Since arriving, I have found some great places to go for fashion and home.
Some of the businesses I support regularly -
AK Outerwear http://www.facebook.com/akouterwear?fref=ts They have amazing hoodies and lots of items for winter sports (and my personal fav, fishing). Their logo is so rad, that it makes a great gift (even my dad in AZ wears it)! Dimond, West of King - Anchorage, AK
Bella Boutique - all items handmade. http://www.shop-bella.com The owner has made several sets of earrings for me, and is very talented. On Spenard, North of Northern Lights - Anchorage, AK.
Sheritt Fine Arts Gallery - a small, well thought out gallery, ran by Fayrene and her husband. http://www.facebook.com/SherrittFineArtsGalleryGifts?fref=ts She does a lot of jewelry, while he does a lot of the artwork. 2nd St - Hope, AK
AK Starfish Co. - you would think with just a few designs (starfish, salmon, raven) that this store would be boring. HARDLY! www.akstarfish.com They carry these few designs in t-shirts, hoodies, tanks...for men and women. I visited the one on the Homer Spit, in Homer, AK. However, there is one right next to Bella Boutique (above) on Spenard.
Sevigny Studio - gallery and lots of home items. http://www.katiesevignystudio.com/ Beautiful store, and you leave wanting everything. 4th Ave & F, Anchorage, AK
Her Tern - best and one of the most expensive indie boutiques in Anchorage. www.herternboutique.com They have so many great brands that they carry - Patterson J. Kincaid, Prairie Underground, Alternative Apparel, Jeffrey Campbell, Mink Pink, Frye - the list is long! 7th Ave & H - Anchorage, AK.
Bells Nursery - don't let the name fool you, this is not just a nursery. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bells-Nursery/119990414707247?fref=ts Not only do they have plants for your garden, they have high-end cookware, fine china, the whole Swarovski line, and seasonal gifts. They also boast a full coffee shop on the patio. Le Creuset and Stonewall Kitchen are some of the brands I've walked away with. Specking Rd & Rabbit Creek, Anchorage, AK
Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge www.moderndwellers.com - went in the first time today, and walked out with a gift for someone...jewelry! So there's chocolate, local artist jewelry and artwork. It amazed me. Will be back for more!!! You would not fail finding a gift here. 36th St & Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK
My all time fav is Plain Jane consignment. Melinda has THE best items to consign. High-end, reasonable prices and she has great taste about what she takes. I consign there, and like to use my credit on something new. Brands I've purchased in clothing, just to name a few - Prada, Missoni, Helmut Lang, Burberry, Nanette Lepore, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Theory...she has everything. Northern Lights & A St. - Anchorage, AK http://www.facebook.com/pages/Plain-Jane-Consignment/161142813902848?fref=ts
So get out and shop local - you wont regret it!!!
Pics of some of my wares -