This record shop is a solidly independent store that recently expanded into two buildings. The value of over 20,000 pieces of vinyl is enhanced by the collection of new and used turntables for sale, alongside dozens of lava lamps. The motley selection of music at Twist & Shout is too much for even one room. Dealing in over 100,000 new and used CDs, it offers a skilled staff to help customers find obscure treasures. Used CDs are updated daily and generally sold at a reasonable price.
Rebecca's Apothecary brings the bounty of Mother Earth's herbs, spices and plants to historic downtown Boulder. The shop has botanical medicine and oils or the body, tea and herbal blends alongside a wide range of products for kids and expecting mothers. All of the product manufacturers strive to use the best ingredients as possible sans pesticides or toxins, and the shop tries to utilize products that are made sustainably. In addition to great products, Rebecca's also hosts workshops and classes, some interesting ones include Tincture Making, Herb Walks, Skin Care and Children's education. Check website for calendar and details.
The stationary shop is somewhat a dying breed in America due to the digitization of everything, however this shop on Pearl Street keeps alive the love for paper. Inside, these purveyors sell everything imaginable that is related to the art of pen and paper. Most of the products are made from local artisans and the selection is vast. From Moleskin bound books and postcards to wedding invitations and birth announcements, don't forget to check out this place before venturing anywhere else.
This clothing outfitter takes its name from the Sanskrit word for 'vitality' or 'life energy' and this flagship store founded by one of pioneers of the Certified Fair-Trade apparel movement embodies it. Most of the fabrics are picked to eschew as much as possible any pesticides or chemicals and though the price tag is high, the products are remarkably durable. Not only do they scrutinize the fabrics before sale, the shop tries to ensure that its finished products have left as minimal a trace as possible during the manufacturing process. In addition to this store, prAna has four other locations around the country.
One of Boulder's most treasured landmarks, this outdoor pedestrian mall boasts an array of boutiques and shops peddling an assortment of goods, from music to kites to trendy clothing. Located in the heart of the city, the tree lined, brick walkway also features a regular host of street performers and unusual Boulder characters. After shopping for the perfect present or browsing one of the art galleries, spend the afternoon on one of the many cafe patios. Sip your favorite beverage, soak in the sunshine and take in the street activity. A play area for children features an assortment of boulders to climb on.
Owners Lawrence and Cathy Covell personally select their exclusive designer clothing from runways in New York and Milan. The boutique, located in the posh Cherry Creek North Shopping District, offers men's and women's clothing, including sophisticated suits, as well as sportswear and accessories. Featured designers include Claude Montana, Yeohlee and Vestimente. If you are attempting to make an eyebrow raising fashion statement for a special occasion this is the clothing store to visit. Call for opening hours, or an appointment.
Located downtown in Sakura Square, the Pacific Mercantile Company imports a wide variety of Asian grocery items including noodles, rice, seasonings, frozen food, cooking utensils, Sanrio products and more. The shop looks more like something one would find in San Francisco, or Seattle's Pike Street market. Nevertheless, the selection is the best in the Denver area. Because it is so un-Denver like, it is just fun to roam around this store. Sakura Square also has a Japanese gift shop and bookstore.
Denver Milk Market is a haven for food lovers. A culinary haven, this place features a fine variety of restaurants and eateries in the LoDo neighborhood. Be it crafted specialty cuisine, dessert lounge, local delights, stellar spirits or other gastronomical gems, this place holds them all under its one spectacular roof.
Whether you are in search of an old map for decorative wall purposes or for historic reasons, this antique cartography shop can probably satisfy your pursuit. The Old Map Gallery carries maps of the United States as well as individual state maps, many of which date back to the 1700s. There are also period maps of just about every country in the world, including such tiny lands as Sri Lanka and mystical Tibet. The shop tries to carry old books by Hemingway and such, but its selection is small at best.
Rockmount Ranch Wear is the only company you need to know in Western wear. This family business first opened its doors in 1946, and it's still selling high-quality cowboy clothing to the people of Denver. Their style is so iconic that their signature shirt is on display at the Smithsonian. Come in and see their line of hats, shirts, boots, belts and more, for men, women and children.
Wines Off Wynkoop features remarkable wines from around the world while maintaining a diverse selection of vintages to meet any budget. Wine tastings are offered regularly and the skilled staff welcomes the opportunity to turn beginners into connoisseurs. This wonderful wine shop also offers accessories such as carafes and corkscrews and a large selection of spirits and special microbrews for any occasion. Merlots, chardonnays, zinfindels and cabernets are all there.
A unique little store offering fashionable accessories and a wide range of clothes. Blue Ruby is a modest boutique which is designed in style with exposed brick walls and modern furniture. Selling designer wear and trending accessories, this one-stop shop is definitely worth visiting.