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Aspen Peak - 2017 - Issue 1 - Summer

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FASHION AETHER One of the newer entries to Aspen's fashion scene, this SoCal brand offers a form-meets-function line inspired by motorcycle culture and the outdoors. 414 E. Cooper Ave., 970-429-4773; NEW AVIATOR NATION Set to open its sixth retail location in Aspen this June, this '70s surf- inspired lifestyle brand produces all of its casual sportwears—as well as its surfboards—in Downtown Los Angeles. 308 S. Mill St.; BRUNELLO CUCINELLI A dash of mountain styling and striking Italian couture makes Brunello Cucinelli, which is headquartered in a 14th-century hilltop castle in Umbria, Aspen- beloved. 508 E. Cooper Ave., 970- 544-0600; CHRISTIAN DIOR This celeb-loved Parisian fashion house specializes in timelessly elegant men's and women's couture and accessories. 201 S. Galena St., 970-544-5222; CLUB MONACO In a typically white-washed, minimalist-chic boutique, Club Monaco, which is owned by Polo Ralph Lauren, offers high-end women's casualwear. Look out for the light, colorful dresses for summer. 307 S. Galena St., 970-925-2352; COURAGE B Founded in 2009, this French- inspired women's line famous for its knitwear is owned by siblings Stephanie Menkin and Nicolas Goureau—and designed by their mother, Noemie Goureau. 205 S. Mill St., 970-429-8018; DOLCE & GABBANA With their ever-on-the-edge ready- to-wear pieces and accessories, the revered design duo behind this legendary Milanese house never disappoints. 204 S. Galena St., 970-925-2367; ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA This high-end retailer specializes in chic, classically silhouetted shirts, sweaters, and suits, in addition to accessories, shoes, and fragrances. 465 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-544-9946; GORSUCH Timeless elegance is Gorsuch's creed, and the store offers an excellent selection of ultra luxury beachwear and skiwear—plus everything in between. 611 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-9388; GRAY ASPEN Virginia-native Sarah Gercke's nine-year-old private label mixes her equestrian upbringing with a love for both the mountains and the coast, resulting in a classic but diverse collection that utilizes luxury fabrics and is manufactured in New York City. 205 S. Mill St., 970-618-6577; GUCCI This Aspen staple offers the finest Italian-crafted leather goods, accessories, and apparel. Creative Director Alessandro Michele's street-wise creations are currently the most buzzed-about in fashion. 203 S. Galena St., 970-920-9150; INTERMIX Intermix embodies Aspen's "chill- luxe" vibe and boasts apparel from an enormous collection of young, on-trend designers (think Cushnie et Ochs, Elizabeth and James, and A.L.C.). 428 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-2288; JAMES PERSE For minimalist, upscale fashion and accessories with a West Coast spirit, look no further than Los Angeles– based James Perse. 312 S. Hunter St., 970-920-9494; JITROIS Shop Jitrois's striking, über-urban, leather-heavy high fashion in its chic Cooper Avenue Mall boutique, its only US storefront outside of New York City. 424 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-2272; LORO PIANA For six generations, Loro Piana has been supplying and working with the world's finest cashmere and wool. 316 S. Galena St., 970-544-0502; LOUIS VUITTON Beautiful leather (elegant accessories, iconic luggage) and quality clothing are the standouts from this Parisian haute couture vanguard. 205 S. Mill St., 970-544-8200; LULULEMON ATHLETICS Lululemon is town's go-to for high-end technical athletic apparel for yoga, running, dancing—and most other active pursuits. 204 S. Galena St., 970-925-2033; ‒ Secret Source ‒ ROBIN SMITH WHO: Co-owner, with her husband, Kenny Smith, of Meridian Jewelers (525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-3833; HOME 'HOOD: "Mountain Valley, which is just up Independence Pass. I love living in a grove of aspen trees with a view of Aspen Mountain. And the Mountain Valley Shuttle is the best thing since sliced raisin bread!" FASHION FINDS: "Performance Ski (614 E. Durant Ave., 970-925-8657;, Nuages (601 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-6569;, and Gorsuch (611 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-9388; are all run by locals who understand what works for the Aspen wardrobe. What I have from them ends up being my day-to-day uniform—often pieces from all three in the same outfit!" ASPEN ACTIVE: "I really love hiking and biking because you can do it on the spur of a moment. I'm trying to knock more 14-ers off my list, so any of those I can fit in are a favorite… once they're done." HIGH DESIGN: "I love the Aspen Art Museum (637 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-8050; for all of its controversy—and its dynamic nature. Its SO Café is one of my all-time favorite lunch spots, and the museum shop is perfect for finding gifts. It's tough not to go crazy on the books..." ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM 133 The SOURCE: STYLE

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