Aspen

Between all the famous glossy storefronts, there are some amazingly cool—and coolly affordable—finds.

Amen Wardy Home

Simply stepping into this whimsical two-story home store will make you want 
to throw a safari 
(or haunted house, 
or garden of Eden) 
theme party—the tablescapes, complete with giraffe-print 
cloth napkins and skull-shaped salt and pepper shakers, are just that fun and inspiring.

520 E. 
Durant Ave., 970-920-7700, amenwardy.com

Distractions

Exquisite knitwear 
is the main attraction at Heidi Semrau’s contemporary boutique. Top picks include a purple silk-screened Libertine argyle and one insanely soft, Navajo-inspired cashmere cardigan we could not stop petting.

465 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-544-9946, distractionsaspen.com

The Gallerie

One of Aspen's most beloved (and most stylish) boutiques moved this year from a retail front to a gorgeous, appointment-only space—all the better to relax as you shop luxe labels like Lela Rose, Ports 1961, and Mackage.

601 Rio Grande Place #117b, 970-544-4893, gallerieaspen.com

Kali's Denim

Stocked with denim lines you haven’t necessarily heard of and slim-cut Wildfox Couture tees to match, Kali’s is pure West Coast cool. In the back, jeweler Kathryn Penn’s shop-within-a-shop sells the designer’s vibrant amethyst and pearl necklaces.

525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-7722, facebook.com/KalisDenim

Kemo Sabe

The Lone Ranger homage is abundant (cowhide ottomans, lots of taxidermy), but authentic cowboy boots and stacks of wool Pendleton blankets make this a tourist destination that’s actually very worthwhile for all things Western.

434 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-7878, kemosabe.com

Koto

Koto loosely means “object” in Japanese, and the ones at this sleek, moodily lit space range from in-demand (tie-neck George blouses, R&Y Augousti octagonal clutches) to totally random (metallic purple piggy banks). Things get even kitschier around the corner at the sister shop.

409 E Hyman Ave., 970-925-5686, kotoaspen.com

O2 Aspen

The original Main Street locale has a spa and yoga studio, but we like this downtown spin-off for its expansive selection 
of Lululemon Athletica activewear, soothing Epicuren lotions and sequined Chan Luu sweaters.

605 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-3161, o2aspen.com

Performance Ski

Our favorite ski 
shop, not for the prices (which can be black-
diamond steep), but for chic ski and après-ski apparel, like an unbulky Duvetica down parka and a tough Dsquared2 leather bomber.

408 S. Hunter St., 970-925-8657

Pitkin County Dry Goods

It would take hours to scan Pitkin’s jam-packed racks of skinny pants, printed frocks and toggle coats. But it’s worth it. We left with an Aztec-print Amanda Uprichard dress and a locally made leather wrap bracelet.


520 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-1681, pitkincountydrygoods.com

ValleyGirl

Ask a local where she bought her adorable mustard peacoat (or drapey ikat cardigan or coral minidress) and she’ll point you to this well-stocked shop—a must-hit for wearables under $250.

406 E. Hyman Ave., 970-920-4475, valleygirlboutique.com

Von Freytag Vintage

Gilded picture frames and wooden birdcages adorn this two-room vintage trove, where cranberry Armani shifts and structured Longchamp satchels are all in pristine condition and reasonably priced 
(we spotted a Parisian trench for $70).


302 S. Galena St., 
970-544-1744