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So you’re not a commercial shopper, or maybe you have a cooler-than-thou person on your gift list. What to do? Surely you’ll want to avoid the Gap (even though the SJP ads are really kind of stylish) — for that matter, and any basic mall store won’t bit the bill.
You need to get out and support Denver’s local fashion designers.
Give One Year of 5280 for just $16.
Hit the “Snow” Fashion Flea Market all day Saturday at the Andenken Gallery for all your non-conformist fashion needs. The event brings together some of Denver’s hippest underground designers for one huge trunk show, along with a fashion show, DJ’s, food, drinks, and even an after party to keep the momentum going after a long day of shopping til you drop.
Here’s a sampling: Lauryn Esther makes chunky, sparkly, brightly colored jewelry using semiprecious stones, Dezi Bags are darling, handmade bags that are almost one of a kind (Dezi makes only four of each style), and Cult 23 Apparel offers gorgeous hand-printed, environmentally-friendly tees for women and men.
It’s only $5 for entry, and the donation will actually go to the Denver Rescue Mission to help support the many programs they offer to individuals and families in need.