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Retail Therapy in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (Jan. 2019) – With more than 200 shops located in downtown Aspen, choices for shopping run the gamut from consignment to designer duds. Fashion and function collide at the many outdoor retailers ready to suit up Colorado adventurers. Aspen’s pedestrian malls are the perfect place for a leisurely shopping excursion where one can spend days on end discovering new art, home goods, locally made jewelry and so much more at some of the country’s most eclectic and eccentric boutiques.

 

Special to Aspen

  • Aspen Saturday Market. This summer-long event held every Saturday from June to October is a favorite among locals and tourists. Two city blocks become a cornucopia of tempting homegrown delights and homemade crafts. In addition to organic flowers, fruits, unusual varieties of vegetables, cheeses, and Colorado wines, booths bloom with artisanal jewelry, clothing and other unique wares. (970.920.5000)
  • Explore Booksellers and Pyramid Bistro. Aspen’s only bookstore is located in a charming Victorian house on Main Street. Explore features everything from the latest best-sellers to historic Aspen memoirs. Walk upstairs for “nutritarian” fare inside Pyramid Bistro, or enjoy an organic cup of coffee or salon tea in the afternoon. (221 E. Main St., www.explorebooksellers.com)

 

Consignment Shopping

  • Upscale consignment shop The Little Bird is a modern boutique with vintage flair. The store combines new and vintage designer apparel and accessories to create a unique and timeless wardrobe. (525 East Cooper Ave., www.thelittlebirdinc.com)  
  • When Olympians like Aspenite Gretchen Bleiler have an extra snowboard or local professional mountain bikers upgrade their equipment, they unload their nearly new goods at Replay Sports, which stocks everything from used golf clubs to rain coats. (465 N. Mill St., 970.925.2483)
  • Gently used designer purses, jeans, or the perfect summer dress are just some of the potential goods available at Susie’s Limited. (600 E. Main St., 970.920.2376)
  • When Aspenites clean out their closets, it all goes directly to the Thrift Shop of Aspen. Think Armani, North Face, Ralph Lauren and Patagonia, all kept in a building connected to the fire station. (422 E. Hopkins Ave., www.aspenthriftshop.org)  And be sure to stop by Aspen Home Consignment for antique and gently used furniture from Aspen homes. (202 E. Main St., www.aspenhomeconsignment.com)

 

Imported and Homegrown Designer Shops Prime for the Purchasing

  • The most renowned fashion houses that boast an Aspen address include Fendi (208 S. Mill St.), Gucci (203 S. Galena St.), Christian Dior (201 S. Galena St.), Prada (312 S. Galena St.), Louis Vuitton (205 S. Mill St), Ermenegildo Zegna (211 S. Galena St.) and Ralph Lauren (501 E. Cooper Ave).
  • Gorsuch. This family owned and operated store, with three locations in Aspen, is a taste-maker for traditional mountain style, from the top labels in upscale skiwear to rustic Italian ceramics and Dale of Norway sweaters. (Multiple Locations, www.gorsuch.com)
  • Nuages carries an exclusive selection of European and American designers’ ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. (601 E. Cooper Ave., www.nuagesaspen.com)   
  • Colorado boutique MAX features cutting edge designs from Missoni, Cynthia Rose, Chloe, Vince and more. (609 E. Cooper Ave., www.maxfashion.com)
  • Luxe knitwear specialist Souchi offers exquisite cashmere knits in a palette ranging from muted earth tones to bright ice cream colors. (205 S. Mill St., www.souchi.com)

 

Local Loves

  • Pitkin County Dry Goods is the go-to spot in Aspen for contemporary casual clothing, jewelry, boots, scarves and more. The family business opened its doors to Aspen in 1969 and has been a local staple ever since. Women’s collections include designers such as Alice + Olivia, Diane Von Furstenburg, L’Agence, among many others.  (520 E. Cooper Ave., www.pitkincountydrygoods.com)
  • Kemo Sabe is the only place in town where visitors can purchase true western wear. Cowboy boots, belt buckles, jewelry, knives, and custom-made cowboy hats are all available. All the retailers are as friendly as could be—and are dressed in their own cowboy attire. (217 S Galena St., www.kemosabe.com)

 

Tried and True Outdoors Wear

  • Marmot, a high-performance, technical clothing and equipment retailer, offers outdoor clothing and equipment that are perfect for year-round weather conditions. (210 S. Galena St., www.marmot.com)
  • Aspen Sports. With multiple locations in Aspen and Snowmass, this one-stop-shop is the place to get outfitted for year-round adventures. (Multiple Locations, www.aspensports.com)
  • Local favorite The Ute Mountaineer brings the latest outdoor styles to Aspen and features gear and clothing for every outdoor endeavor, carrying technical brands including ArcTeryx, Patagonia and Smartwool. (308 S. Mill St., www.utemountaineer.com)
  • Yoga and fitness enthusiasts head to the Lululemon Athletica Aspen store. The yoga-inspired athletic apparel and accessories company has more than 100 locations across the globe with a vision to “elevate the world from mediocrity to greatness.” (103 S. Mill St., www.lululemon.com)
  • Outdoor apparel retail Aether Apparel offers a variety of outerwear, technical performance wear and active wear for men and women. (411 E. Cooper Ave., www.aetherapparel.com)

 

 

 

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