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Holiday Extra: Gift Hot Spots

If you’re like us (keen on originality, looking to avoid the big-box stores at all costs this holiday season), we’ve got you covered with this list of our go-to Denver boutiques that carry local products and designers.


The whimsical Talulah Jones is showcasing local guest artists throughout December. From jewelry and accessories to clothing and TJ’s own line of all-natural candles, gift-seekers can find plenty of charming goodies for the folks on their lists. 1122 E. 17th Ave., 303-832-1230,

Kitty Mae Millinery & Accessories stocks everything from fabulous hats and fascinators to statement jewelry and exotic scarves. Owner and self-trained milliner Susan Dillon curates an inventory chock-full of Colorado-crafted items. 3559 Larimer St., 303-295-0545,

DIBS (Denver Independent Boutiques) is a network of eight stores that have three things in common: They’re Denver owned and operated; they have permanent storefronts; and more than 50 percent of their merchandise is local. Support our community designers at favorites like Mona Lucero, Rakun, and Fashion Denver, and for a complete list of retailers, check here.

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