The Black Parrot is definitely one of my favorite stores in New England. They have two locations in Maine, one in Rockland and one in Portland. Though both stores are amazing, I absolutely love their space in Portland. The floor through store is in a brick building on Middle St. with walls of exposed brick, wide plank floorboards and massive windows at the front and back. The steel racks are distributed throughout the large open space in way that doesn’t overwhelm you or the clothes. That Maison Martin Margiela dress has room to show itself off on its hanger and catch your eye. A small set of steps in the middle of the store serves as a fun display for an amazing array of shoes by designers such as Rachel Comey, well known for her solid heels and sweet leather loafers. The Black Parrot has an impeccable collection of designers (Shipley and Halmos, Nili Lotan and Opening Ceremony to name a few) for the stylish women of New England who need something feminine, classic and sporty all in one.
Black Parrot; 131 Middle St., Portland, ME