Aspen shopping

Aspen, Colorado
Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

No trip to Aspen is complete without some time spent strolling through downtown exploring Aspen’s shops and boutiques.

And yes, while Aspen is known for its high-end merchants – from Prada to Gucci to Burberry, they all are here – Aspen also has some great local retailers (and not just t-shirt vendors like in many resort towns).

Many Aspen shops are open until 7pm or so during ski season providing a great chance to get in some post-après, pre-dinner shopping.

Hamilton Sports

Hamilton Sports, Aspen
Hamilton Sports, Aspen
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

We learned a long time ago that the best place to shop for ski gear is in a ski town. And, one step better – at a ski shop run by skiers that do so every day. Case in point – Hamilton Sports.

Owned by a former ski racer & 200 kmh club member, staffed by knowledgeable locals that can help you whether you are a first-timer or an Olympian, and stocked with the very best ski wear and equipment available, Hamilton Sports is our all time favorite ski shop & where we’ve shopped for years.

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Other Aspen shopping spots not to be missed…

Ute Mountaineer – great selection of mountaineering gear, outdoor clothing, hiking & camping equipment, and backcountry & cross-country skiing equipment

Carl’s Pharmacy – Aspen’s go to place for anything and everything

Boogie’s – where Aspen buys jeans and gets milkshakes

Amen Wardy – beautiful selection of home decor, gifts and tabletop & home accessories

For additional Aspen shopping options, check out the Aspen Chamber’s shopping list of merchants.


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