Word’s Out on Best-Kept Local Fashion Secret: Bellini’s 5

Check out Bellini’s reviews on Yelp, and you will discover that tourists have long delighted in the store’s selection of casual, functional and elegant fashions – even if many locals have been in the dark. For example, Glen M. from Santa Monica wrote, “Wandered into Bellini’s while on a weekend trip with my fiancee and we got lost in there for over an hour. While she was trying on every other thing in the store, I had a wonderful conversation with the owner. Very inviting, a plethora of clothing and ridiculously low price points for a specialty shop connected to the hotel…”

On Yelp, Michelle E., from Austin, Texas, described going to Bellini’s website to find a dress she had seen in the window but hadn’t had to time try on. “My dress was not there,” she wrote. “So I emailed the store, and they called me the next day. I was able to order the dress and get it shipped to my home at no additional charge!”

Jana P. of Houston, wrote, “I saw so many cute things that I wanted to buy!” Jana made a few attractive purchases while hubby, who had been dragged into the boutique, worried that she “was going to buy the whole store.”

Bellini’s Yelp reviewers hail from Austin, Houston and Santa Monica. The closest to local comes from Vail. So where are the Roaring Fork Valley shoppers?

Now that Bellini’s has moved to an easy-to-find 1575 square-foot showroom at 916B Grand Avenue, they should be turning up in droves to shop for popular labels such as Elan, Not Your Daughters Jeans, LA Idol, Boho Chic, Pacifica and Alpaca. Locals will find loads of beautifully made clothing and accessory items starting at just $6. The store carries gorgeous dresses, tops, cami’s, sweaters, jackets, jeans, leggings, intimate apparel, boots and shoes.

The boutique also carries adorable girl’s clothing in sizes 4 to 14. There’s even a Bronco’s dress with matching hair clip.

The fashion eye behind Bellini’s is owner Deb Burkholder, who admits that she, “loves to talk,” and will honestly tell you what looks great on you – or doesn’t. “I find quality fashions and offer them at affordable prices,” she says. “I want to give my customers the opportunity to purchase a beautiful outfit or accessory with confidence that they will look fantastic wherever they go.”

Burkholder, who has frequently joined Valley View Hospital’s Rally the Valley race, offers a full selection of wigs. “I have the wigs in a private area where chemotherapy patients can try them without public exposure,” she notes.

Bellini’s is moving at the end of August and a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting is slated soon after.

And locals, take note! Bellini’s is offering a special gift to anyone who lives in a zip code beginning with “816” who writes a Yelp review about Bellini’s during September.