Vail Valley shopping options include a number of recognizable brands and high-end designer goods that look appropriate for a mountain palace or at least an apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side. But where do people go when they want a change of scenery? Minturn shopping sets itself apart from the region’s other stores thanks to its mish-mash of funky and independent shops. Since Minturn is small, it doesn't boast the same selection that other places like Vail and Beaver Creek do. However Minturn shopping doesn't skimp when it comes to personality and customer service. And it's the perfect place to go when you're looking to find something that you won't find elsewhere (but also don't want to commit to that grizzly-tooth studded hairbrush you saw in another town's boutique). Browse through the hip boutiques, scour the vintage finds at comic book stores, dig through treasure chests of goods at consignment stores, pretend you're shopping in an overseas bazaar at Eastern European specialty shops – wherever your day takes you, shopping in Minturn is always an adventure.
What to Expect at Minturn Shops
Personality! Funk! The world is your oyster on a Minturn shopping trip. Keep an open mind, and who knows what you'll come across. Most shops are conveniently located on Minturn's Main Street, so you can wander through town, popping in wherever catches your eye. Despite its reputation for being funky and niche, Minturn shopping also includes its share of sporting goods stores and shops with equipment rentals so that you can prep for all of your outdoor adventures. Fly fishing is also fairly popular in the warmer months, and local shops can supply you with bait and tackle. Since Minturn has such a distinctive shopping scene, it's a great place to pick up gifts for your friends and family and bring them back a Vail Valley souvenir that's unlike anything they have.