Monday, December 8, 2014

Come Celebrate with us!

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Come to our holiday bash premiering a Raw Earth Wild Sky trunk show! We are receiving over 60 pieces from the vendor plus offering 20% off of Raw Earth Wild Sky items on the opening day of the trunk show!! And 15% off sweaters too. PLUS free gift (and you know our gifts are GOOD) with purchase.  This is one party NOT TO MISS! So much 
We hope to see you Saturday! 

Below I'm posting some of our new arrivals, cause their kinda, well totally, AMAZING! 
All new arrivals available at

All new arrivals available at

All new arrivals available at

All new arrivals available at

All new arrivals available at

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shop Small This Black Friday!

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There's no excuse to head to a big box on Black Friday. Keep your dinero in your community and join the rest of the city to shop SMALL. There is so much going on to keep you shopping at your favorite local shops. There's Little Boxes, Small Business Saturday, and Hawthorne's Holiday Stroll.
Check out this video explaining more about Little Boxes.

On Friday the 28th Hawthorne Blvd.  and Mink will be celebrating the Hawthorne Holiday Stroll!
 And lastly, if you have an America Express card shop with us for Small Business Saturday on 11/29! Yes, we accept American Express!  You can get up to $30.00 back when you shop small this Black Friday. Check out the American Express website for more details.

Here at the shop we'll be serving treats, hot cocoa, and lots of fun! See you there and happy holidays! XO-Carla

Saturday, October 25, 2014

3 Dot Button Front Cardigan in Granite by 3 Dots spotted on Jessica Alba!

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Yeah, that's right. It's Jessica Alba wearing  the 3 dot button front Cardigan in granite! We basically are selling her whole outfit, except our boyfriend jeans aren't distressed. Check out our boyfriends from James Jeans .

I love Jessica's slouchy black tee shirt. It looks perfect under the super soft 3 dot Button Front Cardigan in Granite.  Our version of the slouchy black tee is actually produced by our house brand. The Elise Cowl by Carla Mink looks amazing under the 3 dot Button Front Cardigan in Granite. And those very demure pointy black flats add the perfect amount of femininity to the look.

Here's our version of the look!

From left to right:
Elise Cowl by Carla Mink
Neo Beau Boyfriend Jeans by James Jeans
Corso Como Mirage Flats

Happy shopping! XO-Carla

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

James Jeans Trunk Show!

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We're hosting an opening Trunk Show Reception on Friday October 24th from 6-9pm! Enjoy champagne, sweet treats, special treatment and free gift with purchase. To attend this reception, please RSVP to by noon on Thursday 10/23. Limited space is available so don't delay!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hot Trends 2014--Get Primal

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I'm gonna be revealing the Fall 2014 trends over the next couple of weeks...

Today let's talk about animal print and fall.  Historically in autumn animal prints, especially leopard comes onto the scene.  Portland ladies, get over your fear of leopard print. It's fabulous and classic.

Because I LOVE animal print, the Carla Mink label will be debuting a leopard dress--look for it around holiday. And right now the piece I'm most in love with this little lovely:

The Silk Back Cardigan by Charlotte Tarantola. It's perfect for my P-town girl. Subtle enough to wear to work, but chic enough to dress up for date night! Pair with coated denim by Joe's Jeans and you have a look that nods towards trend but has staying power for seasons to come.

Here's a fierce animal inspired collage courtesy of our friends at Travexura. This collage sums up the animal on the runway for fall 2014.

Stay tuned for more Fall 2014 trends! XO-Carla

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We are hiring! Spread the Word!

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Social Media Guru/Stylist/Web Connoisseur 

This is an awesome job for someone who likes a lot of job diversity!

Social Media:
  • ·       Post daily on Instagram, Facebook and whatever social media comes up. Ideally you have social media experience, understand successful hash tags and keyword combinations, and are able to write a post in the “voice” of the store.
  • ·       Blog at least 2x a week. You are able to successfully use Blogger, hyperlinks, keyword combinations, and can write in the style of the store.
  • ·      Put together eBlasts 2x a month.

  • ·      Serve as sales floor backup during busy times, when sales staff asks for time off, and as needed for daily lunch breaks. You must be well versed at ringing at the cash wrap, which will be a semi-regular back-up duty.
  • ·      Additionally, you need to be able to converse confidently with customers about fashion and how to style outfits. After training, you must be able to select flattering and fashionable outfits for each customer when working the sales floor.

Web Connoisseur:
  • ·      Edit photos in Light Room & Photoshop (we are willing to train on this).
  • ·      Use shopping cart system to post photos to our online store.
  • ·      Write brief, snappy text to accompany photos.
  • ·      Update our Amazon store inventory daily.
  • ·      Make each order look lovely for our online customers and ship using USPS.
  • ·      Actively email and continue contact with online customers. This part of the job requires active selling, which means integrating your Stylist duties with your web-based skills.

This position is part-time-ish 20-30 hours per week.  Wage DOE. You must be available to work weekends, however you will not work every weekend. Expect 1-2 weekends per month.

To apply for this job please write a brief cover letter stating why you would be great at the job along with your availability. Please include the cover letter in the body of the email. No attachments please.

Please email to  

Thanks and good luck!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Introducing the Soap and Paper Factory to Mink!

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Introducing the Soap & Paper Factory! This gorgeous brand includes delectable smelling hand creams and perfumes, piney diffusers and candles, and pretty lip gloss.We love them because they smell wonderful, are made in the USA (my old stomping grounds in upstate NY, YEAH!), and are so, so pretty to look at. My favorite right now? Roland pines diffusers and candles. They seriously smell like a cool, moist forest. I want that scent around me always. I guess I'm a true NW girl at heart! 

The line was created to combine all natural, beautifully scented, handmade products 
wrapped in exquisite, earth friendly packages. Each pattern and fragrance are created 
together. Each fragrance is designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit. Each pattern 
starts as a hand drawing often inspired by nature and finished with a modern flair.
Mink has the whole collection! It's the perfect gift or treat for yourself. We don't have them online yet, but come in the shop to check it out. The Soap Paper Factory display is eye candy if I do say so myself! XO-Carla

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