Mannequins make wonderful pets because they quietly flaunt the latest fashions and don't need bones to love you unconditionally. Earn their ardor with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of clothing and apparel at Folly, located on the corner of 16th and Lovejoy. This Groupon is not valid toward jewelry purchases.
Folly's bright, open space is replete with fashion favorites from Anna Sui, Fidelity Denim, Sucre Soir, and Alternative Apparel, all of which are fit for feeding any hungry closet. Up to a third of the store's inventory is designed and made in-house, including local designs from owner Sarah Bibb's collection One Ear Dog Frog, making the threads more uncommon, and therefore less likely to be spotted on a frenemy. Alternative Apparel basics including a racer back tank ($22) and leggings ($30–$32) can easily be dressed up, but require foot protection such as Haviana skinny flip flops ($24) when dressed on the rocks. Begin a round of waistband limbo with a drop-waist dress from Hazel ($85). Pair a vintage-inspired full slip ($35–$50) with handmade cards ($4 each) for a note-taking or mass-thanking session for fashionably late correspondence or preemptively polite gratitude.
Folly doesn't throw a hapless fashion fiend into a bucket of duds, but rather assists customers in building a personalized collection of clothing. The shopkeepers provide individual attention, helping garments find the human forms they were sewn to suit and giving once-sullen hangers a breath of fresh fabric.
The work of Folly has been featured in a number of different publications including Fashion Fair PDX, Explore the Pearl, and Bridal Star Hairstyles. Five Yelpers giving Folly a perfect five-star average:
- Folly is the most adorable store. Every time I go really I have to restrain myself, my closet is positively stuffed with Sarah's designs. You will not find cuter clothes anywhere. – Kate Y.
- This little store is a total gem and I am so lucky to have stumbled on it. I picked up the cutest 60's style coat on sale, by pure happenstance. – Lillian G.