Sheridan Larsen

Clothing store offers a ‘festival for the eyes’

After hosting clothing sales out of her home, a woman with a passion for fun designs has brought the party to downtown Rossland.Sheridan Larsen recently opened Mountain Spirits Clothing, a shop that offers clothing, fashion and home accessories.Located in the back of Delicious Baby & Toddler Boutique, Mountain Spirits has been described as a “festival for the eyes,” said Larsen, pointing to her punchy-coloured, ready-to-wear pieces.“My philosophy is to always support local business,” she said.Her spread of wear includes a sustainable line of clothing with a strong emphasis on hand-printed cloth, made by Nelson-based designer Lilikoi; hemp clothes made in Winlaw by Nomado; and hand-knit hats crafted by local Amy Ens.Her “fun, funky and reasonably priced” collection does feature clothing made in Indonesia but she only supports family-based businesses overseas to ensure she satisfies her “people helping people” motto.“I’d like to bring in more locally-designed jewelry but I don’t want to interfere with any other businesses in Rossland,” said Larsen.Sharing a space with Angela Goertzen, owner of the only baby clothing shop in Rossland, has been a benefit to both business owners.“I’m not here for the long-term, this is Angela’s spot, but with me subletting the space, we share expenses and work for each other – it keeps the cost down,” she said. “I’d love to see Angela push me out of here in the spring.”By then, Larsen hopes to find another prime location.“Each dress is unique and individual in a lot of ways,” she said, adding that there is something for every body shape.Dresses vary in look and price, ­with Lilikoi and Nomado at the higher end of the price scale and pieces from overseas running as low as $25 per top or $40 for a dress.Open seven days a week, Mountain Spirits is at 2118 Columbia Ave. (362-7588).

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