About Us


 Way back in 1994, Imelda's arrived in Portland, Oregon with a fresh style of shoe shopping. 


Proudly independent and female-owned, Imelda’s and Louie’s Shoes has been  Portland’s favorite shoe store for 27 years and counting! On Hawthorne Blvd, you’ll find  our men’s shoe store, our flagship women’s shoe and accessory store, and our recently  opened apparel and gift store. 

We have an unmatched selection of footwear and accessories, combined with a hands-on approach to customer service provided by our friendly and knowledgeable sales  team. Our shoe boutiques carry on-trend pieces, everyday staples and products  especially suited for the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, i.e. water-ready! Imelda’s Apparel and  Gifts offers a curated collection of clothing, accessories, body products and home goods  at a variety of price points. With an eye for well-made garments, heritage lines and  forward-thinking designers, Imelda's aims to offer beautiful pieces to be enjoyed for  more than a single season. Supporting small designers and companies that create  sustainable products is very important to us and is reflected in our product mix. 

As a small business with a deep connection to our customers and community, Imelda’s  is committed to giving back. Each year we host a give back sales event benefiting a  local non-profit, we support local school auctions and donate to organizations that align  with our values. Recent beneficiaries have included Transition Projects, Harbor of Hope,  the ACLU, Black Lives Matter and Janus House.