September 26, 2021

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From beard oil to botanicals, Salem business enterprise proprietor expands into outfits

Aaron Naden has been expanding his enterprises in the Reed Opera Household due to the fact 1st opening Bearded Oregon in March 2020. Now, he’s expanded into men’s clothes and an apothecary that gives skincare and other magnificence products.

Aaron Naden stands in front of button-down shirts in his new retailer Capitol Menswear. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

When Aaron Naden got married previous 12 months, three men confirmed up to his wedding ceremony in the same Hawaiian shirt from Goal.

“That’s the battle in Salem,” Naden reported, referring to the dearth of men’s clothing outlets.

A thirty day period and a 50 percent in the past, Naden opened Capitol Menswear to ease that struggle.

He reported the retail outlet sells everyday menswear. There are sweatshirts and graphic tees together with button downs and solutions from his Bearded Oregon line in the previous salon.

“So, it’s not heading to be like dressy-form matters. It’s far more like you can have on it to a marriage but you can also don it out on the city just for a entertaining evening out or calming day off,” he mentioned.

Naden reported he ideas to retain things on rotation in the store, found inside the Reed Opera Dwelling, and be open 7 days a week, so that folks really do not run into the Target challenge. 

Naden began Bearded Oregon five yrs ago and opened a brick-and-mortar store in the Reed Opera Residence in March 2020 to sell his products, like beard oil and soaps.

He explained women were coming into Bearded Oregon to get products for males with beards, but also preferred some thing for by themselves.

Naden said individuals would arrive in bewildered about irrespective of whether he was promoting beard cleaning soap or human body cleaning soap.

“We wanted a retail store that was not bearded at all,” he mentioned.

That led him to opening Capitol Apothecary in August and going the beard products and solutions into the new menswear retailer.

The menswear keep is just close to the corner inside of the Reed building, positioned following to hat shop Hattawear.

The apothecary is now in the previous Bearded Oregon space which faces the sidewalk on 189 Liberty St. N.E. and sits following to the Minimal Cannoli Bakery. Within the small place, he offers skincare, necessary oils and other beauty merchandise that cater to bare-faced individuals as nicely as those people with facial hair.

Naden and his husband, Clayton Riley, who owns close by Bouquets in the Alley, make some of the skincare goods under the Venture Out name. The toner is infused with tea leaves from Ecuador.

Naden stated the beard store does perfectly with on the net income, which account for about 60% of his organization.

He explained that gave him self-confidence that if Covid constraints clamped down once again he would be good even if he experienced to shut just one of his storefronts.

“I grew up in Salem and I just am optimistic that points will develop and get improved. Being aware of if I waited until eventually it was risk-free to increase, it wouldn’t be a fantastic deal and it would almost certainly be snatched up by now. We just have to get dangers often and rely on that it will be alright,” he said. 

Speak to reporter Saphara Harrell at 503-549-6250, [email protected]

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