Swoosh in style

Some of the biggest names in luxury winter-sports gear belong to small businesses. 'Tis the season to indulge.

Indigo sports glasses
Indigo sports glasses
$185

Gregor Baer, 37, and Thorsten Schwabe, 38, built their first snowboard in 1988 using the wood of an ash tree and the steel edges of a pair of skis. That original board broke in half after its first ride, but it marked the beginning of a line of sports gear that is now carried at New York City's Vivre and other high-end boutiques in Aspen and Vail, Colo. To differentiate their Munich-based brand, Indigo, Baer and Schwabe focus on handcrafting luxury winter-sports equipment. This season's new sports glasses feature a shatterproof interchangeable lens, anti-bacterial foam that absorbs sweat, and 100% UV protection.

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