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With Louis Vuitton, Prada, and a slew of other high-end designer stores in Aspen, shoppers can blow some serious cash. But if you're looking for something a bit more unique and local, Curbed Ski has rounded up the best ten shopping destinations in town. From favorite clothing stores like Pitkin Country Dry Goods to awesome independent bookstores like Explore, Aspen shopping isn't just for the fur-shopping Ferrari owners. Outdoor enthusiasts, the fashion-obsessed, and even thrift shoppers can score some amazing purchases too.


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1. Explore Bookstore

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221 East Main Street
Aspen, 81611
(970) 925-5336
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Every town needs a good independent book store and fortunately for 30 years Aspen has had Explore Booksellers. With a well curated selection of books, a wonderful children's section, and even a small bistro inside, this place is a Roaring Fork Valley gem.

2. Carl's Pharmacy

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306 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3273
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Don't expect big box stores when you are in Aspen, so if you need something (toothbrush, board games, medicine, booze, groceries, etc.) you better head to Carl's Pharmacy. There's even a wig and costume section, for all those late Aspen nights when a wig is just the thing. Conveniently located on Main Street, Carl's is worth a stop because this place has everything.

3. Distractions

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465 E Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 544-9946
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With a focus on women's contemporary clothing, Distractions is a great spot to grab a new dress, shoes, and bag all in one spot. High-end designer lines like Thomas Wylde, Lanvin, and Free City dominate the racks.

4. Ute Mountaineer

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210 South Galena Street
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-2849
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As a full-service outdoor sporting goods store, Ute Mountaineer is your go-to spot before any Aspen adventure. They have the gear you need for hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, running, mountaineering, telemark skiing, and cross country. Helpful staff can also aid visitors in planning backcountry excursions.

5. Bloomingbird's

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304 S Galena St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-2241
Need a kickass pair of heels for an event this evening? Look no further than Bloomingbird's, a high-end shoe store in Aspen. With everything from sneakers to 5-inch Manolo Blahnik stilettos, this place is the spot.

6. Kemo Sabe

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434 E Cooper Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-7878
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People foreign to Colorado sometimes expect the state to be full of cowboys riding around ski towns on their trusty steeds. And while this is far from the truth, you can capture a bit of that western magic at Kemo Sabe. There's no place better to buy gorgeous cowboy boots or a hat. They don't come cheap, but there are plenty of tasteful options that don't look like you've stepped out of Bonanza. Ask about their Aspen belt buckles, which are one of the coolest souvenirs you could buy.

7. Pitkin County Dry Goods

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520 East Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-1681
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Pitkin County Dry Goods is Aspen's original, family-owned clothing store, in operation since 1969. Fortunately for clothes-lovers everywhere, it's longevity proves that it is also the best clothing store in Aspen. Expect creative takes on modern casual clothing and an array of stellar jewelry and accessories.

8. Chequers

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522 East Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-7572
A furniture and gift store open since 1992, Chequers sells an eclectic mix of home goods. Perfect for a last minute hostess gift or a unique item for someone back home, whether you want to spend $25 or $25,000.

9. Meridian Jewlers

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525 East Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3833
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You can drop a pretty penny at Meridian Jewelers, with lines like Cartier, Harry Winston, and Temple St. Clair. But even though the sparkle is high-end, there is a range of price ranges at this Aspen institution. Watch out for awesome trunk shows with designers from around the world.

10. Susie's Consignments

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600 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-2376
As one of the best consignment stores in Aspen, Susie's is a hidden gem with high quality designer items at amazing prices. Nice selection and killer deals make this store a great option for people with luxury taste but limited means.

1. Explore Bookstore

221 East Main Street, Aspen, 81611
Every town needs a good independent book store and fortunately for 30 years Aspen has had Explore Booksellers. With a well curated selection of books, a wonderful children's section, and even a small bistro inside, this place is a Roaring Fork Valley gem.
221 East Main Street
Aspen, 81611

2. Carl's Pharmacy

306 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Don't expect big box stores when you are in Aspen, so if you need something (toothbrush, board games, medicine, booze, groceries, etc.) you better head to Carl's Pharmacy. There's even a wig and costume section, for all those late Aspen nights when a wig is just the thing. Conveniently located on Main Street, Carl's is worth a stop because this place has everything.
306 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611

3. Distractions

465 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
With a focus on women's contemporary clothing, Distractions is a great spot to grab a new dress, shoes, and bag all in one spot. High-end designer lines like Thomas Wylde, Lanvin, and Free City dominate the racks.
465 E Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

4. Ute Mountaineer

210 South Galena Street, Aspen, CO 81611
As a full-service outdoor sporting goods store, Ute Mountaineer is your go-to spot before any Aspen adventure. They have the gear you need for hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, running, mountaineering, telemark skiing, and cross country. Helpful staff can also aid visitors in planning backcountry excursions.
210 South Galena Street
Aspen, CO 81611

5. Bloomingbird's

304 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611
Need a kickass pair of heels for an event this evening? Look no further than Bloomingbird's, a high-end shoe store in Aspen. With everything from sneakers to 5-inch Manolo Blahnik stilettos, this place is the spot.
304 S Galena St
Aspen, CO 81611

6. Kemo Sabe

434 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
People foreign to Colorado sometimes expect the state to be full of cowboys riding around ski towns on their trusty steeds. And while this is far from the truth, you can capture a bit of that western magic at Kemo Sabe. There's no place better to buy gorgeous cowboy boots or a hat. They don't come cheap, but there are plenty of tasteful options that don't look like you've stepped out of Bonanza. Ask about their Aspen belt buckles, which are one of the coolest souvenirs you could buy.
434 E Cooper Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

7. Pitkin County Dry Goods

520 East Cooper Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Pitkin County Dry Goods is Aspen's original, family-owned clothing store, in operation since 1969. Fortunately for clothes-lovers everywhere, it's longevity proves that it is also the best clothing store in Aspen. Expect creative takes on modern casual clothing and an array of stellar jewelry and accessories.
520 East Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

8. Chequers

522 East Cooper Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
A furniture and gift store open since 1992, Chequers sells an eclectic mix of home goods. Perfect for a last minute hostess gift or a unique item for someone back home, whether you want to spend $25 or $25,000.
522 East Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

9. Meridian Jewlers

525 East Cooper Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
You can drop a pretty penny at Meridian Jewelers, with lines like Cartier, Harry Winston, and Temple St. Clair. But even though the sparkle is high-end, there is a range of price ranges at this Aspen institution. Watch out for awesome trunk shows with designers from around the world.
525 East Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

10. Susie's Consignments

600 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
As one of the best consignment stores in Aspen, Susie's is a hidden gem with high quality designer items at amazing prices. Nice selection and killer deals make this store a great option for people with luxury taste but limited means.
600 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611