About Us

Frisco Emporium, 9,097′ above the rest. We are a small team of passionate artists, finders, fashionistas, and fun lovers. With a wide range of interests and things we put together to share with others. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. Come see if there is something that is calling you.

Robert Philippe

Chief Visionary

The Frisco Emporium was built (hammer in hand) by Robert Philippe. Now his family has joined him in running this three floor landmark. The Philippe family opened the doors to the Emporium in 1985. It’s home to several different vendors and even Prosit, a German style pub with food.

Air Des Montagnes

the Brändli family

The Brändlis moved here from the Swiss Alps to discover the Colorado Rockies. They bring some of the spirit and comforts of the old world to your mountain home. Air des Montagnes is french meaning both- mountain air and an air of the mountains. What does your home need to feel more cozy? Vintage wooden skis from Europe or the 10th Army Division? Old wood sleds from Davos, Switzerland? Skates from the Netherlands?

Email them: lisa.airdesmontagnes@gmail.com

Vodka and Leather

with Deanna, Jane and Sheryl

A curated mountainside boutique is a collaboration of 3 creative minds. My name is Deanna. My shop is The Vinew Shoppe where vintage and new collide so you will find lots of new apparel, purses, and jewelry with a mix of vintage and antique decor. I also find USA made, mom and pop companies that utilize recycled material for a lot of the pieces I bring in. 

Jane is the 2nd pretty lady and her company is Hill Country Design where you will find taxidermy, leather hand made pillows, refurbished furniture, and leather home decor. She will bringing in award winning mounts, and the pillows are one of a kind pieces that will be nothing like anything you will find anywhere else. 

The biggest smile will always be Sheryl! Her company name is High Noon Design. Her designs are so classic that you will want to wear them everyday. She pays a lot of attention to detail with the quality of each stone and the color combinations.

The three of us met and became fast friends. In February 2020 we came on vacation to Frisco. Deanne broke her toe the day before our trip and so all we could really do was shop, drink, and eat and that is how we came across the Emporium! We noticed that they rent spaces and we all 3 have vendors spots like this where we live. The next 3 days of vacation just rolled into day dreaming of coming up here every month, out creativeness starting over flowing and by the time we left we had rented our spaces! So exited for what the future holds for our dream shop location!

Email them: vodkaandleather@yahoo.com

Abby Stetson Designs & Spirits of The Old West 

with Abby Stetson

In the spirit of the old west, Abby brings us lots of handcrafted antler art, room dividers, antlers, jewelry, bolos, hanging yard art, refurbished lamps and shades, some cards & note pads and lots more! The aspen bowls are turned by Tom Agone. You’ll find them on the second floor in a tiny cozy spot.

Karen Russell Collectibles

Karen has a love for the outdoors, animals and antiques. You will find her interests represented in two locations at the Frisco Emporium.  From dog and cat whimsical framed prints, bowls, toys, fun mugs, to national park puzzles, unique antiques and collectibles, custom famed vintage ski posters and winter sport objects, you are sure to find the perfect items for your furry friends or the perfect piece for your home.  Her early start with the Frisco Emporium combined with her interior design background is sure to hit the mark.

email her:  kdtr219@gmail.com

Heather’s Place

For 35 years Heather’s Place @ the Frisco Emporium brings in the Unique and Distinctive, in handmade one of a kind selections.  In American Antiques to add interest and personality to your home and individual style to your décor, as well as specialities from numerous Local and Regional Boutique Artisans New Home Accents. You’ll find Personal Accessories and Gifts for the “hard to buy for” here. Each of my Artisans comes to you with their own life story of perseverance, they’ve risen above their personal hardships and adversities to achieve the highest of quality and design from years of experience in their enterprising efforts.
  You’ll find; surviving treasures of the early Pioneers and Settlers of the 1800’s now giving interest, charm and warmth to your home in the expressions of your individuality, the modern challenges of the Native American Cultures of today to express your fashion statements, the creations out of the modern American immigrant story from an Iron Curtain Refugee family seeking the same offer of opportunity in their fresh new start, jewelry from a mother putting 5 children through college, leather goods from single parent father with a disabled adult child, as well as those developing the overlooked talents and providing vocational skills in continued training to Autistic and Downs Syndrome adults, crafts by women challenged by other disabilities or devastating illness among their family members, widows, and women who have overcome the “Glass Ceiling” into self sustaining enterprise along with numerous Senior Citizens and Retirees to supplement their fixed incomes, some also supporting research in Alzheimer’s and Cancer, or the distinctive talents of a Family Unit enterprise apprenticing the next generation.
  My goal is to provide each of them with a outlet for their talents, while providing for the patrons of Heather’s Place at the Frisco Emporium a unique shopping experience with meaning in their selections.
     Among my exclusive collections you will discover; high quality exotic steer hides in tri color Brindle, Salt and Pepper Long Horn and western Spotted for your floors and upholstery, custom designs accents and accessories in hair and hide, fur and leather, Native American signed jewelry of American Turquoise in Sterling, contemporary sterling jewelry of semi precious stones of one location source, hand dyed and woven wool in runners, rugs, pillows, contemporary sterling jewelry of semi precious  stones of one location source, unique accents in turquoise inlaid Mesquite Lamps and Aspen Vases/Candle holders, carved handle bowls, wood Wine Bottle Holders, hand carved Folk Art Fish, ducks, hardwood Root Canes and Walking Sticks for your Hiking adventures, Silver and Turquoise Décor Accent Boxes and Ornaments recently featured in Better Homes and Garden magazine. Which ones will find a place in your home?

The proprietors of Frisco Emporium. Fourth and fifth generation of Coloradan businesses. Left to right, Talya Lovely Philippe, Robert Philippe and Trevor Philippe.

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