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Best Best In-Town, Any-Night Fashion Fix

Ever had a night when you’re getting ready to go out for the night and nothing you own will do, but it’s 9 pm and nothing is open? Think again.  Milo in Maine has been a valuable addition to Portland trendsetters and followers looking for latest styles from local and national independent designers. It’s like seeing the clothing advertisers in the back of BUST magazine come to life. Here’s a sampling of what they carry: You’ll find Amet and Sasha ’s “Simple Clothes for Complicated Girls.” Their creations include the army green, mid-calf, wrap around skirt complete with a brown felt horse. Every item is handcrafted and maintains a personality all its own. The People Have Spoken offer wool sailor pants, kimono-influenced corduroy dresses, and prints that are dedicated to forest animal life. Deer, hawks, and trees adorn cotton hoodies and plaid skirts. American Apparel is just that — American made clothes in all-American styles. All cotton all the time. From basic fits to eighties revival styles, they are a must have. They will easily become your favorite T-shirt. Maine’s own Rogue’s Gallery is especially good to Milo. Not only do they offer their New England and nautical inspired custom prints year-round, but this past February Milo was host to the Rogues Gallery sample sale. The same T-shirt that you would find for $55 at Barney’s in Manhattan you can get for $10. That’s not a bad hometown discount for what New York magazine voted as the “Best Hipster T-Shirt” in 2005. The Milo in Maine line features stitch illustrated organic cotton tees inspired by the Maine coast. Intricate designs inspired by moss, birch, rock, and ocean flow delicately against the simple background of a solid tee. Levi’s original workwear, European military clothing, and accessories like Shannon Rankin’s locally made wrist cuffs are some of the other gems you’ll find in the mix. Milo in Maine | 151 Middle St, Portland | 207.541.3842 | open 7 days, 10 am-11 pm |

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