Elegant Victorian-era homes and businesses set the background for the smart, ever so slightly bohemian community of Highland Denver. Many drive or walk to Bohemian Boutiques, shops, and eclectic eateries and pubs that dot the area. The following are 12 of our favorite specialty shops located in the neighborhood.
Kismet | 3640 W. 32nd Ave.
Kismet is a little boutique with a big heart. Designer dresses and accessories have adorned the well-appointed studio since it’s founding in 2006. With a focus on holistic fashion and decorating, owner Shana Colbin Dunn also provides wellness and private styling consultations. A portion of all sales are donated to a different charity every month. Come to a trunk show!
SloHi Coffee and Bike | 4436 W. 29th Ave.
Bicycles, coffee, and kombucha, oh my! SloHi Coffee and Bike has been working to keep Highland Denver folk passionate about two-wheeled transport for years. Featuring a full-service bike repair and sales shop, they only approve and endorse brands which they actively use. Shopping around for an electric cargo bike? They’ve got them, and so much more.
SloHi Bike also knows coffee. The West 29th location offers the best of both worlds. Take a growler of iced coffee home for the fridge, enjoy the Happy Leaf Kombucha on tap or sample the must-try Golden Latte made with Turmeric instead of locally ground beans. It’s mild, sweet curry in a cup and naturally caffeine-free! Fresh baked goods complement any visit.
Additional locations: 3217 East Colfax
Vert Beauty | 3442 W. 32nd Ave.
Amanda Hume and her team at Vert Beauty have been making Denver lovelier from their Highland Square location for fouryears. Their mantra is natural, organic beauty products provided at reasonable prices. Schedule a consultation to learn more about their healthy cosmetics. Vert’s estheticians also provide a variety of facials and waxing using their touted unguents.
St Kilian’s Cheese Shop | 3211 Lowell Blvd.
For over 15 years St Kilian’s Cheese Shop has been providing Denver with European style cheeses, charcuterie and other gourmet items guaranteed to tempt even the most discriminating palate. St Kilian’s sources products both locally and internationally, finding you only the best. Ask their knowledgeable staff for the perfect nibbles to pair with your favorite bottle of wine.
The Perfect Petal | 3600 W. 32nd Ave. Suite B
Experience a sensory explosion upon entering the showroom of the Perfect Petal. As one of the city’s premier innovative floral designers, if you can dream it they can help you create it. An ever-changing palette of fresh stems is purchased daily. Their selections of exquisite jewelry and unique accessories and household items are to die for. They have an awesome cook book selection. If you need flowers for your special day or a gift for a special lady…yourself?…you must visit soon.
Mondo Vino | 3601 W. 32nd Ave.
An award-winning mainstay of the Highland Denver community since 1999, Mondo Vino continues to impress. Wines, spirits and craft beer abound in all price ranges. Be sure to attend wine tastings every Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 2-7 p.m. Find a new favorite bottle to take home! Furry friends are always welcome.
Taj Mutt Hal | 3478 W. 32nd Ave.
Family owned and operated Taj Mutt Hal is a mecca for animal lovers and their pets. Don’t let the shop name fool you; our feline friends also have a shopping nook entitled “Catmandu.” High-end pet food, leashes, collars and toys overflow inside. The shop is planning to open a grooming and spa area soon!
West Side Books | 3434 W. 32nd Ave.
Do you savor the smell of real books? West Side Books has been inviting locals to browse their inventory of “new, used, and unusual” tomes for nearly 20 years. Bring your gently used books for possible sale or trade on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Wordshop | 3180 Meade St.
Conveniently located in Highland’s Square, Wordshop is the ultimate go-to spot for witty birthday cards and for perusing their stellar array of trinkets. Whether you need a candle, calligraphy set, or custom wedding invitations, this cozy corner shop is worth popping into. They are the perfect spot for a gift for someone with an epic sense of humor in your life.
Jewelius |2959 Wyandot St
Offering adorable women’s fashion and jewelry, Jewelius is a must-see if you are in need of any clothing or accessories, and want to shop local. Their incredibly friendly staff will help you find whatever you are looking for. This place is always stocked full of beautiful dresses, sparkly necklaces, cozy sweaters and awesome bags.
Ruby Jane Boutique | 3616 W. 32nd Ave.
Also located in Highlands Square, Ruby Jane features a unique collection of brands we love, like Free People and Elle Jay Jewelry. They maintain an awesome shoe collection, and usually have an epic sale rack. If you want a cozy flannel shirt or sweater, this is definitely a great place to visit.