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The Trendiest Boutiques That Opened In Denver In 2012

December 25, 2012 6:00 AM

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In a state like Colorado, with a growing diverse and artistic community, it is a treat to enjoy the many unique and eclectic boutiques that pop up all over the area. Every year there are new, hip and trendy shops springing up, bringing the shopping community a taste of the artistic goods created by the brilliant craftsmen and craftswomen of Colorado. Why spend hours in a big box store when you can visit a small boutique, meet the owner and really find some truly one-of-a-kind items? Take a look at these great new boutiques that opened in 2012.
(credit: vavavette.com)

(credit: vavavette.com)

VaVaVette
3501 Wazee St. #80
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 880-4578
www.vavavette.com

Burlesque fans from all over the country know Cora Vette. She’s been performing her unique brand of burlesque on stages from coast to coast, making and designing her own costumes along the way. Together with fellow burlesque star Eve Vette, they’ve opened up a new store specializing in vintage reproduction, costume and sparkly things. If you are looking to get out on the burlesque circuit, then this is the perfect place to stop and load up on the proper costume pieces. However, Vette also has plenty of clothing for everyday wear as well. With amazing dresses created from vintage patterns to fantastic accessories that any gal would love to find in her jewelry box, this store is a stylish girl’s new best friend.

Amy’s Closet Consignments
8196 Weld County Road 13
Firestone, CO 80504
(303) 736-2186
www.amyscloset.net

If the spending mania of the holiday season has you down in the dumps, then look no further than a fantastic consignment shop. Just a short drive north of Denver will take you to Amy’s Closet Consignments in Firestone. Everything is hand picked to ensure top quality at rock-bottom prices, and there are tons of great brands that you know and love. This is no average consignment shop. With brands like Ann Taylor and Banana Republic, it’s department store fabulous at consignment prices. Plus, Amy’s specializes in sizes XS through 5X so there is something there for everyone. Of course plenty of jewelry, shoes, purses and other accessories are stocked to complete your new look.

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New Culture Boutique
2220 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 641-5185
www.facebook.com/NewCultureBoutique

Okay, this one technically opened in late 2011, but it made such a big splash in 2012 that it deserved mention on this list. New Culture Boutique is a very hip, upscale specialty store for men’s and women’s fashion. You’ll find incredible vintage sport coats and super hip jewelry from local designers as well as plenty of other great fashions that are perfect for the vintage or high-end fashionista. If upscale price tags aren’t your thing, don’t be shy to visit New Culture Boutique, as there are prices here in every price range.

Church of Cupcakes
1489 Steele St., Unit C
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 524-7770
www.churchofcupcakes.com

When does a cupcake shop make a list of great boutiques? When the shop is dedicated to organic, eco-friendly, locally-sourced products while maintaining a hip, cool, vintage and retro design filled with plenty of edge and humor. With flavors like “Let There Be Lemon,” “Garden Nirvana” and “Rapture Raspberry,” it’s clear that this is one church that welcomes everyone. Drop by the Church of Cupcakes, play a few games, pick up some fun toys and gifts and taste some of the best cupcakes in town. Then it will be crystal clear why a cupcake store is on this list of best new boutiques in Denver.

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Sewn
18 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 832-1493
www.sewndenver.com

When Fancy Tiger Clothing moved to a larger space on South Broadway, another amazing new shop appeared in its place. Sewn is all about handmade clothing and home-sewn goods, and it’s unlike any other boutique on the South Broadway corridor. A creation from the talented team of Jil Cappuccio and Kirsten Coplans, Sewn features plenty of items from both of the talented women’s lines. In addition, there are also pieces from several other local designers. Of course, you’ll also find lots of other great sewn goods like needlepoint pillows, crochet items and other delightful vintage crafts. With one visit, you’ll see why Sewn is the new hot spot on South Broadway.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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