Physical Element

★★★★★
European and Japanese fashion for discerning women
  • 416 NW 12th Ave

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-224-5425

About Physical Element

Hours
Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

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The owner is not very friendly and makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. The clothes are very pricey...$129 for a tee-shirt, $200 for casual pants, $500-$600 coats. The clothing is all very dark (blacks, charcoals, greys) with hardly a splash of color. The clothing style is very unique so either you like it or not. There are some cool hats with decent prices, but hardly any accessories.

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★★☆☆☆

The owner is not very friendly and makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. The clothes are very pricey...$129 for a tee-shirt, $200 for casual pants, $500-$600 coats. The clothing is all very dark (blacks, charcoals, greys) with hardly a splash of color. The clothing style is very unique so either you like it or not. There are some cool hats with decent prices, but hardly any accessories.

Pros: Location, Hours,

Cons: Overpriced, Limited Selection, Lacks Variety

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Jo, the owner of Physical Element, has worked really hard to find wonderful and unusual clothes to wear. Each piece has been carefully selected by her to work together and she has found designers I haven't seen before in Portland.

Her store has an easy ambiance and comfortable space to take your time trying on her designers from France or Japan. Jo, is exceptionally helpful and will give you honest feedback, which I always appreciate.

I definitely go there when I'm looking for something well made and different, but timeless too.

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★★★★☆

Jo, the owner of Physical Element, has worked really hard to find wonderful and unusual clothes to wear. Each piece has been carefully selected by her to work together and she has found designers I haven't seen before in Portland.

Her store has an easy ambiance and comfortable space to take your time trying on her designers from France or Japan. Jo, is exceptionally helpful and will give you honest feedback, which I always appreciate.

I definitely go there when I'm looking for something well made and different, but timeless too.

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I like the owner. She is really nice and not pushy. It is nice to shop local, too. Nowadays, she is doing more "fashion clothing" and waaay less "workout clothing" than in the past. I dig it.

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★★★★★

I like the owner. She is really nice and not pushy. It is nice to shop local, too. Nowadays, she is doing more "fashion clothing" and waaay less "workout clothing" than in the past. I dig it.

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This store is AMAZING! By far the best women's clothing store I have been to in Portland. The owner has excellent taste, carries lines from japan, france, and local designers. If you want clothes that will not only look good this season but for seasons to come go to Physical Element! The funky but yet wearable clothing will leave you satisfied but yet always coming back for more...

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★★★★★

This store is AMAZING! By far the best women's clothing store I have been to in Portland. The owner has excellent taste, carries lines from japan, france, and local designers. If you want clothes that will not only look good this season but for seasons to come go to Physical Element! The funky but yet wearable clothing will leave you satisfied but yet always coming back for more...

Pros: Unique

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Great place! They carry a few local lines but the European labels are what you can?t get anywhere else. The cop copine coats are amazing! The woman that's always there knows exactly what will fit my big hips - excellent service.

2
★★★★★

Great place! They carry a few local lines but the European labels are what you can?t get anywhere else. The cop copine coats are amazing! The woman that's always there knows exactly what will fit my big hips - excellent service.

Pros: knowledgeable staff, lines you can't get anywhere else, local lines, service, location

Cons: a little pricey

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I am again blown away by the diverse selection of clothes at Physical Element! The owner really knows how to buy for the women of Portland. I have found the most amazing Jacket and dress. The owner knows fashion and knows what Portland wants! Thank you!!

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★★★★★

I am again blown away by the diverse selection of clothes at Physical Element! The owner really knows how to buy for the women of Portland. I have found the most amazing Jacket and dress. The owner knows fashion and knows what Portland wants! Thank you!!

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I got a great coat from Adidas by Stella here-- so warm and funky. And a awesome vinyl bag by Style Sister Studio-- I'm wicked stoked.

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★★★★★

I got a great coat from Adidas by Stella here-- so warm and funky. And a awesome vinyl bag by Style Sister Studio-- I'm wicked stoked.

Pros: Great selection

Cons: hard to find a parking spot....

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Physical Element is always my first stop when looking for new workout gear to get me motivated. I never walk away empty handed and the employees and owner are all so knowledgable and helpful. While the clothes are plenty perfect for hitting the gym or doing yoga, half the time I end up wearing them as causal lounging clothes or mixing the tops with cute jeans. Check out the Karma line, super flattering - oh, and her new fashion lines - hot!

2
★★★★★

Physical Element is always my first stop when looking for new workout gear to get me motivated. I never walk away empty handed and the employees and owner are all so knowledgable and helpful. While the clothes are plenty perfect for hitting the gym or doing yoga, half the time I end up wearing them as causal lounging clothes or mixing the tops with cute jeans. Check out the Karma line, super flattering - oh, and her new fashion lines - hot!

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New cute fashionista employee is great with fashion. I give her a 10 for her knowledge in apparel and overall appearance. If I am not mistaken, she works next door at the shoe store as well.

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★★★★★

New cute fashionista employee is great with fashion. I give her a 10 for her knowledge in apparel and overall appearance. If I am not mistaken, she works next door at the shoe store as well.

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Physical element is a great, locally owned small business that has the greatest unique lines of fitness clothes and accessories. They're constantly adding new lines, and getting new shipments of styles and colors. Also, the people there are so nice and helpful. Definitely a great place to find your yoga attire. They've also started selling some really cool skirts and non-fitness clothing made in Europe or by some little seamstress somewhere. very excellent.

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★★★★★

Physical element is a great, locally owned small business that has the greatest unique lines of fitness clothes and accessories. They're constantly adding new lines, and getting new shipments of styles and colors. Also, the people there are so nice and helpful. Definitely a great place to find your yoga attire. They've also started selling some really cool skirts and non-fitness clothing made in Europe or by some little seamstress somewhere. very excellent.

Pros: good location, great employees, good atmosphere

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Excellent customer service! Good selection of clothing! Always something different!

2
★★★★★

Excellent customer service! Good selection of clothing! Always something different!

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I am so happy I finally found fitness clothes that I can still feel like a girl in!

2
★★★★★

I am so happy I finally found fitness clothes that I can still feel like a girl in!

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Situated in a converted industrial space, this sporting goods store offers functional and stylish workout wear entirely for women. Whether it's walking, running, yoga, or tastes that run to the International, you'll find lines here which provide an alternative to the usual drab gym attire that you can't stand to wear another day.

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★★★★☆

Situated in a converted industrial space, this sporting goods store offers functional and stylish workout wear entirely for women. Whether it's walking, running, yoga, or tastes that run to the International, you'll find lines here which provide an alternative to the usual drab gym attire that you can't stand to wear another day.

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I have the hardest time finding yoga pants that fit. I couldn't believe it when I walked out of this store with multiple pairs! Unusual brands and helpful staff.

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★★★★★

I have the hardest time finding yoga pants that fit. I couldn't believe it when I walked out of this store with multiple pairs! Unusual brands and helpful staff.

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The gals at Physical Element helped me find outfits that flatter my body style. Admittedly, I mainly wear them for lounging. I love them because theyre comfortable but not frumpy. And when I actually exercise in them, they perform very well. I love their selection. They have boutique styles instead of all the mass-marketed brands that everyone else carries. Yet their prices are very reasonable.

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★★★★★

The gals at Physical Element helped me find outfits that flatter my body style. Admittedly, I mainly wear them for lounging. I love them because theyre comfortable but not frumpy. And when I actually exercise in them, they perform very well. I love their selection. They have boutique styles instead of all the mass-marketed brands that everyone else carries. Yet their prices are very reasonable.

Pros: great selection, good prices, cool atmosphere

 

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