Denver Fashion Weekend has always been a celebration of the local designers, hair and the fashion scene within Denver. But this year, we are taking it up a notch with the addition of 303 Awards night.

With 12 categories and over 82 nominees, the 303 Awards is going to be huge. This article will be your go-to guide on all the information you need to know about each nominee in the ‘Best Women’s Boutique’ category. Be sure to vote for your favorite, then reserve your seats for Denver Fashion Weekend so you can find out will boutique will be the winner.

 Goldyn Boutique

Photos by Elisha Knight

Photos by Elisha Knight

  •   2040 West 30th Avenue
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Back in 2007, Vanessa Barcus decided that Denver’s fashion scene was missing more unique, forward-thinking designers, so she began an online boutique called Goldyn. Since Goldyn’s conception, and the opening of the first brick and mortar store in the highlands back in 2011, Denverities have been flocking to the boutique in search of brands you can’t find anywhere else in Denver. With high-end lines like Helmut Lang and Rachel Comey as well as an array of local designers like The Woods, Pamela Love, Cartel Noir, Andrea Li and Native and Nomad, it’s a fashionista’s wet dream.

But more than the incredible clothing and jewelry you can find in Goldyn, the time spent choosing what brands to sell in-house is incredible. Vanessa and her team will spend weeks critiquing and criticizing something as minor as a t-shirt. Goldyn puts a great deal of thought into everything it sells because for Goldyn it’s not about selling a coat, it’s about helping fashion in Denver progress. With so much progression in the local fashion industry, and Goldyn’s recent 303 Award’s nomination, there’s no telling what Goldyn will achieve next. Go here to Vote for Goldyn Boutique.

Garbarini

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Photos courtesy of Garbarini

Back in 1985, a new boutique opened, called Garbarini. The reason behind opening the new boutique? “I didn’t feel like having to interview for a job and I was too lazy to write a resume,” said Terri Garbarini, owner of Garbarini. But despite Terri’s sudden decision to enter the boutique scene in Denver, she still loves what she’s doing, and the boutique has been a mecca for fashionistas alike for the past thirty years. Garbarini is known for its array of well recognized and unknown designers, its mix of high and low price points, and the fact that it’s mixed between casual pieces and dressed up pieces.

You can find major brands like DVF, Theory and JBrand this spring along with less known brands like Plein Sud and Samantha Sung. Garbarini doesn’t just keep it stylish with its great array of designers, but it’s constantly expanding. And the biggest expansion this spring will be in the shoe department. Its new shoe department will include lines like Fermani, Stuart Weitzman and VINCE. With Garbarini’s recent 303 Award’s nomination and its expansion to new brands and products, the boutique is proof that style gets better with time. Go here to vote for Garbarini.

Fancy Tiger

Photos by Kiddest Metaferia

Photos by Kiddest Metaferia

I was in the restaurant industry for 14 years. I had never worked retail in my life,” said Matthew Brown, the owner of Fancy Tiger Boutique. But what made Matthew make this jump from the restaurant industry to fashion? According to Matthew he had an epiphany that the place he wanted to shop for clothing in Denver didn’t exist. So back in 2005 he opened Fancy Tiger Boutique on South Broadway, and ever since then women have been going there in search of smaller labels that can’t be found anywhere else in town.

The brands are a mix between local and national high quality brands and since Fancy Tiger only orders the clothing in small batches and never reorders a style, you can be sure that what you buy from Fancy Tiger is truly unique. Fancy Tiger’s style is very androgynous and utilitarian. This spring you can look forward to Fancy Tiger housing brands Prairie Underground, Curator, Arrow Root and Kill City, so you can be sure that Fancy Tiger will stay true to its esthetic. With some killer brands, a signature style that can’t be found elsewhere in the city, and more in-house production to come, there’s a reason why Fancy Tiger was nominated for the 303 Awards. Go here to vote for Fancy Tiger.

Inspyre

Photos courtesy of Inspyre Boutique

Photos courtesy of Inspyre Boutique

In the words of Britni Jensen, owner of Inspyre boutique, the one word that describes her boutique is “kick-ass.” And we must admit, Inspyre Boutique does kick ass. With over 150 brands in-store, three locations, and a diverse amount of products all under $100, this is the one-stop shop for all fashionistas alike. But don’t be fooled by the fact that everything in Inspyre Boutique is under $100, because this boutique carries some really chic pieces.

From staple jeans to unique jewelry, and any occasion in between, you can be sure to find affordable yet fashionable pieces from local and national brands at Inspyre Boutique. Not only does this boutique carry some of the most affordable fashions in Denver, but with its recent opening of the newest boutique in Park Meadows, its past showing in Denver Fashion Weekend, and its recent 303 Award’s nomination, it’s no wonder why this boutique has become one of Denver’s favorites. Inspyre Boutique, to say the least, has been an inspiration to Denver and we can’t wait to see what it does next. Go here to vote for Inspyre Boutique.

Max

Photos Courtesy of Max Clothing Stores

Photos Courtesy of Max Clothing Stores

Max Boutique has been a favorite among Colorado fashionistas for quite some time. Over 30 years ago Max and Scott, the owning partners of Max, opened the first location in Aspen. And since then they have opened locations in Boulder and Cherry Creek, some of  Colorado’s most fashionable neighborhoods. Not only are Max Boutique’s locations prime, but they offer the chicest shopping the state.

When you shop at Max, your experience is as high-end as the brands it carries. And believe us, these brands are to die for.  With names like Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Isabel Marant, Lanvin, Rick Owens and Thakoon, there’s a reason fashionistas swoon at the sight of this boutique. Max clothing really is one of the most vogue boutiques in Colorado, and with the recent 303 Award’s nomination, the boutique proves that this Mile High City loves its high fashion. Go here to vote for Max Boutique.

 

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