A Guide to the Best Women-Owned Local Shops

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Colorado, Telluride is not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also a treasure trove of unique local shops that add to its distinct charm. Curate Telluride supports shopping locally, so here is our “curated list” of our favorite businesses owned by some of our long-time Telluride women residents.

Cross Bow leather goods store in Telluride

1. Crossbow: Crossbow is a women-owned and run shop in the heart of Telluride that offers a unique shopping experience. Customers can immerse themselves in craftsmanship and creativity while getting a custom hat shaped to perfection or having a bespoke belt crafted just for them. With a beautiful curation of leather goods, clothing, and accessories, local owners Rebecca and Macy have created a real gem in Crossbow with its modern western style and artisan flair. www.shopcrossbow.com

2. CashmereRED: CashmereRED is committed to knitting integrity from field to home. Exploring this curated collection is a one-of-a-kind experience, not to be missed on your trip to Telluride. Owner Caci Grinspan’s fascination with Cashmere began through her love of her grandmother’s collection and one intricate sweater adorned with roses.  The knit to order option allows you to select the perfect piece and have it shipped directly to your home as a lovely reminder of your trip to Telluride.  The boutique on Colorado Avenue is a “must stop” during your visit. www.cashmerered.com

3. HOOK Telluride: Owner Lynn Moore crafted the idea for HOOK as a way to draw people into what, otherwise, might have been an average decor and gift shop.   However, HOOK is anything but average. Here you will find a carefully chosen selection of vintage art, beautiful decor, fun gifts, and the perfect memento to remind you of Telluride. Located right on Colorado Avenue, this clever shop is not to be missed! www.hooktelluride.com

4. Two Skirts: Two Skirts offers a wide variety of denim, cashmere, footwear and special occasion pieces, as well as a collection of fun Telluride branded hats and more. This beautiful, gallery-like space on the sunny side of Colorado Avenue is adorned with crystal chandeliers and local art work.  Owner Kristin Holbrook also specializes in creating personal curated shopping experiences by appointment. Our favorite thing about Two Skirts is the store’s commitment to the community.  Kristin is passionate about Telluride and donates over $50,000 annually to local non-profit organizations. Stop in to see what makes this local boutique so special. www.shoptwoskirts.com

5. Telluride Truffle: Feeling the need for some chocolate after all that shopping? Slide into Telluride Truffle for some decadent handmade creations.  After working for a local pastry chef back in the 90’s, Patty Denny learned how to make truffles. After taking them to a party and having people go mad over her creations, she decided to dive into business. Stop in to sample the wide range of delectable chocolate treats and indulge your taste buds. You can even ship some home for a sweet reminder of your time in Telluride.  www.telluridetruffle.com

Telluride’s local shops are more than just places to make purchases – they’re an integral part of the town’s identity. As you explore these hidden gems, not only are you supporting local women-owned businesses, but you’re also immersing yourself in the heart and soul of this charming mountain town. So, wander through the streets, step into these unique establishments, and let Telluride’s local shops weave their magic into your mountain adventure. 

Happy Shopping!

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