Ten best Denver hipster shops

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Danielle Lirette
This week, we're covering all things hipster in Denver: best bars to run into them, best restaurants to eat with them, and now, best stores to shop with them. From do-it-yourself creative spaces, locally-made apparel, geeked-out workshops, and antique oddities, the Denver hipster scene is alive and well on all fronts.

Here are ten of Denver's best hipster-centric shops.

See also: Boulder Farmers Market says goodbye to peaches, hello to apples

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10) Fancy Tiger
55 Broadway
Fancy Tiger is one of the original hipster tastemakers on South Broadway. Since its opening in 2006, it has served as a multi-concept headquarters for local purveyors, lesser-known apparel brands, handmade jewelry, leather and paper goods, and highly-curated rotating art shows. Fancy Tiger Crafts is a go-to for all possible DIY projects, with swatches and rolls of fabric and craft tools lining the walls, plus a slew of crafting classes held in its back-of-store studio. For a departure from the ordinary shopping experience, this is a Denver staple.

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9) Ironwood
14 South Broadway
The best way to describe Ironwood's eclectic shop is as a collection of oddities: vintage shelving and armoires house all manner of succulents, rocks, gems, old (and new) books, and unusual antique finds. And every hand-picked item has a story behind it that any of the ethereal staff is happy to tell. The hipster clientele usually take their time, which is easy to do here, perusing the stacks of scientific volumes, shadowboxed insects, and dazzling jewelry case. The shop is fairly new, but it emanates old soul.

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8) Sewn
18 South Broadway
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In a cluster of independently-owned South Broadway shops, SEWN is a showcase of all things handmade -- like jewelry from Phryne Metal, soaps by Clean Getaway and revamped concert t-shirts, along with items like needlepoint pillows and crocheted goods. Vintage garment racks take center stage, holding clothing made from recycled apparel of the past.

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I Heart Denver Store
7) I Heart Denver
500 16th Street Mall, 264
Amidst Denver's burgeoning arts and creative scene, the I Heart Denver store has acted as an idea incubator for many of Colorado's makers. Designed to support Denver and Colorado's creative economy and raise awareness of its many artsy offerings, 70 percent of sales go directly to the artist, providing them more capital to grow their businesses. And with more than 135 artists and designers, both locals and visitors can pick up anything from handmade journals, screen-printed wall art, homemade botanical bodycare, and one-of-a-kind furniture.

Location Info

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Fancy Tiger

55 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Ironwood Gallery

14 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

SEWN

18 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

I Heart Denver Store

500 16th St. Mall, Denver, CO

Category: General

SVPER ORDINARY

3550 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: General

Buffalo Exchange

51 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Lowbrow Denver

250 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

The Concoctory

1875 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Coloradical

3109 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

MegaFauna

3102 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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18 comments
Mallory French
Mallory French

Do something nice daily not just because it's a stupid commercial holiday.

Robbie Ratay
Robbie Ratay

Wtf is it with the westword and hipsters?

Tyler Huston
Tyler Huston

I would like to nominate Grassroots California on Larimer St downtown to be on this list

Danny Taylor
Danny Taylor

Megafauna is located on Blake st. now around 31st I like the new spot a lot! John Mc

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

The only gift that whiny, pretentious, insufferable yuppie transplant arseholes need is a club to the side of their empty skulls and their trust fund permanently stripped.

Desiré Anastasia-Cartwright
Desiré Anastasia-Cartwright

Mega Fauna as it existed on Larimer street is closed... Does anyone know if it re-open in another location? Friends and I were just talking about this last night.

Lauren Seip
Lauren Seip

And sorry Adam, but we're just doing our thing. I'm sure you'll find your unicorn and scented marker free place in the world though, chin up!

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

as a lowbrow artist i always want to make that a hang out but its so damn girly. there is nothing really lowbrow about unicorns,ladies... as much as you love them

Mark Sanders
Mark Sanders

the only gifts insufferable 20-somethings need are a punch in the face and to be put on phone restriction.

S F
S F

@Desiré Anastasia-Cartwright: The new address  is given in this post: 3102 Blake Street

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