Local businesses help communities thrive. They boost the local economy – they’re your friends, your family, and your neighbors. They help define our community’s identity. You can find big box chains in just about every city across the nation, but local businesses are what make communities special. This year, as the holidays quickly approach, it’s critical to shop local and support your community’s small businesses. Here are a few of our favorite local businesses in Boulder that we encourage supporting this holiday season.
Cedar and Hyde
Cedar and Hyde is a sister-owned mercantile that specializes in a wide variety of the highest quality designer products. Curating collections of local, national, and international products, Cedar and Hyde offers just about anything ranging from clothing and accessories to luxury home/kitchen items. Learn more or shop its curated gift guides, here.
Boulder’s lifestyle boutique, HAVEN, features diverse collections from indie designers and beautiful selections of home goods, rare vintage finds, beauty products and more. With new, eclectic inventory hitting the shelves every day, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for just about anyone. Browse its collections, here.
MAX Clothing Store
First establishing its roots back in 1985, MAX is a pioneer of high fashion in Boulder. With designer brands and individually curated styles, this local business offers fashion forward selections that you won’t find anywhere else. Learn more, here.
Todd Reed is a luxury jewelry designer and purveyor of high art and collectables with a career spanning nearly three decades. Reed, whose clients span the globe, operates his studio and showroom locally in Boulder. Learn more, here.
Boulder’s by elke studio specializes in crafting quality handmade leather and vintage bags and accessories. Made one-at-a-time, each product is as unique as it is interesting and is designed to emphasize the material’s individual origin. Learn more, here.
Bohemi offers a fantastic collection of handmade jewelry and ceramics perfect for the modern individualist. Every piece is made in house, and therefore can be custom-tailored to match you and your personality. With new product collections curated each month, you’ll be sure to find something special on the shelves.
Art & Soul
Located less than a block from Pearl Street Mall, Art & Soul is a Boulder institution for contemporary fine art and jewelry. Repeatedly recognized as “Boulder’s Best Gallery” since its founding in 2000, Art & Soul offers the finest collections and showcases from designers across the world. While the gallery is open to the public, Art & Soul is offering Zoom shopping sessions and private appointments. Book an appointment, here.
A family-owned business for over 30 years, Boulder’s SmithKlein Gallery showcases an extensive collection of fine art from acclaimed artists nationwide. Additionally, the gallery features a variety of unique jewelry and sculptures, and focuses on creating a meaningful experience for the seasoned collector and first-time buyer alike.
Boulder’s Zeal Optics is a high-quality eyewear brand that was founded and operates on the principles of sustainability and giving back. Each product is developed using sustainably sourced plant-based materials to help minimize its environmental impact and facilitate meaningful change.
Christy Sports is the premiere destination for ski and snowboard equipment rentals. While there are over forty Christy Sports locations, Boulder is proudly home to its flagship store, which stays stocked with the best and latest gear for any adventure.
From boards and accessories to on-site tune-ups, Satellite Boardshop has you covered for all things snow and skate. Founded by avid boarders Raul Pinto and JG Mazzotta in 2002, Satellite Boardshop is a Boulder skate and snow cultural institution. To learn more or shop online, click here.
Boulder, Colorado is fortunate to have such a diverse roster of wonderful local businesses that proudly call it home. This holiday season, support your community by opting to shop local. Happy Holidays!