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Shop Around The Block

The 5280 Guide to Neighborhood Shopping.

April 2013

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Naturally Loved

Go here for: Environmentally friendly baby supplies for the eco-conscious parent.

Editor’s pick: Size-adjustable cloth diapers from Rocky Mountain Diapers in Colorado Springs, $19.99 each.

The details: Former elementary school art teacher Alyson Warren opened this shop after having her first child and realizing how much waste a quickly growing baby can create. The store’s high-quality toys, onesies, and baby carriers aren’t inexpensive, but they can be reused for generations.

Sign up: Workshops—on topics as varied as breastfeeding, infant massage, nursery decor, and “Baby and Me” yoga—are hosted at the store.

Find it: 7349 E. 29th Ave., 303-955-6207, naturallylovedbaby.com

[Lowry]

Kismet

Go here for: A just-right gift for that friend with discriminating taste.

Editor’s pick: Single buck Tano Chicklit wallet in sunshine yellow, $103.

The details: For seven years, Shana Colbin Dunn has been filling her shelves with gorgeous leather handbags, weathered-cool jewelry (we covet the delicate semiprecious rings from Brooklyn designer Emily Amey), and sassy scarves to complete any outfit.

In the know: Like Kismet on Facebook and get a first look at new arrivals.

Find it: Lowry Town Center, 200 Quebec St., Bldg 500, Unit 101, 303-366-0513;
3640 W. 32nd. Ave., 303-477-3378; Streets at Southglenn, 2154 E. Commons Ave.,
 Centennial,
 720-335-6496, kismetaccessories.com
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Mall Rats
Our under-the-radar picks for Park Meadows (and beyond).

Be Radiant

Local Charm

Look for handcrafted, limited-edition pieces (like Criffin Designs’ earrings made from reclaimed World War II aircraft parts). Every piece has a colored sticker that corresponds to price guides posted around the store.

Buy this: Antique Button Collection necklace, $80 to $200. 8405 Park Meadows Center Drive, #1053, Lone Tree, 303-708-8554, localcharm.net

Feel Pretty

Pampered  Passions Fine Lingerie

Visit this strip-mall spot across from Park Meadows Mall for a quick fitting and a bustier for that strapless number.

Bonus: The staff specializes in fitting breast cancer patients.

Buy this: Cosabella black teddy and thong, $142.99.

9615 E. County Line Road, Ste. D, Centennial, 303-346-8450, pamperedpassions.com

Tee Off

Golf Galaxy

Swing by (pun intended) for clubs, attire, gadgets to help improve your game, and the in-house repair shop.

Gift idea: custom club fitting.

Buy this: Callaway Diablo Octane Rangefinder, $299.99.
8222 S. Yosemite St., Ste. 100, Centennial, 720-225-0984; 10460 Town Center Drive, Ste. 100, Westminster, 303-952-5571, golfgalaxy.com

Get Comfortable

Athleta

This Gap Inc. offshoot tops our list for women’s workout wear because of its function-meets-style designs organized by activity (hiking, endurance, yoga).

Return policy: no expiration date, no questions asked.  

Buy this: Tic Tac Toe capri, $69.

8505 Park Meadows Center Drive, Ste. 2184, Lone Tree, 303-708-8504; 3000 E. First Ave., 303-377-1934; 1133 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-9237, athleta.com

 

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Lafayette

Looking for something a tad more rustic than what’s in the windows at the boutique on the corner? The 20,000 square-foot Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market is sure to turn up an interesting purchase—or three. A leisurely lap of more than 140 unmanned vendor booths reveals an abundance of must-buys: a belt buckle holding a real scorpion, vintage steamer trunks, refurbished dressers, and a wealth of mismatched china. At the market’s outdoor garage sale (every second Saturday and third Sunday during the summer), anyone can pony up $10 to set up shop in the parking lot and hawk his or her own goods.

130 E. Spaulding St., Lafayette, 303-655-0433

Belmar

Tucked inside the big-box mecca of Lakewood’s Belmar Shopping Center—behind the Target, Best Buy, and Dick’s Sporting Goods—is Colorful Colorado, a two-room, independently owned stronghold dedicated to fulfilling your lust for everything local. The two-year-old shop is stocked with goods and wares by more than 150 Colorado artisans, from paintings of the Centennial State’s beloved aspen trees and knit Colorado-flag baby hats to honey from Durango’s Honeyville company and birdhouses made of corks from Colorado wineries. On our gift list: The $50 pinewood, fly-fishing lure boxes (bonus: they float) hand-crafted by Lakewood woodworker McGuire Scroggins.
 

7170 W. Alaska Dr., Lakewood, 303-934-2220colorful-colorado.com

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