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Between Lionshead and Vail Village, Vail has hundreds of shops that range from chic boutiques and ski stores to art galleries — so whether you're looking for cowboy boots or a cocktail dress, you'll be able to find it here. Golden Bear is known as "the symbol of Vail Valley," using the iconic Mama Bear symbol since 1975. Head here if you're looking for jewelry, such as necklaces, rings and bracelets, or unusual gifts like cigar rings. However, it is pricey, so don't expect to walk out with a purchase under $100.
Gorsuch is a high-end designer boutique featuring clothing for men, women and kids, as well as luxury ski gear. If you like to ski in style, check out the store's collection of Monclear outwear before you hit the slopes. Choose from cashmere sweaters and designer handbags from Chloe, Rebecca Minkoff and Bottega Veneta. There's also furniture, dinnerware, throws and pillows
Axel's sells high-end clothing for men and women made in the United States and Europe. You'll see that unmistakable Southwest style (think cowboy boots and coats with fur collars) everywhere you turn. The store is also known for its belts and belt buckles — but these are no cheap belts. Don't expect to find anything under $500 at Axel's.
Pismo Fine Art Glass offers an extensive collection of contemporary glass art by world-renowned artists — such as Chihuly, Pohlman-Knowles, Kuhn, Ries, Powell and Marioni — but emerging artists are also represented here. You can also find chandeliers by Ulla Darni; furniture by Moore, Mulggleton and Zabari; and paintings by Chihuly, Frasser, Hughes, Reich and Steinworth.