Silver Lining

★★★☆☆
The Silver Lining is a great place to shop for women's great name brand clothing, as well as a place to consign your great clothes!
  • 7044 SE Milwaukie Ave

    Portland, OR 97202

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  • 503-238-5578

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Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 12pm-4pm

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I want to like this store but the owners/workers won't let me. I just read the post about the women with kids. I don't have children, but even when I go in by myself, the woman there is incredibly rude. She treats you like she's doing you a favor by letting you enter.

Once I asked about bringing in consignment clothes. She all but sniffed as if to say I couldn't possibly have anything she'd be interested in. I was well-dressed, with my makeup and hair done, not in grubbies.

I have had this experience with two people there; a woman with gray hair (who may be the owner) and another with darker hair. Shame on me, but I keep going back a couple of times a year because they do have quality goods. However, I'd be there much more often if the vibes weren't so toxic.

Would it kill them to crack a smile or say something nice? I had to laugh to myself today when I was there. It's a small store, but the woman didn't even acknowledge me when I walked in ... nothing. Then she proceeded to look down at some busy work she was doing at the counter, watching me with her peripheral vision and knowing exactly what items on lingered on. Not a word as I made my way toward the door.

I hate shopkeepers that fuss over you too much or keep suggesting items rather than let you look on your own, but this goes so overboard the other way.

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★☆☆☆☆

I want to like this store but the owners/workers won't let me. I just read the post about the women with kids. I don't have children, but even when I go in by myself, the woman there is incredibly rude. She treats you like she's doing you a favor by letting you enter.

Once I asked about bringing in consignment clothes. She all but sniffed as if to say I couldn't possibly have anything she'd be interested in. I was well-dressed, with my makeup and hair done, not in grubbies.

I have had this experience with two people there; a woman with gray hair (who may be the owner) and another with darker hair. Shame on me, but I keep going back a couple of times a year because they do have quality goods. However, I'd be there much more often if the vibes weren't so toxic.

Would it kill them to crack a smile or say something nice? I had to laugh to myself today when I was there. It's a small store, but the woman didn't even acknowledge me when I walked in ... nothing. Then she proceeded to look down at some busy work she was doing at the counter, watching me with her peripheral vision and knowing exactly what items on lingered on. Not a word as I made my way toward the door.

I hate shopkeepers that fuss over you too much or keep suggesting items rather than let you look on your own, but this goes so overboard the other way.

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Left with bags full of clothing! I had a wonderful time shopping here with my friends and I brought my 7 year old. The young girl working was super helpful, she hand picked out outfits offered water and helped keep my son busy! I will be

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Left with bags full of clothing! I had a wonderful time shopping here with my friends and I brought my 7 year old. The young girl working was super helpful, she hand picked out outfits offered water and helped keep my son busy! I will be

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My mother, sisters, and myself packed our kids in the car and headed to Sellwood from Sherwood (a 45 minute drive) to check out this place because it looked upscale, but affordable. Sisters day out with shopping and lunch - should've been fun. We love to shop together and were there to buy. We had our kids in tow and they were on their best behavior (5, 3, 2, & 14 mo). No one was ripping down shelves, running in circles, even shouting. I was impressed. However as we were trying on items the older lady with silver hair behind the counter started saying "Walking Feet" over and over. When we finally discovered she was talking to us - we said "What is walking feet?" to which she replied "no running feet, just walking".Uhhhh lady our kids aren't running. We let that one go cuz my mom wanted this hot pair of heels she found for $20. Then she said "Inside Voices!" Okay lady thats it!! Our kids aren't making noise!!!! She looked at us like we had a disease and we decided to leave. We placed everything we had to try on back on the shelf and left immediately. I will never return - even if I had no children with me. I will not support her with my consignment or my money. She was so rude - I was flabbergasted. Are you telling me that there are never children in her store? She needs to post a sign on her door "CHILDREN ARE EATEN HERE" or "ALLERGIC TO CHILDREN" so we know the owner is a heartless wench and to stay away.

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★☆☆☆☆

My mother, sisters, and myself packed our kids in the car and headed to Sellwood from Sherwood (a 45 minute drive) to check out this place because it looked upscale, but affordable. Sisters day out with shopping and lunch - should've been fun. We love to shop together and were there to buy. We had our kids in tow and they were on their best behavior (5, 3, 2, & 14 mo). No one was ripping down shelves, running in circles, even shouting. I was impressed. However as we were trying on items the older lady with silver hair behind the counter started saying "Walking Feet" over and over. When we finally discovered she was talking to us - we said "What is walking feet?" to which she replied "no running feet, just walking".Uhhhh lady our kids aren't running. We let that one go cuz my mom wanted this hot pair of heels she found for $20. Then she said "Inside Voices!" Okay lady thats it!! Our kids aren't making noise!!!! She looked at us like we had a disease and we decided to leave. We placed everything we had to try on back on the shelf and left immediately. I will never return - even if I had no children with me. I will not support her with my consignment or my money. She was so rude - I was flabbergasted. Are you telling me that there are never children in her store? She needs to post a sign on her door "CHILDREN ARE EATEN HERE" or "ALLERGIC TO CHILDREN" so we know the owner is a heartless wench and to stay away.

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My mother, sisters, and myself packed our kids in the car and headed to Sellwood from Sherwood (a 45 minute drive) to check out this place because it looked upscale, but affordable. Sisters day out with shopping and lunch - should've been fun. We love to shop together and were there to buy. We had our kids in tow and they were on their best behavior (5, 3, 2, & 14 mo). No one was ripping down shelves, running in circles, even shouting. I was impressed. However as we were trying on items the older lady with silver hair behind the counter started saying "Walking Feet" over and over. When we finally discovered she was talking to us - we said "What is walking feet?" to which she replied "no running feet, just walking".Uhhhh lady our kids aren't running. We let that one go cuz my mom wanted this hot pair of heels she found for $20. Then she said "Inside Voices!" Okay lady thats it!! Our kids aren't making noise!!!! She looked at us like we had a disease and we decided to leave. We placed everything we had to try on back on the shelf and left immediately. I will never return - even if I had no children with me. I will not support her with my consignment or my money. She was so rude - I was flabbergasted. Are you telling me that there are never children in her store? She needs to post a sign on her door "CHILDREN ARE EATEN HERE" or "ALLERGIC TO CHILDREN" so we know the owner is a heartless wench and to stay away.

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★☆☆☆☆

My mother, sisters, and myself packed our kids in the car and headed to Sellwood from Sherwood (a 45 minute drive) to check out this place because it looked upscale, but affordable. Sisters day out with shopping and lunch - should've been fun. We love to shop together and were there to buy. We had our kids in tow and they were on their best behavior (5, 3, 2, & 14 mo). No one was ripping down shelves, running in circles, even shouting. I was impressed. However as we were trying on items the older lady with silver hair behind the counter started saying "Walking Feet" over and over. When we finally discovered she was talking to us - we said "What is walking feet?" to which she replied "no running feet, just walking".Uhhhh lady our kids aren't running. We let that one go cuz my mom wanted this hot pair of heels she found for $20. Then she said "Inside Voices!" Okay lady thats it!! Our kids aren't making noise!!!! She looked at us like we had a disease and we decided to leave. We placed everything we had to try on back on the shelf and left immediately. I will never return - even if I had no children with me. I will not support her with my consignment or my money. She was so rude - I was flabbergasted. Are you telling me that there are never children in her store? She needs to post a sign on her door "CHILDREN ARE EATEN HERE" or "ALLERGIC TO CHILDREN" so we know the owner is a heartless wench and to stay away.

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High quality consignment shop in the Sellwood area. Great place to bring your gently used clothing to earn money or trade. You'll find some great quality clothes here.

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High quality consignment shop in the Sellwood area. Great place to bring your gently used clothing to earn money or trade. You'll find some great quality clothes here.

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you can find some real high end consignment here! Beautifully kept most people don't know how great this store is. I always find something great here. I love bags and they have them!

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you can find some real high end consignment here! Beautifully kept most people don't know how great this store is. I always find something great here. I love bags and they have them!

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I agree with others who have said that the staff are disagreeable and unhelpful. I left a gorgeous, never-worn linen dress, one of a kind and super-stylish, and ended up with a check (which I had to drive out and pick up!) for $6. I'd have done much better to donate it, as another reviewer suggested. This neighborhood has many wonderful shops but SL is not one of them. True, they have a lot of top-brand clothing but it's far from a pleasant shopping experience. The staff are as unfriendly to shoppers as they are to consigners.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with others who have said that the staff are disagreeable and unhelpful. I left a gorgeous, never-worn linen dress, one of a kind and super-stylish, and ended up with a check (which I had to drive out and pick up!) for $6. I'd have done much better to donate it, as another reviewer suggested. This neighborhood has many wonderful shops but SL is not one of them. True, they have a lot of top-brand clothing but it's far from a pleasant shopping experience. The staff are as unfriendly to shoppers as they are to consigners.

Pros: High-quality clothing

Cons: Little parking, an unpleasant shopping experience

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I just found this little shop on Milwaukie in Sellwood and I love it! The owner is nice in person and on the phone. High quality items (even Nanette Lepore, Coach, Dansko etc). I bought some great earrings for my sister's birthday. I would recommend checking it out.

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★★★★☆

I just found this little shop on Milwaukie in Sellwood and I love it! The owner is nice in person and on the phone. High quality items (even Nanette Lepore, Coach, Dansko etc). I bought some great earrings for my sister's birthday. I would recommend checking it out.

Pros: Items are in perfect condition. Nice owner

Cons: Parking can be tricky but they have their own lot

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Well, you may find some things to buy here, but I'm guessing there will be fewer and fewer selections as they are not exactly accommodating to their consignees. And it's not exactly a warm and fuzzy shopping experience either. If you are thinking of consigning things, why not donate them to Dress for Success instead? First of all, you will only get 40% of the selling price if they sell your items. They do very little for the 60% that they take. They won't even spend the 41 cents for a stamp to send you the check. if you don't come pick it up, they keep the money. You also have to pick up any unsold clothing within 6 days of the consignment period - and no, they will not call you. They are hoping you either forget or consider it too much of a hassle. You will have to make multiple trips, because the dates to pick up your clothes and the date when the check is ready are generally weeks apart. If they make it cumbersome enough (which they have), they can basically run their store by selling merchandise that was free to them. I might even be O.K. with that, but they are so unfriendly and they make you feel like a pathetic beggar when you bring in things to consign. Never Again!

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★☆☆☆☆

Well, you may find some things to buy here, but I'm guessing there will be fewer and fewer selections as they are not exactly accommodating to their consignees. And it's not exactly a warm and fuzzy shopping experience either. If you are thinking of consigning things, why not donate them to Dress for Success instead? First of all, you will only get 40% of the selling price if they sell your items. They do very little for the 60% that they take. They won't even spend the 41 cents for a stamp to send you the check. if you don't come pick it up, they keep the money. You also have to pick up any unsold clothing within 6 days of the consignment period - and no, they will not call you. They are hoping you either forget or consider it too much of a hassle. You will have to make multiple trips, because the dates to pick up your clothes and the date when the check is ready are generally weeks apart. If they make it cumbersome enough (which they have), they can basically run their store by selling merchandise that was free to them. I might even be O.K. with that, but they are so unfriendly and they make you feel like a pathetic beggar when you bring in things to consign. Never Again!

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I live in the neighborhood, too, & check in at The Silver Lining every week-to see what's new! I always find something I love, & the staff is helpful & friendly. It's easy to know what to bring in-current, in-season clothes that are clean, pressed & on hangars. High-end labels are what customers love to find. A pretty & busy shop! Fun reading glasses, jewelry, etc.

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★★★★★

I live in the neighborhood, too, & check in at The Silver Lining every week-to see what's new! I always find something I love, & the staff is helpful & friendly. It's easy to know what to bring in-current, in-season clothes that are clean, pressed & on hangars. High-end labels are what customers love to find. A pretty & busy shop! Fun reading glasses, jewelry, etc.

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The store is in a great location. I really enjoy recycling my old things. However the service is not so great. I was treated "less than." The owner was rude and bossy when explaining the consignment policy. If you like good cutomer service, shop elsewhere. And by all means if you are going to consign here: Bring Your Own Hangers!! It puts them out if they have to do that for you!

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★★☆☆☆

The store is in a great location. I really enjoy recycling my old things. However the service is not so great. I was treated "less than." The owner was rude and bossy when explaining the consignment policy. If you like good cutomer service, shop elsewhere. And by all means if you are going to consign here: Bring Your Own Hangers!! It puts them out if they have to do that for you!

Pros: nice location, cool idea.

Cons: Poor customer care

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This place is a truly great experience to shop! The pricing is great , the staff is helpful and fun.
They fit the Sellwood district friendly spirit.
I found brand name clothing at affordable prices.
Very Highly Recommended.
Martha

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★★★★★

This place is a truly great experience to shop! The pricing is great , the staff is helpful and fun.
They fit the Sellwood district friendly spirit.
I found brand name clothing at affordable prices.
Very Highly Recommended.
Martha

Pros: Friendly & knowledgeable staff. Pricing Great Open 7 days

Cons: Sometimes when busy parking is limited

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If you want to get treated rudely - this is the place to go!!! Shop and get sneered and snapped at!! Truly a great experience. Spend money and support a local business and experience the crankiest shop owner in Sellwood.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to get treated rudely - this is the place to go!!! Shop and get sneered and snapped at!! Truly a great experience. Spend money and support a local business and experience the crankiest shop owner in Sellwood.

Pros: It's close to my house and i can support a local business

Cons: They will treat you like S__T.

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I just found Silver Lining Clothing and LOVE it! I honestly do not know why it has taken me so long to find this place, but I am glad I did! They are a mix of thrift and consingment. Very nice merchendise and NO junk! Helpful staff. They sure seem eager to please here! I found 2 outfits for under $18! Got to love that! Thisplace is also very clean. Check it out!

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I just found Silver Lining Clothing and LOVE it! I honestly do not know why it has taken me so long to find this place, but I am glad I did! They are a mix of thrift and consingment. Very nice merchendise and NO junk! Helpful staff. They sure seem eager to please here! I found 2 outfits for under $18! Got to love that! Thisplace is also very clean. Check it out!

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Shop located in the heart of Sellwood one block from the cinema. Most items are in good shape and many designer items are available. Sweaters, jackets, suits, dresses, etc. Help is excellent and friendly. Plus size section rack right behind the register. Best I have seen in the city. There is a lot but few spaces alocated for this store. Must park on street . Items price is reduced as shelf life increases. So 3 prices apprear on most tickets.

PROS: Items reduced after time lapse
CONS: shoes visibly worn

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★★★★☆

Shop located in the heart of Sellwood one block from the cinema. Most items are in good shape and many designer items are available. Sweaters, jackets, suits, dresses, etc. Help is excellent and friendly. Plus size section rack right behind the register. Best I have seen in the city. There is a lot but few spaces alocated for this store. Must park on street . Items price is reduced as shelf life increases. So 3 prices apprear on most tickets.

PROS: Items reduced after time lapse
CONS: shoes visibly worn

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