The Best Shopping in Telluride
Collected by Kathryn O'Shea-Evans , AFAR Local Expert
With everything from a fine art gallery to a marijuana dispensary to a secret source for antique guitars, Telluride is home to a vibrant shopping scene. When you’re ready to hunt for souvenirs, head downtown to browse books, home décor, cashmere sweaters, and more.
224 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride’s literary mecca, this beloved store is stacked with more than 10,000 books at any given time. The expertly curated regional books section is a fount of the Wild West’s writing prowess, with illustrative tomes on the...
221 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
At CashmereRed, cozy sweaters—knit in a 150-year-old mill in Scotland—are just the beginning. Here, you’ll also find Scottish cashmere blazers that were tailored in Italy, comfy ponchos perfect for long flights, and what just may...
230 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81320, USA
Telluride may be more than 2,000 miles from New York, but that doesn’t mean its art scene isn’t worthy of adulation. Case in point: Gallery 81435, a contemporary space run by Telluride Arts that features a rotating collection of...
226 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If you think a store that revolves around lovely wall hooks is made for a larger city, you’d be wrong. Hook is full of precisely the sweet, homey ephemera that gives Telluride its small-town charm. Much of the merchandise here will fit in...
135 S Spruce St, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride is high in more ways than one. Lest anyone forget, Colorado was the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use, long before Oregon, California, and other green-forward states jumped on the toker...
130 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art has been on the contemporary art world heatmap since 1985 with good reason—its expertly curated collection includes everything from Thomas Hoadley’s porcelain-and-gold-leaf bowls to Gwynn Murrill’s...
333 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If you’re in the market for a 1937 Gibson guitar, Telluride Music Company is your place. The marquis dealer of C.F. Martin guitars, this musician-owned shop has been in business since 1992, helping countless shoppers tell their...
201 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81320, USA
With a name like The Butcher & The Baker, this locally owned favorite reads like a Disney movie storefront—and it should. Everything inside is pure magic, especially for the food-obsessed. Stop by to dine on local cheddar cheese curds...
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