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By Mackenzie Cummings-Grady | January 9, 2017 | Lifestyle
Aspen’s social scene continues to heat up this winter and is only matched by the quick pace of luxury fashion and automotive brands eager to set up shop in town.
Prestigious fashion designer Valentina Kova has taken up winter residency in Aspen. The pop-up store, fittingly titled “Winter Residence”, offers Kova’s signature woven pieces, knitwear, and jewelry. The 1,600-square-foot space will also incorporate Kova’s personal touches, such as books, a coffee table and a rug she discovered on a trip to Nepal. The shop will be opened through mid-April, with items ranging in price from $650-$4,900. 208 South Mill St.
The iconic Boogie’s building in Aspen will be home to a trifecta concept this winter with BLK MKT, The Bird's Nest Gallery, and Gravity Productions, from January 13-February 13. BLK MKT prides itself on being a creative collaborative effort, hoping to engage customers with trendy fashion, and artwork from local Aspen artists. The Bird’s Nest Gallery, with artwork from Aspen artists; the BLK MKT retail shop, carrying the latest season of Yeezy in addition to other modern retail items; and Gravity Productions, which organizes events to help customers connect with the store. 534 E. Cooper Ave.
The Urban Zen location in Aspen began as a pop-up in December of 2014 but thanks to customer demand the store is now open year-round. Clients can browse one-of-a-kind jewelry sourced by founder Donna Karan, handmade leather items, women’s clothing, and home décor. A portion of the proceeds from sales goes to the Urban Zen Foundation to “inspire change in the areas of preservation of cultures, education, and well-being.” 625 E. Hyman Ave., 970-710-2961
Aspenites and visitors will get to check out Tesla models first hand this season straight off the slopes thanks to the luxury electric car brand's new gallery on the Copper Ave. mall. 422 E. Cooper Ave.