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Denver Shopping: Denver Dweller Live and Shop Local Guide

Looking for a business or product mentioned on Denver Dweller? Here’s a round-up of Denver local resources, including local shops, businesses, products and services that have been featured or listed on the blog. (Those with no street address listed indicate an online business or products that can be ordered online.) This Denver shopping directory does not include cafes and restaurants, but I have chosen to include neighborhood bakeries and coffee shops who have some retail offerings. Note: This page contains locally based affiliate links. Read more here.

Denver Shopping: Where to Shop Local, Stores & Products

32nd Avenue Books, Toys & Gifts, 3633 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-908-7016. (Independent book and toy store. Read more here!)

32nd West, 3631 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-728-9002. (Outdoor and active clothes and accessories for men and women.)

5 Green Boxes, 1596 S. Pearl Street and 1573 S. Pearl Street, Denver. (This Platt Park gift shop (broken into a “big store” and a “little store” has one of the best selections of gifts and cards. Read more here.)

A. Line Boutique, 2445 E. Third Avenue, Denver. (This women’s clothing boutique is a favorite with local fashionistas.)

AikoPops, 1284 S. Pearl Street, Denver. (Gourmet popsicles for adults in more than 700 flavors. Seriously awesome. Read more here!)

Allegro Coffee Roasters, 4040 Tennyson, Denver. (Boulder-based coffee company. This Berkeley spot is a fantastic space to work and meet up.)

Armitage & McMillan, 1550 Platte Street, Denver. (Men’s clothing shop)

The Artisan Center, 2757 E. 3rd Avenue, Denver. (One of the best places to find gifts. Wares created by Colorado and national artists. Read more here and also here.)

Berkeley Supply, 4309 Tennyson Street, Denver (Men’s clothing and accessories. High-quality basics for the guy who wants to look good but doesn’t want to try too hard.)

Bloom by Anuschka, 2353 E. Third Avenue, Denver, AND Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver. (It’s worth your while to visit this eclectic shop of home goods and gifts. They sell some of my favorite candles, body products and Turkish towels.)

BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver. (It’s a bookstore. It’s a wine bar. It’s where I spend 90 percent of my free time. Their “happiest hour” — children’s story time combined with wine deals — is a beautiful thing. )

Caboodle Gifts, 1507 S. Holly Street, Denver. (Handcrafted gifts, locally made.)

Cheese + Provisions, 2432 W. 44th Avenue, Denver, 303-455-2221. (Favorite spot for foodies and cheese mongers. And, they give a neighborhood discount. Read more here!)

The Chocolate Therapist, 2560 W. Main Street, Littleton. (Unique locally handcrafted chocolatier made with all-natural ingredients. Read more here!)

Chocolove (I am hooked on the Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate bar.)

Co.Alition Bags (Locally made Smart backpacks with built-in chargers and wireless hard drive. Did you see these guys on Shark Tank? Read more here.)

Colorado Crafted (One of the best gifts you can give to the person who has everything: Modern gift boxes packed with Colorado-made treats. Read post here!)

Conservatrice, 234 Broadway, Denver. Set up like the stylish Parisian apartment of my dreams, this darling boutique is carefully arranged with unique home goods, elegant clothing, and even a little children’s nook. The shop also sells fresh bouquets of artfully arranged flowers.

Counter Couture (Locally crafted kitchen and home accessories. Cutest tea towels ever.)

Craftboner (Probably the most awesomely irreverent greeting cards you can buy.)

Dardano’s Shoes, 1550 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver, 303-692-9355. (I could get lost in this shoe store forever. They stock only the highest quality, most comfortable shoes.)

Decade, 56 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-733-2288. (Long before South Broadway was trendy, this boutique was a fixture, selling fun little trinkets, unusual gifts and non-Hallmark cards. Read more here.)

DecorAsian Style, 1787 S. Broadway, Denver (Antique and reproduction furnishings and accessories imported from Africa, Asia and Europe. Read more here.)

Eco Mtn, 4350 Alcott Street, Denver. (Love this “modern home-keeping store” for all-natural, non-toxic home supplies, especially the DIY all-natural cleaner station. It’s also a great spot to pick up a housewarming gift.)

eXtra Ordinary Gifts, 3867 Tennyson Street, Denver. (Great little gift shop featuring a lot of Colorado-made goods. Read more here and also here.)

Fancy Tiger, 59 Broadway, Denver, 303-733-3855. (A craft and fabric store for the cool kids. If you don’t sew or knit when you walk into this store, you will want to by the time you leave.)

Fancy Tiger Clothing, 55 Broadway, Denver. (Where those cool crafty kids buy their clothes.)

Feral Mountain Company, 4320 Tennyson Street, Denver, 303-903-8584. (High-end camping and hiking gear.)

Fig + Yarrow (A favorite indulgence of mine. These products are all natural and amazing. Read more here!)

Firebird Books and Toys by Nest2800 E. 6th Avenue, Denver, 303-534-1973. (Huge selection of kids’ books and toys that spark imagination. Read more here!)

Formulary 55 (All-natural bath and body products started out of Pueblo.)

Grape Street Greetings (Minimalist greeting cards with a bite.)

Grasshaven Outdoor, 6655 Arapaho Rd Suite 1A, Boulder. (Boulder outdoor and camping store for those who like a little comfort when they’re roughing it.)

Green City Living (Reusable snack and sandwich bags in fun prints.)

Happy Bake Shop, 3434 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-477-3556. (Yummy gourmet cupcake shop that even has vegan and gluten-free options.)

Hazel and Dewey, 70 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-777-1500.  (A favorite little kitchen and mercantile store.)

Helliemae’s (The most decadent, addictive caramels. New retail shop, Post Oak Hall, coming this summer in Wheat Ridge! Read more here!)

Heloise Children’s Boutique, 300 University Boulevard, Denver, 303-997-5261. (Beautiful clothes for kids, though a little on the pricey side. But, you can find some fantastic deals here sometimes, too. Read more on my guest post on The Denver Ear.)

Hollyhocks, 2817 E. Third Avenue (Cherry Creek), Denver. (This children’s boutique has been a Denver staple for 20 years. More geared toward the little ones, but you will also find specialty clothing like christening and communion outfits. Read more on my guest post on The Denver Ear.

Hope Tank, 64 Broadway, Denver. (This “social enterprise gift store” has a fantastic selection of quality toys and gifts for kids and adults both. All shop inventory is either handcrafted or from companies that are environmentally and socially responsible. The best part is a portion of every item sold goes to charity, so you can feel twice as good about shopping here. )

Hip Violet (These bibs are the best baby gift you can give anyone. And, I give them again and again. Read more here!)

Humble Suds (All-natural, locally made cleaning products.)

HW Home, 199 Clayton, Denver, 303-394-9222. Also, Boulder and Greenwood Village locations. (Extensive home furnishings and furniture store with 3 area locations. Read more here.)

I Heart Denver Store, 500 16th Street #264, Denver (Denver Pavilions 2nd Level). (All Colorado artists and artisans. Awesome place for gifts and non-traditional souvenirs. Read more here! And also here.)

Il Porcellino Salumi, 4324 W. 41st Avenue, Denver. (Charcuterie lovers will think they’ve gone to heaven. Read more here.)

Inspyre Boutique, 171 Detroit Street (Cherry Creek North), Denver, 720-891-9595, and 4170 Tennyson Street (Berkeley), 303-718-2645. Also, Littleton and Lone Tree locations. (Cute women’s clothing boutique where nothing is over $100.)

Jolly Goods, 4020 Tennyson Street, Denver. (One of my very favorite Denver shops. All products are artisan-made with a ton of locally made stuff. Also check out the shop owner’s line of clever greeting cards. Read more here and also here.)

Kismet, 3640 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-477-3378. (Women’s boutique selling clothes, accessories, and gifts.)

Lady Jones, 4016 Tennyson Street. (The latest addition to Tennyson Street, this women’s clothing boutique carries elegant, upscale staples.)

Little Feet, 201 University Boulevard, Denver, 303-388-9535. My go-to shop for the kiddos’ shoes. And, they even hold a very popular shoe-tying class for kids! Read more here.

Little Spruce Organics (Awesome selection of all-natural baby clothes. Read post here.)

Live Beautifully (Their Beautifying Face Butter saves my Colorado-parched skin. Read post here.)

Lolo Exotic Home Goods and Jewelry, 3003 E. Third Avenue, Denver. (They carry a fantastic selection of Turkish towels, one of my all-time favorite things to gift to others…and myself.)

Lulu’s Furniture & Decor, 2050 W. 30th Avenue, Denver (Eclectic home furnishings and accessories boutique with fantastic finds at every price point. Read more here.)

Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, 303-894-9499; 5100 E. Colfax, Denver, 303-243-3355. (The original Denver gourmet marketplace for foodies. Read more here.)

MegaFauna, 3102 Blake Street, Denver. (Locally made t-shirts and other stuff for your favorite hipster. Read more here.)

Melrose and Madison, 1500 S. Pearl Street, Denver AND 3420 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver. (This mother-and-daughter-owned boutique with two locations is a must for the Denver sartorialist. The clothes are gorgeous, but definitely investment pieces.)

MHM Gear, 4405 W. 43rd Avenue, Denver, 303-750-6100. (Backpacks and other gear. Read more here.)

Mod Livin’, 5327 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver (Home store selling new modern furnishings and vintage mid-century classics. Read more here.)

Moss Pink Flora & Botanicals, 4615 E. 23rd Avenue, Denver. (Cute florist and seller of greeting cards.)

Nest Children’s Boutique,  2940 E. 6th Avenue, Denver AND 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder. A darling little shop selling the cutest kids’ clothes. Read more on my post for The Denver Ear here. Sister shop to Hatched by Nest (for tweens) and Firebird Books and Toys by Nest.)

Nova Craft Chocolate (Delicious handcrafted chocolate based out of Lafayette, Colorado)

Ooh! Ahh! Jewelry, 4216 Tennyson Street, Denver. (Don’t be fooled by the name — I’ve found some of my favorite scarves and bags here.)

Page Fifty Five (Cute and quirky greeting cards.)

Paige on Pearl, 1509 S. Pearl Street, Denver, 303-877-8912. (Small but lovely, well-curated collection of high-quality women’s clothes.) 

Pandora on the Hill, 1227 E. 17th Avenue, Denver. (Fun hipster gift boutique where you will find jewelry, home accessories, irreverent greeting cards, and novelty items like Jesus action figures. Read more here.)

Paper Plates Press (Clever and sarcastic letterpress greeting cards, t-shirts and booze tags created by this adorable hipster couple. Read post here.)

Peppercorn, 1235 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-449-5847. (If there was ever a store that was going to turn you into an amazing cook, this is it.)

The Perfect Petal, 3600 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-480-0966. (Lovely little gift and card shop, and where we buy all of our bouquets — they are always stunning! Read more here.)

Rare Finds Warehouse, 6500 E. Stapleton Drive, Denver. (Unusual and high-quality items from decorative accessories to lighting and furniture.)

Real Baby, 4315 Tennyson Street, Denver. (One of my favorite places to pick up baby shower gifts. Read more here.)

The Real Dill Available online and in many retail stores. (The best pickles in unusual savory vinegars. The only thing better than their pickles is their handcrafted bloody mary mix.)

River North Workshop, 3040 Blake Street #131, Denver. (Open work and retail space selling local artisan-crafted home wares and personal gifts. They also carry a line of all-natural milk paint.)

Roberta’s Chocolates, 4840 W. 29th Avenue, Denver. (A tiny little chocolate shop that’s been a Denver favorite for decades.)

Ruby Jane, 3616 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 720-855-7067. (This women’s clothing boutique rivals the department stores for selection and quality.)

Rustic Thread, 3716 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-351-3535. (Bohemian clothing boutique for women.)

Sarah O. Jewelry, 4301 Tennyson Street, Denver, 720-502-3229. (Unique custom jewelry for everyday and wedding sets.)

Second Star to the Right Books, 4353 Tennyson Street, Denver, 303-455-1527. A sweet children’s bookstore that also sells a selection of toys and crafts and hosts regular story times and Saturday children’s yoga.

Semplice, 7487 E. 29th Place, Denver, 303-399-4447. (Cute little clothing boutique with stuff for the whole fam.)

The Shop at the Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, 720-865-3501. (Truly a gift shop – I find some of most unique things here.)

Spinelli’s Market, 4621 E. 23rd Avenue, Denver, 303-329-8143. (This Italian marketplace and deli is a Denver institution. You can now buy their pasta sauce in grocery stores across the city.)

Spinster Sisters, 3070 Blake Street (RiNo), Denver; 2628 E. Third Avenue (Cherry Creek), Denver; 908 12th Street, Golden. (These delicious bath and body products are locally handcrafted. The lotion sticks are awesome for travel.)

Spruce, 4347 Tennyson Street, Denver, 303-242-8689. (A 1-stop shop for men, this place carries men’s clothing and accessories, and offers barber and clothing consultant services.)

St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop and Market, 3211 Lowell, Denver, 303-477-0374. (Another favorite for foodies and cheese mongers. Great selection. Read more here.)

Sub Rosa Mercantile, 2337 W. 44th Avenue, Denver, 720-644-8074. (Handcrafted home goods and gifts.)

Sully & Co., 2443 Eliot Street, Denver, 720-398-8064. (Men’s clothing boutique featuring American-made apparel.)

The Sunny Side Up Shop (Fun prints to show your local love – and not just for Denver.)

Svper Ordinary, 3350 Brighton Blvd (in The Source), Denver. (An eclectic shop featuring handcrafted wares.)

Sweat Cosmetics (All-natural mineral powder with sunscreen created by professional athletes for women-on-the-go. Read post here.)

Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Highlands: 3475 W. 32nd Street, Denver; Platt Park: 1882 S. Pearl Street, Denver (Also, Boulder and Louisville locations.) Coming soon to The Stanley Marketplace! (My 4-year-old begs for this place. We pop in whenever there’s not a line out the door.)

Sword and Plough (Unique bags made by repurposing military cloth and employing many veterans.)

Talulah Jones, 1122 E. 17th Avenue, Denver. (One of the best gift boutiques in Denver, this shop has something for everyone. Plus a HUGE toy and book selection. Read more here.)

Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th Street, Denver, 303-436-1070 (LoDo);  1701 Wynkoop Street (Union Station); 2526 East Colfax, Denver, 303-322-7727; 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 303-470-7050; DIA, Concourses A, B, and C. (What needs to be said about this indie bookstore powerhouse? Founder Joyce Meskis is my hero.)

Timbuk Toys, University Hills: 2526 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, 303-756-2522; Lowry: 200 Quebec Street, Denver, 303-366-1755 Also, Lakewood and Highlands Ranch locations. (Awesome local chain with a huge inventory of toys. AND they highlight Colorado-made products. Read more here.)

Tony’s Market, 950 Broadway, Denver, 720-880-4501; plus Castle Pines, Bowles Village and Dry Creek locations. (Great marketplace where you can find just about everything you would ever want to eat — do all of your grocery shopping here or just pick up some fun stuff for a picnic lunch. Read more here.)

Topo Designs, 2500 Larimer Street, Denver, 303-954-8420. (Fantastic selection of Colorado-made attractive and durable bags for urban or more rugged use.)

The Truffle Cheese Shop, 2906 E. 6th Avenue, Denver, 303-322-7363. (Charming little cheese shop. And, they will even pack you a picnic lunch. Read more here.)

T-Trove Asian Decor, 189 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-722-0949. (I’ve long loved this huge store filled with Asian decor. Their collection of outdoor pottery is massive and lines the parking lot. Read more here.)

Valhalla Cakes, 4426 Tennyson Street, Denver, (A newcomer to Berkeley, this bakery specializes in amazing three-dimensional cakes that true works of art.)

Vert Beauty, 3442 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-623-8378. (I love this little shop that sells natural lines of cosmetics, bath and body products. They carry both national and locally created brands.)

Vital Industries (A bunch of fun screen-printed stuff. The state pint glasses are my favorites.)

Waterstone Succulents (Lovely little succulent sculptures by a Colorado artist for those of us who have trouble keeping the real ones alive.)

Westside Books, 3434 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, 303-434-0220. (Neighborhood bookstore selling new and used books.)

Wildflowers, 1201 Madison Street, Denver. (You could linger in this gift and card shop for hours, and still probably wouldn’t see everything, but you’ll sure end up buying a lot of stuff you didn’t even know you needed. Read more here.)

Winter Session, 2952 Welton Street, Denver. (I covet their entire line of bags. Read more here.)

Wishgifts, 750 S. University Boulevard, Denver. (Cute little gift shop down south.)

Wordshop, 3180 Meade Street, Denver. (My husband has bought every irreverent card he’s ever given me — which is all of them — here. And, they’re so good that I save them. Read more here.)

Zakken (Fun locally made bags available online through this Etsy shop.)

Live Local: Events, Services & Programs

Call Kate, 720-404-6541

Children’s MD Symptom Checker mobile app

Class Pass (Note: Class Pass is not a local business, but it does get you access to dozens of local businesses, so we’ve included it here as a local resource.)

The Craftsman & Apprentice, 1325 E. 22nd Ave. Denver  303-718-3012

Craftsy

Denver Digs Trees

Denver Parks & Playgrounds mobile app

Denver Puppet Theater, 3156 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, 303-458-6446

Denver Tool Library (Never buy another tool again! This awesome membership organization lets you check out tools and members can give you advice on your projects. Read post here!)

Fit Kitchen, 1998 Downing Street, 303-860-6027

Fooducopia, Wash Park, 1939 East Kentucky Avenue,  303-722-7838

Go Denver app

Green Chef (This Boulder-based meal delivery subscription has made weeknight dinners a lot easier. Read post here!)

Handy Girl Concierge, 303-931-9612

Ignite Denver (This tri-annual Ted-Talk-meets-community-meeting event is sure to inspire you, or at least make you laugh. Read post here!)

Just Be Assistants, 303-957-7149

Moxie U and Moxie Mobile (Art Students League of Denver)

Parent Smart Health Line and Mobile App, 720-777-0123

Ready Fit Go, 3555 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, 303-945-4914

Supper Bell (What’s better than a meal-prep subscription? A fully prepared meal delivered to your door and ready to heat. Chef Frank Bonnano’s company has saved me more than once!)