1744 W. State St., Boise; www.shop-cloth.com, 789-2096
Sewing and fashion design enthusiasts, rejoice. New textile and fine sewing shop CLOTH has opened at 17th and State streets. Owned by Pauline Bothwell, a seamstress and art education major with more than 35 years of experience and a master’s in fine arts, CLOTH offers fine fabrics, notions, needlework, fiber art supplies, home-decor items and more. Custom-made clothing and alteration services are also available.
CLOTH’s specialties include mid- and high-end materials, buttons, patterns, toggles and unusual trims, as well as classes and workshops. Pauline hopes to create a community within her store, where those who love fashion and creativity can gather for inspiration and instruction. Fans of her Facebook page (facebook.com/shop.at.cloth) can also enjoy the tips and lessons she posts daily.
214 N. 9th St., Boise; www.banana-ink.com
In 2011, local artist Lana Roth wanted to create something uniquely Idaho. Believing clothing was a great way to share creativity and ideas, she decided to start with Idaho designs using our state’s unique shape. Thus, that iconic Idaho-as-a-gun design was born.
Lana sold her pieces online and at festivals and opened a shop on 8th Street in Boise in 2014, expanding her line and welcoming jewelry designer MakMade to accessorize the shop with beaded earrings and necklaces. Banana Ink’s style is inspired by the outdoors — with a modern take on Idaho culture and a nod to its eclectic history. Last month, Banana Ink moved to its roomier location on 9th Street.
Something Old, Something New Boutique
621 E. State St., Eagle; 971-2694
Gown designer Monica Sailors has a passion for formal dresses. Her own runway designs are created when she falls in love with a particular fabric, letting the pattern and feel inspire the gown it will ultimately become. Her expertise comes in handy at her new consignment shop that specializes in bridal, formal and special occasion attire.
Bring in that fancy dress hanging in your closet and if it sells, you’ll get a 50/50 split with no fees. The store also features designer shoes, jewelry, specialty undergarments and more — including some kids items (for flower girls and more).
Walla Walla Clothing Co.
3573 E. Longwing Lane, Suite 125, Meridian; www.WallaWallaClothing.com, 846-5777
Walla Walla Clothing Co. celebrated its grand opening at The Village at Meridian last month. The new location features the same brands as the Downtown Boise shop, with an expanded selection of items and sizes. Adoringly dubbed “our mini-Nordstrom” by loyal fans, Walla Walla Clothing Co. features laid-back luxury brands such as Eileen Fisher, Rails, Spiritual Gangster, James Perse, Donald Pliner and Rebecca Minkoff. The new store brings in additional lines like Diane von Furstenberg and Alo Yoga, while providing the same first-rate customer service and styling assistance local women have come to love.
3597 E. Monarch Sky Lane, Suite 110, Meridian; 888-4055
Idaho native and internationally award-winning designer Robert Comstock opened his first and only upscale men’s fashion store last month in The Village at Meridian in the space that was originally a short-term overstock shop for Comstock fashions. The upgraded store presents men’s fashion on a new and totally different stage — a high-end men’s luxe emporium, staffed with stylists who provide individualized wardrobe expertise. Comstock’s work includes uniquely finished fabric, leather, shearling sportswear and outerwear, and more.
Longtime Boise residents may recall the legendary Comstock Christmas Leather Sales of the ’80s and ’90s, when legions of hardy shoppers swarmed the entrance to the Fairgrounds Expo Building to get first dibs at the remarkable values.
Also opening in The Village at Meridian:
▪ Popular fashion retailer H&M’s new store offers everything you look to find in an H&M, including collections for ladies, men and children, plus expanded merchandise that includes maternity and plus-size lines. The store is at 3505 E. Monarch Sky Lane, Suite 160.
▪ Victoria’s Secret, best known for its intimate apparel for women, will open its second Treasure Valley store in November. The new location, which includes a PINK store, is at 3597 E. Monarch Sky Lane, Suite 120.
▪ Other openings at The Village later this year include the Boise Co-op’s new location and an AT&T store.
Chateau des Fleurs
175 S. Rosebud Lane, Eagle; 386-9196,
Susan Camille Beckman Roghani launched her international beauty-product company Camille Beckman in 1985 and built the company’s offices, warehouse and shop in Eagle in 2000. Her long-term dream was to eventually develop the property further.
Last year, Susan and her company decided it was time to revisit that dream, and with help from her daughter Roshan Roghani — now co-running the company by Susan’s side — a glorious chateau began to emerge from the fields behind their offices.
Christened the Chateau des Fleurs, the compound is a wedding venue, party place, fine-dining restaurant and photography backdrop — all in one. “Weddings are so expensive these days, we wanted to create something magical for women to get married in, without putting their dreams on hold or overspending,” Roshan said. To that end, events booked at the Chateau include linens, Chiavari chairs, crystal, dishes, cutlery and similar items that many venues charge extra for.
And every aspect of the building — from the 400-year-old door from India to the clawfoot tub in the bridal suite — is crafted with the goal of perfect photography backdrops, with stunning visuals at each turn. The tiny frog fountains in the garden were designed by Susan and casted by longtime friend Glen Hickey. The gorgeous doors in the ladies bathroom were hand-carved by a husband-and-wife team in Star.
The restaurant menu was meticulously cultivated by master chef Franck Bacquet, former owner of Le Coq Rouge. Along with private bookings and weddings, the restaurant — Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Rooster) — is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations recommended.
Seven Treasure Valley consignment stores are teaming up for a shopping crawl. Between Nov. 7-14, pick up a passport at participating stores, shop and enter to win a grand prize of $400 in gift cards and individual drawings at each store. Present your passport as you shop for deals and prizes. Participating stores: Again and Again 2 Consignment, Back on the Rack, Renewed Expressions, The Recycled Room, Serendipity Boutique, Ricochet Home Consignment and Something Old, Something New Bridal Consignment Boutique.
Know about a new store or a store relocation that Treasure readers should know about, too? Email Tanya with your ideas and questions for Treasure at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her blog, stylespygirl.com, for more Treasure Valley shopping news. Some of the information for this feature comes from company websites and other press-release information.