Colorado Springs Gazette’s Gold Winner for Best Children's Clothing Store of 2011 and 2010, Recess stocks quality preowned children’s clothing and new items handmade by local artisans for kids size 0–10. Name brands such as Gymboree, Baby Lulu, and Gap drape over wood hangers throughout the cozy boutique, with daily additions reflecting changing trends and moon phases. Only displayed if in perfect condition, shirts, shoes, and dresses are generally priced around half of their original retail value. Doll up a wee one in fine fluff with locally made tutus ($10–$14) and hairclips ($3–$6), or prepare your nephew for his first play-date with a handsome beanie ($6–$10). Flashdance ambitions are catalyzed in newborns with a warm pair of BabyLegs ($10–$12), displayed beneath chandeliers in Recess’s repurposed, sky-blue shingled Victorian house.
In true family style, brothers Nick and Kirby Kuklenski own and operate two “sister” Ace Hardware stores in Colorado Springs, keeping local homes beautiful with name-brand products and services. Lawns grow thick and colorful with Scotts fertilizers, plants, and seeds from the shops’ lawn departments, whereas computerized color matching in the paint aisles keeps outsides as vibrantly hued as flowers in a garden or a house fly strolling across an artist’s palette. Collections of DeWalt and Craftsman hand and power tools help homeowners assemble Weber grills, with staffers standing at the ready to build any piece bought at the store. Even autos can get in on Ace Hardware’s helpful services: keys are cut onsite, with Sidewinder keys including built-in chips that interact with car computers to ensure proper starts without feeding vehicles buckets of floppy disks.
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Endorsed by Orvis as a fly-fishing outfitter, Angler's Covey boasts more than 5,000 square feet of products to equip piscators and fisherpeople with the tools needed to reel in river-dwellers. Step into the lodge-looking shop and navigate racks of rods and reels resting atop a floor painted to resemble a winding stream. Angler's Covey carries more than 80 different fly-rod models ($59.99+) from some of the industry's top pole producers—try your new rod or fulfill A River Runs Through It–fueled fantasies in the shop's casting ponds, located just outside of the store. The shop also stocks an impressive collection of flies and ties, along with nets, lines, and other fly-fishing goods.
Nestled in a quaint white cottage in Old Colorado City, the boutique offers a rotating collection of electric, vibrant finds, fresh enough to rejuvenate even the drabbiest closets. The store stocks mainly women's fashions, including distinctive consignment items in pristine condition ($12–$75) as well as a selection of new designer fashions ($16.50–$39.50). After letting one of Eve's friendly team members help pair you with flattering attire, accessorize your updated wardrobe with signature jewelry ($10–$24.50).
Blindside, which CityVoters named Best Ski and Snowboard Shop in 2009, is home to knowledgeable local riders and board menders with its owner possessing more than 18 years of experience. The owner or a friendly staff member has personally tested all of the assorted name-brand apparel, gear, and products that line the stocked store shelves. The ski and snowboard rental packages allow thrill-seekers of all ages to scale the mountain snowscapes in chunks, ranging from a one-day kids ski package ($10, aged 12 and under) to an adult snowboarding package for one day ($22) or three days ($42).