Aspen is known for its great shopping. From major luxury retailers to local shops, the cozy mountain town has it all. Walking around Aspen, there’s plenty to see. Here are a few shopping spots you don’t want to miss. Stay in downtown Aspen for easy access to all the action! Lift One Condominiums are perfectly located within walking distance to almost everything in downtown Aspen.
The popular Main Street bookstore has a great selection of local favorites along with all the hottest literary titles for adults and children. The quaint bookstore is also home to the Pyramid Bistro, the town’s original nutritarian restaurant.
The Emporium and Flying Circus
If you’re looking for a funky, cool and unique retail experience, head to the Emporium and Flying Circus on Main Street. The offbeat shop features goods from local artists under its “big top,” including all-natural dog biscuits, jewelry, vintage clothing and repurposed items. There’s also an oxygen bar and a one-of-a-kind oil and vinegar tasting bar.
Downtown Aspen is rich in arts and culture, and there’s plenty of galleries to browse. One of the best is Galerie Maximillian on Cooper Avenue. The gallery has more than 40 years’ experience in fine art and features 19th and 20th Century masters and contemporary artists. The carefully curated gallery features lively, vibrant artwork that would brighten any space. It’s also breathtaking just to look at.
Well howdy, cowboy. If you’re into rural chic, don’t miss Kemo Sabe, Aspen’s signature downtown Western store. Located on the Cooper Avenue Mall, the unique store smells of luxurious fine leather and offers cowboy hats, belts, bolo ties, buckles and other custom leather items. There’s also a full selection of Western jewelry like diamond and vintage turquoise necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, earrings, pendants and rings. There are even kids’ boots and hats from name brands, along with lush home goods like pillows, bags and blankets.
Cos Bar is Aspen’s premier luxury cosmetics and skincare boutique. The store offers the finest beauty items for both men and women including top fragrances, makeup and an amazing selection of bath and body indulgences. The boutique is located on Galena Street just off the downtown mall. It’s a popular spot to check out the newest in beauty items or get tips and advice from the well-trained staff.
Amen Wardy Home
Amen Wardy Home offers surprises around every corner. The high-end boutique shop on Main Street that sells unique home accents, accessories, handbags, jewelry and hand-selected decorative pieces. The store presents creative solutions to modern living, inspired by unique design, creative living, versatility and luxury.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Located on the ground floor of the historic Independence Square hotel in downtown Aspen, the iconic Polo Ralph Lauren store has been a staple in downtown for more than 15 years. The store offers a big selection of the brand’s best luxury accessories, clothing and footwear, along with select home merchandise and limited-edition collections. If luxury shopping is your thing, don’t miss other trendy downtown stores like Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
Aspen Thrift Shop
When the Aspen elite want to clean out their closet, where do they take their unwanted items? In most cases, it’s the Aspen Thrift Shop. The non-profit shop on Hopkins Avenue (next to the fire station) is one of the most popular shopping destinations in downtown Aspen due to its great selection of secondhand items. Score name-brand clothing for pennies on the dollar or track down that perfect item for your home or apartment. Or just score a cool memento on the cheap.