Larimer Square has the distinction of being the first revitalized historic neighborhood in America. It opened many years ago, in 1969, one year after my initial trip to Denver.
Time has passed quickly, but it has been good to Larimer Square. Today, Larimer Square is Denver's premier urban shopping and dining district. It boasts "18 shops and boutiques that carry more than 200 fashion lines from the fashion capitals of the world." And, its nightlife defines hip urban renewal.
Larimer Square is both charming and elegant. Shoppers seeking unique clothing and accessories need only spend a couple of hours here, and they will find exactly what their hearts desire - and many other items their hearts will be more than open to.
Well, at least that was my experience today, when I spent a awhile checking out many of the district favorites.
First stop was Eve, a great little boutique that is "urban, hip and unmistakably feminine." The shop, now celebrating its 15th year, is filled with unique clothes and jewelry and hats (and much more). Eve was a delight, and so was the woman who "helped" me purchase a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, Indian-inspired beaded necklace!
Another favorite stop along the way was Studio West. This shop was founded in 2001 by Priscilla Palhava in Crested Butte, Co. It started out as a design consultation business and has grown to a 2000-square-foot interior design showroom. Larimer Square, its second location. is filled with unique clothing and accessories, home decor and gifts.
There was so much to see at Studio West, and so much I wanted to pick up and bring home. Not being able to this time, I have made a promise to myself to go back soon. Real soon!