Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Where to shop in Boulder? While there are incredible shops all over town, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Impeccably edited, Cedar & Hyde is run by two sisters and is a modern-day mercantile that only sells items that “have a story.” Check out buttery-soft linens, effortlessly stylish clothes and simple-but-chic décor. Other stylish spots include designer-label mainstay MAX, and Two Sole Sisters (another sister duo) for shoes, and the new Willow on Canyon Blvd. for truly fresh fashion. And, yes, the super trend-conscious Swedish style magnate H&M opened a Boulder location at Twenty Ninth Street in fall of 2013.
Neptune Mountaineering has serious gear for serious adventurers — plus an in-store museum that includes equipment that’s been to the top of Everest. Visit University Bicycles for its awesome, parts-dispensing vending machine and “bike museum in the rafters.” Get fitted by the nationally renowned folks at Boulder Running Company, if running is your thing. And make a women’s-only trek to Outdoor Divas for femme-fitting clothes and gear (skis, snowboards, kayaks, shoes).
Glinting glass dishes are artfully arranged on tables, and row upon row of bead strings hang like rainbows against sunlit windows. Nomad Beads is at once stunning and worldly, with beads from across the globe. The thoughtfully curated Momentum is strict about selling fair-trade items — each one handmade and for a good cause in communities worldwide. Find gorgeous textiles, wood-carved items, jewelry and other true treasures you can feel good about.
With a massive, creaking staircase at its center and hefty oak bookcases that have that divine, old-school-library smell, Boulder Book Store is a true book-lover’s bookstore. Spend hours poring over three floors of tomes and reliable staff recommendations. Catering to those with a passion for paper (and all things related), Two Hands Paperie will have lovers of stationary, crafts, journals, bookmaking, pens and letterpress drooling.
You can bet America’s Foodiest Town (Bon Apetit magazine) has its share of places to pick up gourmet goodies. Stop in Peppercorn — a culinary fanatic's fantasy, with delightful finds for kitchen and tabletop — and Sur La Table for executive-chef-worthy supplies. Then swing by Cured to sample meats and cheeses and pick up oils, salts, chocolates, jams and more — carefully selected for the finest flavors. Boulder also has not one, but two, great spice shops — Penzeys Spices and Savory Spice Shop.
Head to "kiddie row" at The Village shopping center, where an independent toy store (Grand Rabbits), a baby and kids' clothing shop (Nest), a maternity boutique (mama'hood), a fun and colorful kids' salon (Jack & Jill Salon) are all in one spot.
We have yet to meet someone who doesn’t eventually become enamored with McGuckins Hardware. If McGuckins doesn’t have what you need, we’re not sure you need it! The best part is the friendly staff of this family-run store.
More: We’ve barely scratched the surface. There’s so much more to shop in Boulder! Browse our shopping listings for many more ideas.