The City Park Denver neighborhood is full of expansive green space comprised of City Park, the City Park Golf Course, the Denver Zoo, and the Museum of Nature & Science. Sleek, modern condos and stately Craftsman homes are all a short distance away from miles of walking and biking trails. Spend a weekend there, and shop ’til you drop!
In addition to the park and its accompanying attractions, the City Park neighborhood enjoys a bustling shopping and foodie scene, and nightlife galore. Many of these trendy spots center around East Colfax Avenue, the longest commercial street in the U.S. Along this street, which defines the southern border of this Denver neighborhood, you’ll find many up-and-coming coffee shops, stores and services.
Lawrence & Larimer | 3229 East Colfax Ave.
A moniker gained from their previous location, Lawrence & Larimer is new to City Park Denver and we’re glad to have them in the neighborhood! Touted as a renegade style destination, the shop carries apparel and accessories for both men and women which strive to unite classic street and vintage style with a new, modern vibe. Old-school pennants, unique home decor, and snazzy gift items can also be found here.
Follow them at @lawrenceandlarimer
Coloradical | 3109 East Colfax Ave.
Coloradical has been the go-to brand for locally sourced, comfy Colorado-themed clothing for years. Their Colfax Avenue storefront has been up and running since 2013. Come and browse their line of T-shirts, caps, patches, and kid wear. It’s a great spot to find a souvenir showing your pride in our beautiful home state!
Follow them at @coloradicalshirts
ReZENed Consignment | 2101 York St.
A recent marriage of two unique City Park Denver shops, ReZENed Consignment offers bigger, better, and more than the sum of its two parents. Gently pre-loved clothes, shoes, and jewelry are now joined by watercolor paintings from local artists, as well as select small furniture pieces and carefully chosen ephemera. Stock is always being replenished; check back often.
Follow them at Rez Ned Consignment
SpiritWays | 3301 East Colfax Ave.
All things magical and metaphysical can be found within the walls of SpiritWays. Crystals and hand blown glass art pieces hang from ribbons in the large front windows. The smell of incense greets you at the door. Friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to help both novice and experienced spell casters find their heart’s desires. Tea leaf and tarot card readings are available by appointment.
The Tattered Cover | 2526 East Colfax Ave.
A Denver institution and champion for the rights of readers, literacy, and free expression for over 45 years, indie bookstore the Tattered Cover offers new and carefully loved editions, as well as bargain books. Now housed in the historic Lowenstein Theatre, the business hosts over 400 live events every year. Keep an eye on their frequently updated events calendar to attend meet and greets with well-known authors, illustrators or public personalities. Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., little readers enjoy Tattered Tales story time!
Follow them at @tatteredcoverbookstore
Kibongi Market | 2300 Steele St. at the Denver Zoo
A boutique for the young and the young at heart, Kibongi Market is a great place to shop in the City Park Denver neighborhood. Eclectic jewelry and thoughtful, conservation-minded gifts sit beside a plethora of fairly-priced plush toys and cute children’s clothes. There is no charge to peruse this gift store, but don’t miss a visit to the award-winning zoo if you’re already shopping.
Studio Colfax | 2418 East Colfax Ave.
Established in 2014 as an artisan boutique, the mission of Studio Colfax is to promote the work of local artists. The business is family owned and run by mother Marguerite and her daughters Rebecca and Sarah. The space shares collections of clothing and accessories next to ceramics and letterpress cards. Their selection is constantly inspired and evolving, as new artists are featured each month.
Follow them at @studiocolfax
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