Looking forward to a fresh start back on campus at Colorado State University? There’s no better way to ring in the new school year than with a fun update to your wardrobe or your space, and downtown is the perfect place to go shopping in Fort Collins. Check out these six great local stores that are walkable from UNCOMMON Fort Collins for all your back-to-school needs – and wants.
Kansas City Kitty
Pop into Kansas City Kitty to see their beautiful selection of carefully curated, ethically sourced products and to experience their awesome customer service. It’s always a delight shopping in Fort Collins at a place where you’re treated like an old friend. And you’ll find plenty of goodies to pique your interest, from fashionable jewelry to unique clothing items, natural skincare products, and yummy candles.
Looking for a solid new flannel? Hoping to spruce up your look with an ‘80s-style graphic tee? Head to Ragstock for a trendy selection of new, used, and vintage men’s and women’s clothing. Here, you can stock up on hoodies, denim and leather jackets, and vintage puffer coats for the colder temperatures coming. One of the classic clothing stores in Fort Collins, Ragstock offers low prices that make this a great spot for Colorado State University students to find edgy new looks.
Brand Spanking Used Thrift Store
If thrifting is your thing, don’t miss a trip to Brand Spanking Used Thrift Store on College Avenue, where you’ll find a wide-ranging selection of vintage dresses, overalls, and jeans, plus what may be Fort Collins’s best selection of hats. Straw, baseball, cowboy, trucker, or cloche – whatever your hat style, you’ll find some unique options here.
Colorado and Fort Collins make a fantastic playground for outdoorsy folks, and Topo Designs is one homegrown company helping locals gear up for their mountain adventures. Best known for their packs, Topo offers high-quality laptop bags or backpacks perfect for the new school year. You can also find some cool active lifestyle clothing, including jeans, shirts, vests, and coats, as well as premium accessories for hiking and camping.
Hearne’s Footwear and Clothing
Need a go-to pair of fall shoes? Whether it’s a comfortable but stylish boot or an awesome pair of go-anywhere, last-forever sandals, Hearne’s Footwear and Clothing can help you find it. This well-established shop in Old Town Square offers footwear that promises quality and comfort, stocking brands like Birkenstock, OluKai, Haflinger, and Dansko. For your flats, oxfords, and wedges, as well as your slip-ons, sandals, and loafers, head to Hearne’s.
Rocky Mountain Retro
Find fun throwback looks for all your favorite college and professional teams at Rocky Mountain Retro. Stop in for some great deals on hoodies, vintage hats, and classic football jerseys. If you’re in the market for some old school Denver Broncos gear, there’s no need to go anywhere else.
Wherever you plan to freshen up your wardrobe this fall, you can get there easily from a downtown location that places you in the middle of it all. Check out the UNCOMMON Fort Collins neighborhood page for more local highlights.