Photography by Caroline Woodham www.woodhamphoto.com
If you’re looking for a big box mall with the standard assortment of chain stores you can find in any American city, Park City shopping is not for you. When you’re ready for extraordinary specialty shops where you might even find the owner behind the counter, you’ve come to the right place. Smaller in size, bigger in service, and never lacking in style, our mountain town provides the perfect venue to shop to your heart’s content. Here are some of our locals’ favorite spots.
Whimsy offers women of all ages a variety of unique styles. Featuring everything from cowboy boots to funky finds to formal attire, Whimsy revels in meeting the needs of a diverse clientele. Owner Carol Phillips loves having a local shop that offers such a cosmopolitan flare. “Having Whimsy in Park City gives us the fun opportunity to not only meet and serve the local community, but also women traveling from all over the world,” she explains. “Women love finding just the right piece for their wardrobe that makes everyone ask, ‘Where did you get that?!’”
cake boutique has been a hub for boutique shoppers in Park City, and now their online store allows people outside our zip code a chance to satisfy their cake sweet tooth too. Winter staples like boots and coats annually give way to summer fare like dresses, skirts, tanks and stockings. Designers such as Citizens of Humanity, rag & bone, Free People and G-Star Raw guarantee that this hot spot showcases both hip and casual styles. Their accessories selection including fedoras, sarongs, totes and jewelry is a must for any season.
Vida in Redstone at Kimball Junction focuses on sophisticated collections for contemporary women. Blending casual style with elegance is what Vida is all about. With designers such as Michael Stars, Fabrizio and Badgley Mischka, just to name a few, you can be sure to find everything and more for your wardrobe.
Flight Boutique opened its doors in 2009 with the goal of bringing fashion-forward, unique lines to Park City. “We love having a store in Park City,” says owners Blaire Isleib and Kristen Moss, “because this is our hometown.” Flight presents more than 95 designer lines, a few of which are exclusive to Flight. Service is prioritized alongside the fabulous merchandise resulting in their greatly valued repeat customers. “We love to see familiar faces year after year,” says Isleib. “They tell us they ‘just had to make their annual stop in to stock up on stylish clothes!’”
Safonova takes pride in its commitment to providing fashion excellence and superior service and selection. Some of their most popular name brands include Ella Moss, HOBO, and three dots. Whether it’s through special orders, custom tailoring or exclusive promotions, there is something for every fashionista at Safonova.
Panache is the newest boutique in town. Owner Kathy Crosson, a former Sun Valley resident, is bringing her vast experience, sizeable repertoire of designers, and finesse to Old Town. Her philosophy prioritizes quality merchandise, excellent service and giving back to the community. With designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Bernardo and Graham & Spencer, Panache’s variety offers something for everyone.
Chrome Hart offers its clients a high degree of attention to detail and customer service, including providing personal styling services. Whether you want something casual for running errands, or something fun and elegant for a night out on the town, the staff at Chrome Hart can help you put together just the right outfit for any occasion.
Bjorn Stova Boutique is home to the most unique skiwear and ski accessories in the industry. With shelves stocked with lines such as Descente, Marker, Tecnica, Volki, and numerous others from around the globe, your entire family can get geared up. Be sure to check out their children’s ski department.
So grab your coat and get ready to be surrounded by unique fashion selections, outstanding service, and some serious retail therapy, Park City style.