Over the past few years, Denver has stepped forward into the fashion scene. With a plethora of local designers and local boutiques, there are plenty of places to find handmade accessories. Whether stocked by local artisans or others from around the country, these stores offer one-of-a-kind pieces to add some pop to your wardrobe. Ditch the costume jewelry and knock-off handbags and find an accessory that speaks to your style. The employees at these boutiques will be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.
2601 E. 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80206
Since 2010, Revampt Goods has brought upcycled furniture, home goods and accessories to people in the Denver area. Recycling everything from skateboards to tires, this store offers handbags and jewelry of all kinds. Whether refurbishing broken china into a necklace/bracelet combo or making a dog collar out of neckties, there is no limit to the creativity of the artists who supply goods to this store. Stop in and add an artsy accessory to your collection.
Birds & Belles
1113 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
This buy, sell and trade store on South Pearl is also well known for showcasing the work of local artisans. Owner Kyla DeTienne creates jewelry and offers opportunities for others to sell their pieces at the boutique. Designers include Bleach Street Bags and RAE Designs, among others. With designer clothing of all styles sitting side-by-side with hand-crafted accessories such as handbags and jewelry, this store is the perfect place to stop in and stock up on items for your wardrobe.
Denver, CO 80209
Abby Sparks designs fine jewelry that is beautiful and elegant. Abby Sparks Designs is an online jewelry boutique and custom design house. You can find the perfect pair of earrings or a necklace on the website to make your outfit pop or connect with Abby Sparks to create a custom-designed, personalized gift. She is also able to refurbish worn pieces, so if your ring has lost its sparkle, or if you have a piece of estate jewelry that isn’t quite your style, Abby Sparks may have the perfect solution.
2405 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Nestled in the Highlands, Jewelius offers fun, chic clothing and accessories at reasonable prices. The owner, Rachel, is a stylish individual who puts a lot of thought into what she sells. She is also friendly, helpful and passionate about fashion, so if you need help choosing a piece to match your outfit, she will gladly oblige. Whether your style is boho and easily accessorized with a beaded purse, or more edgy and appropriate for chic jewelry, you will find something at Jewelius.
Baby Doe’s Clothing
1116 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
With jewelry, scarves, handbags and more from local artisans, Baby Doe’s is a one-stop shop for your locally made fashion and accessories. Featured designers include Lew n Me, Robin Shinn and Riverweaver, among others. From handwoven scarves to keep you toasty in the winter to gorgeous hand-crafted necklaces to show off in those plunging summer necklines, the accessories at this shop are limitless. Baby Doe’s creates a community vibe, where the employees and fellow shoppers alike will help you find accessories that complement your style.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.