Have you treated yourself this year? And we don’t mean an ice cream cone or manicure; we mean a day-long indulgence worthy of Donna and Tim Haverford. Luckily, Aspen, Colorado is one of the best places in The United States to treat yourself to clothes, fragrances, massages, mimosas, and fine leather goods. Plan the ultimate shopping and relaxation excursion in downtown Aspen and spend a full day treating yourself to the finer things in life. Here are the best places to #treatyoself in Aspen.
There is plentiful shopping in Aspen, whether you need updated athleisurewear or a new clutch. Even better, many of the boutiques found downtown have only 2-3 other US locations, making your finds more unique. Here are a handful of the stores in downtown Aspen
- Loro Piana
- Mark Richards Fine Outerwear
- Dennis Basso
- Free People
- J. Crew
- Manrinco Cashmere
To get your hands on a customized Aspen Eddie Parker, visit The Little Nell Boutique.
At Cos Bar, you can buy top brand’s fragrances, hand creams, and body washes. Cos Bar also has waxing, nail, and lash treatments as well as HydraFacials and Phyto Scalp treatments.
L’Occitane is based out of Provence, France, a region known for its iconic fields of lavender. This natural brand offers skincare, bath and body, fragrances, and a men’s line. They describe their fragrances as woody, citrus, floral, and gourmand. Their Sparkling Scent (verbena eau de toilette) sounds perfectly fitting for summer. L’Occitane also sells home fragrance. Find them on South Galena Street, near Belly Up and Ralph Lauren.
O2 Aspen is a yoga, Pilates, and spa house with a long list of massage options that all come with complimentary paraffin wax and oxygen treatments. You can add CBD oil to any massage or facial treatment which may reduce pain and inflammation beyond a standard treatment.
For services beyond massages, we love Lather Salon Aspen, where you can get a world-class pedicure for $60 or go all-in with a mani-pedi combo for $90.
Whether you want to sip or indulge, you can get a superb mimosa in Aspen. For the bottomless variety, head to Justice Snows for weekend brunch. For a mimosa with a view, head to the Sundeck to sip on the patio. Or stop into The Limelight Lounge, Ajax Tavern, or element 47 for top-tier mimosas made just how you like.
Fine Leather Goods
Aspen was once a historic mining town and with that culture came boots, furs, and leather.
Almost as historic as Aspen is Pitkin County Dry Goods, a locally owned store with a wide range of women and men’s clothing and accessories. You can find practical goose-down parkas and thick leather belts and boots worthy of your indulgent day.
As iconic as PCDG is Kemo Sabe, a western apparel store where you can find your new favorite pair of boots.
After your exhausting day of self-love, make sure to head back to your hotel, jump into your robes, order a pizza and bottle of wine, and relax, ending your day in total bliss.