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The holiday season has snuck up again, and it’s time to get ready for holiday parties galore. From informal, friendly get-togethers to swanky gatherings in ritzy spaces, it’s time to hob nob with friends, coworkers and family. If your holiday attire has run its course, it’s probably time for a new outfit. Regardless of what type of outfit you’re interested in, you can find it at one of these local boutiques. Stop in and deck your bod in some new clothes and maybe pick up a gift or two while you’re at it.
Melrose and Madison
1500 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
Pairing wardrobe staples with stand-out pieces, this newer boutique on South Pearl is worth stepping into. If you’re looking for a cute yet understated outfit for a more casual party or a cocktail dress that you can wear all party season, you can find it here. Melrose and Madison carries clothing by designers such as Ella Moss, Splendid, Rory Beca and more, and there is a wide range of styles to fit those of many tastes. Whether your style is more laid back or you are the more buttoned-up type, you’ll be able to find a piece or two here to help make your holiday outfit pop.
626 E. Kentucky
Denver, CO 80209
Those on a budget who aren’t keen on sacrificing style should check out the selection of gently used clothing at Zoe’s. With an excellent selection of formal and casual pieces, this is a good place to go if you need to get glitzed up. Looks available are typically within a couple of seasons, so you won’t end up with a dated outfit. With clothing available from designers like Diane Von Furstenberg and Nicole Miller, you can look posh without spending a lot. This is also a perfect location for consigning a dress that you bought for one occasion and never wore again.
3003 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Coquette brings European styles to the Denver area, carrying clothing from brands such as French Connection, Desigual, Elena Kattan and many more. Stop by if you’re looking for an elegant outfit for a special party. Those who appreciate styles that are feminine and elegant while standing out will find what they want in a new party dress. Coquette’s employees are extremely helpful, answering any questions you may have and helping to point you in the right direction. The shop also has an excellent sale rack for those who prefer to save a few bucks.
4500 W. 38th Ave., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80212
Located in the neighborhood of the old Elitch Gardens, Stitch is a relative newcomer to the Denver boutique scene. Its owners choose pieces that are easy to mix and match, and there are looks available in many price points. This shop is great for people on any budget. The employees are into fashion, gladly helping customers find accessories and other items to complete their look. Most of the looks available in this store are very contemporary, so if you want an outfit for your holiday party that is at the forefront of fashion, take a look at this boutique.
537 E. Mississippi Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
With styles ranging from vintage to full on glitz, you will likely find your next favorite party dress at Twirl. Offering a wide selection of clothing at many different price points, this boutique has much from which to choose. Mix and match a sweater with a skirt and some festive tights, or pick a classic lace dress, appropriate for most venues. Twirl has many items under $100, so you don’t have to add a huge expense to your holiday budget. There are also plenty of accessories available at the shop, so you can find a jacket, jewelry or a scarf to add the final touch to your party ensemble.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.