Women's Clothing

Hailee Grace

University of Colorado roommates Hailee Satterfield and Grace Evans might have earned their degrees in sociology, but the success of their Larimer Square boutique surely qualifies them for Ph.D.s in style.

Hailee Grace

We expect a little sticker shock when we shop in Larimer Square, but nothing primed us for the jaw-droppingly low prices at Hailee Grace, where almost every item in the store is under $100. Opened by former University of Colorado Boulder roommates Hailee Satterfield and Grace Evans, the year-old boutique boasts youthful brands such as THML, Joie, and Honey Punch.

Nordstrom

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

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.

Goldyn

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.

Nordstrom

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

MAX

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