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re-blog from Portland Mercury's MOD blog

Hollywood Babylon Party and Show

POSTED BY TOBY ROBBOY ON MON, APR 7, 2014 AT 1:59 PM

On Saturday night a sizable crowd squeezed into Hollywood Babylon's relatively close quarters for the vintage store's three-year anniversary party and live show featuring Ensly Mogul and Mister Saturday (who is co-owner of the store). The nerdcore duo did a set of Star Trek-based songs in a multimedia performance that incorporated video clips from the original show. While it certainly wasn't the typical choice of entertainment for a retail party, the performance felt like a natural fit with Hollywood Babylon's particular brand of quirk and kitsch.

The party also provided an opportunity to scope the store's current stock, which was everything one could hope for from a funky little vintage store that specializes in unpretentious whimsy. Highlights included jewel-tone hippie dresses, an impressive collection of shoes that ranged from slinky Ferragamos to sturdy boots, and every hat one could possibly desire. Hollywood Babylon is not the most flashy or high profile retailer out there, but given their promising range of merchandise, not to mention the strong turnout of loyal customers who showed up, I think it's safe to say they carved themselves out a very decent space in the crowded local vintage market.

Now for some pics:

 

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tomorrow: friday 12/20/13 vintage gift spectacular!

tomorrow: friday 12/20/13 vintage gift spectacular!

so many great designers and vintage dealers and more - tomorrow, friday 12.20 at 220 salon 213 SW Ash St #211, Portland, OR 97204 - downtown portland...come score a deal and find a gift for everyone on your list. have a cup of tea or relaxing glass of wine and browse the goods far away from the mall madness. we are bringing some new special pieces for this event! 12 - 6pm. you also can find us tomorrow in Hollywood at 4512 NE Sandy Blvd. hours there are 12-7pm (in case you are still on the look out for an ugly sweater)!

inspiration: vintage holiday pinups

we are getting super excited for halloween at hollywood babylon!! here's some eye candy to get ya in the mood! (ps, we have lots of weird stuff at the store right now to create an awesome costume or find the finishing touch) xo, HB

portland flea - next sunday 10/20

hey everyone, just a heads up we will be down at portland flea once again next sunday with more fresh vintage finds! you can find us there every third sunday. location is inside union/pine and on the street outside at grand & pine (next to andy & bax). this is a great flea market with an eclectic range of vendors and vintage goods. we will be bringing some halloween costume ideas this week along with tons of new and (cheap) stuff! here are some pics from the pdx flea... Image ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage yep - there's even a photographer there who takes old timey tin-type photos... a great place to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! hope to see ya there* xo, HB *our brick and mortar location at 4512 ne sandy boulevard in hollywood is closed monthly on the third sunday ;-)

save the date: january 19th - hollywood babylon turns 2!

save the date: january 19th - hollywood babylon turns 2!

all day saturday, january 19th we'll be having an INSANE SALE party starts at 7pm...stop by and toast our 2 years in business with us! we'd love to see ya! hot mama salsa + drinks provided

dress of the day:

Image we love our local portland wardrobe stylists that bring us amazing pieces and shop hollywood babylon for shoots etc. it's always special when they find something to keep for themselves...one of the best parts of this biz is seeing the magic of when a dress like this finds its destiny.

new goodies in store now!!

hello holiday shoppers! we have some new goodies in store that might be the perfect thing for someone on your xmas list! we are now featuring organic lip butters and solid perfumes made by local company MOX Botanicals: ((Mox Botanicals solid perfumes and lip butters are produced using only the highest quality ingredients. Our perfumes are handcrafted with essential oils and absolutes from both the Pacific Northwest and around the world. These scents are captured with a base of organic jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, Oregon beeswax, and Vitamin E. Because of the botanical and oil-based nature of our perfumes,they provide a subtle alternative to synthetic alcohol-based products.)) ....and we  have amazing new jewelry from Midnight Riders: we've also stocked up on white elephant style gifts for the whole family,  fabulous holiday dresses, tons of new coats and more! hope everyone's having a festive and not frazzled holiday season so far! xo, HB