Vino per Tutti: And they mean it!
Bozeman has a few different wine shops but this one has the advantage of being in the very pedestrian friendly downtown. They opened in the fall of 2007 and I hope they stick around. The interior is very user friendly and beautifully done - each banner represents a group of wines: bold reds, sedate reds, roses, whites, etc...
What to buy: Well...buy whatever wine strikes your fancy. I'm a big fan of a moscato but walked out with a rose and a Montepulciano.
What to pay: Wine ranges from the very reasonable to the only-for-a-very-special-event prices. I was able to get a nice French rose for $11...but had to move past the bottles for $100+.
All Things Italian: Tutti Le Cose Italiani
This store is relatively new to the Bozeman area but fills a niche for great imported food and wine. The store specializes are in those hard-to-find products from Italy and Europe but also carries American oils and other products inspired by European cuisine.
Can you tell I worked there for a summer? ATI is a great place to stock up for a dinner party and to get that really good Asiago or Pecorino that just hasn't tasted the same since your trip!
What to buy: Check out your favorite meats and cheeses in the deli case. . .there's always something here to try. Great European cheeses - the hard to find ones! - are here, or Nichole will order them for you.
I love the Pecorino cheeses, the great sandwiches that they make and the amazingly unique salamis!
ReCouture: Upscale Resale Boutique: Re-Markable!
This shop opened Fall 2008. It's small - but nicely furnished and well-organized. It's a place to find designer brands - used - for reasonable prices. I loved the chance to see brands that aren't available in Bozeman. And, the majority of the clothes and shoes appeared to be in great shape - the items I purchased appear almost new.
One of the owners was there while I was shopping and was very kind and outgoing. This added to the welcoming atmosphere!
What to buy: A friend got designer sunglasses for $30...I stocked up on basics. This would also be a great place to try a style or brand you've been looking for.
What to pay: Prices are about 1/3 of retail for each item. This made my purchases a great deal - considering the brands I was buying.
Alara Jewelry: See the beauty in Alara
This jewelry store is not just a jewelry store, its an art gallery! The jewelry that is on display is miles away from the generic pieces sold in the big chains. The store is set up in a very comfortable and welcoming way.
What to buy: They sell just about everything you need to meet your jewelry needs. Necklaces, rings, bracelets, you name it. They have some wonderful unique designs I've never seen before but they also know how to perfectly execute classic jewelry styles. And don't think that jewelry is just for women! They have some great jewelry that men would actually wear!
What to pay: Prices vary depending on what you're looking for but they've got jewelry to fit any price point.
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All Things Italian: Worth Finding!
This little shop is off the beaten path but worth finding. They have a great selection of Italian food products, housewares, and wine/beer. The staff really knows their products and loves to help find the prefect recipe for that special dinner or help create a cheese/wine course that will really impress your guests.
What to buy: Check out their extensive selection of air-cured salami and imported cheese. The Mole from Salumi Cured Meats is amazing!!!
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Meridian: A Taste of San Francisco in the Rocky Mountains
Fabulous men's clothes. The attendants are very aware of my needs and cater to me as if I were in the Big City. Lovely and spacious dressing rooms, just like at home. Flowers, Flowers, Flowers. Cute paper Flowers, real flowers, flower paintings and gold everywhere. I highly encourage you men to check this gem out, you will not be sorry.
What to buy: I like to to expierance the ambience and warm friendship from the employees. I usually buy jeans, but am willing to try anything on if you know what I mean.
What to pay: Two to Three Hundred a visit. That is small change compared to Los Angeles, Seattle or San Francisco.
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