Don’t miss these 3 pop-up shops in Steamboat Springs
December 29, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — 'Tis the season of pop-up shops.
Pop-up shops, short-term retail events offer a variety of handmade wares as well as unique items for local and area retailers.
In Steamboat Springs this holiday season, there are three locations with pop-up shops including: Booths at the Barley, found at The Barley Tap and Tavern, 635 Lincoln Ave.; The Schmarket, found at Schmiggity's, 821 Lincoln Ave.; and the newest, Wear Woolies, located at the old All That location, 601 Lincoln Ave.
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With a unique Western sophistication only found in Steamboat, Alisha Kurtz and her husband, Andy Kurtz, started Woolies Quality Clothier as a way to combine her two passions of fashion and the Western lifestyle.
Nearly five years ago, Alisha started a small, women's fashion boutique with just a few hundred dollars she had in savings while attending graduate school. Then, in late 2015, they made the decision to rebrand the business and transform their women's fashion boutique into a Western lifestyle retailer. And thus, Wear Woolies was born.
They started out solely as a mobile and online retailer, in addition to booths at major trade shows, home parties and, now, a pop-up shop location for the next four months at 601 Lincoln Ave.
The brand has a Western flair reflecting the lifestyle she and her husband live, work and breathe on their family's second-generation ranch in North Routt.
"Even if you're not a person who lives the Western lifestyle, you can find something in our collection that can translate into your everyday city life," Alisha said.
Wear Woolies is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Booths at the Barley
On the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m., The Barley Tap and Tavern will turn into a quaint marketplace with some vendors who are known as local favorites. Not only that, they are also artist members from the Young Bloods Collective.
Shop handmade aromatherapy and a variety of art and jewelry collections from the likes of Paragon And Bone, Lita & Co's lifestyle accessories, Liza Stout's illustrations and woodworking items and more. Support local art, drink local beer and high-five the local bartender.
Traveling the world, Gabrielle Parish wanted to curate a collection of unique items that can't be found anywhere else in town. That is why she wanted to open The Schmarket, the new pop-up shop at Schmiggity's featuring personally curated items from Morocco, Italy, England, India, Hungary, China and more.
The shop has anything from pottery items, hand-inlaid wooden boxes from Morocco, Italian scarves and purses as well as silk goods like throw blankets and pillowcases from India and more.
"I love to travel the world, and I've only brought back things I personally would love to own because I think they are unique, beautiful and affordable," Parish said.
The Schmarket at Schmiggity's is open for business 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Jan. 3.