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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: December 9, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas from Portland Dry Goods

Style mavens the world over would be tickled pink to find Portland Dry Goods (237 Commercial St.), where some of the best brands in menswear abound. Not only is the selection well curated, but they boast an impressive array of Maine-made gifts like Rancourt Shoes and Rogue Wallets. It’s also the shop I send all my well-intentioned male friends to go if they need help getting dressed. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and excited about what’s happening in menswear.

Shopkeeper Dustin Otton put together his picks for the season above including wool flannel shirts from GANT and a Reigning Champ Bathrobe.  Says Otton: “I’m taking care of holiday shopping right downtown this year – socks and grooming can be found at the workplace, but I’m going to browse and follow instincts at More & Co., Momentum, Longfellow Books, Two Note Perfumery and Portland Trading Co. – all shops with great gifts for people who don’t need anything but value classic novelty”. See something you like from the photos above? Stop into the shop or give them a call.

Stay tuned for more gift picks from more of your favorite local shops!

Photos: Erin Little / A Love Supreme Photography 

More Local holiday gift picks

From Portland Trading Company and Black Parrot to the handmade and unusual at
Pinecone + Chickadee and Portland Flea-For-All, Fore Front Fashion rounds up some unique
gift ideas that can all be purchased locally. And there’s more to come this week!
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