The Bandana Story

Inspired by my daughter, Makaela, Bandana Kids opened its doors in March of 2002 as a children's boutique specializing in European Collections.  At 7 years old, Makaela had a penchant for fashion, and I found myself running between Colorado and my home state of Texas to find unique outfits for her to wear.  After spending a day shopping downtown Aspen, I decided our little mountain town needed a unique children’s concept.  However, it wasn’t until I ordered the bandana tissue paper – which remains in our store today – did I have a name for the store!

Bandana Kids was so well received that we began to apply the same ideals and principles to women’s apparel.  In 2013 we went full throttle and expanded our store footprint to include a full assortment of women’s clothing.  We also changed our name to Bandana Aspen.

Fast forward (almost 2 decades) and we now attract clients from around the world.  We continue to seek out the most exclusive and fresh European designers while offering the comforts of home and a lil’ Texas hospitality in our store.

We welcome all visitors – both old and new, young, and old – to visit Bandana Aspen during your stay in Aspen.  We also offer personal styling, virtual shopping, and shipping year-round.

P.S. Makaela is now our lead buyer.



Owner & CEO