I first encountered Starlet during one of my random stops on 32nd and Lowell. I love the Highlands area of Denver but don’t visit as often as I would like because I live in a different part of town. I am always a sucker for gorgeous, flowy, dresses that make you feel gorgeous when wearing them and am always looking for places that have a great selection of affordable, on-trend, and fashionable items.
Starlet Is That Place!
I will be honest and say that Denver is not a fashion mecca. It is not unusual to see people dressed as if they are about to climb a mountain, ride a bike, or go running. This is not a cliche. People more often than not look like they are about to tackle some super intense physical activity that makes the rest of the country just shake their heads at the thought of all of that activity.
However, there are moments in between all of that frantic activity when you just want to dress up a little bit: for that night on the town, a date, or just because. And sometimes it can be a little challenging figuring out where one should go to pick up something pretty and affordable.
In fact, it is amazing to me that Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerra from Project Runway were able to host a sold out fashion show and fundraiser this winter for Goodwill.
What I notice every time that I enter one of the Starlet stores (there are 2) is the color. Regardless of the time of year, the stores are a warm and inviting swirl of color. Gorgeous swatches of orange, plum, and brown items sprinkle the store during the Fall shopping season.
Currently, the store is awash with sky blue, sea blue, sunny yellow, and vibrant greens as we hurtle from spring into fall. Fun accessories, bright colored bags, and other interesting accessories are displayed carefully throughout. The color pops even more because of the airy layout at the Broadway store which has impossibly high ceilings and large windows facing the street.
I did startle the owner the day that I came in as it’s probably not often that someone announces that they would like to blog about your store and ask if I could take pictures (right now!) LoL. Happily, she was very kind and accommodated my requests.
I would love to see more independent boutiques such as Starlet and will continue to patronize and support these fantastic home grown businesses. The price point is pretty reasonable and it seems like $35-$45 is the price range for most of the items in the store.
After you spend some time shopping for some cute things, if you’re hungry there are a number of great restaurants within very close walking distance and even an independent movie theater. If you haven’t shopped at Starlet and you live in Denver, I would encourage you to check it out. If you’re in town for a couple of weeks, Startlet offers a local option for your shopping day.