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Best Park City Shopping

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Part of the charm of a small town is you won’t find a lot of chain stores and shopping malls, and such is the case in Park City.  From the neighborhood bookshop to the retro toy store, most of the stores in this mountain resort are mom and pop establishments, often catering to an affluent clientele.  The Tanger Outlet in Kimball Junction is, however, perfect for budget, big-brand shopping.

JW Allen & Sons Toys & Candy

Neighborhood: Kimball Junction
This retro toy store in the Redstone Shopping Plaza is filled with specialty toys that will remind you of being a kid, from Diggler scooters, gumballs and kites to pinball machines, Flowboards and Ugly Dolls. Sure, there’s nothing particularly Park Citian about it but it’s darn fun. The owner admits he demos all the toys with his son, and his wife puts her stamp of approval on dolls and girlie things, so all the merchandise in the shop has been tested out by the toy-loving family. A fine selection of sweet treats gives Dylan’s Candy Bar a run for its money.

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Rocky Mountain Christmas

Neighborhood: Park City Mountain Resort
It’s Christmas year-round at this Main Street Christmas store and souvenir shop. You’ll find thousands of ornaments, nutcrackers, nativity and toys on the shelves of this festive boutique, including such lines as Willow Tree, Santa’s Workshop, Steinbach Nutcrackers and Big Sky Bears. If you find you’re still thinking about the skiing Santa ornament that you didn’t buy when you arrive home for Park City, you can also order it online. And, you’ll avoid the possibility of it breaking in your luggage in transport.

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Mountain Town Olive Oil Co.

Neighborhood: Park City Mountain Resort
Need a honey ginger balsamic vinegar to pair with your Persian lime olive oil? Then, stop into this gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar shop that stocks more than 20 small batch producers of olive oil and more than 15 balsamic vinegars from Australia, Europe, California and North Africa.  You can try samples of the store’s interesting selections, housed in shiny vats. Once you’ve made your selections, purchase a pre-packaged bottle, or have a custom-label creation made just for you. The store also does a thriving online business, so you can order more product from home when you run out.

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Dolly's Bookstore

Neighborhood: Park City Mountain Resort
This neighborhood bookshop makes you never want to visit a Barnes and Noble again. Founded in 1975 by Dolly Makoff, the bookstore features a nice selection of current titles, as well as a section by regional authors exploring local history. Readings and book signings by surprisingly high-profile authors add to this little bookstore’s allure. In addition to shelves of tomes, Dolly’s stocks gift items and fine stationery, too. Since Dolly’s shares its space with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company, you can get a little treat to enjoy with your reading material.

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Tanger Outlet Center

Neighborhood: Kimball Junction
With more than 60 outlet stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Lucky Brand Jeans, Crocs, Coach and Columbia Sports Wear, this outdoor outlet is the place to shop for bargains. However, you’ll need to know your prices, because not everything is as great a deal as you might hope. If you didn’t have time to stock up on winter wear before your Park City visit, it may be worth the trip to Tanger to buy some much-need snow gear, as ski apparel here is much more affordable than at the resorts or in town.

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