locally produced wool, mohair, alpaca, stencil, silk bamboo, hemp and anti-pilling acrylics. Francesca’s offers a large selection of women’s clothing and accessories in a cute little store in a cute little village. Clothes are stylish and trendy with something for every body type. There is definitely a special find for all ages and customers notice — Francesca’s has topped this category for years. Francesca Medina “blames” her success on her mother, Charlotte, who was a famous clothier in New York City. Her mother was “beautiful and fabulous” and “I was her sidekick,” Francesca says. “I learned everything about clothing from her. And my father made women’s blouses.” Fashion is in her blood. Mooncat Fiber 120B BENT STREET, TAOS • (575) 758-9341 • MOONCATFIBER.COM Best Resale Shop Substance of Taos Pieces Consignment Goods 102 DOÑA LUZ ST. • (575) 751-0992 • SUBSTANCEOFTAOS.COM Best Place to Buy Fruits and Veggies continued Best Men’s Clothing Store 1024 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 737-0500 • PIECESTAOS.COM Clarke & Co. Menswear Taos Farmers Market The minute you walk in the door you are met with the promise of treasures everywhere. The large rooms are chock-full of items, spectacular or humble, of use for your home, your whimsey or simply because you’ve been looking for “one of those” for years, and there it is. Pieces offers a stunning array of clothing for women, men and children. There is also sporting goods, furniture and household items, artwork, jewelry, tools, pottery, rugs, artwork, collectibles and one-of-a-kind items. The consignment helps people put a little money in their pockets and keeps things out of the landfill. Pieces has been in business since 2006. TAOS PLAZA (EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 8 A.M.-12:30 P.M.) TAOSFARMERSMARKET.ORG 120E BENT STREET (JOHN DUNN HOUSE SHOPS), TAOS • (575) 758-2696 CLARKE-CO-MENSWEAR.BUSINESS.SITE “Swag is for boys, class is for men.” Clarke & Co. presents a wide selection of high quality clothing and accessories — including hats, ties and belts — for the best-dressed man whether you’re going for the lumberjack or the man-about-town look. And the service is as raved about as the selection. Best Farmers Market Taos Farmers Market Community Against Violence ( CAV) Thrift Store TAOS PLAZA (EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 8 A.M.-12:30 P.M.) The Underground TAOSFARMERSMARKET.ORG Taos Farmers Market has been at the forefront of the local sustainable food movement since its inception in 1973. For weeks from late spring into fall, each Saturday morning becomes a true community event. Taos, in all its multiculturalism and diversity, is represented at the open-air market when Native American, Spanish, Anglo, Asian and many other people who hail as Taoseños, meet to enjoy what is no less than a small weekly festival. Locally grown produce, plants, cut flowers, baked goods and hot food are the real treasure of the market. You will also be entertained by local musicians. It is a place to meet friends to share recipes and chat, and mainly just to celebrate living in Taos. 107B BENT STREET, TAOS • (575) 770-5140 1103 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-4824 • FINDONFACEBOOK THEUNDERGROUNDTAOS.COM Best Place to Gear Up for the Slopes Best Women’s Clothing Boutique Cottam's Ski & Outdoor Shop Francesca's Clothing Boutique TAOS: 207 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR • (575) 758-2822 TAOS SKI VALLEY: 101 SUTTON PLACE • (575) 776-8719 ANGEL FIRE: 40 NORTH ANGEL FIRE ROAD • (575) 377-3700 SANTA FE: 740 HYDE PARK ROAD • (505) 982-0495 Arroyo Hondo Farmers Market 492 STATE ROAD 150, ARROYO SECO • (575) 776-8776 • FINDONFACEBOOK MIDTOWN MARKET & SPIRITS PARKING LOT, 680 STATE ROAD 52, ARROYO HONDO; EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER FROM 3-6 P.M. • (575) 776-1680 Best Place to Buy Fresh Flowers Taos Farmers Market TAOS PLAZA (EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 8 A.M.-12:30 P.M.) TAOSFARMERSMARKET.ORG See Best Farmers Market entry. Enchanted Florist 622A PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-3030 • TAOSFLORIST.COM Best Place to Buy Yarn Vortex Yarns 218 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-1241 • VORTEXYARNS.COM Voters have noticed where to get exceptional yarns and fibers from local sources and beyond. To the knitters and multimedia artists, you’ll find anything you could possibly hope for at Vortex Yarns such as When you say 'women's fashion,' Best of Taos voters answer, Francesca's. BEST OF TAOS 2019 36
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