Before descending upon a destination, I heavily investigate its local shopping venues. More often than not, shopping is not my primary reason for visiting a new city (shocker!) and mapping out shopping destinations ahead of time can prove to be very valuable when I'm presented with unexpected free time. In the case of my last trip, I actually planned an entire afternoon of local shopping into my schedule, a luxury that was highly rewarding.
During the trip, I stayed in Salt Lake City. However, after polling several times on twitter, I hadn't developed a lengthy list of local SLC shops. I did, however, find several shops in Park City, a 45 minute drive from SLC. So, I rented a car and drove straight out to Park City when I landed in SLC.
It was two days prior to Sundance Film Festival, so the downtown streets of Park City were a little chaotic. I loved it. At one point, I sat on a bench and watched crews load in the Kenneth Cole & Acura pop-up shops into small museum-like spaces. The only downside of this timing is that several small retailers were also doing individual designer pop-up spaces within their shops. I received comments like, "my shop is so empty until tomorrow." It really didn't bother me though, I can tell if a shop is a good shop.
And, Prospect is a good shop.
Prospect was not only the first shop that I found online leading up to my trip, but it was also the first shop that I visited when I arrived in Park City. I actually used its address in my GPS. It didn't disappoint.
Prospect has a dry goods feel to it, but with a little glamour. They sell beautiful semi-precious jewelry (like the necklace pictured above) but paired with utility boots and rustic bags.
In the back, you'll find both a men's and women's rack filled with apparel: some architectural, some soft and cottony for layering. Kathleen would love the muted tones and textures of their pieces. I did.
If Prospect had intentions of the cold dry goods vibe, they didn't succeed. Their shop is absolutely welcoming and warm and the owner was captivating to chat with. They were preparing for a Nixon pop-up shop while I was there and I almost drove back up to attend the next day.
Spaces like this give the shop a great amount of character.
Although I captured no photos of their adorable children's counterpart, Prospect Youth, I can attest that it is undeniably cute. If you enjoy a good adult outfit, shrunked into child size, you'll love the place. It's just down the street from Prospect and I encourage you to stop there too!
509 Main Street
Park City, Utah 84060
523 Main Street
Park City, Utah 84060