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.
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.
Known for its natural mineral springs and majestic mountainous setting that lends it its characteristic scenic beauty, Manitou Springs is a town located a few miles west of Colorado Springs. The town enjoys a thriving tourist crowd that largely flocks to the Historic Downtown area which is known for its quaint restaurants, shopping nooks, festivals and surrounding attractions. Climbing enthusiasts can venture up to hiking treks on the Barr Trail or the Manitou Incline, while city explorers can traipse through and discover the eleven mineral springs in town. Those with families will find solace in picnicking or fishing at the quiet Schryver Park or the Soda Springs Park.
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.
Leather clothing is a pretty hot fashion statement, so if you have something to say with your wardrobe, drop by this store for a visit. Expressing yourself has never been classier. Men's styles include western wear and classic coats, jackets and vests along with bomber jackets, cargo pants and even a suede baseball shirt. The women's department includes western wear, capri pants, regular pants, tube tops, camisoles, mini skirts and long skirts.
Western artifacts are not restricted to cowboy goods, but also include items from the people who were actually here first. This family-run store and gallery features incredible Native American artifacts and gift items—most of which revolve around the Navajo culture. You will be amazed at the sculptures, blankets and beaded items that fill the gallery, and include leather moccasins, belts, a dream catchers and jackets. You will also find an impressive collection of pots, bows, arrows and authentic sand paintings that celebrate the Native American experience.