Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Closing Update and a Bigger Sale!

A little update on our closing:

We still do not have a set closing date, but we're working on it, we promise! 

In the meantime, everything in the shop will be 40% as of Thursday, July 16. We're still open from Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. 

If you're a shop owner in Portland, we're offering wholesale deals so please shoot us an email at if you'd like to stock up for your own shop! 

Thank you all so much for your patience and support! 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

We have some news...

ZimZim will be closing permanently. We had hoped that it would not come to this, that we could evolve and adapt to stay afloat in these strange times. But that was not in the cards for us and we must say goodbye. 

We have adored being part of the 28th Ave and the Portland retail communities for the last decade and to make this announcement breaks our hearts. 

We do not have a set closing date yet, but we will be sure to let you know once we do. For now, everything in the physical shop will be 25% off as we try to get the space cleared out. 

While our hearts are heavy, we are going to try to enjoy whatever time we have left in this space. We hope to see your covered and presumably smiling faces before we leave, even if it's just a wave from the door way! 

Stay safe and be well, 

Carla and Ashley

Friday, June 5, 2020

New Hours

Our test run went well and we've decided to be open Thursday-Sunday from 11am-4pm! Of course, this is still tentative and if we find that we can't accommodate customers safely or if Portland's COVID cases ramp up again. If you're planning on stopping by, please take a peek at our Safe Shopping Guidelines before you come in. 

And we still have our webstore up and running if you'd like to shop online and pick up in the shop or have us ship something to you. 

If you'd like to schedule a private shopping appointment, email us at and we'll get you set up!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Soft Re-Opening - 5/30 & 5/31 (plus some new safety guidelines)

Hello hello! We have some exciting news!

The shop will be doing a soft re-open from 11am-4pm on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday May 31. How this weekend goes will determine how/when we open in the future.

We're taking your safety and that of our staff very seriously, so things will not be business as usual. If you decide to visit us this weekend, please be aware that:

- We will be sanitizing all high traffic areas several times per hour and after each customer leaves the shop.

- Our staff will be wearing masks and we ask that you do the same. 

- Hand sanitizer will be available at the front door, please use it upon entering the shop. Our staff will be washing and/or sanitizing their hands several times per hour. 

- Only 6 people will be allowed in the shop at a time. We may choose to lower the number of people allowed in the shop if 6 people proves to be unsustainable. Please wait outside, 6 feet apart from each other, until we let you know it's okay to come inside. 

- We will not be accepting cash at this time. Please use cards or contactless payment (such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.). We will not require signatures for purchases $25 and under and are happy to mark your signature as an X if you wish to avoid touching the POS screen. 

- The floor will be marked in 6 foot increments, please use these to adhere to social distancing guidelines. If someone is in an area where you would like to look, please wait until they are finished. 

- We are no longer allowing wearable items to be tried on. This includes shirts, sunglasses and jewelry. 

- Please shop with intent and refrain from picking items up unless you plan to purchase them. If you have questions about an item, please let us know and we'll find out for you. 

In addition to testing the waters with being open this weekend, we will also be trying out two new ways of shopping:

1. From 5/30-6/4, you can pick up your online orders at the shop! Just choose the Pick Up option at checkout when shopping at our online store, and we'll email you to schedule a pick up time. 

2. From 6/1-6/4, we will be testing out private shopping appointments in slots of 15, 30 and 45 minutes. If you'd like to have the store to yourself, email us the day before you'd like to shop and we'll get you set up! 

We know this is a lot to take in and is so much different from how things were just months ago. We really appreciate you being patient with us, and with the many other businesses that are learning this new way of doing things. Our primary goal is to keep our community safe, and if it means that things are awkward or uncomfortable for a time then so be it.  

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Want to shop ZimZim online? Now you can!

Hello, hello! How is it April already? The days just seem to blend together lately. But here we are!

Before we get into this post, we want to take a moment and ask:

How are you? Really?

We don't necessarily expect you to answer, but maybe just check in with yourself. Check in with the people you care about it. The last month or so has been a strange one. The world has been turned upside down and many of us have had to rearrange our lives in some way or another. And it's important to take a minute and reflect a little, and ask ourselves how we're holding up. 

Did you take a moment (or three)? Okay, good! 

Now for the fun stuff! 

ZimZim's online shop is officially open! 

Since temporarily closing our brick & mortar store last month, we've debated whether to start selling online. We finally decided to go for it, especially since so many people have been asking about it over the years. 

For now, we'll be offering a limited stock of small, easy-to-ship items such as pins and socks

If there is something you've seen in the shop but can't find it online, feel free to shoot us an email at, and we'll see if we can get it to you! 

And if you receive promotional emails from us, be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for a coupon code! 

We can't wait until we can safely open our doors again, and until then stay home, stay safe and take care of yourselves! 

xoxo The ZimZim team

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

An Update Re: COVID-19

Hey there, everyone. As you may have already seen via social media or email, ZimZim will be temporarily closed until April 1st. 

We have been weighing our options for several days and we know that closing for a bit is the best decision to keep our employees, customers and community safe. 

If you would still like to support our little shop during this time, please consider purchasing a gift card. 

You can purchase an e-gift card here or arrange to purchase a physical card by emailing us at (Please do NOT call the shop or email our Yahoo address as these will not be monitored while we are closed.) 

We know these are trying times, and we greatly appreciate everyone who has come in and made a purchase in the last few days. We will miss seeing and chatting with everyone while we're closed. 

In the meantime, be kind to each other, take care of yourselves, and keep washing your hands! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Just In Time for Valentine's!

Hello again, internet! We survived the chaos of the Christmas season and as a reward we like to treat ourselves to a little break from the world wide web. But we've been hard at work stocking up on lots of fun goodies for Valentine's Day! February 14th is right around the corner and if you're still not sure what to get your love (or your best friend, or yourself!), we've put together a list of gift ideas that might help you get in the mood! 

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