Shop American: Pendleton Announces Luxe New Line!

After joining forces with some of the coolest people in fashion (hello, Opening Ceremony ), Pendleton has been on the backs of every clotheshorse worth their salt this winter: It looks like the trend for heritage Americana fashion is here to stay. Not content to rest on their laurels, WWD reported yesterday that the Pendleton peeps have just announced a new line for fall '11, with a "trimmer" fit aimed at a younger customer base. Pendleton, The Portland Collection, will feature classic hallmarks of the brand, such as never-fail wool plaids and Navajo prints, re-imagined in contemporary ways. In an interesting move, the label has nabbed three up-and-coming designers from its hometown of Portland to create the new range—Nathaniel Crissman and Rachel Turk (creators of Church & State) will work alongside John Blasioli, the stylist behind indie legends' The Decemberists stage threads. Featuring dresses from $200, outerwear from $700, and accessories such as ties at $78, we're betting that Pendleton, the Portland Collection is going to be on everyone's lips come 2011. And, with this recession, who needs an excuse to shop American?

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