March Newsletter – 2017

March 13, 2017
 Come into HalfPint during the month of March for our Free Leather Belt Giveaway!
 Pick a free leather belt from our belt basket with any $30 or more purchase.

We would love to thank KOIN 6 for covering our St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser the last Sunday in February, and to everyone who came out, made a purchase or donation and/or signed up on the Be the Match bone marrow donor registry! We brought in nearly $1,300 for Childhood Cancer Research and signed up lots of folks on the Be the Match Registry!
Winter Clearance Sale!
All winter merchandise will be further marked down through the month of March.
Because, who doesn’t love crazy good deals?

Stop in the Shop for a preview of new spring merchandise coming in all month long. Lots of sweet little flats and pumps! Fun and bright bags! And don’t forget to swing by with your Spring Break peeps!
 Enid Collins was the first to pioneer and create the iconic kitchy box purse.

   Enid Collins grew up in San Antonio, then studied fashion design and fine art at Texas Woman’s University. Soon after World War II, her and her husband Frederick, a sculptor, bought a small ranch close to the town of Medina. Struggling to make a living as ranchers, they began to use their talents and training to make things they could sell. Together they began to make leather handbags which she designed and he built on their kitchen table.
   She opened her first shop in 1959, creating local motifs she grew up with like horses, and also Mexicana themes of sun (sol) Pax (peace). She also did an amazing Zodiac series. She expanded her Texan roots to also include French & Hometown Americana themes, as well as the movements from the era of the 60’s.
   She did hundreds of designs of these purses in a canvas tote style, a bucket style, as well as her famous wood box purses adorned with kitchy jewels and sayings like “NIGHT OWL”, “GLAMOUR PUSS”, “COCK O’ THE WALK”,”MONEY TREE”, “LOVE BIRDS” and so many more. They were expertly designed and bedecked with jewels, charms, and beads. Truly unique collector’s items. Blog Mention

February 27, 2017
Hey y’all, our friends over at recently featured us in their blog titled, “10 PDX Second-hand Spots that Vintage Fans Will Fall in Love With“! They have some magnificent choices for finding that ideal item that fits your style. Proving you don’t have to go far to find quality, unique vintage here in Portland.
Give a visit, and show Portland some local love!

February Newsletter – Sweethearts Sale and St Baldricks event!

February 14, 2017
February 11th-14th Sweethearts Sale
This Saturday through Tuesday, bring in a loved one, and both of you receive 15% off your purchases and free chocolates! At the same time, shop other stores on Mississippi participating in “Small Shops Big Hearts”, (see below). 
This Valentine’s Day, find the right gift for your special someone on Mississippi Ave! Enjoy two days of sales, trunk shows, gifts, treats, wine tastings, and more! See you there!
Lots to love over here at HalfPint! Fantastic new selection of backpacks and large bags. Always something new! Winter Stock ON SALE now for 25% off. Come grab some UGGS, Sorels or a Pendleton today. Also–still a great selection of kids’ winter boots on sale too! Plus–keep an eye out for fresh spring merchandise hitting the shop soon! 
     On Sunday February 26th, HalfPint will be raising money and donating 100% of our Shop Sales to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission of raising funds for Childhood Cancer Research. This volunteer-driven charity funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
     There will be lots of SWAG to pick up while parents shop — Glitter tattoos, bracelets, balloons and more.
     We will also be hosting an in-store ‘Be the Match’ Bone Marrow Drive. Be the Match will have a table at the shop that day, offering shoppers the opportunity to add their names to the National Bone Marrow Registry, educating people about the Registry and how even those who are not eligible to donate blood ARE eligible to be marrow donors.
     Shop owner Maria Los explains the inspiration and timing of the event, “Seven years ago this month my son Casper, who is now 9, was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. I don’t think any mother will forget the exact date she is told her son or daughter has cancer.” Her hope is that the event will allow families to enjoy shopping together, while at the same time raising much needed funds for medical research and the development of new childhood cancer drugs.
     Did you know that 300,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year? And in the U.S., one in five will not survive. Only 4% of the US federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research, while 60% of funding for drug development in adult cancers comes from pharmaceutical companies. But for children, there is almost none, simply because it’s not profitable.
      Please join us on Sunday, February 26, in supporting a very important/close to home cause that we feel especially passionate about.   
If you can’t attend the physical event, but would still like to learn more…

To donate, click here:

More about Casper here:

Facebook Event here:

More about St. Baldrick’s here:

More about Be The Match here:

Warehouse Sale Success!

Big shout out and thank you to everyone who came to the Winter Warehouse Sale! Great turnout and lots of bargains were to be had. Mark your calendars Memorial Day Weekend for the next Warehouse Sale! 

Instagram: Simply tag us in your HalfPint gear, and be eligible 
for our monthly HalfPint gift card giveaway! 
Instagram January photo-tag winner: Aleesafesha
Swing by the shop for your $25 gift card!

January 23, 2017
Don’t forget that this is happening this weekend friends!!!
3 days of HalfPint Warehouse “by the pound” madness!!!
Get ready, and get in here!

You will find:
•Leather fashion/winter boots (ALL SIZES): Born, Clarks, Timberland, UGG, Sorel, Merrell, Cole Haan, Nine West, Dansko, Doc Martens, Banana Republic etc.
•Men’s and Women’s Leather Cowboy/Western and Work boots:
(TONS/ALL SIZES): Tony Lama, Dan Post, Nocona, Justin, Ariat etc.
• Kid’s boots and shoes of all styles and sizes
• Shoes: Summer sandals, huaraches, •Vans, Converse etc.
• Designer bags: COACH, Dooney & Bourke, Juicy Couture, Fossil, The sak etc.
• Leather purses and bags: Modern and vintage (1950’s-Present day), all styles, colors and sizes
including Jansport and Eastpak backpacks and large vintage duffel bags
• Leather belts: Fashion, vintage, dress, Western, boho/hippie, tooled (many great for making cuffs)
• Belt buckles of all kinds •Vintage suspenders and ties
• And much, much MORE. . . not to be missed!!!

Buy One get One 50% Off! HalfPint Coupon

December 29, 2016

10 more days to take advantage of our Buy One, Get One 50% Off! Just be sure to print or mention this coupon during checkout for some awesome savings. Hurry up and get on in here!

Mississippi Ave Giving Tuesday – November 29th, 2016

November 29, 2016
Get down here for Mississippi Ave’s Giving Tuesday!
Businesses throughout Mississippi Ave will be donating 10% of their proceeds from sales to the Boise-Eliot-Humboldt School today only! So get on in here for some shopping fun, while giving to a local school.

Little Boxes, Mississippi Tree Lighting, Mississippi Passport

November 22, 2016
Mississippi Tree Lighting
Little Boxes & Holiday Passport
It’s that time of year again! Come on down to Mississippi Ave on November 26th from 5pm to 6pm in the Commons Area for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. We will also be participating in the Little Boxes Raffle, as well as the Mississippi Ave Holiday Passport.
LITTLEBOXESLittle Boxes is a city wide shopping event and prize raffle on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. You’ll get one free raffle entry just for walking in the door of any participating businesses. Also, if you buy something at one Little Boxes shop, you will get 10% off your purchase at the next Little Boxes shop you visit during the two days after Thanksgiving.
holidaypassportMississippi Ave Holiday Passport is a fun event where you collect stamps to redeem for prizes. This event runs from November 25th through January 8th. Holiday Passports can be picked up at business throughout Mississippi Ave. It’s also a great way to help out local charities so come on out and give us a visit!