Shop 'Til You Drop in These Colorado Towns

With school starting in just a few weeks here in Colorado, some of you may be considering a mother-daughter back-to-school shopping getaway. Or maybe it’s just time to freshen up that fall/winter wardrobe. Regardless of why you go or who you go with, you should definitely check out one of these awesome shopping destinations in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Peruse Steamboat Springs, Colorado

If a pair of cowboy boots is on your must-have list this fall, Steamboat Springs is the place to go. F.M. Light & Sons has been a proprietor of cowboy duds for more than 100 years. The store is a Steamboat original and a must-stop whenever we’re in town.

There are 40 listings for “Clothing & Accessory Shops” on the Steamboat Resort Chamber website. And while a lot of these stores cater to folks looking for ski gear, shops like All That have the fashions your daughter is looking for this school year. And some cute stuff for you, too.

Need a shopping break? Head to the rooftop patio at Salt & Lime for a margarita. This restaurant is located in the old Rio building in the middle of downtown Steamboat Springs and serves up modern Mexican cuisine in a contemporary setting.

Outlet Shopping in Silverthorne, Colorado

Just an hour from Denver, this mountain town is home to the Outlets at Silverthorne, making this an excellent Colorado shopping destination. With stores like Calvin Klein and the Nike Factory Store, it’s a good place to browse for anyone in your family. And no doubt you’ll find a little something for yourself, as well.

When you’re ready for a pick-me-up, visit Red Buffalo Cafe for a riverside coffee and snack. We discovered this wonderful little coffee shop on our last visit to Silverthorne and it’s now a must-stop whenever we’re in town.

Winter Park’s Got Fashion Sense

I never considered Winter Park a shopping town until I was there on a girls’ weekend back in 2013. While there, we discovered Cooper Creek Square, home to seven restaurants,  11 shops, an outdoor fountain, beautiful landscaping, and live music throughout the summer.

My friends and I loaded up on cute stuff at Be Boutique. And I found a killer pair of sunnies at Peezie Marie for under $20.

We took a wine break on the patio at Smokin’ Moe’s where they have great happy hour specials.

The FashionTales of Telluride

I’ve only browsed the shops in Telluride, but if I had a little money to burn, this is where I’d go. Downtown Telluride has a fantastic array of interesting boutiques. From places selling eco-friendly clothing to shops with high-end leather goods, I guarantee that you’ll find one-of-kind fashion items when you shop Telluride.

It’s not a town for anyone with a thin pocket book, but if you can afford it, Telluride is a terrific shopping destination.

If all that shopping makes you a bit peckish, stop at Over the Moon for a charcuterie platter and a glass of wine.

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