Boulder's Downtown of Wonders: Pearl Street Mall's Unique Shopping

Known for its beauty, culture, and unique local businesses, Boulder, Colorado's beloved Pearl Street Mall is home to the arts, entertainment, and fine dining. Also notable, this area boasts a variety of apparel and specialty shops perfect for those with a shop-a-holic heart and cash to burn. 

Topping out our list, Into the Wind is a local business which has been in operation for more than 30 years bringing colorful kites, boardgames, and a kaleidoscope of other trinkets and do-dads to Boulderites and tourists alike. The perfect spot to grab one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts, your heart will soar, just like the kites, as soon as you walk in the door. 

Another local favorite, Peppercorn where visitors can stock their kitchen with finely crafted cookware, cookbooks, spices, and much more. For bookworms, the Boulder Bookstore offers the latest titles and hard-to-find classics, adventure books, self-help, and boasts a large collection of spiritual writings. If you're looking for a sweet treat while shopping, Piece, Love, & Chocolate offers truffles, cakes, hot chocolate and a smorgasbord of chocolatey delights to take home or gift to friends. 

For outdoor and fitness junkies, Patagonia, Prana, and Athleta are all located downtown, and offer top-of-the-line outdoor and fitness apparel for your mountain adventures. 

No matter what your pleasure, Pearl Street Mall has it and more in abundance! 



For over three decades, this gallery, owned and operated by more than 100 artist members, has been a venue for fine arts and original crafts. Look for contemporary watercolors, blown glass, stained glass, pottery, hand-wovens, woodwork, and...  Read More



This enormous community bookstore features more than 100,000 titles, with four fabulous floors of new and used books, magazines, journals, and book-related gifts. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed, with warm woodwork, high ceilings, and...  Read More



Shop for unique retro styles at this trendy and hip boutique. You'll find anything from silver beaded headdresses to six-inch spike heels for girls and cowboy boots and funky ties for the guys. Common Era has a wide variety of bold accessories,...  Read More



Into the Wind is a famous and beloved local business in Boulder that has been in operation for over 30 years. Located on popular Pearl Street, walking into this colorful kite shop is like stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia. Delights of...  Read More



Peppercorn is a unique stop for all of your cooking, entertaining, and dining needs. Flatware, wine glasses, spatulas, skillets, and just about every other tool that you could possibly need to craft the perfect meal can be found in abundance....  Read More



A new addition to the downtown Pearl Street thoroughfare, Athleta is a haven for girly-girls who wanna be both fit and beautiful. Geared toward runners, swimmers, and yogis, this store boasts comfortable, high-quality, athletic apparel that will...  Read More



The Prana store located on Pearl Street is more than just a place to shop, it's a store that supports community by offering free yoga classes and a variety of events that bring yoga and outdoor lovers together to celebrate what they love. Hats,...  Read More



Patagonia boasts a large store on Pearl Street stocked floor to ceiling with high-end outdoor apparel with an eco-friendly slant. Whether you're a skier or snowboarded, trail runner or hiker, mountain biker or mountain climber, Patagonia has...  Read More



Leather boots, sandals, purses, and a variety of fashionable accessories can be found at Steven Madden on Pearl. From thigh-high boots, to low-rise, and cowgirl boots with flare to boots made for the trails and streets, Steven Madden makes...  Read More



Located on famous and romantic Pearl Street, Piece, Love, & Chocolate Company is the perfect place for dessert on date-night, Valentine's Day, or for couples who just want to treat themselves. Known for their truffles, decadent cakes, and...  Read More


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