Summer Retail Shuffle

Visiting shoppers find it exciting or frustrating (or some of both) when they arrive in Aspen and shops have closed, moved, or newly arrived. This summer, we have a great array of shops. Here’s a summary to help you plan your upcoming trip to Aspen!

Rag & Bone has opened in the Aspen Block building at the corner of Hyman and Galena. This made-in-the-USA brand began in Kentucky and now counts several national and international storefronts. The founders won the 2010 Menswear Designers of the Year by the CFDA in addition to other fashion awards.

If you’re a summer visitor, know that Stefan Kaelin Ski, Golf, and Fashion moved to the Cooper Street Mall at 416 E Cooper Avenue last November. Stefan and Stascha choose their inventory so carefully, there are always great finds in the shop.

The Sports Center brings a huge selection of footwear to Aspen. Who hasn’t arrived on vacation and realized the correct footwear for the activities they want to experience does not exist in their luggage? Guests and locals alike find just what they need; the shop is on the Mill Street Mall just south of the dancing water fountain.

One of our favorite liquor stores, Grape & Grain, has found a new home not far from their old one. In the 100 block of South Monarch next to Rocky Mountain Pet Store, it’s another good location in the Aspen core.

Everybody is excited about the double Dolce & Gabbana shop in the beautiful new gray sandstone building on the corner of Hopkins and Galena. Featuring men’s and women’s fashion, it’s surely full of all sorts of must haves.

Of course, Aspen’s Saturday Market adds and changes booths every year; produce, food and drinks, or arts and crafts vendors offer great goods. And it’s nice to see everybody out and about on a Saturday.

See you around town!