Torso Boutique

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I bought an incredibly fitting, 1930s two piece knit suit from Torso a couple years ago. I had never been there before, and after knocking (as advised by a sign on the locked door) a woman peeked out and eyed my sister and me. We were dressed in very very casual walking attire and she obviously didn't approve. She asked us what we wanted (as if it wasn't obvious) and then let us in, making sure that we knew she'd be "closing in a couple of minutes". What an amazing selection! Cashmere sweaters, gorgeous pre-50s dresses, and shoes shoes shoes! The prices, however, were completely ridiculous. The outfit that I bought was tagged $250. It fit like a glove (very slinky) and I absolutely fell in love with it. After expressing interest in purchasing it, the woman suddenly became my best friend. Lucky me. Her coworker told me they "could do" $225 and that they had a layaway program. (He was actually really nice.) She told me that she had dyed it to even out the color, which didn't bother me because she chose a gorgeous chocolate brown. Well, I was so overwhelmed that I didn't bother double checking the quality of the item. After bringing it home, I noticed A LOT of holes around the seams, the underarms and snags within the loose knit top. Can you imagine how furious I was? I have seamstressed at a vintage clothing store in the past, so mending it and handling the material wasn't a problem. In conclusion: Admire Torso's beautiful window displays, go inside to experience the layout and the amount of clothing they have. Just don't buy anything. It isn't worth it. There are plenty of quality vintage stores in Portland that won't try to rip you off. Decades on 3rd/SW Stark, Avalon on 4th/SW Oak and my new favorite Bombshell on 8th/E Burnside are some of the top vintage stores in Portland that offer quality clothing and quality service. Good Luck!

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★☆☆☆☆

I bought an incredibly fitting, 1930s two piece knit suit from Torso a couple years ago. I had never been there before, and after knocking (as advised by a sign on the locked door) a woman peeked out and eyed my sister and me. We were dressed in very very casual walking attire and she obviously didn't approve. She asked us what we wanted (as if it wasn't obvious) and then let us in, making sure that we knew she'd be "closing in a couple of minutes". What an amazing selection! Cashmere sweaters, gorgeous pre-50s dresses, and shoes shoes shoes! The prices, however, were completely ridiculous. The outfit that I bought was tagged $250. It fit like a glove (very slinky) and I absolutely fell in love with it. After expressing interest in purchasing it, the woman suddenly became my best friend. Lucky me. Her coworker told me they "could do" $225 and that they had a layaway program. (He was actually really nice.) She told me that she had dyed it to even out the color, which didn't bother me because she chose a gorgeous chocolate brown. Well, I was so overwhelmed that I didn't bother double checking the quality of the item. After bringing it home, I noticed A LOT of holes around the seams, the underarms and snags within the loose knit top. Can you imagine how furious I was? I have seamstressed at a vintage clothing store in the past, so mending it and handling the material wasn't a problem. In conclusion: Admire Torso's beautiful window displays, go inside to experience the layout and the amount of clothing they have. Just don't buy anything. It isn't worth it. There are plenty of quality vintage stores in Portland that won't try to rip you off. Decades on 3rd/SW Stark, Avalon on 4th/SW Oak and my new favorite Bombshell on 8th/E Burnside are some of the top vintage stores in Portland that offer quality clothing and quality service. Good Luck!

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Every time I have been to Torso the woman who owns it has made a point of telling me that they mostly clothe people like Lenny Kravitz. And I never have the heart to tell her that I couldn't possibly care less. They have some interesting rebuilt pieces, but nothing especially striking, unusual, or worth the price. I also find it very offputting to be treated as though I couldn't possibly be able to afford anything in a store.

Also, the store is only rarely open during its posted hours, and she'll make a point of telling you that she'd rather only do appointment only business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Every time I have been to Torso the woman who owns it has made a point of telling me that they mostly clothe people like Lenny Kravitz. And I never have the heart to tell her that I couldn't possibly care less. They have some interesting rebuilt pieces, but nothing especially striking, unusual, or worth the price. I also find it very offputting to be treated as though I couldn't possibly be able to afford anything in a store.

Also, the store is only rarely open during its posted hours, and she'll make a point of telling you that she'd rather only do appointment only business.

Pros: location, lots of vint. gloves

Cons: hours, price, service

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Over-priced kitchen-ware store with almost everything imaginable that can be found in the kitchen or on the patio. Sells furniture and umbrellas for your outdoor party needs, as well as glassware and table settings. Check out the sale table in the middle of the store to find some good deals on rugs and curtains

PROS:
CONS: ladies saying 'dont touch' over your shoulder

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★★★★☆

Over-priced kitchen-ware store with almost everything imaginable that can be found in the kitchen or on the patio. Sells furniture and umbrellas for your outdoor party needs, as well as glassware and table settings. Check out the sale table in the middle of the store to find some good deals on rugs and curtains

PROS:
CONS: ladies saying 'dont touch' over your shoulder

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Great stuff... too bad the shoplady freaks out if you touch anything. Listen, if you don't want people to touch your stuff, don't put it on display on a rack where people are going to walk by. Or put it inside a glass case. God knows they should be able to afford them, with the prices they charge here. We're talking in the $200 and up, sisters. I don't care how nice the stuff is, I'm not going to buy anything if you treat me like a child in your store.

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★★☆☆☆

Great stuff... too bad the shoplady freaks out if you touch anything. Listen, if you don't want people to touch your stuff, don't put it on display on a rack where people are going to walk by. Or put it inside a glass case. God knows they should be able to afford them, with the prices they charge here. We're talking in the $200 and up, sisters. I don't care how nice the stuff is, I'm not going to buy anything if you treat me like a child in your store.

Pros: nice clothes, nice presentation, clean shop

Cons: Don't touch anything!, High prices!, Weird staff

 

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