Check out this sampling of handpicked vintage, antique and thrift shops — and know there’s tons more to explore across the state.
Ski Country Antiques and Home
Conveniently located just off I-70, the main artery that takes travelers from the Denver area to a large cluster of Colorado ski resorts, Ski Country Antiques and Home is a worthwhile stop to pick up a pair of vintage snowshoes (you know, the tennis-racket-looking kind), a stack of gently patinaed wooden ski poles for your foyer, vintage ski signs and authentic, ski-cabin-inspired home decor.
Denver & Boulder
We’re guessing it’s pretty rare for a consignment shop to be named the best fashion destination in a city, but Common Threads is consistently cited as a top women’s clothing shop (secondhand or not) for good reason. An uncommonly well-edited selection of designer duds — from Isabel Marant to Diane von Furstenberg — join on-trend favorites such as Splendid, Ella Moss, Vince and James — at deeply discounted prices.
Tables to Teacups Indoor Flea Market
True to the flea market ideal of “anything goes,” you’ll always find something surprising at this large, indoor market. Stumble upon an old box derby car, hunt through vintage Star Wars toys, browse Mid Mod décor or just wander among hundreds of treasures to find the prize that speaks to you most at Tables to Teacups.
Various Shops in Ault
Ault and Eaton
The owners of this cluster of shops in the small, northeastern outpost of Ault know there’s power in numbers. Shoppers can come spend the day perusing goods at half a dozen antique boutiques — from vintage china and toys at Jen's Antique Mall to Victorian clothing and accessories at Faded Rose Antiques. Plus, just 5 miles down the road is The French Corner in Eaton. It’s packed with shabby-chic items that embody the ease and beauty of French country style.
Amber’s Uptown Consignments
Valentino, Fendi, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli — the major labels worn by Aspen’s elite — are often cast off only to find a new home here at Amber’s Uptown Consignments and at a price that makes them affordable for the rest of us. Find chic gowns, sophisticated work wear, casual but elegant weekend-worthy outfits, shoes, handbags and jewelry that are just waiting for their second life in your closet.
American Classics Marketplace
You’re into expanding your stamp collection while your better half has his or her sights on a vintage train set? American Classics Marketplace is a huge antique mall that will make just about any type of collector — or casual browser — happy. Set aside a few hours, as there are more than 300 vendors and 65,000 square feet to shop.