Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shop Talk – In The Bag

Before I moved here, one of my must-make stops when spending the day in Portland was always NW 23rd, or Trendy-Third, as some of us lovingly call this strip of heavenly boutiques. Now that I actually live here (it's been six years already!), I still hold a fondness for that area of town.

While many of the stores have changed hands over the years, one of the mainstays has been In The Bag, a fun little paper shop that carries everything from gorgeous letterpress cards to humorous birthday greetings and thoughtful sentiments. And yes, there are Cecily Ink designs sprinkled throughout the store!

Owner Katy has stocked the store with lots of other paper goodies, like a broad selection of Knock Knock pads, lists, and flash cards. Or how about these cute magnets from MOE3. Even some yummy soaps packaged in beautiful paper wraps!

And for the DIYers among us, In The Bag carries a huge variety of Waste Not Paper's colorful cards and envelopes (perfect for crafting your own invites or announcements) as well as gift wrap with gorgeous patterns.

The next time you find yourself wandering down NW 23rd, make a stop at In The Bag for a little paper luuuuv...

708 NW 23rd Avenue • Portland OR 97210 • 503.223.3262

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