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In the past few years, ugly sweater parties have become a popular staple of the holidays, and you probably want to outdo yourself from last year. After all, the point of an ugly sweater party is to laugh over who can come up with the ugliest outfit, so you don’t want to wear the same one on an annual basis. If you’re in the market for an ugly sweater, pop into one of these shops where you’re sure to find the ugliest of all.
Boss Vintage
10 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 871-0373
www.bossvintage.com 

Specializing in clothing from the turn of the 20th century to the early ’70s, Boss Vintage is a great place to begin your quest for an ugly sweater. Arranged by decade, the clothes are easy to find and fun to sift through. There is an excellent selection of clothing from all eras, so you can find a sweater that will stand out. While you may not find a Christmas sweater, there are definitely some available that can be classified as “ugly.” Pair it with a pair of mom jeans and sell the outfit.

Goldmine Vintage
1123 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 447-0065
www.goldminevintage.com

Goldmine Vintage is a goldmine of clothing that makes you say, “huh?” Offering different styles from many decades, you are likely to find the sweater that best meets your needs. Clothes are sorted by style so you won’t have to sift through a rack of dresses to find the sweater. The shop has some excellent vintage finds as well, so you can walk away with something cool in addition to your ugly sweater. With reasonable prices, you won’t blow your entire budget for one night, which is always welcome during the holidays.

Regal Vintage
1866 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 830-0216
www.regalvintage.com

For a fun shopping experience leading up to your ugly sweater purchase, check out Regal Vintage on South Broadway. With an excellent mix of cool vintage finds and other vintage duds, this is another shop in which you can find your ugly sweater and something to add to your regular wardrobe. It’s located on South Broadway near other vintage stores and antique shops, so you can get some holiday shopping done while you’re out finding your ugly sweater. It is also well organized, making your ugly sweater quest a little easier.

Related: Top Vintage Stores in Denver

Mountain Thrift Store
6803 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 274-1502
www.mountainthrift.com

A great selection of affordable finds coupled with a convenient location makes this a good place to start your hunt for the perfect ugly sweater. The store is big and has a good selection so you won’t be bumping into other people at every turn. It is clean and easy to navigate, and regularly hosts various sales, so check out the website before you go to see if there is a promotion. This shop is a thrift store rather than a consignment shop, so it’s not as selective about the merchandise, meaning that you will have a better chance at finding a sweater without dropping a lot of money.

Mercer Place
1388 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 765-4776
www.mercerplaceboutique.com

Although this store is an upscale, chic boutique that typically sells fashionable pieces, there are a few sweaters in the inventory that may pass the ugly sweater test. Another clean and well-organized store, Mercer Place has been in the business of clothing consignment for more than 20 years. It is dedicated to customer service, so if you need help locating the sweater, and some other, cuter items for your wardrobe, you can ask one of the clerks for assistance. With 3,000 square feet, there is plenty of room to peruse.

Related: Top Consignment Stores In Denver

Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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