Between all the famous glossy storefronts, there are some amazingly cool—and coolly affordable—finds.
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.,
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
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.
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
Eric and Sarah Lippincott fill their seven-year-old store with young labels (Vena Cava, Doo Ri) and exciting novelties (one-of-a-kind fringed bags, woven Cobra Society boots), but the real standouts are architectural pencil skirts and tunics by Gray, the Lippincotts’ own line.
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.