Shop Visit: Shop Boswell


I’ve been writing about the beautiful hats made by designer Brookes Boswell for years, so I was thrilled when I found out she was moving from Brooklyn to Portland a little over a year ago. Then, in May of this year, she opened the doors of her incredibly dreamy little shop on SE Morrison St. called Shop Boswell. I’m absolutely over the moon to have her gorgeous aesthetic and cohesive selection of makers represented in a stunning storefront space!

Get 25% off at Shop Boswell with code: FRIENDSANDFAMILY now thru 11/30/16. Shop Boswell will also be donating 10% of all hat sales to Planned Parenthood from 11/30-12/31.





I knew she was a genius at making timeless hats and creating beautiful lookbooks, so it is wonderful to see it all come together in her space that doubles as her hat making studio. The beautiful hues of felt and straw, the glow from the huge front windows, special little handmade objects, stunning clothing and bags, amazing shoes, dazzling jewels, and good tunes all make for such a cheerful shopping experience. Oh, and let’s not forget sweet Brookes and her BFF, Bao, the lovey-dovey blond shop dog (see pic below ♥).




Some of my current favorites are all the shoes from The Palatines (more coming soon!), all the lovely dresses, everything from Caron Callahan, the ceramics from Notary Ceramics and Eleonor Bostrom, all the great bags (including Sara Barner, Aand, Ara, and Welcome Companions), the fantastic selection of jewels (especially Uni, Young Frankk — pssst hand earrings!, BLTN, and Jujumade!) and all the Brookes Boswell hats, of course!





If you are in Portland, get over to her shop! And, if you are making travel plans to visit our fair city, definitely put Shop Boswell on you “must stop by” list of shops.

Visit Brookes and Bao at Shop Boswell at 729 SE Morrison Street here in beautiful Portland, Oregon. They are usually open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM, but don’t quite have set hours yet, so check the weekly Shop Boswell hours before you head over or email Brookes at to make sure when she’ll be open if you’re planning a trip to Portland. Make sure to follow Shop Boswell on Instagram for store info and updates AND follow Brookes Boswell on Instagram to see updates specifically for her beautiful hats!





Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. Photos and words by Jen McCabe. Feel free to inquire about having your shop featured!

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