Local Brands I'm Crushing On

Denver is one of the greatest places in the world for local shopping. So much so, that it can get a bit overwhelming navigating where to shop for what. While you can’t go wrong with wandering into any random boutique in the city, I have rounded up a few of my current favorites.

Fancy Tiger Clothing

55 Broadway

Fancy Tiger Clothing has been my go-to since the day I arrived in Denver. Speaking of my intense snarky t shirt need, Fancy Tiger has some of the most fun Denver t shirts and tanks in the city. However, it’s also one of my favorite places to shop for casual going-out clothes like strappy tanks and sundresses or local beauty products. My sunglasses collection is also much richer thanks to Fancy Tiger’s accessories. If DIY is more your jam, you cannot go wrong with their sister store, Fancy Tiger Crafts does some of the best craft classes in the city.

Sous Le Lit

1620 Platte Street

Feeding my cold shoulder and nautical stripe addiction this season is definitely Sous Le Lit. This is the place to go for simple, feminine pieces with years of wearability. Gorgeous, creatively cut dresses and lace accents round out their summer collection, and this should be your first stop if you have a wedding to attend this summer.

Midnight Rambler

2438 W 44th Ave.

I actually first went to Midnight Rambler for a DSM event, and my hippie heart has been smitten ever since. Their self-proclaimed aesthetic of rock n’ roll boho is right on point, and perfect for all of your breezy summer looks. Head here if you are in the market for rompers and kimonos with gorgeous finishes like fringe and velvet. Also, I plan to buy exactly 347 purses here this summer. Join me on my journey.

Lawrence and Larimer

3229 E. Colfax Ave.

Lawrence and Larimer is kind of new to my radar, including a brand spanking new storefront that opened just last Tuesday(!!), and it is definitely the place to go for a quintessential cool Denver vibe. Every piece screams laid-back luxury. From elevated sweatshirts and sweatshirt dresses to distressed joggers and tees that fulfill all my snarky graphic tee needs (think “fake news” banners on vintage washes; I’m so in), L & L is one of the best Denver newcomers. You are bound to find pieces you can’t live or lounge without. And with prices under $100 for most pieces, you can outfit every weekend for the months to come.

Hope Tank

64 Broadway

Hope Tank is not a clothing store, but it is seriously my favorite place to buy fun gifts in the entire city. Think colorful water bottles, home decor, fun postcards, stickers, and a ton of local goods. You could walk into this store with no idea what you need or want and walk out with ten things you wonder how you ever lived without. Hope Tank also features local artists and gives a portion of sales to various charities. Totally crushworthy.