Denver is a thriving, evolving city and the same can be said of its stellar collection of stores and boutiques. From small and eclectic independent retailers such as 5 Green Boxes to the upscale, multi-block shopping district that is Cherry Creek North, Denver delivers a vibrant and intriguing experience with multiple options for shoppers of all kinds. For art collectors or art lover, there's the gallery-centric Art District on Santa Fe, along with two fabulous (and different) shops at the Denver Art Museum. Tattered Cover, one of Denver's most successful and beloved retailers, now has three locations, including a cozy outpost at the newly revitalized Denver Union Station. Speaking of Union Station, the historic aesthetic remains in tact and the trains continue to run, but a fabulous collection of retailers and restaurants now infuses the evocative structure with a distinctly 21st Century vibe. Historic and contemporary elements also combine at Larimer Square, an area that Butch Cassidy is said to have once visited and where some of the city's best independent boutiques now open for a more genteel clientele. And in the spirit of what's old is often new again, there's Twist and Shout, a record store where new vinyl recordings are being sold alongside those old collectibles and CDs from every genre--plus there's live music. Perhaps best of all, in between many Denver shops are independent restaurants opened by award-winning chefs where shoppers can rest and refuel before heading to the next dynamic shopping experience.
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