A Top of the Town mainstay for 16 years, Nordstrom's selection of women's clothing and top-notch service makes it hard to beat. Multiple locations.
Max is known for carrying high-end designers like Celine and Lanvin, but the recent additions of lines such as Cedric Charlier's sharply cut, minimalist dresses, jackets, and coats and goddess-inspired footwear by Ancient Greek Sandals really get our retail heart rate up. If you're looking to spend a little less, head downstairs at the Denver shop for outlet-priced (but still chic) looks. Multiple locations.
We’ve seen an awakening in Denver’s sometimes-sleepy fashion scene with relative newbie Goldyn in LoHi. Owner Vanessa Barcus provides a cool yet unpretentious ambience with attentive service, good tunes, and a clean presentation. Plus, she breaks the usual tired retail mold with original ideas like tying black bows on hangers to denote sale items and hosting an in-store concert series. Designer lines include McQ Alexander McQueen and Helmut Lang, locals like Grey Sunshine, and even a smattering of well-edited vintage finds. 2040 W.
7166 W. Alaska Dr., Lakewood, 303-922-0784, wildatheartonline.com
7180 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood, 303-922-0784, www.wildatheartonline.com
1069 S. Gaylord St., 724-524-8166, www.denverspruce.com
From basic tank tops to the latest runway looks, this fashion behemoth remains the top choice in town for ladies in need of retail therapy. Multiple locations, shop.nordstrom.com
The upscale space may be best known for carrying ambitious labels like Lanvin and Givenchy, but what made the store stand out this year was owner Max Martinez’s commitment to newness. From fall’s fresh shot of Haider Ackermann to spring’s fast-selling Theyskens’ Theory, the selection continues to evolve at a pace that actually keeps up with the speed-of-light fashion industry—no easy feat. Multiple locations, www.maxfashion.com