Motifs is a retail boutique in Portland Maine. Our shelves are filled with distinctive and affordable home accents, shoes, jewelry, dresses, yoga wear, summer tunics, and many other beautiful pieces of clothing. Words can't properly describe Motifs. You'll have to come see us for yourself!
Nomads stocks a wide selection of stylish activewear and accessories from brands such as Prana, Icebreaker, Isis, and Ibex. Dress up days on the trail with feminine apparel such as the versatile and quick-drying Seaside skirt ($49) or the Dryflylite cap sleeve top ($49) featuring high-rising cap sleeves, wrinkle-resistant fabric, and a hidden security pocket for stowing excess swagger. Men's button-up shirts ($48) keep chests cozy with 100% organic cotton, and a selection of Smartwool socks ($11.95–$22) ensures that feet stay fresh during long runs, short sprints, and medium naps.
For more than 15 years, designer Nadine Palmer has added style to weddings and galas by guiding customers through the creation of their own custom cakes, attire, jewelry, invitations, and floral arrangements. Masterful dress designs and alterations create eye-catching prom gowns and snazzy cocktail dresses, and flowery centerpieces and bouquets add sweet-smelling decorations to weddings or beekeeper-convention banquets. Glittering jewelry and accessories complement guests’ one-of-a-kind formal outfits, and handmade cakes with more than 35 flavor and filling varieties regale taste buds with smooth, dulcet buttercream and fondant frosting.
Gerard Bianco, the chief jewelry designer at Porte 4, mines 40 years of experience to fashion precious metals and gems into pendants, rings, necklaces, and bracelets inspired by the nautical imagery of Maine's coastline. The 14 karat Maine anchor pendant ($229) can dangle deliciously from either a necklace or a bracelet, and the Grand banks sterling-silver yacht pin ($75), bearing the Yankee marina insignia on its back, authorizes wearers to take the wheel of any cruise ship with or without the captain's permission. A leopard-print travel jewelry box ($23) keeps rings, earrings, and necklaces neatly sequestered, and a compact mirror can be used to perform self-hypnosis in public places. Porte 4 cleans jewelry brought in by Groupon customers as a complimentary service, so tarnished silver, dull diamonds, and mozzarella-covered emeralds can return to pristine states.
Located in downtown in the historic Old Port, Lovely Things fills its late 18th-century building with an eclectic mix of new and vintage items. Scented gems such as soaps in grapefruit or vanilla-orange ($12 each) tantalize noses while taunting mouths. Painted in a variety of chromatic possibilities, Ringlet Cafe cups perfect any retro drinker's breakfast nook ($5.99 each). Truly vintage items, such as a porcelain ballerina lamp ($39.99) or an oil painting of an oriole ($48) can add time-tested flair to ordinary rooms, propelling them into chic nirvana. Cute character tote bags stuff themselves with as many items as possible in a bid to win the title of World's Fattest Animal-Shaped Bag ($14).
As detailed in the Portland Press Herald, Arcana Acupuncture, a holistic healing center and boutique, soothes the soul with something as complex as alternative medicine and spiritual workshops or as simple as sparkly original jewelry. The spacious lobby's green accent wall, exposed brick, and babbling fountain establish a bohemian yet modern atmosphere that continues beyond the gold curtains to private, soundproof treatment rooms that allow guests to retreat from the everyday with acupuncture, massages, and life-coaching sessions. After a workshop in aura hygiene and a tarot-card reading that reveals an impending decrease in fortune, guests peruse the boutique. Owner Kate Hebold handpicks its items, which include zodiac pocket watches, light-up steampunk cog rings, local crafts, and books.