May just posted this on Nationale's blog:
Nationale is so excited to announce our first Shop Swap!
A few weeks ago Nile Nash and Cass McGettigan of San Francisco's shop extraordinaire Gravel & Gold came to Nationale and fell in love with our Nationale 6/7 from OLO. Since the scent was the fruit of a close collaboration with Heather of OLO to find an olfatic identity for our little shop, it is sold exclusively at Nationale. But we couldn't resist the charm and enthusiasm of these fine ladies and thus came the idea of doing a shop swap. They would sell one of our very favorite products, Nationale 6/7, and we would sell one of theirs.
Nile suggested I looked into these fabulous golden clutches from Mimi Berry fine leathers in London, and I immediately loved them. We now carry, in very limited quantity, both the Gracie and Ann models from Mimi. ($70/78).
I also couldn't resist Nile's project, Be Yourself, a tribute to her dad Graham Nash's first solo record Songs for Beginners. With covers by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Vetiver, Alela Diane, Port O Brien, and Nile herself, this should be a Portland favorite for the fall/winter (lim. ed. 180 gr vinyl with bonus 7", $28). On a side note, Military Madness is one of my favorite songs and with this I'm sending a nostalgic hello to my dear Sarah Peters with whom I would listen to Songs for Beginners years ago while closing the Belmont cafe.
All this to say we are so happy to bring a piece of this San Francisco gem of a shop to Portlanders and sure hope you will pay them a visit on your next trip to the Bay Area. And hell, if you're in need of more knowledge on contraception, pregnancy, and/or hot sex, Nile (a nurse and midwife) is starting a series of adult Sex Ed conversations this Wednesday evening at the amazing Gravel & Gold!
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