By: Sally Baker

Denver has an overwhelming amount of shops in all genres. The best of these shops are normally the locally owned businesses as they have put heart, soul and imagination into each of their creations. Here are some of the best shops in Denver, locally owned, and in each genre from Cherry Creek to Downtown Denver.

Twist & Shout – A vintage music store with a friendly staff that seems to know all there is to know about music! Locals rave about this Denver music store and normally make it their first stop when needing to find music from old to new.

Twice as Haute – An upscale consignment store, Twice as Haute offers designer clothing at a fraction of the cost. Priding themselves on the quality and care of their clothing items, Twice as Haute makes it clear that they are one of the best places to shop in Denver.

The Wizard's Chest – Children and adults have never seen a toy store like The Wizard’s Chest, unless of course they have been to The Wizard’s Chest! This Denver toy store is more than just a building with toys; it is a castle with an imaginative array of toys and dreams. You don’t have to be a kid to visit The Wizard’s Chest, adults are welcome too!

True Love Shoes & Accessories – If looking for trendy but affordable shoe stores in Denver, check out True Love Shoes & Accessories. No name brands are found here, just affordable shoes, handbags, scarves and more that would leave most guessing a pretty penny was spent.

Tattered Cover Book Store – Shopping for a quality book should be an experience, not just a quick stop to a giant, corporately owned book store. Tattered Cover gives that experience with their relaxed atmosphere, snack items and coffee. Many visit Tattered Cover for their coffee and end up leaving with a book or two. This book shop in Denver is the highlight to many patrons’ days, why not make it yours?

There are plenty of shops in Denver to choose from. Check out all the best places to shop in Denver with our city guide. Browse by neighborhood or style, and make sure to tell us what you think about all the places you’ve been. After all… it’s your opinion, let it be heard!