I first fell in love with Pendleton in my late teens when I came across several pieces at a thrift store. Sadly, they were menswear so I ended up gifting the fantastic red/white/blue plaid wool jacket to my boyfriend at the time. Despite not getting to wear the treasures I felt so lucky to find, I was hooked on the brand and realized that I was actually quite familiar with their blankets. Oh, those wonderful warm blankets.
I always seem to come across Pendleton in the most unexpected places – I bought my favourite wool blanket for Byron at a local fishing shop. They also had tons of great bags, flannels and other camping gear. It is one of my favourite hidden gems. The best part is the plaid I bought was the original tartan designed for the Beach Boys back in the 1950s.
If you aren’t familiar, The Portland Collection has been designed in Portland since 2011 and has a distinctly hip and trendy look as opposed to Pendleton’s regular line of apparel which includes more basics and traditional styles. The Spring collection is launching later this month and I cannot wait. Such great colours and silhouettes – I can picture working many of these pieces into my everyday look this spring and summer. I especially love the cardigans – so lovely.
Keep your eye out here for the new collection to drop – and in the meantime, shop these super sweet deals on the fall/winter goods!
Images via Pendleton: The Portland Collection