Our mission is to provide customers with distinctive and comfortable fashions for every season, for every occasion, and for every lifestyle.
From the shores of Maui...
The Last Resort began as a tiny boutique in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii in December of 2004, specializing in unique lines of gauze and cotton clothing for the islands and other vacation destinations.
Its founders, Paul and Kathleen Twelker, were well aware that people wanted to be comfortable in warm climates. From their experience as owners of two boutiques in Sisters, Oregon, located in the High Desert just east of the Cascade Mountains, they found that both residents and visitors looked for the right fit, the right style, and the right colors that fit into the area’s climatic extremes. A few years later, the web store was launched, helping to bring our distinctive apparel lines to a global audience with the same level of personal service enjoyed by our retail store visitors.
In 2011, we introduced Manta del Lago cotton gauze apparel to the United States and Canadian markets. It was recommended to us by one of our Honolulu customers. And what a recommendation! Customers came to our store on every visit to Maui just to buy this artisan-crafted apparel from this village industry. Hand-embroidered floral designs and hand-crocheted lace adorned many of the styles. To date, we are the largest importer and purveyor of Manta del Lago in the United States.
...to Central Oregon's mountain resort playground.
In June of 2013, The Last Resort moved to Sisters, Oregon as we wished to be closer to family. The retail store and web store operation is now fully operational in a beautiful and spacious facility in the heart of downtown Sisters. Locals have already discovered the shop and return time after time, often with friends and relatives. Visitors to Central Oregon have been surprised to find their favorite Maui store moved to Sisters. The local Nugget Newspaper documented our return to Sisters with a wonderful article.
Upon our return to Central Oregon, we have quickly moved to expand our offerings to include seasonal weights suitable for Fall, Winter and Spring. We also added a year-round swimwear collection and a children's collection (newborn through 4T).
And we have added one of the most unique lines in all the world–Gretty Zueger. Her wonderful and unique separates made of 100 percent Peruvian cotton, beautiful lace and bold embroidery, set it apart.
Whether you are from the pine forests of Central Oregon, the dry desert of the Southwest, the rolling green hills of Iowa, or the wind-swept seashore of Maine, you will find distinctive and comfortable fashions for every season, for every occasion, and for every lifestyle.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you!
Paul and Kathleen Twelker
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