Sampling perfect trails or ripping powder turns are certainly favorite Park City past times. Yet, sometimes a break from the countless outdoor pursuits is just the ticket to rest up weary muscles, and add a leisurely variety to play. Fortunately, Park City is bursting with brick-and-mortar recreation like the locally owned shops on Historic Main Street and Outlets Park City. We've listed some of our favorite choices for livening an ensemble, sprucing up the wardrobe, finding the perfect gift, or socializing with the locals.
Historic Main Street
The Burns family are the pros when it comes to perfectly crafted leather boots, saddles, and belts. In fact, Burns Saddlery holds the title of the world's oldest Western retail business (owned by the same family). The headquarters are still in Salina, Utah, the location of the original shop, founded by visionary craftsman and musician, Miles Lamonie Burns. Demand for saddles has morphed over the decades, but the Burns family tradition of cowboy and quality stays true.
With nearly 150 years of experience, mastery emulates from every item in the Park City Main Street shop. Their gorgeous hats even appear on the hit television series Yellowstone. Every handmade, western-style pair of boots or hat is an heirloom that will last a lifetime and then some.
Female-founded and steeped in tradition, JW Bennet is a modern approach to the old-time methods of felt-hat making. Wyoming-born, Sarah Kjorstad, is the company's founder and creative director. The name JW is an ode to her family's cattle brand, and the hats pay homage to Sarah's first style icon, her grandmother. Lara Azria-Reucassel oversees company operations and finance. She infuses her experience as an international fashion model and entrepreneur into daily operations.
The flagship JW Bennet is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Park City is the only other JW Bennet boutique worldwide. All hats are handmade by women in Jackson Hole on 100-year-old equipment and traditional millinery techniques. Tradition combines with sustainability for hat bands that incorporate foraged feathers and handloom beaded bands made by local women. Each JW Bennet hat is unique and ethical. Stop in for a fitting, and leave with a timeless accessory.
With just two locations, one in Sun Valley, Idaho, and the other on Park City Main Street, Panache sells the finest materials and brands for style-savvy shoppers. The boutique is brimming with silks, linens, cottons, cashmeres, and quality fabrics in patterns and solids reflecting every color of the rainbow, and renowned designers represent global and national luxury fashion. Look for creators like Italian-based Avant Toi, Eleventy, Transit, and Pererico; Parisian designers like Zadig & Voltaire and La Prestic Oiston; California-grown and sustainability-focused clothier Frank and Eileen; New York stylists like Nili Noltan, Samantha Sung, and Ulla Johnson.
Panache is the destination for fine fashion, from comfortable staples for everyday wear to gorgeous garments that make special occasions shine.
Park City Jewelers
Family-founded and run by father and son Ken and Cole Whipple, Park City Jewelers' secret sauce is customer service combined with one-of-a-kind pieces. Ken cultivated a love for gemstones and dinosaur bones with his grandfather while rock hunting, and he passed the fascination to Cole. Most of the Main Street shop jewelry are in-house designs and creations.
Enormous amethyst geodes complement the unique jewelry, and a team of friendly employees ensures the shopping experience is personal and serene. Look for the custom mountain jewelry defined by Park City attributes like mountain vistas, moose, and snowflakes. The petrified dinosaur bone jewelry comes straight from Utah, and each gorgeous piece is a paleontological treasure and genuine original creation. Park City Jewelers guarantees all their jewelry with a lifetime warranty and ongoing exceptional customer service.
Founder and designer Tove Grane spent two decades in the fashion industry before launching her label, We Norwegians. Her vision demanded the making of all garments in Europe because of the strict regulations for worker protection and chemical protocols and sustainability is at the forefront of her design. We Norwegians uses biodegradable materials like wool. She chose the name, We Norwegians, to reflect the country's values of peace, democracy, equal rights, and tolerance. Additionally, wool as a fabric represents Norwegian values— practical and functional.
The Park City location is the only store in the US. Tove designs clothing for beautiful and timeless wear, so the quality garments never go out of style and last.
Outlets Park City
Kimberly Flores was a news reporter who focused on environmental issues in Utah. In 2018, her world shattered when she uncovered the truth about the United States' dirty recycling secret: much recycling travels the ocean to third-world country landfills: Kimberly's solution – transition to a zero-waste lifestyle. However, when she couldn't find a place to refill personal hygiene and household cleaners, she launched fulFILLed.
FulFILLed started as a mobile refill van. Now, the robust space in the outlet malls brims with all things sustainable. Bring containers, pick up donated glass jars, or buy reusable glassware to refill hygiene and house cleaners. Greenify the kitchen and home with reusable, cloth "paper towels," bamboo dish scrubbers, reusable storage bags, metal straws, and beeswax wrap. Then peruse the selection of local handmade items like pottery, bags, hats made from up-cycled fabric scraps, soaps, and apothecary items. Then wander into the back of the shop for up-cycled clothing from various collectors, and finally pick up a "new" used book. FulFILLed is a delightful consumer experience for all things sustainable.
Get the creative juices flowing at Park City's DIY glass fusion and pottery painting studio. Paint Fusion's walls brim with over 100 pottery designs from trinkets to kitchenware to home décor begging artistic embellishment using endless colors of paint. Glass fusing is fun and approachable. The only limit to creation diversity is imagination.
Plus, Paint Fusion offers an invaluable service—with a reservation, they will watch the little ones so the adults can dive into some serious shopping. Additionally, every Tuesday, two people can paint or fuse glass for the price of one.
If retail is getting dull, head into Paint Fusion to channel the inner artist and make a memory for life.
The Beau Collective
What could be better than a good sweat and shopping? The Beau Collective offers daily high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts in the back and a darling boutique out front. Whitney White Kozlowski founded The Beau Collective to satisfy her desire to be part of a fun-loving community that sweats, laughs, and learns together. The Beau Collective is thriving at its fifth location in the Outlets Park City and rejoices in the hundreds of community members that regularly sweat together.
Check the schedule to book a class, then browse the boutique for perfect gifts like books, journals, and accessories. Or check out the clothing to spice up the workout wardrobe.
The Hive Market
It doesn't get more local than The Hive Market, which supports Utah artists by providing a retail location to display and sell their creations. Dozens of local makers have a space in the retail shop, so the variety is vast and exciting – from prints and paintings to handmade tinctures and candles to masterful metalworking to vintage collections and all types of art in between. The Hive Market is the best place to support local artists and purchase genuine Utah-made goodies.
Stop by the front counter and meet an artist with a current display. Then meander to find self-pampering indulgences, funky clothes, or quirky gifts.