Meet the Boho Chic Bride & Boutique Owner: Ashley Fankhauser of Midnight Rambler
A Boho And Rock-n-Roll Fashion Collision
Ashley Fankhauser’s boutique, Midnight Rambler, is where Boho and Rock ‘n Roll meet the Colorado West. Carrying everything from swimwear and jewelry to vintage clothing and alternative wedding styles, Midnight Rambler, located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver, is everything a boutique should be: unique.
At a young age, driven by a passion for fashion, Ashley knew a traditional office job was not in her career path. Gaining much of her influence from her mother’s work in wholesale and retail, she first worked in clothing stores and boutiques. A few years ago, her involvement in the fashion industry brought her to the
realization that the city lacked fashionable places not only for her to shop, but for other girls to shop as well. “This came out of my love for fashion, but also my own annoyance that there wasn’t a place that I liked to shop in Denver.” As a result, the one-of-a-kind boutique was born. Midnight Rambler, as Ashley describes it, is “for the cool girl who goes to concerts, is a part of nightlife, and is rambling around at midnight.”
Midnight Rambler is a one-stop shop for all fashion necessities, with a focus on dresses, but this isn’t a place for fashion basics. “We like to keep it fun and different,” she says. “Although we do carry some basics, that’s not really what you come in here for.” Ashley says, in noting that about thirty percent of the boutique’s inventory is dresses, that “We believe as women, the one thing we are always looking for is a dress. Whether it’s for a friend’s bridal shower or a wedding, any event, we’re usually expected to show up in a dress.” There are
typically four pieces of each style stocked; an extra small, small, medium and large. Midnight Rambler carries rare pieces, specifically dresses for guests who are assured of arriving at any event without fear that someone else will be wearing their outfit. Ashley states, “You know if you get it here, no one else is going to have it.”
Customers come into Midnight Rambler expressively for distinctive, event-ready styles. Whether it is an engagement party, wedding, or the need for a bridesmaids dress, the boutique carries various brands
and labels that keep guests not only on-trend, but unique too. The Midnight Rambler website is also where Ashley shows off her favorite styles and trends. With sections like “Guest of Wedding,” where customers can browse wedding styles exclusive to the brands the boutique carries, and “Boho Bride,” which holds alternative bridal pieces, as well as honeymoon necessities like swimsuits, girls will be ready for any and all aspects of an event.