From Western to contemporary, housewares to hats, jewelry to bronze sculptures—whatever your taste, you'll find an incredible selection of shops and boutiques on Town Square to satisfy your needs and desires. While you're on the square, “deal yourself in” to some local specials and discounts at various stores via Jackson Hole Traveler’s free Wi-Fi. Simply select our network—FREE-Jackson Hole Traveler—on your smartphone, laptop or tablet for deals at nearby shops.
Gaslight Alley is a quaint shopping area nestled just off the Town Square. The stores lining the alley feature handcrafted jewelry, artwork, upscale souvenirs, mouth-watering chocolates (Mursell's Pottery & Chocolate) and more. There is also a gem of a bookstore brimming with all manner of titles (Valley Bookstore).
Beyond Town Square
There are also a number of retailers located out in Teton Village, too. Rodeo (a contemporary women’s boutique), Goodie 2 Shoes, Teton Village Sports and Jackson Hole Sports, are just a few of the stores you can patronize to get your shopping fix satisfied at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Looking To Get Your Cowboy On?
Sure, you can buy the ubiquitous Jackson Hole T-shirt as a souvenir of your trip here (and you should!), but a more authentic keepsake to bring back home that truly screams “Wyoming” would be a pair of cowboy boots—or hat, belt or other Western accessory.
How to buy boots: When choosing cowboy boots, remember that they should reflect your personality. You should also consider what you intend to wear them for: dancing, casual wear, working (as in with horses or cattle, on a farm, etc., not in an office), or on dressy occasions. For instance, if you’re going to a dude ranch, you'll need an economical pair of boots, not a fancy, expensive pair. Price is another consideration: Boots can range in cost from $200 to more than $2,000.
Hats: You don’t want to purchase a cowboy hat that will just get smooshed and ruined when or if you pack it in your suitcase. If you’ve flown here, consider buying a wool, crushable hat (it will say “crushable” on the inside) as it is easily packable. A harder, stiffer felt hat or a straw one, however, can be placed under the seat in front of you or in the overhead compartment. Sizing is an important consideration, too, so ask the salesperson to help you select the best fitting hat.
How not to cowboy: Avoid the rhinestones head-to-toe look. And remember that your blue jeans need to “stack” on your boots. In other words, if the boots are going under the jeans, the pants need to be long, not short. If you can see or almost see skin between the boot and your jeans, it’s not the Wyoming way.
How About Scoring a Unique Find?
Treat yourself—or a friend or family member back home—to a unique, one-of-a-kind Jackson Hole item. These are just a few of the special treasures you won’t find anywhere else.
- CocoLove is a chocoholic’s dream! Master chocolatier Oscar Ortega, recent winner of the World’s Greatest Praline award in Milan, Italy, created Jackson Hole’s preeminent chocolate and dessert café. Pop by and take home mouth-watering delights.
- Two Grey Hills is one of the longest-running businesses in the valley. Selling some of the finest Indian art since 1976. Many one-of-a-kind art pieces can be found at Two Grey Hills, specializing in exceptional Navajo weavings; hand-made Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni jewelry; hand-coiled Pueblo pottery.
- Give’R gloves, named the “Souvenir of Jackson Hole” by Town & Country magazine, are resilient leather Western mitts with many uses. You can find them at MADE in Gaslight Alley off Town Square.
- Also available at MADE in downtown Jackson and out at MADE in Teton Village in the Hotel Terra, is Padgett Hoke Jewelry. Jackson Hole native Padgett Hoke’s mountain range and elk antler necklaces are a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
- Café Genevieve’s famous Pig Candy, made in-house daily, is an other-worldly treat that consists of thick, applewood-smoked bacon coated with a blend of dried sugars and spices, baked low-and-slow. Pick up at bag at the restaurant, located just off Town Square at 135 E. Broadway.
The Last Word
Browsing the myriad of stores in Jackson Hole should be every bit a part of your vacation experience here in the Tetons as skiing, hiking, rafting and visiting the national parks. And now that you know where to go, it's ready, set, shop!