Where the Stylish Things Are: Boulder's Hippest, Most Affordable Malls

The beauty of shopping in Boulder, Colorado is that it affords an eclectic mix of mainstream and local uniqueness. Big name retailers like Patagonia, Nordstrom Rack, and Macy's offer you elegance and the latest styles, while local joints such as rags Consignment, Peppercorn, and Boulder Ski Deals, hook you up with fabulous gear and decor you may not be able to find anywhere else. The Malls of Boulder offer outdoor gear and apparel, high-end professional wear, home decor, and much more all conveniently located on strips or in little nooks of the city so that you can shop 'til you drop in one convenient location.

Topping our list, Pearl Street Mall is not only a shopping strip but is a tourist destination where you can eat, drink, and catch a show before or after you spend your dough. This gorgeous mall is decorated with festive holiday lights during the winter months and is dotted with colorful tulips in the Spring.

Another Boulder favorite, the 29th Street Mall offers high-end fashion, fine dining, and is close to the local movie theater so you can catch the latest blockbuster after you shop.

With a variety of malls to choose from, you'll have no trouble adorning yourself, picking up souvenirs, or purchasing that sought after outdoor gear that you've been eying during your stay in Boulder.



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The pride of the city, the Boulder County Farmer's Market is as local and local gets. Not only can you purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, but you can also find vendors selling locally made honey, wine, cheese, jewelry, pottery, and much more....  Read More



This area of Boulder boasts some great shops, eateries, and recreation. One of our favorite clothing consignment shops, Rags, offers designer consigned clothing at amazingly affordable prices. Just across the street, Sports Authority is the...  Read More



South Boulder Mall is a conglomeration of sporting goods stores, coffee shops, breakfast joints, and one heck of a brewery. Neptune's Mountaineering and Play it Again Sports offer you the chance to purchase quality gear at affordable pricing....  Read More



Downtown Louisville is about as quaint as it gets. Vintage diners, coffee shops, stores selling kitchen ware, and hole-in-the-wall bookstores are just a few of the fun little shops that you'll find on your adventure just outside the Boulder city...  Read More



A gem of Boulder, 90% of The Villiage is comprised of locally owned businesses. As such, this is a great spot to purchase local and discover treasures you simply cannot get anywhere else. Boulder Ski Deals offers you the chance to complete your...  Read More



Love to shop but don't really care for all the walking involved? Never fear! 16th Street Mall of Denver offers a free trolly service that you will take you up and down the mall from store-to-fabulous store. This mall features the Virgin Records...  Read More



At first glance, FlatIron Crossing is just another mall that is, until you look closer. The innovative shopping center was designed to connect to biking and hiking trails and to open walls and ceiling to the elements. Constructed of local...  Read More



Known as the "less local" more mainstream mall of Boulder, the 29th Street Mall boasts big names such as Nordstrom Rack, Macy's, and Victoria's Secret. Dining can be found just around the corner at Colorado Pizza Kitchen, Noodles & Company,...  Read More



Named by the "Wall Street Journal" as among America's leading open-air pedestrian malls. Whether it's books, clothing, sporting goods, candy, or jewelry, there's a little something here for everyone. The area includes galleries, entertainment...  Read More


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