Res Ipsa has tapped the Rockies, opening its second retail location in Aspen, Colorado. The store is in the historic Ute City Bank Building at the retail epicenter of Aspen. Located at 505 Hyman Avenue, at the corner of Galena St. and Hyman Ave., our neighbors Valentino, Loro Piano, Gucci and Prada.
The shop sells the complete Res Ipsa collection of slippers, sneakers and chukka boots made from vintage Turkish kilim rugs as well as bags and other small accessories such as wallets and key chains. The store also serves as the launch of its apparel capsule collection.
In addition to Res Ipsa, the store also carries a selection of other complementary brands including Brackish feather bow ties; OAS, a Swedish swimwear brand; fragrances from New York-based Abbott and North Carolina-based Fulton & Roark; men’s shirting from New York-based Bonvivants; accessories from Craighill company; and outerwear from Cockpit USA.
Res Ipsa is known for upcycling vintage materials into luxury footwear and accessories. It is therefore fitting to bring new life to one of Aspen’s oldest buildings. Before Aspen, Colorado was known as Aspen, it was a silver mining town named Ute City. The Ute City Bank building was built by Prussian immigrant H.P. Cowenhoven, the first merchant to set up in Ute City, in 1859.
Renamed Aspen in 1890, the city quickly fell on hard times when the silver market collapsed in the Panic of 1893. Aspen resurrected itself as a resort town when WWII veterans from the 10th Mountain Division who fought in the Alps settled in Aspen after the war to ski recreationally.
Stop by if you are in Aspen, or shop the full Res Ipsa line on their website.