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.
Breeze Ski Rental is an amazing store especially catering to ski and outdoor gear. The equipment are also available on rent.
This angler store is a fly fishing nirvana. Priding itself on expertise and wader-wearing experience, the shop offers every fly fishing want and need for the angler looking to test Colorado's mountain streams. For the expert, guided tours are available and include special forays into private trophy waters. Regular fly fishing classes give the novice insight on casting, proper knots, and reading water. It also carries a full line of gear and accessories from such leading makers as Loomis, Redington and Umpqua.
If you are in search of the perfect souvenir that captures the magic of your Colorado visit, but cannot seem to find anything other than shot glasses, coasters, and moccasins, wander into this memento center. As the name implies, this shop sells nothing but keepsakes that are 100 percent Colorado. Featuring the work of more than 400 Colorado artisans and craftspeople, the eclectic shop carries the expected and the unusual. Ute and Navajo Indian pottery, aspen wood walking sticks and vases, Colorado screensavers, gold panning kits, books, posters and music are all in abundance.
This is not your usual garage-sale antique shop. Instead you will find highbrow antiques from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. While wandering its interior, one half expects to overhear people discussing the latest news on those Lewis and Clark fellows! Portuguese doors, hopelessly ornate French chandeliers, Gothic and wrought iron sconces, decanters and even period fireplaces are just some of the many international pieces available. The shop is constantly updating the stock and even features occasional exhibits.