The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2020-06-11

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Best Gift Shop Best Place to Buy Fresh Flowers Best Women’s Clothing Boutique Best Ski/ Snowboard Shop FX 18 103 Bent Street, Taos; (575) 758-8590 Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop Francesca’s Clothing Boutique Taos Farmers Market Find on Facebook Taos Plaza – 400 Camino de la Placita; (575) 751-7575 This is not your run-of-the-mill gift shop. Here you’ll find funky jewelry, fabulous clothing, accessorie­s, books, candles, games, gifts galore and so much more. It’s easy to see why this store is consistent­ly one of Taos’ favorite places to shop. Taos: 207 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos; (575) 758-2822 • Taos Ski Valley: 101 Sutton Place; (575) 7768719 • Angel Fire: 40 North Angel Fire Road; (575) 377-3700 • Santa Fe: 740 Hyde Park Road; (505) 982-0495 492 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco (575) 776-8776 taosfarmer­ Find on Facebook Going on 21 years, Francesca’s offers a large selection of women’s clothing and accessorie­s in her cute little store in cute little Arroyo Seco village. Clothes are stylish and trendy with something for every body type. There is definitely a special find for all ages, and customers notice — Francesca’s has topped this category for 19 years. See Best Farmers Market, page 30. cottamsski­ Northern New Mexico’s favorite family-owned ski shop has supplied ski gear rentals, equipment sales, outerwear, gear upkeep and repair service since 1976. Patrons point to Cottam’s customer service, the convenienc­e of four locations, prices and wide selection as reasons they keep coming back snowfall after snowfall. Arroyo Seco Mercantile Enchanted Florist 488 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco (575)776-8806 622A Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-3030 taosfloris­ Michelle’s in Taos Best Place to Buy a New Mexico Souvenir Best Place to Buy Yarn 136 Paseo del Pueblo Norte #D, Taos (575) 751-13450 Find on Facebook Boot Doctors Mooncat Fiber 103 Sutton Place, Taos Ski Valley (575) 776-2489 Arroyo Seco Mercantile 120B Bent Street, Taos (575) 758-9341 bootdoctor­ 488 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco (575)776-8806 Best Men’s Clothing Store mooncatfib­ Knitters and multimedia artists can find buffalo, yak, alpaca, llama, polworth and targhee fiber. Mooncat’s also offering hand-knitted, crocheted, felted and woven garments and accessorie­s, as well as knitting and crochet accessorie­s. Stepping over the threshold into the main room of this 121-year-old building feels like you’re walking through a time warp into the distant past. It’s filled with lots of here-and-now and sooner-or-later. Which is exactly what the Mercantile is all about, says owner Jeanie Clinton. “New stuff, old stuff and stuff you need.” Best Outdoor Gear Shop Overland Sheepskin Co. Overland Ranch Complex, 1405 U.S. 64, El Prado (575) 758-0540 Mudd N Flood Tuesday Morning 103 Bent Street, Taos (575) 751-9100 Summer is here, lots of cotton shirts, and fabulous shoes, Blackstone oxfords and slip-ons and Olu Kai sneakers and flip-flops and tons more. If the high quality clothing and accessorie­s were not enough, the staff’s services get rave reviews all on their own. “Short answer, if you don’t live nearby, it’s 1,000 percent worth the drive,” says one delighted customer online. “One stop shop for literally anything and everything leather.” 105 Camino de la Placita, Taos (575) 758-7654 Made in New Mexico 104 Cam De Santa Fe, Taos (575) 758-7709 tuesdaymor­ An awesome selection of clothing, footwear and accessorie­s for hiking, camping, climbing, paddling — basically any and all things on the mountain or in the river, rain or shine. Mudd N Flood folks know Taos and can get you into our beautiful backyard with everything you need, and happily point you in the right outdoor-adventure direction. Clarke & Co. Menswear Taos Mountain Outfitters 120E Bent Street (John Dunn House Shops), Taos; (575) 758-2696 113 N. Plaza, Taos; (575) 758-9292 taosmounta­inoutfitte­ FX- 18 32 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS

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