Nestled amidst the snowcapped mountains
Vail is a charming, little Austrian inspired
resort town. Picturesque with winding cobbled
streets lined with exquisite boutiques,
fine restaurants, lovely cafes and distinguished
art galleries Vail attracts international
skiing aficionados, jet setters, and celebrities
alike. From astoundingly beautiful scenic
trails covered with legendary “champagne
powder” to horse drawn sleds carrying lovers huddled under
fur blankets, Vail is spellbound with fairy
tale magic. For those planning to venture
to this bewitched place here is Fashionlines’ enchanted
map to discovering little treasures.
When asked why she wears fur, the leading lady
of French cinema, Catherine Deneuve, responded,
"Because it is
voluptuous, sumptuous, very beautiful, very warm and very soft." Undeniably,
an opulent fur coat dripping with luxurious
extravagance is the ultimate fashion statement.
Women are instinctively drawn to fur mostly
because this magnificent material so completely
captures the raw animal power of the feminine
essence. For the past 67 years the internationally
Fur Gallery of
Anchorage offers discerning fashionistas
an extensive collection of gorgeous furs,
elegant shearlings, and stylish leathers.
In the gallery one can also find marvelous
accessories like slippers, hats, gloves,
mukluks and muffs.
Must Have: A
natural crown Russian sable stroller.
227 Bridge Street Vail, Colorado 83657 Phone:
Who can forget Sex and the City's infamous Carrie
Bradshaw exclaim, "God,
I love it! It is a cashmere-acle!" Indeed, show
me one person who claims not to love the
feather soft touch of cashmere against
the skin and I will show you a liar. While
ubiquitous television commercials claim
that cotton is the ‘fabric
of our lives’ Fashionlines cannot imagine life sans the irresistible
lightness of cashmere. Manrico Cashmere, a high
end Italian store located in the Austria
Haus in Vail, is a dreamy place filled
with delightful cardigans, exquisite jumpers,
and lovely camisoles cast in sorbet colors,
powdery pastels and bright hues.
zip sweater in aquamarine.
Fashionlines Tip: Contrary
to popular belief, lightly-woven cashmere-silk blends can be worn
in warm weathers, for they are incredibly wispy and breezy.
242 E. Meadow Drive , Vail, CO 81657 Phone: 970-479-9944
The Roxy Boutique has the
most comprehensive collection of trendy brand wear that is all
the rage with young adults. Roxy’s Cynthia Steffe blazers,
Juicy Couture velour hoodies, Puma fleece pants, True Meaning
Tweed Jackets, Lacoste polos, Citizens of Humanity jeans and
candy colored Uggs boots are bound to hit the right note with
up and coming hipsters.
Fashionlines Must Have: Hollywood celebrity
favorites J.J. Winters metallic handbags.
Jewelry is the time old passion of women every where. From the
emerald adorned swan necks of harem favorites to golden bangle
decorated arms of Andalusian Gypsies, jewelry symbolizes feminine
allure. Hence, jewelry shopping is the supreme indulgence.
The Golden Bear, famous for
its exquisitely crafted golden bears, is
a brilliant stop on a Vail shopping excursion.
These Native American fetishes,
symbolic of the Valley, are available as
earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets
in different styles and finishes.
Fashionlines Must Have: Leather strap bear bracelet.
286 Bridge Street , Vail, CO 81657
Another Jewelry Mecca in Vail is the Hughes Precious
Metal Design showcasing a dazzling selection of fine
jewelry including custom made charms,
multi-colored gemstone crosses, and diamond
304 Bridge Street , Vail, CO 81657 Phone: 970-476-4234
The Laughing Monkey is a specialty
women's boutique, with a unique collection of clothing, accessories,
jewelry, and gifts, most of which cannot be found in malls or department
stores. Beautiful tapestries by Maximo Laura line the upper walls
of the store, while distinctive metal sculptures from Primitive
Twig help create an inimitably authentic decor. Some of Laughing
Monkey’s key accessory lines are Hobo purses, Little Earth
license plate bags and Leatherock glitzy belts. Further, here one
can locate a myriad of jeans, pants and trousers by Billy Blues,
Decorated Denim by ABS, and Streets Ahead. Even Los Angles
favorites like intricately embroidered Sue Wong dresses embellished
with crystal beads, as well as collections by Single, Plenty, and
Johnny Was can be found in this fantastic store.
Fashionlines Must Have: The
baby llama (Alpaca) Planet Earth Sweaters
handmade in Peru and Bolivia are indeed a rare fashion find.
These impossible to get jumpers, world renowned for being softer
than cashmere and warmer than wool, are just perfect for keeping
toasty on the slopes.
223 East Gore Creek Drive
, Vail, CO 81657-3605 Phone: