Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recent arrivals...

... well, relatively recent, given our more recent move.  A mixed bag - a little Spanish, a little Portuguese, a little Canadian - a little something for everyone.  First, a fabric and leather duo from Neosens, a two-group package with cut-out detailing from Pikolinos, a colorful selection of sandals from Art, three sophisticated styles from Fidji, and last, a group of fun sneakers for men and women from Sorel.  Take a peek here...

Monday, March 28, 2011

We did it!

Well, we did it! With the help of so many amazing people - friends, family, employees, sales reps, and people from the community - we moved Market Street Shoes last night. We closed at 5 PM at on the south side of the street and opened this morning at 10 AM on the north side. Woo hoo! Have a peek at the new space here, or better yet stop by and see it in person!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Looking forward to Art Walk this Saturday

We're excited to be hosting Portland non-profit group These Numbers Have Faces and their images of students in South Africa.  Join us from 6-9 PM, Saturday, March 12th for an engaging evening.  See you there...



The Idea:

These Numbers Have Faces believes that relationships can change the world.

Numbers, statistics, figures, and data are important ways to evaluate and measure complex issues like global poverty. But in terms of actually reducing it, we believe transforming statistics into human relationships to be one of the most effective and powerful steps forward.

No matter what the news media tell us, young people in South Africa are not numbers. They are not color coded charts, pie graphs, or economic statistics. These Numbers Have Faces.


The Vision of TNHF:

These Numbers Have Faces envisions a South Africa where young people have access to quality education and learn the skills needed to reduce poverty in their own communities.

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” The cornerstone of These Numbers Have Faces is built upon the belief that education is the catalyst that can lift people out of poverty.


What We Do:

These Numbers Have Faces invests in the future leaders of South Africa by empowering young people to reduce poverty in their own communities.

Through college scholarships and a dynamic Community Impact Model young people are developing the skills to transform South Africa.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just in from Dansko

On Dansko's wooden construction we have Rowena in three colors, red, black, and a beautiful Crazy Horse leather in brown.

And on a comfort bottom is the Coquette in black patent and black full grain.


New from Naot

Meet Elinor and Dana...

Monday, March 07, 2011

You did it!

We've been saying for a while that we have some big news to announce but that we needed to clear out the Sales Rack before we said anything... well, look at that, you did it!

So, without further ado... Market Street Shoes is moving!  Yes that's right, we're moving, but not too far away. In fact we're moving right across the street into the old Sales Rack space, home of the former Market Street Athlete.  We're coming up on our five-year anniversary, May 3rd, and felt it was time to move into a bigger home.  So we're busy getting the new space built out and ready to welcome Market Street Shoes.  

We'll keep you posted with pictures and news as we go along, with a target re-opening of March 28th.  No, that is not a typo. We plan on moving all of the shoes across the street on Sunday, March 27th, with a bucket brigade of helpers and a festive parade of shoeboxes.  In fact, if you'd like to come help with the bucket brigade, let us know, we could always use another set of feet, er, hands.  Stay tuned...

The Spanish are coming, the Spanish are coming...

Well, Spanish shoes anyway.  A couple of fresh deliveries from El Naturalista have arrived, take a peek.