Who Says Boulder Can't Dress? Shopping in Boulder from Head to Toe

We all have love/hate relationships with our clothes, and travel only heightens the emotions. We forget to pack something, or we need something unexpectedly, or we just want to see what Boulder has to offer that our own city may not. That's why 10Best compiles a list of the best clothing stores in town. From independent boutiques to upscale chains, we tell you where to find terrific basics and quality fashions that will get you through any clothing crisis. Popular possibilities? Common Era, and The Regiment Shops of Colorado, Inc.. These two shops offer elegance that won't break your bank and will dress you for a casual walk through town or a night out for fine dining.

More interested in how you look while playing in the mountains than in the city? Never fear, for Boulder offers REI where you'll find colorful hiking dresses, skirts, and tops. Need even more color? Athleta takes the cake in colorful workout and outdoor apparel

Finally, if you'd rather save the big bucks for eating and drinking some fine Colorado microbrews, allow us to suggest Boulder's consignments shops. Common Threads sits atop our list for its commitment to variety, stellar pricing, and trendy finds. Buffalo Exchange is another that will outfit you in the most hip looks of the season.

So put that in your pipe and smoke it, GQ.

Photo courtesy of Moosejaw and Hanna O'Neill


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