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Open Late for September First Thursday 09/04/14!

To kick off the Virgo-tastic month of September, we’ll be open late from 6-9 PM on First Thursday, Sept. 4th. Get out your phones and mark the date NOW!

We’ll have sale clothing & jewelry, as well as all the new arrivals we’ve had come in as we gear up for fall. Come shop, hang out, and enjoy a complimentary glass (ok, plastic cup) of wine. Grab a friend &/or a date and make a night of it! Insert dancing lady emoji.


Hope to see some of your fine selves there!



***Song of the Moment: Inside Out by Eve 6***


Summer Instagram Contest WINNER!

We are so excited to announce the winner of the GRAND PRIZE in our #destinationbetsyandiya summer Instagram contest! Please join us in congratulating Eva for capturing the spirit of summer adventure in this amazing photo of her wearing betsy & iya Aztec Dreamcatcher earrings at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.

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Eva wins a $200 betsy & iya gift certificate PLUS a pretty gosh darn amazing Portland Staycation package: 2 nights at the Jupiter Hotel, 2 tickets to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens, and $50 gift certificates to restaurants Ración, Tasty n Alder, Tasty n Sons, and The Fireside. RIGHT?? So good. We can’t wait for Eva to put her winnings to use and visit us at the shop!

I want to thank each and every one of you who shared a photo with us. I am incredibly grateful for the way you interact with us and your support of betsy & iya. Reading your captions, comments, and seeing peeks into your lives uplifts and motivates me every day.

That feeling will never end, and even though our Instagram contest is over, we always want to see you in your betsy & iya. Keep wearing, sharing, and tagging. And as always, don’t leave home without us!

View all of the contest photo entries here.



***Song of the Moment: Summer Love by Justin Timberlake***

LAST WEEK to enter Instagram Contest!

So, let me get this straight: it’s been SEVEN weeks since we kicked off our #destinationbetsyandiya summer Instagram contest?! Surely you jest! *looks around to see no one jesting, silently accepts the rapid passage of time*

ALL entries are eligible to win big; it’s now or never to enter to win our GRAND PRIZE the Ultimate Portland Staycation Package including:

Need inspiration? This week’s prompt= HOME. 

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People’s Choice Award

The most liked photo from the #destinationbetsyandiya tag on Instagram will also win a very special award for being, like, sooooo popular.

So show your support to your fellow grammers, OR rally your friends to vote for YOUR entry.

Thank you to all who’ve already shared pictures with us; it’s been SO FUN following your summer adventures. Now go and make this the most competitive week yet!




***Song of the Moment: I Melt With You by Modern English***


First Thursday August 7th with Caravan Pacific.

Calling all Portland residents with hair! We are amping up our First Thursday game this summer and for the August 7th event, we’re super excited to partner with Shannon from another handmade Portland line, Caravan Pacific. We’ll be hosting a release party for modern metal hair ties designed by Shannon and manufactured by Studio ERG.

First Thursday Portland, OR

Available in brass and copper, these simple hair accessories are made for the modern woman: easy to wear and style, keeping strands in place while seamlessly transitioning from day to night looks. Each purchase gets you complimentary braiding by Portland Jill-of-all-trades, Emily Katz. Shop our entire store, sip, snack, and socialize from 6-9pm.
Oh! And because we never tire of showing off the rad things our friends make, we’ll be carrying the hair ties in our shop going forward.
See you Aug. 7th with your ready-to-be-coiffed manes!
***Song of the Moment: Hair by Lady Gaga***