by Kristi Stanford, Book Breck
Breckenridge is a mecca for snow sports, true, but there’s so much more to our town. Culture, art, history–and shopping! Lots of shopping! Whether you’re looking for cute boutiques, snow gear, souvenirs or other curiosities, there’s plenty of opportunity to go shopping in Breckenridge CO.
At Book Breck, our goal is for our vacation rental guests to feel like they have a local friend in town and we take this goal seriously. Here’s a sampling of 10 of the best places to go shopping in Breckenridge CO, updated just for our readers and guests prior to the 2019 summer season.
Goods is a one-of-a-kind clothing and shoe store, nestled on Main Street on the lower level of Town Square Mall, near the corner of Lincoln and Main Street. Find the very best selection in town for the latest Sorel, Ugg, and Fry boots and shoes. Top brands such as Free People and Bench can be found in the women’s section. Men are not forgotten- they have selections as well. Goods is always getting in new merchandise, brands and styles.
Tucked away in a little alley off Main Street is a special spot not to be missed (read to end of this paragraph). “Belvidere and Hern” is Old West slang for “His and Hers,” which refers both to the owners and their goal of providing something for everyone who visits the store. If you’re looking for something unique to take back to your own home or a gift for friend or family, you’ll find something at Belvidere & Hern. Enjoy their original curated selection, emphasizing items that are made in the USA, fair trade, handmade, and some even made right in the store.
BONUS: Visit their sister store Lucille’s just across the breezeway from Belvidere and Hern where you’ll find more unique gifts and some great women’s fashions. BONUS BONUS: Visit the wine store in the same nook just off Main Street! BONUS BONUS BONUS: Visit the best museum in town, the free Ski Museum next door to Belvidere and Hern. Needless to say, this is one-stop fun spot in town you must visit!
For a fabulous selection of men’s and women’s outerwear, casual wear, active wear, boots, gloves, hats, and shoes check out the Main Street location of Breckenridge Sports. Popular in-store clothing brands include Prana, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, Marmot, and more.
Who doesn’t love fun socks? Joy of Sox has a large, funky selection of socks and unique wear-able accessories. Joy of Sox will satisfy your whimsical side while providing the accessories you need to keep your toes warm and toasty in our cool Breckenridge climate.
The don’t-miss shop in town for the girl who loves the latest fashion trends. Valley Girl carries the best combination of mountain chic styles and the latest trends for all ages, while Ruby Jane carries the latest home fashions. Both locations have great jewelry and clothing accessories.
On the south end of town in Main Street Junction is where you’ll fall in love with one of the newest and most unique shops in the whole county. If you’re a handbag addict, might better just stay away from Maggie Pond Boutique! This posh stop has a handbag selection to die for in addition to belts, sweaters, jackets, jewelry, and spa brand skincare products. Locally owned and operated, surrounded by several great eateries and the beauty of Maggie Pond. Don’t miss this one!
If your goal when shopping in Breckenridge CO is to bring a bit of the mountains home, look no further than Woodland. This new gift and floral shop on the quieter north end of Main Street carries a wide variety of unique gifts and decorative items. If you’re in Breck for a special occasion, Woodland is the place to order a flower bouquet or arrangement that will add style, romance and elegance to your celebration.
A stop as popular as the high-end shops in town, For Pet’s Sake is a thrift store staffed by volunteers and benefits homeless pets with their support of Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, and a variety of home decor and housewares. If you arrived to town missing an item you need, check out For Pet’s Sake for a great bargain.
If your sense of adventure has brought you to Breckenridge, let it lead you to Mountain Outfitters. This service-oriented shop will get you outfitted with the right gear that fits you perfectly. The staff’s passion and knowledge for mountain sports is an asset. They’ll happily steer you in the right direction regarding equipment as well as advise you on the best places to get the most out of the mountain.
Even if gallery art is not in your budget, take a look at the fun, uplifting, and unique American art at Raitman Art Gallergies, formerly Art on a Whim. The Colorado-centered collection awes and inspires visitors–and what better way to remember Breck than with a piece of local art that perfectly captures it? The gallery will ship or deliver purchased pieces all over the world.
Need lodging while in Breckenridge? There are hundreds of choices, but when you stay at a Book Breck Vacation Homes rental property, you can rest assured your vacation rental will be well stocked and well maintained and you will be provided with world-class customer service. Book Breck was voted Top 3 Best Property Management Companies/Rental Company in Summit County for both 2017 and 2018.