(credit: Birds & Belles Boutique)
It’s that time of year again. The time when you have holiday party after holiday party to attend and you simply can’t wear the same thing to all of them. You need a unique outfit for each gathering. Something low key and laid back for your friend’s party but something elegant and sophisticated for your husband’s work shindig. Skip the huge lines and craziness of the big malls and giant stores. Instead, check out some of these great local boutiques, offering all of the clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry you could need to assemble the perfect outfit for each party.
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Denver, CO 80203
You may know Fancy Tiger for its great craft store, a real crafter’s paradise. However, there is also the clothing side of this local boutique, Fancy Tiger Clothing. This adorable little shop caters to local designers and sells a very carefully chosen selection of clothing, purses and jewelry. Fancy Tiger may seem like one of those hip and unapproachable places, however it is just the opposite. The staff is warm and welcoming and will spend plenty of time helping you pick out your perfect holiday party outfit.
1225 E 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
Soul Haus is another great, hip indy shop that specializes in local products and all things cool and vintage. There is a nice selection of men’s clothing and accessories here, but ladies can also find a few special items as well. The best part is the jewelry with lots of great items that you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, it helps that the owners are pretty fantastic and you can catch them in the store chatting with locals, making friends and showing new items. If you like finding that perfect sweater or that amazing new necklace that is a true one-of-a-kind find, then this is your place.
Birds & Belles Boutique
1113 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
Looking for something special, vintage and unique without breaking the bank? Visit Birds & Belles Boutique for gently used and really special vintage clothing. It specializes in great fashion and local artists, so in addition to the great used clothing, you’ll also find handmade gifts, apparel and jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else. If you are extra short on cash, browse through your closet for your designer and hip vintage clothing, and you can take that down to Birds & Belles to trade for cash or store credit.
56 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
If Decade was a person, she would be that really hip girl that shows up at the party with the perfect scarf, an amazing pair of boots and a purse that every woman covets. Decade is a trendy boutique that sells everything from clothing and purses to home accessories and furniture. It’s a huge mish-mash of everything hip and trendy. However, it’s also awesome. You’ll find really great clothing from local designers, amazing hats, fantastic jewelry and lots of great gifts. Decade is a great place to find every item you need for that special holiday party including a gift to bring the host or hostess.
Twisted Wardrobe Designs
211 Detroit St.
Denver, CO 80206
Twisted Wardrobe is newer to the fashion scene in Denver, it opened in 2011, but it has a great selection of women’s designer clothing, jewelry and accessories that are not as expensive as you would normally expect. The selection here changes a lot, so you’ll find something for just about every style and every budget, with designs coming in from all of the big names in fashion. Looking for something very special and totally designer for your party? Check out Twisted Wardrobe and you’ll find just what you are looking for.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.