Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Parallel's Last Minute Gift Guide

Running behind on your holiday shopping Parallel has you covered. 

1) Alexis Tunic by Rag & Bone, $448.  2) Le Labo Santal 33 Signature Detergent by The Laundress, $45.  3) Rain Fenton by Loeffler Randall, $195.  4) Labradorite and Agate Necklace by James and Jezebelle, $164.   5) Sweater Comb by The Laundress, $18.  6) Geometric Pencil Case by Frankie & Coco, $16.  7) Cashmere Sleeping Mask by White + Warren, $85.  8) Calf Hair Zip by Minnie + George, $75.  9) Pyrite Wrapped Earrings by James and Jezebelle, $148.  10) Brushed Stripe Scarf by Rag & Bone, $195.  11) Cashmere Brush by The Laundress, $60.  12) Travel Wrap by White + Warren, $298.  13) Circle Cross Body Bag by Minnie + George, $194.  14) Harrow Boot by Rag & Bone, $515.  15) Glistening Strands Cuff by Serefina, $76.  16) Shark Tooth Necklace by Sarah Dunn, $285.  17) Plaid Scarf in Brown by Michael Farrell, $65.  18) Abstract Clutch by Frankie & Coco, $62.  19) Check Mohair Sweatshirt by Sonia Rykiel, $285.  20) Cable Knit Beanie by Plush, $55.

3) Infinity Plaid Scarf by Michael Farrell, $42.  4) Gold V Bar Bracelet by Sarah Dunn, $48.   5) Coconut Milk + Vetiver Candle by Sydney Hale Company, $30.  6) Sweater Comb and Wool & Cashmere Spray Set by The Laundress, $28.  7) Fleece Lined Texting Mittens by Plush, $48.  8) Black Geometric Toiletry Bag (small) by Frankie & Coco, $42.  9) Tassel Key Chain by Minnie + George, $15 each.   10) Bottle Key Opener by Makr, $11.  11) Barca Slouchy Beanie by Plush, $48.  12) Cosmetic  Bags by Frankie & Coco, $22-24.  13) Fleece Socks by Plush, $20.  14) Organic Canvas Pencil  Case by Frankie & Coco, $16.  15) Swarovski .38 Studs by Grayling, $50.  16) Denim Wash & Fabric Fresh Set by The Laundress, $34.  17) Sterling Silver Diamond Hoops by Sarah Dunn, $48.  18) Rose Cedar Wood Rosemary Salve by Little Barn Apothecary, $12.  19) Wooden Rings by Love Mert, $36 each.  20) Calf Hair Coin Purse by Minnie + George, $38 each

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NEW at Parallel: White + Warren

We are excited to be carrying White + Warren at Parallel! Check out this cool video featuring their most popular item, the Travel Wrap. 

10 Ways to Tie the Travel Wrap, Get Inspired! 

Check our website to see what else we order!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Rag & Bone Holiday

 Andee Dress, $368

Flavia Sweater, $395

 Alexis Tunic, $445

Charlotte Top, $395

Please call the store directly if you are interested in any of the pieces,
 503.274.8884. Sizes and quantities limited.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Another Rag & Bone Sweater Spotted: This Time the Marissa Crew!!!

 Makenzie Vega, Grace Florrick spotted wearing the Rag & Bone Marrisa Crew on the latest The Good Wife episode.

We have one left!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New Rag & Bone + Fashion Model Gigi Hadid

Look who was already spotted in the Petra Pullover by Rag & Bone! 
Gigi Hadid in Vogue US November 2015 issue.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Spotted Rag & Bone's Jessica V-neck

We spotted Karla Souza's character, Laurel Castillo on 'How To Get Away With Murder' wearing
 Rag & Bone's Jessica V-neck Sweater on last Thursday's episode.

We currently have two left.

Wear sweater by itself or layer over your favorite shirt. We love layering it over Rag & Bone Victoria Dress.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Smythe Blazer and Coast

Just in time for those crisp Autumn days ahead!

  Tailored Blazer, $585 
Sizes 4-12

Tailored Coat with Removable Faux Fur, $785
Sizes 4-10

Sizes are limited, please call the store to reserve your size! 503.274.8882

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rag & Bone Spring 2016 Ready-To-Wear

Yesterday Rag & Bone showed their 2016 Spring Collection at NYFW. Check out the video below provided by The Leo Gamero Fashion Channel. We are in love with this collection!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


It's back,  here is the hot line up for the up the 
PDX Collective Sale!

 September 26th/27th!

 Bridge & Burns, Hot Box Betty, John Fluevog, EG Page, Adorn, Radish Underground, Physical Element, Parts+Labour, Parallel, Mabel and Zora and FOLLY! 

Please RSVP on Facebook and share with all of your family and friends!!! 

We can't wait to see you in one month's time for an amazing event!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Time to Ditch Your Skinny Jeans

Are you over the skinny jeans? We have fantastic loose leg bottoms to wear now and into fall. 

The Trouser Style:
The Belmar Pant by Rag & Bone is the ideal classic loose fitting trouser. Sits low on your hip and can be worn with a flats, sneakers, or loafers (shown with Rosa Loafer).

  Go Big with Culottes: 
The Vee Culotte by Tina + Jo is perfectly redefines culottes! Airy wide leg pant that looks like a skirt in front and pant in back.

 Keep it Baggy: 
Pajama jean by Rag & Bone allows you to wear the most comfortable pair of jeans without looking like you just rolled out of bed.

A Subtle Flair:
Boot Jean by Rag & Bone that's right boot cut is back! Boot Jean offers the classic 5-pocket styling with subtle flair.

Wide Flair:
Loose Fit Wide Leg by Rag & Bone has an original raw denim feel with a classic wide leg flair.

Don't worry if you aren't ready to give up skinny jeans quite yet. They are still around but sometimes it's nice to mix it up every once in awhile.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Your Next Favorite Shoe

Stepping into Fall with the Rosa Loafer by Loeffler Randall. Glossy patent leather is perfectly balanced with haircalf. $375

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Fantastic World Created by Chiho Aoshima

In the Pacific Northwest and need something to do...check out Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.

Chiho Aoshima is an Japanese pop artist who is influenced by anime and manga cartoons. She seeks to explore the dark currents lying beneath Japanese pop imagery. She states that "My work feels like strands of my thoughts that have flown around the universe before coming back to materialize."

Rebirth of the World Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.
City Glow, 2005. 
Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum allows you to step into her world. Asking questions, "who's to say that as technology advances, as natural disasters rise, as the organic world blends with the man-made, that smart phones will not become smart buildings?" Through stunning imagery you can explore the world she has created and see if this really is the future.

Source: SAM, and

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Parallel's Essential for Summer Vacations

 We have you covered for your next trip! We have created a list of items that you will need for your next summer vacation! 

Starts at Bottom Left:
Jude Sandal by Rag & Bone: An evening shoes for dinner or night out on the town!
Your favorite pair of sunglasses, pictured are Ran Bans Sunglasses.
Desna Dress by Drifter: Always pack a LBD for any occasion. 
Simple Pedi Balm by Little Barn Apothecary: To nourish your feet after all the walking you do. 
Long Tank by Prairie Underground & Bay Tee by Rag & Bone: Basics are key for traveling. 
Pascal Sandal by Loeffler Randall: Comfortable sandals to walk around.   
Small Pouch Clutch by Loeffler Randall: For Day or Evening events.
Sirenuse Skirt by Prairie Underground: Lightweight and easy to pack.
Turquoise and Lapis Pendent Necklace: Go with anything necklace.
V Bar Earring by Sarah Dunn:  A statement earring.
L'Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare: SPF 50+ sunscreen, enough said!
Mint Lip Balm by Herbivore Botanicals: To protect your lips from the dry temperatures. 
Wash & Stain Bar by The Laundress: A travel stain remover.
The Morgan Bikini by Striped & Solid: Pack your favorite swimsuit! 
Ballerina Maxi Dress by The Odells: Throw-and-go maxi dress.
Kent High Top by Rag & Bone: Fashionable sneaker for walking all day.
Fold Weekender by Makr: Ultimate tote bag for traveling!
Baseball Cap by Rag & Bone: Great sun protection. 
Flora Wrap by Tina + Jo: Coverup, wrap, or shawl perfect for all three. 
Dre Jean by Rag &  Bone: A cool relaxed white jean to pair with any top.

Safe and fun travels!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

How to Care for White Clothing

It's summertime so that means you are wearing a lot more white clothing than usual. We have a few suggestions on how to care for your white clothing. We love and recommend Whites Detergent by The Laundress.

The Laundress knows how hard it is to keep your daily whites white. They have formulated with natural bleach alternative, surfactants, and stain-fighting enzymes, this product keeps your whites not only clean, but bright as new. This product may be used safely on colors. 
How to Use:
  • Sort laundry before washing and always wash whites items together.
    It is best to wash and dry sheets and towels together, separate from everyday laundry. 
  • Pre-treat stains with Wash & Stain Bar or Stain Solution, for best results treat stains first and and pre-soak for the most effective removal. 
  • Pre-soak for super dingy whites. Make a bath of hot water and All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. Soak items for at least an hour. 
Machine Wash:
  • Launder with hot water and Whites Detergent. Add All-Purpose Bleach Alternative directly to the drum of the washing machine
  • Do not dry any items that still have stains.  
  • Hang to dry on a line in the sun for energy efficiency, natural whitening and that fresh line experience…or use the dryer. & Stain Bar: 
 Remove Stains: Pretreat Stains Such as Dirt, Grease, Ring Around the Collar, Pit Stains, and Cuff Stains.

• Wet the bar and gently work into the stained area(s).
• Presoak the item or proceed by laundering as normal.

 For a laundry boost and extra whitening, add our All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. For extra softening, static control, and wrinkle reduction, follow with our Fabric Conditioner.

Source: The Laundress

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

One Shirt Four Looks: Rag & Bone Excel Shirt

The Excel Shirt from Rag & Bone is one of our favorite shirt this season. This stunning blouse is made from gorgeous silk chiffon with a black inverted pleat and signature milk can buttons. The perfect shirt to wear all year along

We have created four looks using the Excel Shirt for you, whether it's for a day at the office, day to evening, night on town, or brunch on the weekend, Parallel has you covered. 

The Office Look

We wanted to keep the look simple and fresh but still modern so we paired the blouse with a Tuxedo Pant by Nili Lotan to give the shirt a relaxed men's wear inspired look. We kept the jewelry simple with the Swarovski Studs and Menara Bracelet by Grayling. Topped the outfit with these fantastic (so comfortable) Jude Sandal by Rag & Bone and Bodega Tote by Loeffler Randall.

Day to Night/Date Night Look
Take this shirt from day to evening by glitzing it up with a few accessories. Helix Earrings and Crystalline Bracelet by Grayling are prefect pieces to glitz up this shirt. The Regina Pencil Skirt by Rag & Bone is a great transition piece to take this shirt from day to evening by offering a polish yet  still alluring look. A great flat sandal will keep this look from being overtly sexy and that's why we chose Lita Sandal from Loeffler Randall. Lastly we added a fun clutch, the Sequin Clutch by Hoss Intropia.

Night Out on the Town Look

Whether you are attending a gallery opening, cocktail party, or drinks with friends this look is fun and glamorous! We wanted to pair it with a standout necklace to make statement and the Ivy Chocolate Necklace by Grayling is perfect for that, we also added the Grayling's Swarovski Brass Studs. A full skirt is a fun way to play up this look, the Lima Skirt from Rag & Bone is perfect for that. The Allegra Sandal by Loeffler Sandal adds a touch of glamour to the outfit. We had to pair the Grommet Clutch by Hoss Intropia to complete this look. 

The Brunch Look 

In order to relaxed and dress down the shirt we paired it with the Jean Jacket and Dre Jean by Rag & Bone, both pieces are just the right "casualness" for this look. We added a pop color with the Camo Scarf by Rag & Bone such a fun and unique print! Kept the jewelry simple with a pair of Gold Stick Earrings by Sarah Dunn. Finished off this look with a Small Pouch Clutch from Loeffler Randall and Sayre II Espadrille from Rag & Bone.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Sale

Our summer sale starts Tues but for you loyalists, we are kicking it off a day earlier. In store, we will be offering 30%-50% off all spring items. Online you can use code SUMMA15 at check out from Tues
or call the store to place your order! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

DRIFTER at Parallel

We are excited to carry Compton, CA based clothing line at Parallel.

A fashion label set out to create innovative solutions for basic and classic designs by mixing luxurious materials with fabrics that have a soft touch. While putting a twist on seaming, pocketing, and darting, utilizing fabrications and materials of the highest standards. All designed, sourced, and Made in the USA.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Parallel + James and Jezebelle

Parallel is collaborating with bead designer James and Jezebelle to create a capsule collection just for us! 
We are co designing a specific grouping to pair perfectly (Parallel..hehe) with our summer collections.
Stay tuned!