The Wasatch Front is known for a lot of great things. Beautiful views, world-class snow, luxurious ski resorts, and being an outdoor playground for the adventurous types. With so many independent, unique, stylish boutiques opening in the Salt Lake City area, we can be assured that soon enough people will associate Utah with style too. The advent of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City certainly has shed light on the up-and-coming status of the Wasatch area (minus the drama). But on your next stop to the Salt Lake Valley, check out a few local shops and support the artists and creators in the area.
Here are a few of the top boutiques to hit up on your next shopping trip.
As a company, Albion has been around for a number of years, but only recently began opening physical locations. I was introduced to them through their unique, flattering swimwear. Albion has expanded into fitness and lifestyle apparel as well. I had the pleasure of meeting the owners of Albion at their Scottsdale, AZ store opening, and they were the most humble, kind people who are grateful for their customers.
As for the actual apparel, it's incredible. Most women hate swimsuit shopping, but Albion swimwear is comfortable, flattering, and unique. It isn't all about showing off all the skin in the world, but accentuating curves, and making swimwear that stays put when you're playing in the water. All of the prints and designs are made in-house, and they feature some of the cutest details, without skimping on quality. A must-see shop for anyone in Utah.
With athleisure wear as a wardrobe staple, Uinta Standard is a great shop to pick up some great pieces. They carry a range of yoga-inspired apparel along with locally created accessories. The store has a youthful vibe with fun art pieces and cactus scattered around. The have cute sports bras, printed leggings, and yoga accessories. I love the support of local artisans in this store, with unique jewelry and other accessories. This store is a great way to shop local and get some cute athetic apparel.
Not all boutiques in utah are focused on apparel. Innerspacism is a locally sourced home goods shop. They carry hand-crafted pottery, custom furniture pieces, and other unique home goods. I love the modern selection of shelving that they carry. Think metal brackets, open shelves, and natural woods. The shop also carries candles and other home fragrance items from small batch creators. There are gorgeous oil paintings, unique ceramics, and textiles to add a pinch of warmth to your home.
Supporting local creators and artists has never been more important than now. Salt + Honey is a marketplace that features creations from Utah-based artists, creators, and designers. They carry home goods, apparel, books, art prints, and more. I no longer live in Utah but feel a certain affinity for the state, so I love purchasing t-shirts that represent home. Salt + Honey carries tops that have Utah themes, kitchen items with honey bees, and candles that smell like the mountains. They have two locations in the Salt Lake Valley, at 9th and 9th, and at the Fashion Place mall.
This boutique describes itself as a "locally rooted and globally fashion aware clothing boutique that thoughtfully curates an effortless, attainable style" for customers. They carry floral middi dresses, designer denim, and feminine sweaters. I find the style to be comfortable chic. I'm currently coveting their Merci Beaucoup market tote and some of their colorful tassell earrings. The aesthetic of this shop is very French Countryside and I can't get enough of perusing the shops Instagram (they also suggest great shows to watch and books to read!). If you're looking for a laid back yet adorable outfit, Koo De Ker is a perfect stop.
Naturally, Utah has many more exciting boutiques and local shops in and around the Salt Lake City area. Be sure to check these and other locally owned and operated stores to help support local artists and designers, while giving your look and space a refresh.