Whenever rock stars come to Denver, we read in the newspaper that they shop at two unique stores downtown: Rockmount Ranch Wear and Cry Baby Ranch. Rockmount introduced the first western shirts with snaps and the first commercially produced bolo ties. Rockmount’s founder, Jack Weil, still works at the store daily at the age of 107! The store has been at 1626 Wazee Street in LoDo since it opened in 1946. Cry Baby Ranch is located at 1421 Larimer Street in historic Larimer Square. If you’re looking for western goods and tchotchkes, you can find clothing, gifts, baby items, music, linens, as well as items for your home and garden. There’s plenty of other shopping and dining in Larimer Square, plus a favorite Denver hangout for coffee, The Market. Check out your options at http://www.larimersquare.com/.

Two shopping malls anchor the 16th Street Mall: Denver Pavilions, a block and a half from the Grand Hyatt, and Tabor Center at the northwest end of 16th Street. And, of course you’ll find many places in-between where you can stock up on Colorado Rockies (and Nuggets and Broncos and Avalanche and Crush) wear, and commemorative souvenirs of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. For other shopping options, see http://denver.org/what-to-do/shopping.

Tom Riedel
Local Arrangements Co-chair