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January Newsletter 2017-2018 | Happy New Year!

January 10, 2018

Thank you for a successful 2017!
Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year from all of us at HalfPint!

Just a reminder that our Treat Your Feet Sale runs until Jan 15th!
Buy 1 Pair, Get 1 Half Off!

Valentine’s Warehouse Sale

This year’s Winter Warehouse Sale will be a Valentine’s Day Weekend Sale, because we LOVE sweethearts and holidays!

February 9th, 10th, and 11th    10am-5pm

HalfPint Wholesale Warehouse
12836 NE Airport Way

*Fresh merchandise put out Friday and Saturday and then blowout discounted merchandise on Sunday.

Come get all your leather accessories and more just in time for that special Valentine’s date!

All select men’s, women’s, and children’s socks will be 50% off!
Stock up while we’ve got them!

In the shop right now is a selection of curated brand NEW men’s and women’s leather boots and shoes.

Some of the brand names include Frye, Clarks, Timberland, Longchamp, Donald J. Pliner, Vince Camuto, UGG and more!

Stop in to check out this beautifully crafted collection!

Come in and grab your 20% off coupon (with purchase) to use throughout January and February!

The company’s roots started with the Kay and Bishop families. In 1909 they moved to Pendleton, OR and took over the defunct Pendleton Woolen Mills. The town of Pendleton is a major railhead for the Columbia River Plateau and allowed convenient shipping for the growing business. In 1895 the mill was enlarged and converted into a textile mill and in 1896 began making Native-American blankets—geometric patterned robes (unfringed blankets) for Native-American men and shawls (fringed blankets) for Native-American women in the area—the Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla Walla tribes. New designs, colors, and patterns to their product line were then introduced. The company expanded their trade from the local Native-American tribes of the Columbia River area, as well as tribes of the American Southwest. To do this, they enlisted the help of designer Joe Rawnsley, who visited tribes to learn their customs and color preferences. Like many other mills of the day, Pendleton emulated the multicolor patterns of candy-stripe blankets, like those found on Hudsons Bay Point blankets for their Glacier National Park blanket. The Pendleton blankets were not only basic wearing apparel, but were standards of trading and ceremonial use.

The company began to expand their product line into other woolen products such as clothing. In 1912 the company opened a weaving mill in Washougal, Washington for the production of woolen fabrics used in suits and other clothing.

Fun Fact: In 1960, a little-known singing group known as the Pendletones was formed, taking their name from the classic Pendleton wool plaid shirt. This group later changed their name to The Beach Boys and the Pendleton shirt became popular among American youth.

Every winter you will find a selection of curated vintage Pendleton wool coats, shirts, sweaters, skirts, vests and more at HalfPint!

Lots of exciting updates and new merchandise here at HalfPint Warehouse. We are now carrying a select amount of adult and children’s vintage clothing which includes Western shirts and coming soon some Pendletons!

Also just in: Birkenstocks, women’s lace-up ankle boots and converse. Thinking ahead we are getting in spring merchandise as well. And of course our ever changing selection of vintage Western boots, purses, belts and tons of new belt buckles as well!

Make your appointment today by contacting sascha@halfpintpdx.com

December Newsletter – 2017

December 6, 2017
Calling all ladies with size 5-6.5 feet, it’s your favorite time of year at HalfPint! Don’t miss out on your annual week long opportunity to shop a wide selection of sized 5-6.5 boots and shoes and get your second pair for half off at our
Petite Feet Sale! 

HOW IT WORKS

  • shop at participating businesses between Nov. 25th and January 8th.
  • make a purchase, get a stamp (no minimum!).
  • 10 stamps gets you a Mississippi Ave mug plus entry into the prize giveaway: 5 huge Miss Ave gift certificate packages are up for grabs! Each additional 10 stamps scores you another prize entry.
  •  10% of proceeds from participating Mississippi Ave shops will go to our neighbors at the Boise-Eliot Humboldt school.
  • turn in your postcard by January 8th at the Rebuilding Center, Flutter or Trailhead Credit Union on Mississippi Ave to enter the drawing. Winners announced January 10th, 2018.
Treat Your Feet Sale!!!!
 
For the 1st time HalfPint will be having an exclusive Birkenstock Sale Dec. 15th-Jan 15th: Buy one pair get the second pair (of equal or lesser value) half off! For one month only come see our early selection of curated Birkenstocks and beat the Summer rush for your perfect pair (or two) of Birkenstocks! 
The art of leather carving or ‘Tooled leather’ goes back far in its roots. Perfectly preserved leather items have been unearthed from 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs, are mentioned in the Bible and ancient literature, and are highly valued in most civilizations, though its origins have been lost in history. The first recorded use of tooled leather, as legend maintains, is from the Spanish Moors, who used it to decorate their homes as early wallpaper!

In the 1800s to early 1900s, leather tooling became popular among cowboys and ranchers of the “Wild West” for its ornamentation and expression of personal style. Elaborately tooled saddles helped express pride in their owners’ horsemanship and identified individual possessions among cowboys with no horses of their own.

 Leather tooling crafters use only full-grain leather, which has had the hair removed but retains its grain. Leather is then ‘cased’ or wet before the pattern is transferred or drawn on. Then a variety of carving tools are used to create the desired pattern before the item is assembled into belts, purse, wallets, and even shoes!

Visit us at the shop to get suited up for Winter! We have warm winter socks just in, as well as a great selection of kid’s non-Western boots and shoes! We also have a wonderful holiday selection of vintage leather jackets, leather gloves, plus vintage Pendleton wool shirts and jackets!