Why Shop Local


Why Shop TMO

Taos Mountain Outifitters is a small local business that has been selling apparel, footwear and gear on the Taos Plaza for over 45 years. We don’t buy inventory for 100 stores in 20 states. We buy what works for Taos. We choose the best hiking boots for getting up Wheeler Peak, the camping gear that is best for our high altitude climate and the shorts and water shoes that will keep you comfy rafting the Taos Box on the Rio Grande.  We know the local area, the conditions of trails, ski areas, local camping spots and the best sports for mountain biking.   Preparation can make all the difference between a great adventure and a typical day. Make TMO your first stop before your adventure begins!

Why Shop Local

Shopping at TMO is not just good for us and for you. It is good for the entire Taos community! Where you choose to spend your dollars does have a real and measurable impact for everyone in Taos.

A study done in Salt Lake City showed that locally owned retailers put 52% of their revenues back into the local economy. That compares to 13.6% for chain stores. Other studies have shown similar results from Austin to Chicago to San Francisco.

Look at it in Taos terms. If you buy a pair of trail shoes for $100 at TMO, $52 will stay here in our community. If you spend $100 at a national chain, only $13.60 stays in Taos. If you buy those shoes in Santa Fe or online, none of your money stays here in Taos. Not a penny.

Some of the people you support directly or indirectly when you shop local probably live in your neighborhood!

So come in and let us show you the difference that shopping local and shopping in Taos can make. You will be glad you did!