When it comes to shopping while on vacation, there are usually many different preferences. While some people love to browse shops while on vacation, others shy away from spending any time indoors – especially in Colorado, when the weather is beautiful. Thankfully, Vail has some great shopping options for everyone in your family or group – including the ones who want to stay outside. Here’s an overview of shopping in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Shopping in Vail
Vail provides a unique shopping experience. Vail Village offers an outdoor shopping experience, allowing shoppers to find what they want, and others to take in the beauty of the outside world. There are countless items to find, ranging from souvenirs, gifts, furnishings, fine art, groceries, winter apparel, outdoor equipment, hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, specialty gifts, shoes, and much more. And, sprinkled throughout the village are restaurants and breweries, so you can grab refreshments during your shopping excursion. Here are a few of our favorite shops in the area:
– Artful Sol
If you like contemporary art, Artful Sol is a great gallery to visit. Each piece of art is hand-selected, and up and coming new artists are often featured.
Axel’s offers unique clothing, such as leather and shearling items, footwear from Europe, hand-tooled cowboy boots, and one-of-a-kind belt buckles.
If you need some retail therapy, Perch is the spot for you. Lucky Magazine recently named it one of their favorite stores in Colorado. Despite being only a year old, it has made quite a splash in Vail. They carry contemporary women’s clothing, including brands like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vince, Rag & Bone, Theory, and much more. Find everything from denim to cashmere, casual to cocktail at this fun shop!
– Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory
This one’s for the kids, and the children at heart. Stepping into Fuzziwig’s feels like you’re stepping into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There is every type of candy and chocolate your heart could ever desire. And, it it’s displayed in fun containers, making you feel like you’re on a movie set. Not feeling like candy? They also serve tasty ice cream!
– Gore Creek Fly Fisherman
This one’s for the guys and gals who love to fish: Gore Creek Fly Fisherman has everything a fisherman can dream of owning. And, they offer guided tours, and will gladly chat with you about the best spots. They carry the finest equipment and clothing, and their customer service is unparalleled. Stop by for a free casting clinic every day at 10:30am to get inspired and learn some new tricks!
– Mountain Tees
Going home without souvenirs after a trip to Colorado is just a shame: Be sure to get your t-shirts, shot glasses, or other memorabilia at Mountain Tees. Located in Vail Village, it’s a great place to stock up on all your Colorado memories, or bring back something for your loved ones who couldn’t join you on your trip.
Shopping in Vail: Fun for the Entire Family
Often, shopping isn’t a fun event for the entire family. But, in Vail, shopping is loads of fun for everyone in your group. Because of the outdoor shopping experience, even those who don’t love the thrill of shopping will enjoy strolling through the beautiful streets of our little mountain town. And, when you get hungry from your explorations, there are plenty of restaurants to stop and grab a bite to eat!