique. Last Quarter a lucky Club Maillot member won a weekend stay at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge, just in time for the fall Grape Crush. This quarter we are giving away a weekend stay plus one massage at beautiful Skamainia Lodge, an easy weekend escape with an AMAZING pool and spa! Other benefits of Club Maillot include advance notice of sales, receiving our sweet quarterly newsletter and notification of special events. Get a suit win a trip!
Grand Lodge Pool
Skamania Lodge Pool
Skamania Lodge Pool
Jantzen Swimwear will be presenting 35 looks to celebrate their 100 year anniversary at Portland Fashion Week. The date and time for the Jantzen Swimwear runway show is still tba, but Portland Fashion Week 2009 will take place October 7-11. Jantzen has a long history in Portland. Jantzen began operations in 1910 as a sweater manufacturer. When the Portland Rowing Club needed something that would keep them warm when practicing wool seemed like a good solution. When wet the original Jantzen suits weighed in excess of 15 lbs! This of course was not very practical but it was the birth of the modern swimsuit as we know it. It is hard to imagine but in the 1920’s-1950’s Portland, Oregon was the center of the swimwear world. Jantzen Swimsuits are of course a very important brand to Popina. In our Portland Swimwear Boutique we carry Portland’s largest selection of Jantzen Bathing Suits, including the very popular Jantzen Vamp Swimsuit.
Portland Fashion Week to promotes local Portland Fashion Designers, Sustainable Fashion from around the world, and up and coming start up designers. In this regard Portland Fashion Week has been very helpful in promoting the local fashion scene, Popina Swimwear participated in the first two years of Portland Fashion Week the first two years our swimwear boutique opened. PFW was a very helpful marketing tool and helped us create awareness of who we are and what we do to a larger audience of primarilly Portland women (our customer).
The driving force behind PFW Tito Chowdhury, has been very effective in putting together his show. From finding suitable talent, from both established designers, to up and comers, to creating interest in the event to draw press which in turn attracts greater fashion talent, to fundraising for sponsors and creating buzz for well attended shows. Seems whenever there is a fashion event in town, there you will find Tito, networking, enjoying fashion and following his dream of creating a more vibrant fashion scene in Portland.
Does the name Leann Marshall ring a bell? Perhaps her first big break was Portland Fashion Week. Tito and his partners Tod and Christopher putting her on the runway in Portland could not have hurt her when being selected for Project Runway the season just after showing her line at PFW. Leanne went on to win last seasons Project Runway.
So thanks for all the hard work Tito and his partners Tod and Chris for keeping Portland artful, promoting fashion and for creating such a fun event in Portland!