Top Choice Photography in Colorado Springs

Range Gallery

Local photographer, Kathleen McFadden, owns and operates this sweet storefront gallery in Old Colorado City. There's a quirky Americana sensibility to her work. You'll see shots of old rusted gas pumps, lonely roads…
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Poor Richard's

A Colorado Springs institution for decades now, Poor Richard's, owned by local politico Richard Skorman, is a unique one-stop combo shopping experience, with four very different businesses under one roof.
Books in Colorado Springs

Black Cat Books

Set in an old 1890s dairy, this is a special, cozy stonewall basement bookstore with new hardcover books, used paperbacks, and all tasteful literary titles. Authors from Hawthorne to Franzen to Kingsolver are repres…
Art in Colorado Springs

Commonwheel Artists Co-Op

This is where you can see the work of dozens of local artists at one gallery. There's world music on the stereo, pottery on the shelves, jewelry in the case and some groovy paintings and multi-media pieces on the wa…
Antiques in Colorado Springs

Ruxton Trading Post

If you have a hankering for some Old West antique trinket - or maybe a new cowboy hat? Stop into this cluttered charmer. They have wagon wheels, old license plates, belt buckles and very cool vintage snowshoes and b…
Clothing in Colorado Springs

Back to the Roots

This being an old hippie town, you'll need a one-stop shop for your earthy threads, rain sticks and toe rings. This is it, and it's a life-affirming browse packed with sustainable and free-trade gear.
Clothing in Colorado Springs


Cute, cluttered and crammed with both vintage gems and new designer clothes, this is the grooviest, funkiest boutique we visited in southeast Colorado.
Music in Colorado Springs


A throwback. A break in the gloom of MP3 amnesia, this hard-rocking indie record store used to exist in everytown USA. Alas, all but a few of its kind have since perished, but the Independent is still roaring along …
Homewares in Colorado Springs


A wonderful gallery of fine vintage furnishings and oodball throwaways that still have artistic soul - like that vintage Sylvania TV, and quirky gifts and cards. They even have scented candles. It's mod, hip, fun an…
Homewares in Colorado Springs

Olive Tree Traders

One of the most elegant shops in Colorado Springs, they have remarkable silk pashminas from India and great prices, sensational Moroccan tea glasses, striking, vivid and utterly unique dishes from Istanbul and fine …