Freshen up your wardrobe with these shopping destinations
Spring is a time to clean out the old and welcome the new. Where else but downtown Coeur d’Alene will you find the latest fashions, the comfiest footwear and the freshest styles around?
Celebrate the colors of spring like zesty yellow-green, festive orange and what Pantone color experts and trend watchers call Princess Blue. Redefine your fashion palette at MARMALADE FRESH CLOTHING, downtown on Sherman Avenue. Upstairs, you’ll find up to the minute styles and on-point accessories. There are also treasures to be found downstairs at MARMALADE UNDERGROUND, like vintage Chanel bags in perfect condition. Just down the street at T-BLUE BOUTIQUE, look for designer labels, premium denim and the latest floral dresses — pairs well with boots, heels or bare feet! If you love what you find here, make sure to also visit T-BLUE II, its sister store in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Village for more boho, funky and fresh styles, and an even slightly lower price point.
Boho chic is always in style at GRACE & JOY, where you can find unique items like a hand-felted purse or a cashmere wrap for those still cool spring mornings and evenings. Speaking of keeping warm, the perfect sheepskin slippers from THE LEATHERWORKS will keep your feet toasty warm year-round.
For off-road options, you’ll find clothing and footwear for everyone at FINAN MCDONALD inside the Resort Plaza Shops, including for children. Look for great brands — Tommy Bahama, North Face, Patagonia — designed to withstand whatever activities you have in mind from hiking to wine tasting adventures.
Maybe your spring to-do list includes some indoor activities? Add some shine to your wardrobe with a little bling from any number of local jewelry and accessory shops downtown. In addition to SUPER SILVER, check out funky fair trade earrings from all over the globe, rings and bracelets at LUCKY MONKEY TRADING COMPANY. And for something sparkly for that special someone, you can’t go wrong with CLARK’S JEWELRY, the go-to for fine jewelry since 1907.
Need a dress to go with that lovely new diamond ring? Make your dreams come true at CLOUD NINE BRIDAL inside the Resort Shops, with a wide range of bridal gowns, tuxedos and special occasion fashions.
OozaPalooza Food Truck Festival
Eat your heart out when nearly a dozen food trucks descend on Coeur d’Alene City Park. A portion of proceeds from the beer garden benefit Newby-ginnings of North Idaho, which provides resources to veterans. 11 am-5 pm Coeur d’alene City Park, 415 W. Mullan Rd
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Based on the Victor Hugo’s epic story of love and acceptance, this lushly scored musical features songs from the Disney animated feature’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. $19-$25; Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 2 pm; Salvation Army Kroc Center.
Since 1982, the Spring Dash has been the official start of the running season and remains one of the last qualifiers for second seeding at Bloomsday. The beautiful five mile course offers lake views as it travels through Sander’s Beach down Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive and back to McEuen Park. $30 Spring Dash; $10 Spring Dash Tot Trot; Race start, 420 E. Front Ave; 9 am Tot Trot; 9:30 am Spring Dash. Go to visitcda.org for registration details.