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Take a break from the ski slopes and enjoy downtown Aspen where world-class shopping is concentrated across a few city blocks. From designer stores to eclectic boutiques and even second-hand stores where you can find the chicest cast-offs, the Aspen shopping scene is an attraction unto itself.
For the true browser, tour the town’s arts & culture attractions listed below. Or pop into the welcoming galleries to enjoy art ranging from classic to contemporary.
Unique Shopping in Aspen
While luxury shoppers will feel right at home among the racks at Gucci, Prada, and Ralph Lauren, these Aspen boutiques are full of character and charm. You’re sure to find a unique souvenir to remember your Aspen vacation!
Pitkin County Dry Goods | 520 East Cooper Ave.
Aspen original clothing store, this boutique outfits town’s most stylish residents. For visitors looking to blend in, buy your duds here!
Kemo Sabe Aspen | 217 South Galena Street
A trip to Aspen is not complete without picking up a souvenir from Kemo Sabe, which offers high-end western wear for men and women. Their convivial shopkeepers will outfit you with cowboy boots, hats, scarves, knives, and more.
Performance Ski | 614 East Durant Ave.
This stylish ski shop brings hard-to-find European brands to Aspen’s ski slopes. If you’re searching for a unique ski outfit, your first stop should be Performance.
The Little Bird | 525 East Cooper Ave.
This luxury consignment boutique is full of the chicest second-hand finds bequeathed by Aspen’s jet-set. Shop for clothing, footwear, jewelry, and more from designers including Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and more.
The Emporium and Flying Circus | 315 East Main Street
Housed in a brightly painted, 100-year-old Victorian cabin, this eclectic shop features items made by local artists, from jewelry to dog treats.
Explore Booksellers | 221 East Main Street
This picture-perfect bookstore invites browsers to linger among the rows of eclectic books within cozy rooms of a historic Victorian building. Once you’ve had your literary fill, head upstairs to Pyramid Bistro to enjoy a gourmet, vegetarian meal!
Aspen Museums & Galleries
Aspen Art Museum | 637 East Hyman Ave.
A centerpiece of Aspen’s renowned arts & culture scene, the Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution hosting rotating exhibitions of international contemporary artists. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and offers free admission.
Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies | 610 Gillespie Ave.
This new center preserves the legacy of Herbert Bayer, an influential modern artist who had a major impact on the Aspen Institute’s early artistic programming and designed the Aspen Meadows campus between 1949 and 1975. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Wheeler/Stallard Museum | 620 West Bleeker Street
Within the walls of this Queen-Anne-style Victorian built in 1888 by Jerome B. Wheeler, Aspen Historical Society exhibits rotating collections as well as a perfectly preserved example of a Victorian Aspen home. Visit the museum Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m, and check the Aspen History website for scheduled history tours around Aspen.
Aspen Art Galleries | various locations downtown Aspen
There is art on every corner of downtown Aspen, and welcoming gallery owners invite anyone to peruse artwork. Make an afternoon out of it and feast on artwork ranging from classic Picassos to new-age contemporary works.