The beloved shopping district has always been fashionable. Today it’s also a home-design hub, buzzing with big-name shops and independent boutiques. Anchored by a few long-time faves, including HW Home and Bloom by Anuschka, the 16-block neighborhood satisfies almost any taste.

—Map by Linzie Hunter

1. Hutch & Fig
This sunny shop has all the necessary elements for a stunning tabletop, no matter your style. Pick up elegant Bernardaud china, sculptural glass pitchers from Simon Pearce, or Tina Frey modern serving dishes. Better still, gather tips for matching classic patterns with contemporary accessories. The result is substantial style minus the stuffiness.
2817 E. Third Ave., B & C, 720-287-4320,

2. HMK
Warning: HMK could become habit-forming. A new concept from Hallmark and one of only three stores nationwide, HMK specializes in personalizing such goodies as stationery, art, and an array of monogrammable accessories. We dare you to resist the wall of very affordable (and very lovely) laser-cut silhouettes.
2940 E. Second Ave., 303-321-3636,

3. The Brass Bed
This family-owned business has been the spot to find high-end linens for 37 years, but the shop’s ever-changing inventory gives the Brass Bed a fresh vibe. Go for the India-inspired bed collections from textile designer John Robshaw and the shop’s own line of über-luxurious (and long-lasting) down comforters and pillows. Bonus: Everything is 15 percent off in March.
3113 E. Third Ave., 303-322-1712,

4. Joi
Delightfully eclectic with a traditional bent, Joi is the place to go for furnishings and accessories that strike a perfect balance of luxury and whimsy. The magic is in the mix: a cluster of blue and white ginger jars with a sleek crystal lamp or a rough-hewn driftwood lamp sitting atop a glamorous mirrored side table.
2445 E. Third Ave., Number 4, 303-388-0208,

5. Revampt goods
Revampt uses repurposed materials to make high-quality furnishings and accessories—proof that beauty and utility go hand in hand. Pieces such as a low-slung bench upholstered with coffee-bean bags and a custom dining room table made of reclaimed lumber and cable are worth a visit, even if you’re just window-shopping.
2601 E. Third Ave., 720-536-5464,