This specialty shop features remarkable wines from remarkable regions around the world. Gift baskets and accessories such as unusual corkscrews and carafes are sold in abundance. Great gifts for friends and family include registry in the wine-of-the-month club or a personal wine-shopping service. Wine tastings are hosted regularly, and the skilled staff welcome the opportunities that turn beginners into full-blown connoisseurs through seminars and in-store assistance. The prices are also pleasant, especially when considering the excellent service and selection.
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.
The Denver Pavilions, located downtown at the south end of the 16th Street Mall, is Denver's latest upscale shopping plaza and entertainment center, stocked with popular chains. This three-tiered, open-air venue is a hotspot of activity, especially around lunchtime. The stylish Wolfgang Puck Cafe headlines the dining destinations, along with tourist favorite Hard Rock Café. A 15-screen United Artists movie complex occupies the third floor. All the standard retail chains, including GAP, Banana Republic, Niketown and Ann Taylor are scattered about the plaza.
The mall is a mile-long, tree-lined promenade stretching through the heart of downtown. Bustling with street vendors, souvenir shops, clothing and jewelry stores, and a plethora of bars and restaurants, this energetic strip offers plenty of variety. The Denver Pavilions, at the entrance of the mall, is a new open-air shopping plaza filled with trendy chains, including the Denver edition of the Hard Rock Café. The D & F Tower, a 325-foot (100-meter) replica of the Campanile (bell tower) in Venice, graces the center of the mall. The Tabor Center adds to the shopping enthusiasm. Free shuttles provide transportation up and down the mall, allowing for convenient cross-town sightseeing.
Officially billed as the 'Park Meadows Retail Resort,' this mall's name reflects its attempt to replicate an alpine resort environment. The mall security officers resemble park rangers. Rock formations rise in rest areas, and the pine interior reminds shoppers more of a ski lodge than a suburban shopping mall. Nordstrom and Dillard's anchor the mall's other gift stores and boutiques. It is easily accessible and the perfect place to shop, dine and entertain.
Strange as it may seem, the factory outlet shopping plaza in Castle Rock is one of Denver's most popular attractions. Maybe it is the scenic 30-minute drive to the quaint town of Castle Rock that draws shoppers to the 135 bargain stores. Its outdoor, lodge-like design blends nicely with the surroundings. Wander around such popular stores as Eddie Bauer, Nike and GAP. Smaller shops include Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Bass. A food court resides at the center of the complex.
You can expect to find a never-ending stock of clothes here. No matter what you are looking for, it is there in the aisles at Nordstrom - be it socks, belts and other formal wear for guys; or handbags, lingerie and sweaters for women. You can also place your orders online. Another great feature about the company is that, if you can't find the product you want in a certain store, they will source it from other locations and ship it to you!
The Denver Doll Emporium started as a family business in South Pearl district and now specializes in rare and import dolls. They also have a reputation as one of the best US retailers of Asian ball-jointed dolls and accessories. The Denver Doll Emporium is still family run and prides themselves on their customer service and intimate atmosphere. Many of their dolls and displays are showcased including their boxed and pre-ordered dolls. The clothing, wigs, and other accessories are clearly organized by doll size and type. Serious doll collectors across America stand by the Denver Doll Emporium. One visit will make it easy to see why. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh