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.
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 stylish boutique offers a variety of menswear and accessories perfectly suited for travel. All cottons are machine-washable and the St. Croix microfiber selections resist wrinkling so travelers can unpack and go without worrying about their trousers being so wrinkled that they resemble a topographical map. The store features primarily men's clothing, but women can find a few selections as well. Service is professional and friendly. All St. Croix clothing is made in the United States.
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.
The log walls, fieldstone fireplace and giant throw rug makes this tiny shop look more like a private cabin rather than a neighborhood clothing store. Once you get beyond the decor, however, you will notice the shop has a fine selection of T-shirts, Sports coats, Patagonia flannel shirts and other accessories. It also shelves a small library of fly fishing texts and guides.