Now that summer is ever near, it’s time to plan for the city’s most popular fashion events. Some of the premiere events of the Denver fashion scene take place in the summer, and they are perfect for showing off cute mini dresses, sandals and more. They are also a great place to kick back, have a cocktail and admire the handiwork of some of the area’s most talented designers. Between fashion shows and sample sales, these are the must-attend summer fashion events in Denver.
Hampton Inn Suites Highlands Ranch
3095 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80129
Date: April 26-27, 2014 at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the finest Indian fashions at this event by Ustav. Fashion lovers will adore hand-crafted sarees, tunics and more and may find some accessories to add into their fall wardrobe. Along with a bazaar-style shopping experience, guests will be treated to fashion shows, demonstrations and much more. Held over two days at the Hampton Inn in Highlands Ranch, you have a whole weekend to check out this event from the popular, authentic Indian apparel line.
Summer Sidewalk Sale
1942 Broadway, Suite #30
Boulder, CO 80302
Date: Aug. 1-3, 2014
During the first weekend in August, downtown Boulder’s favorite retailers put it all on the sidewalk and give great deals. This event is great for stocking up on summer musts for a steal. It’s also when many retailers start previewing their fall lines, so you can pick up something for the heat of the tail end of summer and buy some new things for fall as well. Deals are available on and off of the Pearl Street Mall, so grab a friend or two and make a day of it. You can shop until you drop and pop into one of downtown Boulder’s many restaurants afterward.
Handbags and Hounds
Kuni Lexus of Greenwood Village
5150 S. Quebec St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Date: May 16, 2014 at 6 p.m.
This fundraiser for Freedom Service Dogs is popular for fashionable pet lovers, and Denver loves its dogs. For $40, guests have the option to purchase fabulous handbags and accessories, enjoy free cocktails and watch a drag show from The Demented Divas. This event is fun for all, and proceeds allow Freedom Service Dogs to rescue shelter dogs and train them to be of service to people with disabilities. The event also features stations at which you can get your nails done, mini massages and more.
Celebrate Fashion at Cherry Creek North
Cherry Creek North
299 Milwaukee St.
Denver, CO 80206
Date: Sept. 19, 2014 at 4 p.m.
One of the premiere fashion events in Denver, Celebrate Fashion offers the opportunity to experience all of the area’s hottest stores in a classy setting. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with in-store events and ends with a fashion show featuring looks from various retailers in Cherry Creek North. Meander up and down the streets checking out the party vibe while enjoying some of the best shopping in Denver. Proceeds from the show benefit the Denver Health Foundation.
Flight to Luxury
XJet Hangar – Centennial Airport
8201 S. InterPort Blvd.
Englewood, CO 80112
Date: Sept. 12, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
An event unlike any other, Flight to Luxury is a high-class haute couture night of fashion. Taking place at the hangars at Centennial Airport, this event lets you dress to the nines and take in high-end looks worthy of a red carpet. Benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, this high flying event offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere in which to enjoy a night out. Treat yourself and your friends to a fun night out while enjoying a fashion show, live entertainment and more. It will be one of the best nights of your summer as the season comes to a close.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.