a cruise through downtown taos

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Downtown Taos is filled with wonderful shops, galleries, architecture and history. Its the perfect location for a morning stroll — or a cruise. Grab some breakfast or a cup of coffee at one of our many cafes and restaurants. Pick up some souvenirs and gifts on the beautiful Taos Plaza. And take in a bit of Taos history as you explore our charming streets.

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    Tres Estrellas
    Antique Navajo and Hispanic Textiles, New Mexican Furniture, Pottery, Antique Guns and Frontier Collectibles. Visit us in downtown Taos in the historic Ledoux Street District.
    Boot Doctors
    Taos’ premiere skishop featuring the finest lines in skis, snowboards, ski boots, clothing and accessories. In the Summer we offer a unique selection of high quality functional and fashionable clothing, outerwear, shoes and boots.
    Steppin' Out
    For 25 years, Julie Jennerjahn has been the original owner of Steppin’ Out in Taos. After 20 years of providing quality and comfortable footwear, Jennerjahn expanded her boutique to introduce clothing and accessories.
    RB Ravens Gallery
    Specializing in Pre-1930’s Navajo Textiles, American Indian art, Hopi Kachina Dolls, Pueblo Pottery, all of the finest quality, each with a place in history.
    Chimayo Trading Del Norte
    Located in one of the oldest Taos settlements next to the famous St. Francis church, we are a family owned and operated gallery specializing in Native American art, Pueblo pottery, Navajo weavings and fine historical and contemporary art.
    Camino Real Imports
    A family owned business bringing the finest imports from Mexico & South America.
    Casa Cristal Pottery
    A huge inventory of Southwestern and Mexican products. We supply Southwest style decor. Handpainted pottery from Mexico and also local artists from the Navajo reservation in New Mexico.
    Taos Fine Consignment & More
    Used furniture, antiques, pottery, art and jewely
    Artwares Contemporary Jewelry
    From Tuscany to Taos, the finest in contemporary jewelry designs. For 25 years owner Ranee Malanga and manager Judy Giron have combined their architectural acumen with a classic sense of style to assemble a distinguished collection.
    chocolate + cashmere
    chocolate + cashmere is an immersive beauty experience. Our boutique is delightfully sensual: from the second you step in, you’re enveloped: the brilliant colors of artisan-knit Golightly Cashmere, hand-made chocolates, and the voice of a new friend.
    Coyote Moon
    A small, vibrant store located in the middle of the John Dunn Shops, specializing in folk art from Latin America and New Mexico. The eclectic inventory includes selections from Mexico, Peru and Guatemala as well as Colorado and Northern NM.
    Antiquarius Imports
    Supplying retailers and interior designers is the core business, as such you are sure to find the latest in interior design trends so stop by and visit us and let us show you why NYMag called us One of the Best-Kept Shopping Secrets!
    First Friday on Bent Street
    Every month, visitors and locals alike can gather for Taos First Friday (TFF), a weekly event that celebrates and showcases our community’s varied talents and offerings.
    Unicorn
    Educational toys, Art supplies, School supplies, Stationary, Craft supplies, Party decorations and more.
    Taos Trading
    If you're looking for the coffee mugs, tshirts, hats, keychains and pocketknives that say "Taos" then this is the spot for you.
    Zandi Fashion Studio
    Zandi Designs specializes in hand-cut custom silhouettes. These silhouettes are carefully crafted and displayed in vintage pendants. Using a simple profile picture of your loved one, we design a necklace that you will cherish.
    I Love Taos
    The oldest T-Shirt shop in Taos. Thousands of great shirts.
    The Underground
    A super hip clothing store tucked away from the plaza, featuring brands such as Doc Martens, Kardo, Indian Motorcycle, Kennington, Alternative Apparel, Superdry, Jungmaven, Peter Grimm, etc.
    Nature's Emporium Cherokee Soap Co.
    Specializing in Natural Soaps, Candles & Lotions that are made in Taos. Wholesaling to over 200 stores across America, we are thrilled to welcome you to our Taos retail shop and art gallery! Across from Michael's Kitchen! Cherokee owned and operated since 1999.
    Taos Adobe Quilting
    We carry a wide assortment of quilting fabrics and feature designs specific to the area, including collections by local artists and others with a distinct southwestern theme. We also have books, patterns, notions, kits and fat quarters.
    Taos Mountain Outfitters
    For over 40 years, TMO has been the place where adventures begin. We have the gear, clothing and footwear to prepare you for just about anything Taos has to offer – hiking, camping, climbing, rafting, trail running, yoga and more.
    Buffalo Dancer
    Buffalo Dancer has been producing Traditional Native American Jewelry since 1974 making it one of the oldest producers of fine Southwestern and Native American Jewelry in the United States.
    Cordon Y Cuero Taos Leather
    Beautifully hadcrafted leather goods and jewelry made in Taos.
    Francis Church Gift Shop
    The Church gift shop carries devotional items, Holy Cards & books. This shop also features crosses, retablos, bultos, along with other arts & crafts made by the parishioners of San Francisco de Asis Church.
    Taos Cyclery
    Taos Cyclery is a full service bike shop. We offer a complete selection of road, mountain, BMX, cruisers, comfort, and children’s bikes by Giant, Raleigh, Diamondback, and Ellsworth.
    Taos Cookery
    “The kitchen shop” on Bent Street for over 25 years, Taos Cookery offers locally handmade pottery, Taos Twist flatware, Southwestern style table linens, and the latest gadgets for the modern kitchen.
    OptiMysm
    Offering tools for your spiritual journey! Tarot and oracle decks, 1000's of used books, pendulums, jewelry, journals, a great array of crystals and stones, candles, incense, sage wands, clothing, prayer flags, statuary and awesome gifts.
    Jacqueline Gala Jewelry
    Jacqueline Gala Jewelry Featuring Earrings, Pendants, Necklaces and Bracelets. Along with Jewelry Repairs, Commission Works, Alterations of Heirloom and Heritage Jewelry - Re-imagining old pieces for a new contemporary look. New web site: jacquelinegala.com
    Treasures
    Weird antiques (best kind). Like a decades old stuffed animal lizard or a doll made out of gourdes.
    Red Arrow Emporium
    The finest American made furniture in the world and one of a kind fabulous pieces from around the world!
    Le Ski Mastery
    Whether it's a new pair of skis, a pair of boots custom-fitted with footbed, a ski outfit, gloves, goggles, glasses or a pair of demo skis precisely tuned, Le Ski Mastery is your source to be outfitted properly for a great day on the slopes
    Artemisia Taos
    Fun, colorful Artwear that is stylish & sophisticated and boldly designed accessories that express your creativity. Find a piece of Artwear that nobody else has!
    Tony Whitecrow's
    Soul of the Southwest – featuring the very finest in one of a kind, custom made western clothing bedding, and accessories.
    Clarke & Co.
    Men’s clothing store located in downtown Taos in the historic John Dunn House Shops. Established in 1987, we are dedicated to providing unique, contemporary men’s apparel and tailoring services to customers who deserve the finest.
    FX18
    Voted Best Place to Shop in Taos this wonderful little store has a wide variety of gifts, clothing, bath items and the most friendly, lovely owner.
    Ammann Gallery
    In our small, friendly gallery you'll find original oil paintings, glasswork, sculpture, photography, wearable fiber art, handmade pottery as well as a collection of fine Native American jewelry.
    Two Graces Gallery
    A contemporary art gallery, bookstore & curio shop in Taos, featuring the artwork of Robert Cafazzo, Holly Sievers & a few friends.
    Taos Tattoo & Body Piercing Gallery
    We are the premiere tattoo and body piercing shop in Taos, New Mexico. We are a collective of very experienced tattoo artist and body piercers here to provide our customers with the highest level of standards and services possible.
    Taos Lifestyle
    Everything Home Furnishings - Sleep Sanctuary
    Big 5 Sporting Goods
    Big 5 Sporting Goods is one of America’s top retailers of name brand sporting goods and accessories. With 425 locations spread throughout 12 western states you can find a convenient location near you using our store locator.
    Gearing Up Bicycle Shop
    Gearing Up is a year-round shop dedicated to all bicyclists and cycling. We pride ourselves in our knowledge of bicycles and the Taos area. We strive to provide the best service to our customers, always!
    La Tierra Mineral Gallery
    Thousands of mineral specimens from around the world including New Mexico. Available in natural and carved forms such as onyx plates, bowls, mortar and pestles, goblets, wine chillers, lamps, candleholders, spheres, hearts, and fetishes.
    Seconds Eco Store
    Solar chargers for phones, ipods, cameras, & all the tech toys of modern life. Imagine sleek, portable power sources for people on the go! Recycled Spanish glass practical house wares for 'greening' everyday life in novel ways.
    Maria Samora
    Maria Samora is an award-winning jeweler from Taos, New Mexico who designs and hand produces her work using 18K Gold and Sterling Silver paired with precious Gems.
    Twirl Toy Store & Discovery Place
    An experience in itself, thanks to its magical layout and artistic touches. We offer high-quality educational toys, games and crafts that inspire play-based learning in the home and encourage positive parent/child interaction.
    The Ranch At Taos Gallery
    The Jewel of Kit Carson Road. Local art and artists. Featuring Tracy Turner Sheppard, Cathy Carey, Gary Roller. Jewelry by Rosa Kilgore, bronze sculpture, oils, pastels, acrylics and printmaking.
    Sam's Shop
    Located downtown Taos, operating for 36 years, contemporary women’s clothing in groovy historic adobe building.
    Taos Ski and Boot
    Our experienced staff will provide you with everything you need to stay warm, look great, and ski/ride better. We have the best selection of skis, boards, boots, and outerwear. Expert boot fitting and precisely tuned demos.
    Alhambra de Taos
    Alhambra offers one-of-a-kind antiquities and new items. We have traveled far and wide, from Mongolia to Indonesia, from the Middle East to China and Tibet to find high-quality antiques and eclectic items for your home. We ship anywhere.
    Larry Martinez Jewelry
    Known for complex museum quality jewelry inspired by early Meso-American, Scythian, Egyptian and other ancient cultures of the Fertile Triangle, and the traditional work of the Navajo, Hopi, Rio Grande Pueblos and the Pacific Northwest.
    Common Thread Textiles
    Incredibly beautiful textiles from around the world: Tribal, hand-woven, antique and new. Unique handmade buttons, yardage, gifts, trims... Feel the color! Love!
    Brodsky Bookshop
    The legendary Brodsky Bookshop is the oldest bookshop in magical Taos. It was founded as an eclectic store specializing in new and used books in 1977 by the late Lee Brodsky.
    Gail Russell Art and Apparel
    Apparel Artist Gail Russell has designed an innovative line of Gazelle Shawls featuring her photographs, Kangaroo Girls™ Pocket Scarves, and SallyGators® leg warmers. Every purchase helps Native Americans in need Find out more: www.gailrussellartandapparel.com
    Taos Fly Shop
    The Streit family works together to create a team of experienced and knowledgeable fishermen whether you are hiring a guide or asking for the "it" fly at the shop. The experts when it comes to fly fishing northern New Mexico.
    Black Diamond Curio
    An uncommon mix of goods made-in or inspired by the American West -- featuring gifts, home, provisions, books, tees, art and vintage. Handcrafted, small batch and up-cycled; 3 doors down from Taos Inn.
    Dwellings Revisited
    Primitives, Folk Art, Oddities. Shop for one of a kind items in downtown Taos, New Mexico.
    Wabi-Sabi
    Everything Wabi Sabi, including Japanese dishware, iron and porcelain teapots, a huge selection of loose teas, green, black, decaff, herbal and rooibos, Japanese shibori, noren, sushi sets, cards, everything “lucky kitty” and so much more!
    Santos y Mas
    We search out the most unique products in the area to bring to our store, oftentimes one of a kind creations. Browse our store and enjoy our ever changing inventory of colorful, whimsical and often surprising gifts and collectibles.
    Murals & Faux Paint by David Vedoe
    Murals & Faux Paint by David Vedoe. Transform you House, Business or Office with Murals, Faux Paint and other Design options. Call for a free consultation. Works on Historic Lodges, Boutique Hotels and B&B's, Galleries, Offices and Private Residences, Etc.
    Bud's Cut Flowers & More
    Bud’s trusted florists are committed to creating beautiful, unique floral gifts for any special occasion. We offer flower delivery in and around Taos and we also offer nationwide delivery through our reliable florist network.
    The Mirabal Shop
    In 2009, musician Robert Mirabal started creating amulets, sculptures, and flutes. In 2015 he opened a shop and started carrying additional supplies: hides, skins, furs, and moccasin making materials for the Pueblo craftspeople.
    Francesca's Clothing
    Francesca's is a cozy venue featuring feel-good apparel. Other selections are hand made in India, Nepal, Thailand & Peru, mostly one of a kind featuring low, low prices! Specializing in Hard Tail yoga and active wear.
    Atira's Southwest
    Atira brings you quality garments, Old Gringo Boots, Native American Jewelry, Mary Frances purses and much more.
    Enchanted Florist
    Beautifully arranged flowers and gifts. Our highly trained staff handles your order with care. Delivery to Taos and surrounding areas as well as to cities across the country through our nationwide network. Same day delivery at no extra cost
    Maison Faurie
    A remarkable collection of all sorts of antiques: Old medical instruments, art posters, silver, cards, paintings, jewelry, just about anything you can think of.
    Substance of Taos
    Clothing that is chic and effortless at the same time, which suits a variety of different women in their individual lifestyles. Substance is a reflection of its very surroundings: the magnificent Northern New Mexico town of Taos.
    Mudd-N-Flood
    Fully equipped mountain shop, offering the latest in outdoor gear and clothing for hiking, camping, backpacking, rock-climbing, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing. Maps, guidebooks, and advice on trails and excursions.
    Mooncat Fiber
    High quailty natural fiber yarns in buffalo, alpaca, llama, cashmere and more!
    At Home In Taos
    Selling fabulous home furnishings, crafts, gifts, pottery and accessories that truly represent Taos. Visit us and take home a piece of Taos!
    Boxie Tees
    Boxie – Wash Rinse Repeat Tees is a contemporary women's apparel collection of relaxed basic tees and loungewear. 100% Made in America, the brand was established in 2011 and is currently based in Los Angeles, CA and Taos, NM.
    Andean Software
    An impressive collection of wearable art and clothing made primarily by artisans from Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Since 1984.
    Kimosabe
    For over 20 years, Kimosabe has showcased treasures of the American West. Pueblo pottery, vintage Navajo rugs, Native American blankets, old pawn jewelry, American Indian baskets and beadwork, vintage posters, and New Mexican folk art.
    Las Comadres
    Las Comadres is a truly unique place where one can peruse handcrafted tin, pottery, folk art, beeswax candles, soap, felted wool apparel, paintings, mandala art, mixed media, scarves and upscale women's clothing.
    Adventure Ski Shops
    A full service, ski and snowboard rental shop featuring a wide variety of rental packages for all ages, skill levels, and budgets. In addition to our line of skis, snowboards, xc skis, and snowshoes, we offer a large inventory of winter sports clothing, gear, and accessories.
    Wild Earth Creams
    Wild Earth Remedies is a vendor booth set up in front of the Bent Street Deli on Saturdays. I bring to you a locally wild crafted all natural herbal skin care line to nourish and heal the skin. Stop by for a visit!
    Arroyo Seco Mercantile
    Arroyo Seco Mercantile is a melting pot of Northern New Mexico flavor. First stablished to serve the needs of the village of Arroyo Seco, a small Hispanic village on Highway 150, it now draws people from all over.
    Alpine Xtreme
    Taos Ski Valley’s newest and only ski-in/ski-out ski shop. The best location to buy, rent and service your equipment. Taos Ski Valley’s best staff and best selection can outfit you from head-to-toe.
    Box Canyon
    Made in New Mexico souvenirs, gifts, and local art. Cards, toys, snacks, candy and sundries. United States Post Office and other business services. Your friendly one-stop shop.
    Spotted Bear
    Ladies, grab your moms, and head over to the Spotted Bear to do some shopping while getting in some quality mother/daughter time.
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
    300 chocolate candies and other confectionary products: clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. We prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items and confections – plus ice cream!
    Tierra Wood Stoves
    Located in the historic Southwest art colony of Taos, New Mexico, Tierra Wood Stoves sustains an uncompromising 30-year journey to sell the best clean-burning stoves available.
    OpCit books
    We have new books, great used books in all subjects, first editions -- including the best selection of signed firsts in the area -- and a great selection of remainders. We buy, sell and trade books.
    Bryans Gallery
    Authentic Indian/Southwestern old pawn, estate & contemporary jewelry and art. Northern NM pueblo pottery, Zuni fetishes, the Hopi folk art of Gregory Lomayesva, silver & turquoise jewelry, rugs, baskets, paintings, and sculpture and more.
    Made in New Mexico
    Everything made in New Mexico. Red and green chile powders, pods, salsas, sauces, jams, jellies, biscochitos, pinon coffee, wood carvings, Native American jewelry, ornaments, fetishes, Day of the Dead, ristras, wreaths, luminarias and books
    Monet's Kitchen
    Big city kitchenware choices: Capresso, Le Creuset, Cuisinart, Bodum, Joyce Chen, Zyliss, Good Grips, Lodge, Emile Henry, Thermos/Nissan, Chantal, Olde Thompson, Vic Firth, Now, Microplane, William Bounds, and Republic of Tea.
    Jackie's Trading Post
    For over 35 years Jackies has been known for providing the best in Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Pueblo made art, crafts, pottery, Nav, and vintage collectible Southwestern Jewelry.
    Mesa's Edge
    We represent over 40 local and regional artists' Studio art jewelry, Native American jewelry, Pueblo pottery, Navajo wood carvings, and more.
    Taos Gems and Minerals
    The oldest gem and mineral store in Taos the shop offers beautiful minerals and related items such as dishes carved from fossil-filled rocks, all sorts of jewelry-making supplies including intricate silver baubles, and lamps made of halite.
    Smoke Signals
    Owned and operated by Taos Pueblo Native Dean "Little Lake" Johnson. "Little Lake" peace pipes are made to be used, but the beautiful craftsmanship involved makes each pipe a work of art. Also selling Native American music and gifts.
    Starr Interiors
    Since 1974, Starr Inte­ri­ors has pro­vided the finest Zapotec Indian weav­ings found anywhere. The Line of the Spirit collection incorporates tra­di­tional South­west­ern designs combined with ele­ments from cul­tures all over the world.
    Thunder Lizard Beads
    Specializing in stone beads, such as turquoise as well as semi-precious stones like amethyst, garnet, agates and carnelians. Also carrying a selection of oriental rugs and carpets.
    Kokopelli Flutes of Taos
    Paul Jones also gives flute building workshops, flute lessons, and has hand carved flutes for sale, such as Apache, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Cherokee flutes. CDs are also available.
    Taos Blue
    Taos Blue, on the corner of Bent Street for over 25 years, is home for numerous contemporary and native artists showing their paintings, pottery, jewelry, fetishes, masks and more. A favorite “return to” spot for visitors and locals alike.
    Amina's Children's Boutique
    Amina's Children's Boutique welcomes shoppers to drop in and browse their unique selection of children's items such as toys, shoes, backpacks, hats, dresses, suits, gifts, accessories and much more.
    Cold Smoke Photography - On Mountain Photography
    Our photographers can be found on the mountain daily from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, weather permitting. See us at the top of chair lift #2 for family photos, couple shots and groups.
    Re-Threads Clothing Exchange
    A local clothing exchange specializing in affordable, stylish clothing and accessories in great condition for Taos and its visitors.
    Taos Country Furnishings
    Taos' favorite décor and gifts store. Taos Country Furnishings sells accessories, decorative items and gifts. We now have over 2000 square feet of display space in seven separate rooms, each offering its own distinctive character and charm.
    Coyote Club
    We are a store that offers locals and tourists many great gifts. You won’t be disappointed when you visit our store!
    El Rincon Trading Post
    El Rincón Trading Post and Museum was established in 1909 as “The Mission Shop” by early artist, photographer, craftsman and trader, Ralph Meyers, one of the first traders in the area. It is the oldest Indian curio shop in Taos.
    A Stitch in time
    Twenty-five years experience in the repair and alteration of skiwear and ready-to-wear. Specializing in award-winning custom bridal and formal wear. Bridal accessories also available.
    Moxie
    New, unusual and unique original artwork, gifts, and fair trade items jewelry, yarn and more.
    Overland Sheepskin & Leather
    Overland Sheepskin is a tradition in Taos. Our first location in 1973 was a small adobe storefront near the historic central plaza. Today, our store is part of the Overland compound just north of the village.
    Vargas Tile Company
    We are retail distributors of Mexican tile specializing in handmade, handpainted Talavera , Saltillo with matching trim, ceramic sinks and accessories, domestic floor and wall tile.
    Cottam's Ski Shops
    With four locations, Cottam’s Ski Shop has been New Mexico’s favorite family-owned ski shop since 1976. Known for exceptional customer service, convenient locations, wide selection of goods & equipment, and unbeatable prices.
    Taos Rockers
    Not your typical ma & pa rock shop: we emphasise mineral and fossil specimens. An international collection is displayed in three showrooms including many museum-grade specimens representing every continent except Antarctica.
    Emily Benoist Ruffin Goldsmith
    Since 1980 Emily Benoist Ruffin Design & Goldsmiths has continued to bring to you fine designer jewelry, top quality colored stones & ideal cut diamonds.
    Claireworks
    Claire L. Haye’s work has garnered acclaim worldwide. Her striking ceramic sculptures have won prizes in museum exhibitions, while her bronze sculptures, paintings, monotypes, and woodblock prints are highly sought-after.
    Little Place Boutique
    Distinctive and creative women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, and great little gift items. Contemporary, resort, and southwestern styles.
    Elegante Florals
    Your florist for all occasions, weddings and special events. Delighted in bringing to light the vision you have always dreamed for your wedding day from contemporary, traditional or unique designs.
    Taos Sports Rental Shop
    Our experienced staff will provide you with everything you need to stay warm, look great, and ski/ride better. We have the best selection of skis, boards, boots, and outerwear. Expert boot fitting and precisely tuned demos.
    Nambe of Taos
    A family-owned company. Nambé began during modernism’s mid-century design movement. Today, our pieces transcend trends and generations. Each piece is crafted with undeniable beauty, artistic integrity, and uncompromised quality.
    Taos Door & Hardware Company
    Taos Door And Hardware Company was formed in 1989 by Peter Barlow. Peter is an artist in every sense of the word. He excels at taking concepts and sketches and turning them into reality. Open by appointment only.
    Bella Mundi Gallery
    Bella Mundi is a quaint little store in Arroyo Seco that is full of surprises! The shop owners/artists, Harris and Leslie, display their ever evolving works of art. You will find Mexican art, prints on metal portraits and tin nichos.
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