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Coats are not immune to the changing of trends, but they are easier to incorporate for many years. However, they too wear out, become dated or simply aren’t versatile enough for your wardrobe. If you’re ready for a new coat, donate your old ones to charity and make room in your closet. At one of these Denver boutiques, you can find a coat that keeps you warm while adding a certain something to your outfit, both casual and dressy. From contemporary puffers to vintage pea coats, Denver’s boutiques have a coat for any style and occasion.
3719 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
This boutique in the Highlands specializes in outdoor apparel and equipment, and it sells performance coats that will keep you warm all winter. With coats from brands like Columbia Sportswear and Patagonia, among others, this shop is a must for a stylish, yet functional everyday jacket. The shop also has a wide selection of clothing, including sweaters, socks and thermals, so you can stock up while you’re there. The owners of the store also have a ski shop in Evergreen, and they are passionate about the outdoor lifestyle. You can be certain that your coat will hold up in the harshest of conditions.
Arvada Army Navy Surplus Store
5701 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80002
With a wide selection of gear and equipment fit for any rugged lifestyle, the Arvada Army Navy Surplus Store is a great place to find coats for the whole family. The selection is wide and prices are affordable, so you won’t drop all of your cash on a new coat but you’ll still end up with one that is durable and warm. Having served the metro area for 30 years, this store is all about the customer, with great service. It is another store in which you can stock up on other winter necessities such as gloves, scarves and hats.
537 E. Mississippi Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
Twirl sells a lot of feminine and romantic styles and it has cute coats that will match your flirty winter dresses. If you’re looking for a jacket that can match some of your more dressy items, yet still fits in with your daily wardrobe, stop by this shop. Located in the west Wash Park neighborhood, Twirl is a girly girl’s boutique, and it has many items at reasonable price points, including coats. Owner Alissa Bush is a lifelong fashion lover and chooses clothing that is easy to incorporate into any wardrobe.
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2595 Canyon Blvd., Suite 105
Boulder, CO 80302
Although Willow is a little off of the path in terms of Boulder’s main shopping areas, it is definitely worth stopping into. The shop carries many different brands ranging from up-and-coming designers to more established brands like BB Dakota. Its selection of jackets includes many chic and sophisticated pieces that are interchangable between day and evening looks. For people who like clothes that stand out rather than the same old run-of-the-mill items, this shop is a must visit. You can also sign up on the website to be notified of sales and deals.
Little Tykes Trading Post
15250 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014
Offering gently used children’s clothing in sizes up to 10, this shop is perfect for finding coats for the kids. It is clean and well organized, and even has an area in which the kids can play while you’re shopping. With a wide selection of coats, you can find one that you and your kids will love, and you won’t have to spend a lot of money on something that will have to be replaced as soon as the kids outgrow it. Staff members at the store are friendly and helpful, so they can help point you in the right direction to find a coat that is the perfect fit.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.