Gild is a new shoe and accesory boutique located on SE Division street that satisfies Portland’s passion for locally owned businesses. Gild meets the Portland woman’s needs for shoes sold by helpful and enthusiastic shoe stylists.
On Saturday April 2nd, Gild opened right next door to boutique Adorn on Division, making head-to-toe fashion as easy as walking out one door and right into another. It’s one-stop fashion shopping at its finest. Owners Erinn and Nicole pride their business on fantastic customer service and have a passion for helping their customers find the perfect footwear that complements both their sense of style and lifestyle. Not only does Gild feature a collection of independent shoe designers such as Dolce Vita, Superga, Matt Bernson and Freebird by Steve Madden, but also several local handbag, leather good and jewelry designers such as Maya Moon, Seaworthy, and Upper Metal Class.
Meet the owners:
Hailing from Portland, Erinn Warner got an early start in the fashion industry, beginning her career working in women’s shoes and apparel at Nordstrom for 9 years throughout high school and college. The latter part of those years she spent earning her degree in public relations in the School of Journalism at the University of Oregon. At the age of 24 Erinn left her managerial career at Nordstrom to become the corporate event manager for Dr. Martens/AirWair USA during the height of their popularity in the 90’s. After the birth of her first child, Erinn chose to leave her career as a corporate event manager to focus on her family. Living in NE Portland with her husband and two children, Erinn first met Nicole Whitesell, owner of Adorn clothing boutique, at her Fremont location. Impressed by Nicole’s sense of style and her passion to deliver outstanding customer service, the two hit it off immediately and Erinn eventually began working for Nicole at Adorn as an associate. In 2016 the two decided to open a women’s shoe store together right next to Adorn on Division. Erinn is very excited to build on Adorn’s reputation of fantastic customer service and personal styling. Women in Portland now have a one-stop shopping experience that will leave them feeling and looking fabulous from head-to-toe.
Nicole is a Portland native with a long history in the fashion industry, working from Nordstrom from age 15 to 23. After she finished her degree in Business at Seattle Pacific University, Nicole worked as a builder for 4 years, spending the last two of those years cultivating her successful clothing boutique, Adorn, as an online business. In 2007 Nicole opened the first Adorn brick and mortar store on Fremont in NE Portland and went on to open a second Adorn location on Division in 2014 when her business proved to be a great success. Nicole prides her business on building not only relationships but friendships between Adorn’s stylists and clients. Adorn offers anyone who comes in their own unique shopping venture, leaving every customer with the feeling of a true in-house personal styling experience.