Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
314 West Bijou St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Phone: (719) 471-8680
Fax: (719) 471-0894
Yobel Market is a great place to buy gifts. Not only do they have a great selection of jewelry, bags, blankets, and clothing, but everything they sell is fair trade. This means that the workers who make these beautiful items, often residing in impoverished areas, earn a fair price for their goods. Items like the jewel bouquet necklace have a story: the women making these necklaces in India and Nepal earn a fair wage and are provided with health care.
Finding interesting books at reasonable prices can be like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. In order to keep costs down, this bookshop has bypassed the fancy furnishings and gourmet coffee shop, and instead offers stacks of books at excellent prices. Covering different categories and titles from children's to fiction, religion and travel, the shop specializes in locating any hard-to-find book you might want. Simply ask for assistance and you will receive service with a smile. Audio books are also available.
If you're a comic book nerd, or just shopping for one, Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels is a must-see in Colorado Springs. You'll find a great selection of new and used comic books as well as T-shirts, mugs, action figures, and other merchandise. They offer popular titles like Watchmen. but they also offer material from independent publishers. The staff is knowledgeable and will be able to help you find what you need.
Terra Verde is a hip women's clothing boutique in downtown Colorado Springs. You'll find great gift ideas and probably some items you simply can't live without. Besides selling amazing tops, dresses, and other apparel, they sell books, home decor, and accessories. You might spend hours here browsing the scarves, necklaces, rugs, plates, and earrings. There's a lot to see in this stylish boutique!
Mountain Chalet is a locally owned store specializing in outdoor gear. The employees here are very knowledgeable and will be able to help you find what you need in the right size. You'll find backpacking tents, rock climbing shoes and harnesses, headlamps, camp stoves, and more. They even offer a selection of casual shoes and clothing. Mountain Chalet has everything you need for your outdoor adventures.
This family owned music store has been providing Colorado Springs musicians of all ages with instruments and accessories since 1975. Carrying saxophones, trombones, drums, and other instruments, Meeker Music is a great place to shop for instruments, whether you're a beginner or a pro. They also carry other musical essentials like sheet music, cases, and headphones.
Treasure Shoppe is an antique store with an eclectic selection of furniture, home decor, and even some clothing. They have a lot of unique items that make great gifts. What you'll find will depend on what's available when you visit, but items sold there regularly include birdhouses, lamps, and antique toys. You never know when you'll stumble upon the perfect table for your living room!
Whether you're looking for something professional and chic, or a fun dress to wear on the weekends, you'll find what you're looking for at Eve's Revolution. The store specializes in women's apparel, and only sells pieces that exemplify quality and style. Walk through the wrought iron gate, and you'll know you're in for a treat when you see the exterior. The adorable house is painted black and white with a pink door. Inside you'll find the latest styles displayed beautifully, with a chandelier hanging above. This boutique truly makes shopping an experience.
This is one of those rare handcraft specialty shops that merge style with function. All of the stock is made by artisans from Southeast Asia, and best of all are sold at wallet-happy prices. Silver jewelry, mobiles and chimes, candles, incense, war masks, pictures and frames, and Batik clothing and bags are just some of the inventory. Wood is the dominant feature and the cabinets and CD shelves come in one-of-a-kind styles.
If you are familiar with the popular mail-order check company known as Current, Inc., you will want to visit this incredible outlet. Shelves are lined with all themes and styles of decorative checks that will make paying bills seem somewhat less painful. Take home beautiful stationery sets, funny greeting cards, eye-catching gift wraps and so much more. Items are discounted as much as 80 percent off of catalog prices. If you have little ones, you will also enjoy the low prices on children's activity products.
Just the fact that all of the staff resemble former roadies for the Sex Pistols is a sure sign that they know music and are not just behind the counter because they can operate a cash register. Ask a music question and you can be assured of receiving a confident answer. The shelves are jammed with music from every musical genre and there are always two rows of CD specials. Cassettes, though limited, are also sold. The shop also sells new and used videos and DVDs.
For what it is worth, this massive shop wears the arcane throne of being Colorado's largest trading post. It caters to both souvenir hounds and art buyers. The souvenir section sells all the usual items including T-shirts, mugs, caps and postcards, and the store's Southwest Gallery serves as a monument to the creative genius of Native American artists. Shelves are filled with Navajo rugs and weavings, sand paintings, jewelry, Taos drums, decorative and functional gourds, baskets and Cosanti windbells.