If you're a comic book nerd, or just shopping for one, Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels is a must-see in Colorado Springs. You'll find a great selection of new and used comic books as well as T-shirts, mugs, action figures, and other merchandise. They offer popular titles like Watchmen. but they also offer material from independent publishers. The staff is knowledgeable and will be able to help you find what you need.
Just the fact that all of the staff resemble former roadies for the Sex Pistols is a sure sign that they know music and are not just behind the counter because they can operate a cash register. Ask a music question and you can be assured of receiving a confident answer. The shelves are jammed with music from every musical genre and there are always two rows of CD specials. Cassettes, though limited, are also sold. The shop also sells new and used videos and DVDs.
This is one of those rare handcraft specialty shops that merge style with function. All of the stock is made by artisans from Southeast Asia, and best of all are sold at wallet-happy prices. Silver jewelry, mobiles and chimes, candles, incense, war masks, pictures and frames, and Batik clothing and bags are just some of the inventory. Wood is the dominant feature and the cabinets and CD shelves come in one-of-a-kind styles.
Collecting quality used books for your personal library? Or maybe you prefer traditional hard covers to paperbacks and love to stumble across obscure or out-of-print titles. Regardless of your preferences, chances are good that you will find exactly what you are looking for inside this shop. Most genres are stocked, as well as a large selection of rare and antique tomes. If you cannot stop by, call to order a copy of the extensive catalog.
Goldminers Nuts & Candy is a family owned business, passed down from parents to the second generation in 2007. Here, you'll find a variety of fresh fudge made in loaf pans. Flavors include vanilla, jalapeno, raspberry chocolate swirl, and many more. They also offer an amazing selection of licorice from around the world that you can combine and purchase by the pound. Visit the store and you're sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Yobel Market is a great place to buy gifts. Not only do they have a great selection of jewelry, bags, blankets, and clothing, but everything they sell is fair trade. This means that the workers who make these beautiful items, often residing in impoverished areas, earn a fair price for their goods. Items like the jewel bouquet necklace have a story: the women making these necklaces in India and Nepal earn a fair wage and are provided with health care.
This family owned music store has been providing Colorado Springs musicians of all ages with instruments and accessories since 1975. Carrying saxophones, trombones, drums, and other instruments, Meeker Music is a great place to shop for instruments, whether you're a beginner or a pro. They also carry other musical essentials like sheet music, cases, and headphones.
Mountain Chalet is a locally owned store specializing in outdoor gear. The employees here are very knowledgeable and will be able to help you find what you need in the right size. You'll find backpacking tents, rock climbing shoes and harnesses, headlamps, camp stoves, and more. They even offer a selection of casual shoes and clothing. Mountain Chalet has everything you need for your outdoor adventures.
Terra Verde is a hip women's clothing boutique in downtown Colorado Springs. You'll find great gift ideas and probably some items you simply can't live without. Besides selling amazing tops, dresses, and other apparel, they sell books, home decor, and accessories. You might spend hours here browsing the scarves, necklaces, rugs, plates, and earrings. There's a lot to see in this stylish boutique!
If you need something for your wedding, prom or a new business suit, this downtown shop is the place to start your search. It features beautiful name brand gowns from Alyce, Unger, Bridal Original, Clarissa Cassandra, Jessica McClintock and Watters & Watters. Men's wear features "ooh-these-are-shop" suits by Oxford and Hickey-Freeman. If time is running short, the staff can quickly fit you on the spot or even take your measurements by phone. You will also find a full range of accessories and shoes for both men and women.