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Top 10 Places to Shop in Denver

Written by: Lindsay Shugerman

January 27, 2012
Filed Under Places, Shop 

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Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Top 10 Guru

Whether you’re planning a trip to the Mile High City, just moved here, or are a long time Denver resident, the city and its surrounding neighborhoods offer some amazing choices for shopping.

Here’s our list of the best places to shop in Denver. Know of someplace we missed? Drop us a comment and let us know what you’d add to the list!

10. The Eskimo Shop

When winter comes, Denver and the rest of Colorado are all about the skiing. The Eskimo Shop can get you ready for the season with the best in skis, boards and ski wear. Not ready to buy? Check out their rental program with free waxing and free equipment exchange with a season rental package.

They’ve been Denver’s number one choice since 1939, which says volumes! Located about 30 minutes outside of Denver at 8265 S. Holly Street in Centennial, the service and selection make it well worth the short drive.

9. Your Best Friend’s Closet

Remember that friend in high school who had all the cool clothes? Ever wish you could shop in her closet? Well, Your Best Friend’s closet is like that, only you get to take everything home and keep it!

The shop is located on 6th Street in Denver, but you can start your shopping online by browsing a teaser of their inventory. Just don’t wait too long to go, because it’s all one of kind, and it goes fast!

8. The Lego Store

Best places to shop in Denver Lego Store

Where else can you find a wall full of Lego bricks in every color of the rainbow, plus the latest in Lego sets and accessories? The Lego store just outside of Denver takes the experience well beyond seeing boxes on a store shelf. Treat your self to a cup or two of Legos in your favorite color, and see what you can create.

Not for kids only…in fact, you may have more fun here without the kids! Located at 14500 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood.

7. Twist and Shout

Best places to shop in Denver Twist and Shout

Music is alive and well in Denver in this home to all things recorded. Check out the latest CD, grab the newest local recordings, or find your favorite classics on vinyl in this Denver landmark that’s been providing Denver with tunes for over 40 years at 2508 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver.

6. Larimer Square

Larimer Square best places to shop in Denver

Whether you work or play downtown — or are just in for the weekend visting — Larimer Square is the best place to start your downtown shopping trip. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, you can pick up some amazing wine glasses, get a treat for your pup, find a new outfit for the baby and get something spectacular for the empty shelf in your living room, all without entering a single all-the-same chain store.

5. Googie Mod Decor and Apparel

Best places to shop in Denver Googie Mod

Yes, they have it all, but this quirky, trendy shop is far from a department store. And it’s certainly not a boring chain store. Their store located at 6231 E 14th Avenue in Denver is one of those places where you’ll love everything you see, love what you buy, and love it even more once you get it home.

Not mainstream, but not so out there that you’d be afraid to wear it to lunch or invite your mom over to see it in your house.

4. Common Era

best places to shop in Denver common era

Who says trendy and cutting edge has to be expensive? Not the people at Common Era. This shop located at 1543 Platte Street, Denver, is the perfect place to shop for a new outfit, a unique pair of earrings, a pair of great shoes or the right gift for almost anyone. And you can do it without breaking the bank.

Like Twist and Shout, the 25 years this shop has been around proves that Denver residents know a good thing when they find it!

3. Andrisen Morton Co.

Andrisen Morton best places to shop in Denver

You don’t need to jet to Europe to find a fine European men’s clothing store. Denver’s own Andrisen Morton combines the best of designer men’s wear with a level of personal service you just won’t find in department stores or chain shops. Located at 270 St Paul Street, in the Cherry Creek North area, this is the perfect shop for everything from a new wardrobe to a unique gift for the special man in your life.

2. The Tattered Cover

best places to shop in Denver

You haven’t shopped in Denver if you haven’t made at least one stop in The Tattered Cover, Denver’s best bookstore. And once you’ve visited once, you’ll be drawn back by the cozy atmosphere and welcoming, knowledgeable staff.

This is not your mass-market chain bookstore! With three Denver area locations, The Tattered Cover has served up books, great food and the best bookstore seating ever to Rocky Mountain bibliophiles for over 40 years.

1. The Streets at SouthGlenn

The Streets at South Glenn nest places to shop in Denver

If the word “mall” brings to mind the usual collection of chain stores and food court stands, you haven’t been to the Shops at SouthGlenn. In place of nearly identical chain stores, you’ll find the big players mixed in with independent boutiques and local shops who pride themselves on bringing unique wares to the people of Denver.

Dine, shop, relax by the beautiful fountains, then take in a movie. Or if you’re visiting in the winter months, take a few spins on the ice rink to show off your new winter jacket or mittens.


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