Category Archives: Denver boutiques

Grand opening of STRITCH

Denver is going to be welcoming a new boutique, Stritch. The shop will focus on highlighting local designers, as well as global brands. The celebration will begin on Friday, Nov. 21 at 3326 Tejon St. in LoHi. Although the store will be open all day, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m., the event will have a red carpet, champagne, raffle, and more.

Stritch“I am so excited to open a store and contribute to the growing Denver fashion community,” said Megan Timlin, founder and owner of Stritch.

This is no ordinary retail opening. Stritch is a fashion experience. Their sales staff is trained on every brand we sell, providing customers with extensive product knowledge and customized suggestions. Not only do they carry local designers, but the store has curated a selection of brands from L.A., New York, London and Copenhagen.

“I think to a lot of customers this diversity will have a particular appeal,” said Timlin. “In addition, we are so excited to be a part of the growth of the LoHi area, as our boutique is positioned in a really fantastic location.”

Part of the inspiration for this boutique is Timlin’s love of the local Denver fashion scene. For this reason she has sought out local designers. Stritch is thrilled to have Salwa Owens‘ and Megan Kaltenbach’s designs in the boutique.


“We are so excited and honored to have MKaltenbach Jewelry represented in Stritch in its fabulous Lo-Hi Denver location,” Kaltenbach commented on the recent decision to have Stritch carry her jewelry. “Working with the fashion-savvy Strtich team has already been such a blast and we cannot wait for its doors to open on November 21!”

“I am thrilled for the grand opening of Stritch and to see some of my designs hanging on it’s racks! I have loved working with Megan and appreciate the fact that she has a clear idea of who her client is already. As a designer, that is the kind of buyer I want to work with, and the kind of boutique I believe will do well,” Owens said regarding her experience of working with Timlin.

The fully renovated space features an inviting 1,500 square-foot space that includes rustic elements that compliment the custom design work by Jodie Roth Cooper throughout the store. Taking it a step further, the Stritch team has created a mobile boutique, Stritch on the Run. Timlin was determined to find a bus that captures the essence of the shop and could go anywhere in the city.

Stritch is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information about Stritch, please visit, call 720.468.3250, or visit their location in LoHi. Follow the Stritch On The Run journey at #stritchontherun.

The Great Hallmark Makeover: HMK!

I have many memories of the Hallmark store in my local at the Aurora Mall. I would save up my allowance to buy a card for my BFF in California or buy cat holiday ornaments for our family tree. Hallmark was always our go-to gift stop. I remember the light fragrant smell of potpouri, and the friendly middle aged women that would greet me and point me in the right direction of what my gift giving sensibilities felt like seeking out.  I could spend hours in there.

Flash forward to 25 years later and the Hallmark store that I remember has transformed into the beautiful HMK! I recently visited the HMK store in Cherry Creek North at 2940 E 2nd Ave. Not knowing what to expect of the new store, I walked in and my jaw dropped and my eyes got big. There was so much to look at and so much of it was fashion related!  HMK Cherry Creek Upon walking into HMK, I was greeted by a friendly employee who immediately offered me a delicious warm cookie. I asked for a tour of the store and she took me to every nook and cranny telling me about the products and customization service offered on almost all of the products in the store. Customization could be done on bags, journals, jewelry, scarves… really, anything that they carried could be customized, and who doesn’t LOVE customized accessories!

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Happy Birthday Hailee Grace!

I first met Hailee and Grace at a trunk show a couple weeks ago and quite honestly, just absolutely LOVED hanging out with these young and fashionable entrepreneurs!


At the trunk show, I only got to get a tiny glimpse into what they carried at their boutique so it was quite a joy to walk down from the Fashion Denver headquarters, through the streets of Denver, into Larimer Square and find their stylish boutique nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of a Denver evening and full of beautiful spring fashions.

Hailee Grace

Hailee Grace

Hailee Grace was full of stylish fashionistas and the lines to the fitting rooms were full with arms piled high of affordable fashions. That is one thing that I love about this boutique! You’re not breaking the bank to look like a million dollars!

Their neighbor TAG provided delicious appetizers for all those that came to this event AND… YUM!! The most beautiful looking cake was waiting to be cut!

desertI love celebrating the success of small business and I look forward to seeing their business unfold… literally 😉

Hailee Grace
1423 Larimer Square #090, downstairs
Denver, CO