Home of independent fashion designer, Carla Mink

About Mink

Mink has been a favorite of Portland shoppers for more than a decade. Owned and operated by local independent designer, Carla Mink, the shop is full of dresses, tunics, jeans, tops and sweaters from designers who create classic pieces with a nod to the current trends.

Carla Mink's particular line of clothing includes dresses and separates that are conceived, designed and produced in Portland. When you purchase a garment from Carla's line, you're supporting an entire chain of local artists and freelancers.

In our Hawthorne District boutique you'll find an artfully curated selection of well-made clothes from brands like Raw Earth Wild Sky, Nic + Zoe, Paige Premium Denim. We choose to carry sustainable clothing from companies who are conscious of their carbon footprint and use production techniques that are good to our planet.


Our Portland Staff:


Carla Mink

Independent Fashion Designer & Owner of Mink Boutique

Carla Mink began working in apparel in 1994 as a shopgirl in college while earning her degree in English Literature. and she's worked in women's apparel and design ever since. Carla is a mom of two little fashionistas and finds spending time outdoors with her "littles" extremely inspiring.


Glen LaFollette

Owner, Office Guru

If you see a well-dressed man walking around the store like he's on a mission, it's most likely Glen. What the staff love best about having him around is his great sense of humor and his relationship advice. Our boyfriends thank him! Glen is the dad of two fashionistas and is married to Carla. He loves backpacking and playing poker. 


Rachel Petersen

Co-owner, Store Manager, Buyer

Rachel got her natural beauty from her parents, but her sense of fashion is all her own. She's earned the title of Sensei-Stylist cause she's the teacher. She teaches us all how to be great. She began working in apparel at the young age of eighteen. She has since managed several large retail stores and joined the Mink team in 2014. She became a co-owner in 2015. Did we mention Rachel's first apparel job was working with Carla in 2001? They've been friends ever since. Rachel loves hiking and ferreting out the best margaritas in Portland. Yes, she is a native Oregonian and proud of it!


 Leela Schuler

Design Assistant, Web Store Expert, Office Assistant

Leela is super-fashionable, can apply makeup expertly and maybe has the best shoe collection of anyone I know.  Leela keeps us organized in so many ways! I think we would just be a hot mess without her. She's mostly behind the scenes, but when it gets busy you'll see her pretty face at the cash wrap and helping around the shop.  


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