where to Shop Local
Did you know Denver has an AMAZING local shopping scene? Whether you're in search of a gorgeous bouquet, a new vacation outfit, something unique for your home, or a last minute gift, these locally owned spots have you covered! Small businesses are a HUGE part of Colorado's economy - in fact, they employ almost 50% of our entire workforce! When you support them, you support this community in a massive way. THANK YOU!
Hailee Grace: Located in Larimer Square and locally owned by two CU graduates, this store focuses on apparel with a confident, chic and effortless style - a good spot to go when you want to feel on point.
Inspyre Boutique: Affordable style with locations in Cherry Creek, Lone Tree, and Berkeley, this is a great spot for keeping up with the trends without breaking the bank.
Intrigue Boutique: One of my favorite spots for last minute outfits and killer jewelry, it's right by Bacon Social House, so it's also a super fun place to shop while you're waiting for your brunch reservation!
Patterns & Pops: A great place for clothes and gifts, this adorable store started as a fashion truck before their brick & mortar location on Platte Street!
Ruby Jane: The sister store of Valleygirl, Ruby Jane and Valleygirl started in the mountains but now have locations in Denver, Avon, Breckenridge, and Steamboat so you can always find the perfect outfit whether you're in Denver or up the hill!
Stitch Boutique: Started by two amazing local women, this store is special not only because of the hand-picked items they carry, but also for the way they manage to style you head to toe before you even walk out the door - perfect for lazy shoppers like myself!
The Vintage Label: "A curated collection of timeless fashion," this gorgeous store showcases everything from couture to vintage barware, one-of-a-kind accessories and even their own candle line!
W. Boutique: The younger sister store of Wish Boutique, W. Boutique appeals to a trendy clientele wanting to explore the latest styles without committing to a huge price tag.
Wish Boutique: The older sister store of W Boutique, Wish Boutique offers a larger variety of styles and price ranges, so it's one of my go-to's especially when I'm looking for something specific.
Flowers, Plants & Gifts
Planted: The coolest local plant shop that also features custom displays & containers made from salvaged reclaimed wood
The Perfect Petal: My go-to spot for a gorgeous bouquet, unique hostess gift and a divine candle
GetRight's: Where you can get a stunning plant and homemade bread from their cottage bakery all at once...they deliver too
Wish Gifts: One of my favorites for bridal + bachelorette + baby shower gifts; they have a ton of great items for entertaining as well
Word Shop: When words fail you and you need THE perfect card, look no further than this adorable shop
All Things Home Decor
Element: A locally owned, urban luxury home furnishings store and fine art gallery with a full service approach right in Larimer Square.
Homebody: Centering around hand-picked and handmade items from around the world, their diverse inventory is always changing and so fun to peruse.
HW Home: Locally owned with locations in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, this store has an impressive amount of inventory available for in-person or online shopping.
Miller Lane Mercantile: Need an instant chill pill? This is your spot. They pride themselves on celebrating "simple goods for slow living". Boy does this place show you how it truly is the simple things in life that can bring a tremendous amount of peace and joy to your surroundings.
Modern Nomad: If there is a Home Decor Heaven, this is it. A 5500 SF warehouse filled with multiple local vendors and more gorgeous things to feast your eyes on than you will know what to do with.
Book Bar: They put it best with their own description: "A bookshop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers." Yes. Please.
Capitol Hill Books: 39 years strong on Colfax and Grant, this local gem has gotten creative to keep their doors open during COVID and now offers mystery book bundles where they will curate a selection of books for you and ship them to you. Such a fun way to try something new!
Tattered Cover: A classic Denver spot, they have 4 locations and have been a community staple since 1971 and host a ton of fun events when we're not in a pandemic.
West Side Books: Known for their diverse collection of new, used, and unusual books, this Highlands shop has been serving readers since 1997.
For the Kids and Kids at Heart
Fifty Two 80's: Calling all 80's babies and 80's lovers, get in your car right now and drive straight here. Just be sure to plan accordingly because you may be there for hours with all the treasures they have to offer!
Talulah Jones: I have walked into this store with nothing and then walked out with a baby shower gift, timeless fun presents for a 5 year old, and a bridal shower gift all in one stop. Yes please.
The Wizard's Chest: A truly magical experience, you can find anything from your next Halloween costume, to a quirky gift, to a fabulously fun afternoon when you walk through these doors.
Timbuk Toys: With local fun and educational toys for kids of all ages, they feature a ton of other local Colorado products. It's a small business supporting other small businesses and you can't beat that!