Best Of Boulder Shopping: 2012
Back by popular demand, I’ve assembled a list of, what I consider to be, Boulder’s best: the first local places I go for home and closet.
Common Threads– For the fashion savvy bargain shopper, this store is a gold mine. The benefit of shopping consignment is not merely the prices; it’s also the diversity of merchandise. Now sporting a fabulous new redesign, this store is better than ever.
Chelsea– Over 10 years running, Chelsea is known for their unrivaled customer service. They are also the spot for all things feminine, easy & breezy. Within the last year, Jessica has expanded her buy to include more moderately priced merchandise so there’s something for everyone.
MAX– Special is the name of the game at MAX. While higher price points can be intimidating to some shoppers, their pieces are forever. Take advantage of the end of the season Sidewalk Sale where prices are reduced up to 60%.
3rd & Vine– New to the Boulder retail scene, this gem has a little bit of everything. From high end upholstery to antique furniture, dog accoutrement to table and barware, patio pieces to bathroom linens, the shop is packed with one-of-a-kinds. Connie (the owner) is an interior designer, dog lover, and one of the loveliest people in the business.
High Street Shoppes– Curators of cool Kim Clary & Natalie Guggenheim turned their estate sale rummagings and eye for design into Boulder’s hottest pop-up market. Join their email list to learn which weekends they are ‘open’ and read more about them here.
Factory Made– Self-described as ‘a collaborative creative lab, design incubator and retail platform’, this store brings the cool in a very big way. In addition to an impressive and ever changing selection of mid-century furniture, they are a showcase for some of Boulder’s best talent, including e bella pillows and Carol Ann Wachter clothing.