Not only does this retailer of backpacks, clothing, and accessories craft its own bags in a LEED-certified building between Denver and Boulder, its new flagship Larimer store is constructed from two reclaimed 40x10x8 shipping containers. The repurposed building has a rooftop deck, exposed steel posts and beams, and a hardwood floor made from the original flooring of the shipping containers.

Here is an image of the Topo Designs Flagship Store, courtesy of Doors Open Denver.


The developer of Topo’s space is Gravitas Development Group and it was built by Sprung Construction. The multi-tenant retail/office building is a total of 8,200 square foot. The tenants were curated by Denver branding guru, Mackey Saturday, to make a creative and cohesive set of companies. This includes shops, restaurants, coffee shops, design firms etc. The double-story shipping containers are arranged to create a courtyard in the center, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views in to these local small businesses.

This building preview is part of DenverUrbanism’s special countdown series to Doors Open Denver 2015. Click here for more information on Doors Open Denver.