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5280 November 2008

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20 Best New Boutiques

They're clever, stylish, and more niche than ever. The new shops of Denver's indie retail scene say something about our evolving town (and taste). Vegan footwear? Handmade papers? Japano-funk? Premium olive oils? We've found your purveyors. Not to mention an influx of fashion hotspots brimming with urban-inspired threads, flirty dresses, and handmade jewelry. If the vibe seems decidedly feminine, chalk it up to our burgeoning tribe of women entrepreneurs. Another trend: the movement toward ecologically and socially responsible merchandise. Here, in no particular order, our 20 favorite discoveries.

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Snowed Out

New visa rules could leave Colorado's ski resorts with a talent shortage.

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Baby Steps

Nervous about what the stork's arrival will cost? Keep reading.

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Dining

What’s Cooking

We tried five local culinary schools for a taste of what they offer.

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In My Kitchen

With three children—ages 7, 8, and 9—in the house, Strings chef Aaron Whitcomb keeps his kitchen stocked with kid-friendly fare.

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