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It’s hard to believe this summer is nearing its end. It seems like just yesterday the kids were anxious to get out of school for their vacations. And as any parent knows, getting the family prepared for a new school year involves quite a bit of shopping. From school supplies to gym clothes to accessories, kids need many new items to head back to school. These top boutiques in Denver offer some of the best back to school clothes for children.
335 Holly St.
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 388-8001

Hollyhocks has provided Denver babies and children high-end clothing for 16 years. The shop combines Southern charm and Denver tradition with a touch of European fashion sense. Whether it’s your child’s first day of kindergarten or  the start of middle school, this adorable boutique offers fabulous children’s clothing. Hollyhocks also offers personal shopper services for the parents who need an extra hand during their back to school shopping trips.

2808 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 287-1372

Providing clothing for boys up to age 8 and girls up to 12, Nest is a charming boutique specializing in whimsical children’s clothing. Nest is the only locally-owned retailer in Denver that sells pieces by Tea Collection, a children’s clothing brand out of San Francisco. Like Hollyhocks, Nest also offers personal shopper services for busy parents. If you can’t make it to the Congress Park neighborhood, Nest also has a location in Boulder.

300 University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 997-5261

A chic boutique for the child who spends his or her weekends at Denver Country Club, this Cherry Creek North shop is a great place to do some back to school clothing shopping. Heloise carries a wide selection of children’s clothing brands including (but not limited to) Nellystella, Talc, I Love Gorgeous, C de C, Louis Louise, Arsene et les Pipelettes, and Johnnie-O. With numerous options for babies, boys, and girls, you can spend a very pretty penny in this boutique. From shoes to coats, your kid is covered for back to school clothes at Heloise.

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Back On The Rack
600 S. Holly St.
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 355-0191

Back to school shopping can get very expensive, and quickly. Luckily, Back on the Rack is a children’s consignment store is stocked with great, affordable clothing. Of course, you can find clothing from brands like Old Navy, Children’s Place, Gymboree, and Carter’s, but the consigned clothing also includes labels such as Oilily, Burberry, Tea, Janie & Jack, Hannah Andersson, Mini Boden, and Crew. While you’re looking through the many racks of kids’ clothes, your little one can enjoy the huge selection of consigned toys available in the store.

FashioNation/Babysitter’s Nightmare
1594 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 832-2909

Some kids are just born to be rebellious. Embrace their desire to live and create outside-of-the-box with some truly one-of-a-kind back to school clothing at FashioNation/Babysitter’s Nightmare. Everything from child-sized Dr. Martens boots to punk rock t-shirts, this alternative boutique will make your kid feel like the coolest one in the schoolyard. Some of the rockabilly-style dresses for little girls are so cute and fun that your daughter will receive compliments throughout her school day.

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A Denver native, Alli Andress has been a writer for over a decade. Over the course of her career, Andress has written about topics ranging from indie music, animals, health issues and the best of the Mile High City. Her work can be found on