Top Spots To Go Back-To-School Shopping In Denver

August 26, 2014 6:00 AM

With the changing of the seasons comes the need to start stocking up on clothing for school. Back-to-school shopping is the best time to replace items that no longer fit or are worn out. Whether your kids are fashion mavens who want everything they see or have to be dragged to the store kicking and screaming, shopping for school clothes can quickly break the bank if you aren’t careful. Support local boutiques this back-to-school season to find new threads for your kids before they head back to class.

Joonbugz Kids Boutique
121 N. Main Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 654-0523

Located in downtown Brighton, Joonbugz is a consignment store that specializes in clothing for kids, primarily of elementary school age, and the shop also carries new clothes as well. At Joonbugz, you can find upscale looks for less so your kids will like their new outfits and your wallet will like you. The shop also holds fun, family-friendly events at which you can peruse the shop while getting to know the staff. It is well organized with a staff that is more than willing to help you find some new threads for your kids.

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

Catering to children ages 0-12 (girls) and 0-8 (boys), Nest is a good place to go find school clothes for your fashionable child. Nest offers a carefully selected line of clothing that is fun, colorful and looks good in school pictures and in the classroom. It also offers sales and deals not often found in boutique stores, so you can save while stocking up. There is a wide selection of clothing ranging from casual to dressy, so you’ll have your bases covered regardless of what the school year brings.

Childish Things
3183 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 442-2703

Childish Things sells clothing and other children’s items at a discount. It offers a one-stop shop in which you can pick up some new clothes from brands like Reaction by Kenneth Cole, Elle Girl, Arizona Jeans and more, and also pick up a new toy for your child. Childish Things also carries juniors clothing for older kids, including the middle school set. Consigned clothing is all for less than four years old, so your kids can still rock fashionable clothes, and you can save money and stretch the clothing budget.

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Inspyre Boutique
2021 W. 32nd St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 718-2645

Your high school age girls will appreciate the fashion-forward clothing at Inspyre Boutique in the Highlands. Looks offered at this store are trendy but also unique enough that your girl will stand out rather than show up in the same outfit as her friends. Inspyre prides itself on affordable fashion and everything in the store is under $100. The boutique also offers exclusive online deals so you can check out the goods after you leave the shop and find some complementary pieces.

Players Clothing
1501 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 752-9377

Young men can find everything they need to look dapper at school by hitting up Players Clothing in LoDo. Players Clothing emphasizes personal style, so the shop can help your boy find his personality while looking put-together and studious. Carrying clothes from J Brand, Agave Denim and more, Players provides clothes that will last all year. This store is more pricey than a big box retailer, but the clothing is durable and high quality, so it’s a good place to go for staples and special occasions.

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