Shoppers in Durango have more than 500 retail stores to choose from, with everything from Western hats and Southwestern jewelry, to more universal items, such as gifts, t-shirts, housewares, sports equipment, and much more.

Many specialty stores and boutiques are clustered together on Main Avenue in the downtown area. For instance, the Appalosa Trading Company features leather goods, apparel, jewelry, and specialty hats. Or check out the Curiosity Shop, for indigo earrings and pendants, clocks, hummingbird feeders, and decorative lamps. And Galloping Goose offers wind chimes, Native American rugs, and stuffed animals.

If you prefer to shop indoors, head to the Durango Mall on Camino Del Rio, which houses typical mall stores like JC Penney, Sears, Pacific Sunwear, Waldenbooks, and Pier 1 Imports. There is also a move theater in the parking lot.

For local crafts, start at the Toh-Atin Gallery for original American-Indian and Southwestern paintings, jewelry, pottery, and weavings.  Another place you must visit is Earthen Vessel Gallery  which features handcrafted pottery, jewelry and metal art.  And don’t miss A Shared Blanket, which has Native American baskets, pottery, artifacts, jewelry, and weavings.