The Best Shopping in Colorado
Collected by Tommy Alexander , AFAR Staff
You may be looking for hiking gear, cowboy duds, or the latest ski tech. Or you may be in the market for locally made goods. Colorado has artisans, distilleries, boutiques, designers, and outfitters that can serve up whatever you're looking for.
221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Housed in a Victorian home in the center of town, Explore Booksellers is an Aspen institution. Inside, books on business, history, art, travel, and more are crammed into every corner, with an entire room dedicated to children’s...
49 Village Square, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
For those of the sporting lifestyle with discerning taste, this local boutique houses European brands of elegant and decadent alpine chic wear. There are very rare finds, from rich leather blazers embellished with horn detailing, to handmade,...
217 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
There is only one place in town where you can get real western wear: Kemo Sabe. As you walk through the door the distinct smell of leather hits you. Almost everything in there is made out of leather or has leather on it. One wall is lined with...
520 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Pitkin County Dry Goods is where the locals have been shopping since they opened their doors in 1969. Always up on the latest trends, Pitkin County Dry Goods carries a number of boutique designers to mix a sophisticated look with the casual...
210 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Ute Mountaineer in Aspen was, like many shops of its ilk, born of a love for being outdoors. In this case, it started as a dream between two friends who were climbing in Europe one summer, one of whom had already owned the Boulder Mountaineer...
3475 S University Blvd, Englewood, CO 80113, USA
Owned by a mother-daughter team, Lulu's Furniture & Decor stocks a wide array of furniture, housewares, accessories, and art. The Lower Highlands shop will inspire just about any decorative taste. Each item in the store is carefully and...
1626 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Contrary to popular belief, most Denverites do not dress like cowboys. But those hipsters that do, do it right at Rockmount Ranch Wear. Some seriously cool fashion pieces have been flying off the racks here since 1946, when the shop opened in at...
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Known for hosting readingsby big stars in theliteraryfirmament,Tattered Cover Book Store originallyopened in 1971 in a mere950 square feet of space in the Cherry Creek North area. The enterprise has grown to include six additional outposts around...
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, USA
Located in Denver’s trendy River North district, the Source is a collection of 25 vendors sharing space in the hip industrial interior of a former 1880s iron foundry, where artisans and retailers include a bakery, a butcher shop, florist, coffee...
106 North Main Street, Minturn, CO 81645, USA
Developing a good cast is one thing and figuring out what the fish are biting on is another. Fill your head with crucial local knowledge at this fly-fishing shop. They also offer private instruction and guided tours, including helicopter...
830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA
On the drive into Steamboat Springs, you'll see a yellow sign every so often for hundreds of miles advertising a store that isn't just a store: it's a Steamboat Springs Legacy. Over a century old, founded in 1905, F.M. Light & Sons represents a...
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...
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...
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...
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